Making Homemade Deodorant

Deodorant doesn't have to full of chemicals and not smell the way you would like. It doesn't have to be expensive reduce or eliminate body odor. This is a guide about making homemade deodorant.
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June 15, 2015 Flag
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Did you know that sweat doesn't stink? Odors come because old sweat forms a breeding ground for bacteria. To avoid odors, you just have to keep your armpits clean! Use this between showers and after exertion. Shake the bottle before each use and pat dry afterwards. Spray whenever needed on your neck, chest, and armpits.

And just think of all the heavy metals you're no longer absorbing under your arms every day from the store bought kind! You may use this alone, or with a natural solid deodorant as well.

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Total Time: A few minutes

Yield: About 1 cup

Source: Modified from a recipe I found in a book.

Supplies:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 24 drops lavender, rosemary, or tea tree essential oil
  • small fingertip spray bottle
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Steps:

  1. Add your baking soda to a measuring cup with hot water. This will help to dissolve the soda.
  2. Add 24 drops lavender oil. Mix everything well.
  3. Using a funnel, pour some of your mixture into your spray bottle. This is a fine mist bottle and can be purchased at Walmart for less than a dollar.
  4. I decided to cut a picture from an old magazine and tape it to the front. Prettier that way! :) A great place to get free outdated magazines is your local library.
  5. Store the remaining liquid in a jar until you need to re-fill your bottle.
  6. Shake again before each use and enjoy!
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June 17, 20150 found this helpful

I will try it. I have been using talcum powder and baking soda for about 25 yrs. As I can't use the deodorant, I get a rash right away.

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June 17, 20150 found this helpful

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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October 20, 2015 Flag
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I have been keeping a bowl and mixing hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and using it as deodorant. I have never been fresher. Mix a small amount into a paste. I buy the value size on both at Sam's Club. I am at seven months and might get a year out if it. I used to use a deodorant costing 5.99 every two weeks.

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October 21, 20150 found this helpful

I use to use this mixture. It is very effective. I did dilute the peroxide with an equal amount of water and I added a small squirt of water base hand lotion for ease of application. It does not act as an antiperspirant, just a deodorant.

At one time, I wore white tee shirts. I found this mixture didn't stain the shirt's underarms the way commercial deodorants eventually do.

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November 15, 20150 found this helpful

Be sure to use food grade hydrogen peroxide to keep all of those additives from your skin. It is more expensive than the drugstore type, but healthier.

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July 18, 2012 Flag

I have been reading alot of stuff about deodorants and how they clog your lymph system. They are also full of aluminum. I decided to try lemon. I was a little skeptical at first but it works.

Just cut a lemon in 1/2 and put in baggy keep in the fridge. Rub the lemon under each arm, and it will last 24 hours. It is better then deodorants. I will not go back to buying deodorants anymore. Just be sure to tell everyone it's your deodorant so they do not use it as lemonade!

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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July 24, 20120 found this helpful

You may want to keep them in a clear plastic jar like and old Mayo' one and label it with a black marker. It's a great tip, tho. And you can also squeeze some into some warm water and pour over your head for a clean rinse.

Good Luck!

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August 12, 2010 Flag
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To make deodorant, mix 1 cup cornstarch and 1 cup baking soda. Add 1 Tablespoon coconut oil. Stir and add more cornstarch or oil until it is the consistency of silly putty. Then cram the mixture in your old deodorant container and refrigerate for about one hour.

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October 6, 2011 Flag
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This is for an emergency only, such as you go to work and realize you forgot to put any on: rubbing alcohol. Most businesses have it in their medicine chests either in the form of a bottle or sealed wipes. It helps with the odor only.

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February 24, 2009 Flag
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I found this recipe somewhere on the Internet, from someone who had also tried baking soda alone, with no successes. They eventually found out that the right formula was the one below:

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January 10, 2011 Flag
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I began using baby powder containing corn starch and zinc oxide instead of antiperspirant deodorant. For me, it works even better than the deodorant and I don't have to be concerned about the aluminum from the antiperspirant being absorbed through my skin anymore.

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June 19, 2010 Flag
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I am seeking a good deodorant recipe; something other than coconut oil, baking soda, or cornstarch. Any thoughts? Thanks.

By VBartlett from Kissimmee, FL

June 24, 20100 found this helpful

Underarm smells are usually caused by bacteria, so ensure that you always wash well. I use apple cider vinegar in water 1:5 and it works really well, when you first apply (use a spray bottle) it you notice the vinegar smell but this disappears quickly. Doesn't mark clothes either and no nasty aluminum to block up your pores and cause health problems

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July 29, 20100 found this helpful

Witchhazel (will tighten pores), tea tree oil (will thwart bacteria), and a few drops of essential oil, like rosemary/lavender for scent.

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October 12, 20110 found this helpful

Globalgypsy, what ratio do you use for making your deodorant?

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October 30, 20150 found this helpful

December 9, 2005 Flag
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Extract juice from radishes and combine with glycerin. Pour into a squirt bottle and refrigerate. After bathing, pour mixture into palm of hands and apply under arms.

Bunch of radishes on towel.

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March 11, 2009 Flag
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Does anyone have a homemade recipe for the natural, organic, mineral salt rock deodorant? I'd like to make this myself, but without the sodium alum which is still a version of aluminum. It's just not as "bad" as the aluminum chlorohydrate. Is it possible? I'm just over the OTC chemical sticks! Thanks bunches!

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March 12, 20090 found this helpful

Search for"Homemade Mineral Salt Rock Deodorant recipe"good info there,good luck.

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May 19, 20090 found this helpful

Instead of Mineral salt rock deodorant I suggest that you put a 1/4-1/2 tsp of baking soda on a cotton Pad (the kind used to remove nail polish). Slightly wet the bk. soda with tap water. Rub this lightly on underarms and it will act as good or better than expensive deodorants. I've been doing this for about 2 weeks and it works like a charm!

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful

Deodorant Spray

A deodorant spray can be made easily using natural ingredients. The following combination is a simple choice:

½ cup aloe vera gel

½ cup with hazel

½ cup water

1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin

10 drops essential oil

Simply mix the ingredients and pour into a spray bottle.

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December 1, 2010 Flag
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How do you make homemade deodorant and antiperspirant in one, with natural ingredients?

By Patty Y. from Manila, Philippines

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December 2, 20100 found this helpful

5-6 Tbsp Coconut oil

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch

Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder. Then slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon until it maintains the substance you desire. It should be about the same texture as the store bought kind, solid but able to be applied easily. You can either scoop this into your old dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. After applying the product, you can just rub the remains into your hands as a lotion! This recipe lasts about 3 months for two people with regular daily use.

From Passionate Homemaking

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December 1, 2010 Flag
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Can someone recommend a natural underarm deodorant?

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August 12, 2010 Flag
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Instead of buying commercial deodorant that comes in disposable plastic packaging and is loaded with nasty chemicals make your own, and save money doing it.

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