Because of hygienic concerns, people use underarm deodorants and antiperspirants. These products can have antibacterial properties and can help to mask odor. However, many commercial underarm deodorant products can have chemical additives, such as paraben, that may cause skin irritations or rashes. Using natural deodorants made from certain essential oils and simple home ingredients can be alternatives to these commercial products. By choosing the correct essential oils and ingredients, you can easily make rash-free underarm deodorant.
Things You'll Need
- Plastic containers
- 1/3 cup witch hazel
- 3 tsp. glycerin
- 1 tbsp. aloe vera juice
- 1 tsp. zinc oxide powder
- Lavender essential oil
- Calendula essential oil
- Plastic spoons
- 8-oz. spray bottle
- 1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- Tea tree oil
- Powder shaker container
Essential Oil Deodorant Spray
Combine the witch hazel, glycerin and aloe vera juice in the plastic container.
Mix in the zinc oxide powder into the liquid ingredients in the container. Combine these ingredients well with the spoon to make sure that the powder is dissolved completely.
Add 15 drops of calendula oil and 5 drops of lavender oil with the eyedropper to the mixture in the container. Stir all the ingredients to incorporate the oils.
Pour this essential oil mix into the spray bottle. Use this daily as a natural deodorant spray for underarms. A scented homemade deodorant formulated for sensitive skin, this recipe can be useful to combat odor and eliminate bacteria, suggests the website Natural Beauty.
Underarm Deodorant Powder
Mix equal parts of the baking soda and cornstarch powder in a plastic container.
Add 10 drops of tea tree oil into the mixture. Combine the ingredients well with a spoon.
Pour this powder into the shaker container and close it. You can apply this underarm deodorant daily. This homemade powder for sensitive skin types can be an alternative to commercial products that may cause skin irritations or rashes, suggests the website Tipnut. Tea tree oil may have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, according to MayoClinic.com.