Have you taken the time to read the ingredients on your deodorant? Well, if you have, you might notice there are a lot of questionable items, aluminum being one of the worst. Not only is it toxic to your body, but it’s also the culprit for those yellow stains on your favorite white t-shirt. This is due to an acidic reaction with fabric.
Skin is the largest organ of the body, and it is constantly absorbing things. Therefore, it’s essential that you aren’t covering it with nasty chemicals. Regular antiperspirant deodorants have been shown to participate in health problems such as irritated skin, and there are even studies which link it to diseases such as Cancer or Alzeihmers.
By making your own homemade deodorants, you can take control of what you are putting on your skin. You can customize your deodorant to perfectly work for your own body and choose natural and beneficial ingredients. Your body can take some time to get used to the switch and therefore it is not uncommon for your body to sweat more than usual during the first couple of weeks. Why? Because after using chemical-laden deodorant for so long, the pores of your armpits have become clogged from the antiperspirant. When switching to a natural deodorant, your body tries to unclog these pores, and therefore you may experience heavier sweating in the beginning. This will subside with time.
Below is a list of 30 different homemade deodorant recipes for you to try. Experiment, be patient, have fun, and in no time you will be away from the toxins and closer to a healthier life!
Natural Deodorant Recipes for a Vibrant, Healthy Skin
1. Jasmine and Tea Tree Deodorant Bar
These moisturizing lotion bars work equally as well to soften your skin as they do for a deodorant. Tea tree is a relaxing scent and nourishing for the skin and jasmine works wonders for soothing it.
2. Sea Clay Natural Deodorant
Antifungal and antibacterial, Manuka Essential Oil works to detoxify your skin. Sea clay is rich in minerals and helps to fight off odors naturally.
3. Lavender Coconut Deodorant Cream
A rich tropical smell with which to cover-up any BO you may be experiencing. This deodorant is made from all natural ingredients and is a great replacement for anyone wanting to get away from chemical deodorants.
4. Lavender Beeswax Deodorant Paste
In this deodorant recipe, you will notice that they use beeswax pellets. Beeswax has good stuff that helps to nourish and protect your skin. It also makes the texture quite unique!
5. All-Natural Rosemary Deodorant
Rosemary has a fresh scent that is soothing to the skin and provides antimicrobial properties. The recipe also calls for lemongrass which is naturally antifungal.
6. Liquid Roll-On Deodorant
This is a great deodorant to keep in your bag. You can apply it throughout the day to keep yourself feeling (and smelling) fresh! Loaded with essential oils, this deodorant is aromatic and refreshing.
7. Herbal Deodorant
You can get creative and customize this Herbal Deodorant Recipe with your favorite essential oil scents. Coconut butter and Shea butter are the base of this recipe, and afterward, you can do some experimenting.
8. Bergamot Deodorant
A deodorant recipe that not only feels good but smells fantastic. Bergamot is a gorgeous scent, and surely you won’t forget to put your deodorant on. If you’re not a bergamot fan, you can easily substitute it for your preferred aroma.
9. Effective Deodorant
An effective deodorant to keep you smelling fresh all day. Only a small amount of this firm yet easily spreadable deodorant is needed.
10. Cedarwood and Juniper Deodorant Spray
These deodorant sprays will help you feel fresh all day. The scent is both feminine and masculine so all can use it! Cedarwood and Juniper and Sweet Orange and Vetiver are suggested blended scents for this recipe, but you can experiment to get your own perfect aroma.
11. Coconut Lemongrass Deodorant Stick
Soft and citrusy, this deodorant smells lovely and is easy to make. Pour your concoction into an old deodorant tube for a more straightforward application.
12. Lavender Grapefruit Deodorant
You will be amazed how easy and cheap this deodorant is to make and even more surprised by how long it lasts! It takes all of 10 minutes to make, and the result has a gentle smell and a mild feel.
13. Bergamot Lime Deodorant Stick
Another Bergamot Recipe! Yay! This time with a hint of citrusy lime for a refreshing feel. This deodorant is poured into a deodorant tube for easier application.
14. Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
An effective deodorant recipe that is soothing and gentle for sensitive skin. It contains zinc, which unlike the aluminum used in most deodorants, is an essential element to the health of your body.
15. Extra Strength Deodorant
This soft and silky deodorant rolls on smoothly and combats bad odors with ease! The antiperspirant is absorbed quickly into the skin, so you feel clean and smell clean too!
16. DIY Deodorant for the Whole Family
Another pretty standard DIY Deodorant Recipe, but what I love about this one are the suggestions for each family member. Cyrpus, myrrh, and rosemary for him, grapefruit for her, and wild orange for the kiddo!
17. Non-Toxic Anti-Sweat Deodorant
This is the recipe for all you who need the “clinical strength” stuff to fight your sweat and odor. It can be made as a salve or even put into a deodorant stick for easier application. Loaded with interesting ingredients and unique scents, you are sure to love this deodorant!
18. Detoxifying Deodorant
Bentonite clay deodorant bars that are simple to make, look beautiful, smell great, and work wonders! Bentonite clay helps to absorb toxins for overall health, and the added jojoba oil is moisturizing.
19. Three Ingredient Deodorant
Looking for something sweet and simple? Here is a three ingredient deodorant recipe to keep yourself smelling good! The best part? You probably have all the ingredients already in your kitchen, so give it a go!
20. Essential Oil Deodorant
Perfect for sensitive skin, this recipe calls for only a minuscule amount of baking soda and then keeps your armpits soft and moisturized with the benefits of aloe vera. It’s then filled with antibacterial and antifungal essential oils that also happen to smell amazing!
21. Neem Oil Deodorant
I love that I found a deodorant recipe that calls for neem oil! You only need a tiny amount (mainly since the smell can be quite intense), but it is an outstanding antimicrobial! (This post warns to check with a doctor before using neem if pregnant, nursing or a young child.) Other ingredients include; kaolin clay to absorb moisture and hemp oil to nourish the skin.
22. Purification Deodorant
Your armpits are a sensitive area and absorb everything you put on them. Using harsh chemical deodorants that are filled with toxic ingredients is not what your body wants! Try using natural and healthy ingredients and feel the difference!
23. Foot Deodorizing Powder
Your armpits aren’t the only smelly place on your body! Feet also need a little deodorant every once in a while. I’ve found this great Foot Deodorizing Powder recipe to help you tackle odors starting at your feet.
24. Moisturizing Deodorant Bar
This deodorant bar is made with moisturizing shea butter, antibacterial tea tree oil, toxin-absorbing bentonite clay, and a whole lot more! They not only look beautiful, but they also conquer odors, and leave your underarms feeling fresh!
25. Aromatic Deodorant
The sweet scent of jasmine and bergamot, luxurious on their own, heavenly when mixed. A simple four-ingredient recipe that is effective and easy to make.
26. Herbal Deodorant Spray
Have you ever heard of a deodorant spray that uses vodka? Me neither! But here we have a recipe that uses vodka and mixes in the naturally deodorizing herbs sage, thyme, and lavender.
27. Summertime Deodorant
A gentle deodorant that (after a couple of weeks of your skin getting used to the change) works very efficiently to stop sweat and odors. It uses Aztec clay to prevent any skin irritation and antibacterial tea tree oil.
28. Diatomaceous Deodorant
Now, this is interesting! Some people find baking soda (a common ingredient in many homemade deodorants) to be too harsh on their skin. This recipe replaces baking soda with diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous earth is powder made from fossilized phytoplankton and is rich in silica and is an antimicrobial.
29. Aloe Vera Deodorant
An aromatic deodorant utilizing the beneficial properties of soothing aloe vera. Treat your skin with a natural and refreshing deodorant that blocks odors and nourishes your skin!
30. Lavender and Orange Deodorant
Gentle in texture, smooth to apply, refreshing to smell, this deodorant is pleasant on your senses. Customize the essential oils you use to find your favorite scent.
Natural Deodorant Recipes – Now go and try them!
I hope you enjoyed these various recipes and were able to pick out a few that you’d like to try for yourself! There are lots of different deodorant recipes out there, and you may notice that many of them have similar ingredients. This is because there are just some things that work and there’s no reason to question otherwise.
Be patient when trying out a natural and homemade deodorant as it will take time for your body to adjust. The switch, however, is definitely worth it! Which deodorant recipe will be your favorite?