Top 15- Homemade Deodorants

I had done a post on Eco Friendly Deodorants and then I was given some homemade deodorant! I love it- have been using it all week. The best part it was given in a ‘reused’ container- smells good and it works!
The advantages of making your own deodorants: 
1.) You control the ingredients 
2.) Making your own is a great gift idea for friends and family 
3.) Ingredients used can be found in your kitchen! 
4.) It’s cheaper- and by buying less stuff, you have more room!
5.) Can reuse all those extra bottles and containers- and not send to landfills. 
6.) Can customize recipes to your tastes and how you feel for the day!
7.) Good for the environment- less toxic and a cleaner you! 
#1 Aloe Vera-Baking Soda (The one I’m Using) 
  • 1 part aloe vera gel (I used about 2 TB of each of the following four ingredients)
  • 1 part cornstarch
  • 1 part baking soda
  • 1 part coconut oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • Mix together and put in a small container that has a tight lid. (Like a travel tub or a container from a craft store). Use an index finger-size portion and apply! 
#2- Baking Soda 
  • Try washing with baking soda under your arms or just sprinkle on damp washcloth and pat on. 
#3.) Lemon or lime juice under your arms
  • Just wash using on damp cloth 
#4.) Baking Soda and Cornstarch 
  • Dab baking soda or equal parts baking soda and cornstarch under your arm- spice it up by adding a few drops of essential oils like lavender or try cedar and sage for men. (mix in jar and dab on)
#5.) Liquid Deodorant
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, mineral water, 1 Tsp vegetable glycerine, a few drops of lavender. Combine in spray bottle, shake and spray on.
#6.) Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Put in a spray bottle and apply under arms. When it dries, smell is gone.
#7.) Geranium and Cypress Deodorant (essential oils)
  • 1tsp vodka
  • 10 drops geranium
  • 10 drops cypress
  • 8 drops bergamot
  • 5 drops neroli
  • 4 drops lavender
  • 3 drops black pepper
  • 4 tbsp witch hazel
  • 2 tbsp cornflower water
  • 2 tbsp orange flower water
  1. Measure vodka into bottle with spray attachment- Add essential oils one by one. Shake to dissolve
  2. Pour witch hazel into bottle followed by 2 of the flower waters- Shake well 
  3. Shake well before use 
#8.) Citrus and Herbal Deodorant 
  • 1tsp vodka 
  • 10 drops bergamot 
  • 8 drops clary sage 
  • 7 drops thyme
  • 5 drops rosewood
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops mandarin 
  • 4 tbsp witch hazel 
  • 2 tbsp linden flower water 
  • 2 tbsp orange flower water 
  1. Measure vodka into bottle with spray attachment- Add essential oils one by one. Shake to dissolve
  2. Pour witch hazel into bottle followed by 2 of the flower waters- Shake well 
  3. Shake well before use 
9.) BeesWax 
  • 1.5 tbsp beeswax 
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa butter 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 15 drops white thyme essential oil
  • 15 drops rosemary essentail oils 
  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops castor oil 
  1. Melt beeswax in glass jar standing in hot water, add cocoa butter, when melted add oils. 
  2. Stir to mix 
  3. Pour into clean discarded deodorant stick case- leave to cool and set .
 #10.) Shea Butter 
  • 3 TBS shea butter
  • 3 TBS baking soda
  • 2 TBS corn starch
  • 2 TBS cocoa butter
  • 2 vitamin E oil gel caps (squeeze out the oil)

1.) Everything is melted together, next some essential oil mixed in and then the mixture is refrigerated until set. So-Easy! Make sure to visit the site to get all the recipe’s details & info.

#11.) No Sweat Tea 

  • 1 tsp dried hops
  • 1 tsp of fresh rose petal 
  • 1 tsp stinging nettle 
  • 4 Cups hot water 
  • 1 tsp- dried leaves of strawberry 
  • 3 tbsp- dried leaves of sage 
  • 1 tsp- fresh leaves of walnut 

1.) Mix together all ingredients and steep them for about and hour. Strain and drink 

#12- Witch Hazel 

  • A teaspoon or so of zinc oxide powder
  • About half a cup of witchhazel
  • A few drops of lavender, tea tree and geranium essential oils

1.) Mix together and either apply with a cotton ball, or pour into a spray bottle. 

13.) Oil Based Deodorant

  • 3 tablespoons of almond oil
  • 3 drops of lavender oil
  • 3 drops of rosemary oil
  • 3 drops of lemongrass oil
  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax

1.) Heat the beeswax and the almond oil on a low heat until the beeswax is liquid.

2.) Take it off the heat and stir in the essential oils.

3.) Pour into a warm jar (sit the jar on on a wood board or several layers of newspaper to absorb the heat), and allow to cool. Tho use this, scoop out a small amount and rub it under the arms, where needed.

14.) Herbal Deodorant Powder

  • 2 parts powdered sandalwood
  • 1 part powdered white oak bark
  • 1 part powdered lovage root
  1. Grind herbs in a blender/food processor to form a very fine powder.
  2. Pour this into a clean pan and lightly toast (to set resins and scents).
  3. Make muslin draw-string bags, or use a square of fine fabric gathered into a pouch and tied at the top. Fill the bags/pouches with the powdered herbs –
  4. Pat them under your arms or on feet to use.

15.) Radish Deodorant

  • Juice 2 dozen radishes, add 1/4 teaspoon of glycerin to this juice and pour into a squirt bottle and keep refrigerated. Use as desired.

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