About Our DIY Deodorant and Antiperspirant
This deodorant is amazing! I found a similar recipe on Pinterest and worked it until I came up with this one. It is organic and aluminum free and can be used for both men and women. If you would like a more masculine sent, you can add 5-10 drops of cedar wood oil as well. My husband loves the woodsy smell the cedar gives him. Please make sure that all essential oils being used are therapeutic grade (not just aroma). All Therapeutic grade oils will have the genus name on the bottle, not just the colloquial. So Tea Tree Oil will also say “Camellia Sinensis” on the bottle. The combination of tea tree and patchouli oils helps to prevent razor burn and both have anti-fungal and bacterial properties to keep your underarms naturally smelling good. The aluminum free baking soda and corn starch or arrow root sit on top of the skin and absorb the moisture while not clogging the pours like your average store bought antiperspirant will. The best part is you can wear it with any type of clothing and it won’t leave stains like other deodorants tend to do. I have always sweated a lot and this is the only natural, homemade recipe that can actually hold up to me in the summer without have to apply it 2-3 times a day. I love this stuff and can’t recommend it enough.
Feel free to mess around with the oils and let me know what you have come up with in the comments below.
This recipe for homemade deodorant isn’t suited for hot climates. If you live in a hot climate, either store this in a roller applicator or in the refrigerator; otherwise it will make a huge mess. Trust me…I did it so you don’t have too. You’re welcome.