Sweating can be problematic. At one point, the human body needs to sweat. It is the natural process of keeping the body cool. There are two (2) main types of sweat glands. The first is called eccrine, which covers most body parts and is directly open to the skin’s surface. The second is apocrine, which hides in hair follicles—for example, your hair, armpits, and groin. The latter glands are the cause of a smelly body. When that happens, we automatically search for a deodorant. Have you ever tried kaolin in deodorant? How effective is it to battle your body odor?

The Advantages of Kaolin In Deodorant

Kaolin is a white mineral clay used for various products—for example, toothpaste, soap, detergent, ceramics, paints, paper, and many more. There are also hair products that contain kaolin.

News flash: there is a reason why many people think that their sweat makes their bodies smell. In reality, it is not the sweat that causes it. It is the bacteria on your skin, mixed with the proteins and fats in the sweat. Deodorants only help in temporarily masking the body odors. They do not stop you from sweating.

The good thing about having kaolin in deodorant is its absorbing ability. It can simply absorb water and oil. Another good news about this material is that it does not dry the skin while absorbing skin toxins and impurities. It may not be as strong as bentonite clay, but white kaolin clay works wonders for people with sensitive skin.

For your deodorant, you are welcome to choose the one with kaolin in it or the one that contains bentonite clay.

Still, is it possible to come up with your mixture of deodorant with kaolin in it?

Recipes for Kaolin In Your Own, Homemade Deodorant

The answer is yes. You can have your recipes for kaolin in your own homemade deodorant. One of them uses these four (4) simple ingredients:


  • Coconut oil.

As an antimicrobial, coconut oil can be found in your regular grocery stores.

  • Arrowroot powder.

Arrowroot powder works wonders in thickening the mixture and absorbing oil. You can find this in the gluten-free section of your regular grocery shops or health food stores.

  • Kaolin clay.

Kaolin clay can be purchased online.

  • Essential oils.

There are plenty to choose from here. For example, tee tree oil with peppermint essential oil. Other options include, lavender, pine, rose, rosemary, lemon, spearmint, lime, geranium, orange, jasmine, and patchouli. 

Before you decide to experiment on either, please do your research well first. Some of these essential oils do not mix well together. They may be dangerous for pregnant women, nursing moms, or anyone with chronic health problems.


  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of arrowroot powder
  • 10 – 12 drops of essential oil
  • Enough white kaolin clay (or bentonite clay)


Once you have collected all the ingredients above, combine them all and stir slowly. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes paste-like. Prepare a small glass container. Then spoon the paste mixture into it. You can keep it in a 4-ounce canning jar.

Once you keep it in the jar, cover it with a lid tightly. Then keep the jar in a cool condition. For example: in a fridge, but not in the freezer.

How To Apply This Homemade Deodorant with Kaolin:

Just dab a small amount of it on your finger. Rub it under each arm at least once or twice a day.

Safe Tips To Apply Homemade Deodorant:

  1. For freshly shaved armpits, this deodorant will sting. You may shower and shave at night. Wait until the next day to apply the homemade deodorant.
  2. After applying, wait for a minute or two until the deodorant sinks into your skin before getting dressed. It will avoid unnecessary stains on your clothes.
  3. You can also use this deodorant to treat bug bites and bee stings thanks to kaolin in the mixture. It helps to cure you instantly.
  4. For a stronger impact in battling your body odor, add an extra or two tablespoons of baking soda into your homemade deodorant mixture next time.

Kaolin in deodorant helps to battle your body odor better and also treats bug bites and bee stings. Isn’t it wonderful?

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