Ingredients you need:
- Baking soda
- Water – distilled, filtered, or rainwater are the best choices to avoid adding more chemicals to your body
- Lavender oil
Fill the spray bottle about halfway with water.Add in about an eighth of a teaspoonful of baking soda and mix thoroughly.Keep adding small amounts of baking soda. You will want the mixture to turn moist and paste-like with a texture that is both slippery and smooth. The amount you end up using will depend on the type of water used and the size of your bottle. Some water types remove the “slimy” feel and so you’ll need to add more.Add a drop of essential lavander oil.Shake the bottle gently to combine all the ingredients together. It should feel slippery and it needs to be totally dissolved because any grainy particles will chafe the skin and irritate it during the day.Once the mixture meets these requirements, the deodorant is ready to use.Spray the homemade deodorant on your underarms. Do not rinse, but simply gently massage underarm so that the skin will absorb the deodorant faster, and to enable it to spread to your entire underarm.
Witch Hazel Spray
- 1/2 cup witch hazel
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel (or juice)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 10 drops essential oil
Add the witch hazel, aloe vera and baking soda into a small spray bottle.Then shake well to combine.At the end add the drops of essential oil.Use as required. Shake the bottle before each use.Top ups during the day are helpful, especially if it’s very hot or you’re very sweaty.
Use only as much as you need! Too much baking soda may lead to irritation or stains. You should start out with a bit to use and increase the amount of deodorant you use if needed.
If you experience any reactions, stop immediately. Either speak to your doctor or a dermatologist about a possible sensitivity or allergy to baking soda.