Homemade Deodorant Recipes

Looking for homemade deodorant recipes? These recipes are simple and inexpensive. You can make them in your kitchen and use them immediately.

Unscented Homemade Spray Deodorant Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 tablespoons alum
1 tablespoon baking soda
12 fluid ounces rubbing alcohol

Whisk all three ingredients until all baking soda is dissolved. Pour mixture into a spray bottle. Shake each time before using.

Soothing Scented Homemade Spray Deodorant Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 tablespoon zinc oxide powder
1 cup witch hazel
3 tablespoons aloe vera juice
30 drops essential oils

You can choose whichever of the following essential oils to use. Rose and geranium are expensive, but are lovely in scent and will kill bacteria. Lavender oil is less expensive and will be calming and soothing. Sage will inhibit sweat production.

Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Pour mixture into a spray bottle. Shake well before spraying each time. This homemade deodorant product works well because the witch hazel will inhibit sweat production and kill bacteria, the aloe vera soothes your skin and fights irritation and the essential oils either fight bacteria or inhibit sweat production, depending on your choice of oil. Zinc oxide neutralizes body odor beautifully and adds a little substance to the deodorant. The powder will separate from the liquid, so make sure you shake vigorously before use.

Unscented Homemade Paste Deodorant Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon aloe vera juice

Mix dry ingredients until well combined. Mix in oil, butter and aloe vera juice. Scrape mixture into a jar and cover with cap. Use fingers to apply a thin layer of paste to your underarms. The baking powder will neutralize odors, the corn starch will absorb sweat, the oil, butter and aloe vera will soothe any irritation from shaving. This simple deodorant is great for people with sensitive skin.

Simple Tea Tree Oil Homemade Powder Deodorant Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch
10 drops tea tree essential oil

Whisk three ingredients together until oil is well blended into powder. Pour into a jar and cap. Use a powder puff or cotton ball to apply powder to underarm area.

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