Homemade Deodorant: Body odour is noteworthy. People often feel embarrassed and shy because of the odour. I have tried so many different deodorants. There are some specific ingredients in every Body spray.

Some might not use the deodorant spray as it does not last long. There are many options in deodorants too. Though spending too much on chemical deodorants is not a wise option.

Homemade Deodorant

Some deodorants might contain a cancerogenic formula. Moreover using too much can harm the skin as well. Don’t worry there are some safe options for you. I have researched DIY recipes for deodorants. Some homemade deodorant has been enlisted for you in this article.

Why Homemade Deodorant

Many people think about why to invest time and make deodorants at home. They might not know the risk factors of chemical products they buy from stores. Homemade things are not only affordable but also they do not have any harmful side effects.

Let me break down some risk factors of Chemical deodorants/ Store-bought deodorants.

  1. Risk of Breast Cancer: Aluminum-based ingredients in body sprays can cause cancer. Deodorants are applied on armpits, they are next to the breast. Hence there is a high risk of breast cancer.
    Besides Aluminium, some preservatives (Parabens) also cause cancer.
  2. Skin Rashes: Right after shaving spraying causes rashes. Moreover, some ingredients can be harmful to sensitive skin.
  3. Skin Allergies: Frangrance formula is causing allergies in skin. Avoid chemical formulated fragrances.
  4. Dark Skin Patches: Reapplying deodorants in the same area causes darkness due to some ingredients. There are a few simple options. Most of the products contain harmful ingredients.

Hopefully, you are convinced of what to choose for yourself that is safe. Though using deodorants in moderation is fine, check for ingredients before buying.

 Deodorant ingredients

But if a person has a strong body odour they have to reapply after a few hours. For them, the better option is to use homemade deodorants.

Ingredients for Homemade Deodorant

Before starting for DIY recipes I will tell you about the basic ingredients that can be used for deodorants.

Coconut Almond Oil

Coconut and almond are great carrier oils. They have many benefits for the skin. Coconut oil is great for making deodorant stick as it is in solid form.

Both oils are good for moisturising and for killing germs.

Beeswax

It is suitable for stabilising the deodorant stick. It does not clog pores and moisturises your skin.

Vitamin-E Oil

Vitamin E increases nutrient levels and lightens any dark spots. It has infinite benefits.

Shea Butter

It is high in Vitamin A and E. It soothes your skin. It is an amazing ingredient added to a deodorant.

Essential Oils

There are many options in essential oils. Sandalwood, Lavender, Cypress, Teatree, Lemon, and Geranium are the best essential oils. These oils soothe your irritated skin, enhance skin condition and hydrate.

Aloe vera gel

It is the best topical agent. It treats your skin with sunburn making it smooth and glossy.

DIY Deodorant Recipe

You can make deodorant sticks or spray at home. It is up to you. Any organic home ingredient can be added for more benefits. Sensitive and allergic skin should be patch tested.

The following are the basic and DIY recipes for homemade body sticks and sprays.

Homemade Deodorant Stick

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil
  2. 1/2 Tablespoon Almond oil
  3. 1 Tablespoon Shea Butter
  4. 1/2 Tablespoon Beeswax
  5. 1 1/2 Tablespoons Arrowroot powder
  6. 1 1/2 Tablespoons Diatomaceous Earth
  7. 6 Drops of Vitamin E oil
  8. Few drops of essential oil. (ANY)
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Aloe vera gel

deodorant stick

Procedure:

  • Take a pot and fill it with water.
  • In a separate heat resistant glass bowl add butter, beeswax, almond, and coconut oil.
  • When water starts to boil in a pot. Place bowl. Melt beeswax and mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  • Add arrowroot, Diatomaceous Earth, essential oils and  Vitamin E.
  • Whisk and pour in a container.

The consistency of this deodorant is firm. Rub onto your armpits.

You can also use candelilla wax instead of beeswax.

Homemade Rosewater Deodorant

Ingredients:

  1. 10-15 drops of essential oils. (ANY)
  2. Rosewater
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon Aloe vera gel
  4. Spray bottle.

rosewater spray

Procedure:

  • Add all ingredients in a spray bottle.
  • Shake well.
  • Your DIY body spray is ready.
  • Store it in a cool dry place.

Apple cider Vinegar Spray

Ingredients:

  1. Quarter cup ACV
  2. Essential oil 30 drops.
  3. Water

Procedure:

  • Add all ingredients in a spray bottle.
  • Shake well.
  • Your DIY body spray is ready.
  • Store it in a cool dry place.

Do extra research before switching to a new product. Look for expected results, pros, and cons. If you are not a DIY person you can look for organic products in stores. Every new product needs time to settle on your skin.

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