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My Favorite Deodorant Recipe

Deodorant Paste Recipe

I ditched my standard deodorant years ago and couldn’t find a natural one I liked, so I tried making my own and loved it. It is easy, inexpensive and works so well, I still use it every day.



2 tablespoons baking soda

2 tablespoons arrowroot powder

3 tablespoons coconut oil

5 drops tea tree oil (or other preferred essential oil)


Mix ingredients together and store in a glass jar. Rub on a small amount of paste. Since there is coconut oil this paste will separate if it gets too warm. Just stir and it’s good to go.


  • Use a bowl dedicated to mix the deodorant. The tea tree oil can coat the bowl/jar and cause food after it to take on the taste. Trust me, you don’t want to make this mistake as I did!
  • I love tea tree oil for its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties.

I have tried store-bought brands but always go back to this and don’t try others anymore.

Non-toxic deodorants recommended by Courtney Virden.

Ditch Your Toxic Deodorant

Non-Toxic Deodorant Brands To Try

For those of you who don’t want to make your own, are looking to make a switch or try a new one here are some great options to purchase. 

  1. Smarty Pits
  2. MagSol (good for those sensitive to baking soda in many natural deodorants)
  3. Green Tidings
  4. Kopari
  5. Native
  6. Primal Pit Paste

If you aren’t into making your own as I do, get a list of some great non-toxic brands to try. Many are available online or in your favorite store.

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Courtney uses clear mascara to stop her mascara from smudging.

Stop Raccoon Eyes

Stop Raccoon Eyes for Good

I always got mascara on my eyelids, even with all of the best-reviewed waterproof mascaras. The typical advice never worked on me and then recently I came across a tip that actually worked!! Once your mascara is dry, apply a thin coat of clear mascara to the front and back of the end of your top lashes. That is it and it works with every mascara I have tried it with!


I almost always got mascara smudged on my eyelids and ended up with raccoon eyes. Now with this trick, it no longer happens!

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