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How to Make your Natural Deodorants?

It can be very difficult to get a good deodorant that would contain only natural and required oils, fragrances and stabilizers. There are alternative natural deodorant options that include salt rocks or crystals which leave unnoticeable residue on application and produce no underarm odor. You can make your own natural deodorants with a blend of your favorite oils and fragrances.

How to Make Own Essential Oil Deodorant

You can make deodorants with essential oils in two different varieties.

  • A blend of pure essential oils mixed in a small amount of base oils like jojoba or olive.
  • A natural dry deodorant blend of baking soda and corn starch along with essential oils added for fragrance.

Natural Deodorant Recipes

A good combination of essential oils used to make deodorants should have the following properties:

  • Contain No Hot Oils –

    Certain oils though they are bacteria-fighters, they irritate the skin due to high phenol content in them. Avoid oils like oregano, thyme, clove, cinnamon and mountain savory. Use gentle oils for the prone underarm skin such as peppermint, lavender, patchouli and eucalyptus.

  • Limit Bacterial Growth or Kill Bacteria –

    The bad odour in the underarms is mainly due to the presence of bacteria that opts warm and moist environments. The odour can be cut down when the bacteria is eliminated. Hence, oils that have antibacterial properties should be chosen.

  • Use Oils That are Therapeutic-Grade –

    The type of essential oil i.e its quality is a very important factor to consider. It may have a great effect on the skin. Most oils contain additives or poorly processed that may cause skin problems such as allergies, breakouts and acne. Use oils that are organically pure, pressed at low pressures and temperatures and are safe for topical application.

Essential Oils that can be used for Deodorant Blends

  • Lavender – soothing, gentle, cleanses and dries the skin
  • Patchouli – musky, sweet and soothing to the skin
  • Eucalyptus – soothing, gentle, refreshing and tonic to the skin
  • Spearmint and Peppermint – clean-smelling, purifying and cooling effect on the skin
  • Cinnamon and Clove – good antibacterial oil
  • Melaleuca and Rosemary – astringent and fights bacteria

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