Home made deodorant powders are very simple to make, work very well, and are much healthier for you. They are, of course, naturally aluminum free. Oh, and did I mention that they can be a lot of fun to make!?
But Do Natural Deodorants Really Work?
Yeap, they do. What can I say? Try them. Actually, these deodorant powders that I make work far better for the people I have tested them out on than do the natural crystal deodorants that you can buy in health stores.
Another advantage they have is that they are not antiperspirants. This means that they do not block the body’s ability to sweat. Some toxins are eliminated through perspiration. Blocking them is not a good idea.
Tip: Improve Your Odor
If you are on a low fat raw vegan diet, you probably already know that after some time on the diet you naturally stop smelling bad. Your sweat has no particular odor. Although, it is fair to say, there are some things that you can eat that will bring back a certain smell, such as garlic.
Lazy Man’s Deodorant Recipe
Baking Soda (bicarbonate of soda)
If you want the health benefits of natural deodorant but lack time and inspiration for their preparation there is a very easy way out. Just use one single, cheap ingredient – baking soda. You will probably be surprised to see how well this works. It is unscented and perfect for anyone with any kind of allergies.
Tip: If you find that your skin becomes overly dry or irritated with the use of baking soda, you can also put on some coconut oil (or try my spicy body oil recipe).
3 tablespoons of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons of cornflour
10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
10 drops of neroli essential oil
Mix the dry ingredients, add the essential oils and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
For an unscented powder deodorant you can use just the dry ingredients, without the essential oils. You can also add other oils, ones that you like better. Mix it as you like and try it out. The main ingredient that you do not want to be without is the baking soda.
Ideas for Ingredients For Home Made Deodorants
Hempseed essential oil
Patchouli essential oil
Lavender essential oil
These ingredients all fight the odor-causing bacteria. When you use dried ingredients, such as dried thyme or sage, you can run it in your grinder for a couple of seconds so that you get a nice green powder. In the pictures you see that one of the powders has a green color to it. That is because it contains sage and thyme.
I would love to read your favorite deodorant recipe. Feel free to share it in the comments.