Krissy Ballinger

author and passionate advocate for natural living

Krissy envisions a world where people make conscious choices that honour both humanity and the environment. Her mission is to gently guide individuals toward this beautiful way of life. With a background in education and health promotion, she dedicates her time to increasing awareness on common and avoidable toxins, as well as educating individuals on simple ways they can adjust their lifestyles to better serve themselves, and the planet. Natural DIY is Krissy’s speciality, and she has sold over 100,000 copies of her recipe books, including the award-winning “Naturally Inspired – Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning,” “Make & Play – Natural DIY Recipes for Kids,” and “The Lifestyle Edit.”


  1. I love this recipe, thanks for sharing.
    Can I substitute magnesium sulphate, epsom salt, 70g in place of the sodium bicarbonate?

    • Hey Teena – I have never used magnesium in the deodorant and personally don’t think it’ll mix in. You could use diatomaceous earth in place of the bicarb?

  2. Krissy ,,,,,,I’m quite new to all your recipes, I find them so useful I’m just concerned that are your recipes okay to use in septic tanks ,,,, m My husband is very anti as hates all these recipes as kill the septic ,,,,, So I have backed away from making certain recipe recipes

  3. Absolutely love this deodorant- applies like silk and I love the different combinations of essential oils you can add/try.
    I have made it for 5 friends and have 5 friends and now returning empty containers for refilling. Too easy 🙂

  4. Hi Krissy,
    I’ve been making this for a couple of years now and love it. The most recent batches have had the bicarb noticeably settle to the bottom (I set it in the fridge to cool). The last of the jar is very gritty and irritating, but this wasn’t happening before. Could it be ageing ingredients?
    Thank you 🙂

    • Hey Sarah, good to hear you’re using natural DIY deodorant! It could be that your bicarb is grittier than usual? Or your ingredients were too hot when you added your flour and bicarb? Just let it set and mix vigorously with a spoon, squashing the bicarb against your bowl/container – that should help. I don’t think the age of the ingredients would cause this issue.

  5. Hello,

    I have made this recipe for my wife and she loves it. We even put it on our kids feet.
    I want to make the same for myself but can’t use bicarb. Do you know if I can just replace it with magnesium hydroxide powder?

  6. hi ,

    curious about how much of each essential oils you use in your recipe??

    thanks and can’t wait to give This a go.

  7. Hi Krissy
    In regards to the deodorant I notice it leaves a stain on the clothes under the arms and I am having to soak the clothes. I use bentonite clay and my friend uses cornflour and we both get the stain.

    Is this normal?

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