For the final piece of my Father’s Day Gift Basket, I wanted to share a surprisingly easy recipe for a Homemade All-Natural Deodorant. This recipe is gentle and will do wonders for keeping your man fresh. The lavender and tea tree essential oils are both deodorizing and antibacterial—perfect for those long summer days!


  • 0.1 oz Beeswax
  • 0.5 oz Cocoa butter
  • 0.5 oz Kaolin clay
  • 1 oz Shea butter
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil

Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax over low heat in a double boiler. Once melted, turn the heat off and melt in the Shea butter by stirring frequently. Add in the Kaolin clay to the melted butters, mixing the clay in thoroughly.

Quickly stir in the essential oils, then pour into your deodorant container. Set aside to cool. Once the deodorant has set, you can use it for up to a month.