Homemade Basic Vodka Deodorant

1/2 cup 80 proof vodka optional: 1/2 teaspoon vegetable

1/2 cup distilled water glycerin

Pour vodka, water and glycerin (optional) into a jar or spray mist bottle, cap and shake. It is now ready for use. Makes 4 oz.

Variations: The addition of essential oils augments the’ deodorizing effects while also producing appealing aromas. The following are some choice examples.

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