Yes, you can easily make your own deodorant. With the basic recipe I am going to give you, experiment. I do not perspire heavily, so my deodorant is very, very effective. You may need to add more essential oils if you have an annoying odor. And the beeswax clay is what keeps you dry, so you may want to add more if you are damp while wearing your homemade deodorant. This can be a work in progress, but tall the ingredients are very safe and affordable, and I enjoy playing the mad scientist.
½ cup of coconut oil
½ cup mango butter
2/3-cup beeswax clay
You want to combine and melt the three items so they are liquid. You can use a double boiler, a microwave, or set your items in a container and then place that container in a tub of hot water. Once liquefied-
20 drops of the essential oil of your choice-I recommend lavender or citrus scented oil
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
Put the oil of your choice in the liquefied mix. Then take the container you have decided to use for your mold and lightly dust with the cornstarch. I like to use muffin tins or cornbread molds because the size is correct for deodorant. Then pour your mixture into the selected mold. It will begin to firm up immediately.
I store the extra bars in a cool place, but not the refrigerator, the deodorant gets too brittle. If you bar is too gooey that means you did not add the correct amount of beeswax clay. If that is the case, then go ahead and refrigerate it rather than tossing a batch.
I love the idea that I am becoming as natural as one can be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I like picking my scents and making my products. I hope you enjoy your homemade deodorant.