Homemade Deodorants

Natural and effective deodorants are easily made with essential oils, witch hazel, vodka, herbs and various other ingredients. You can use the deodorants found in chapter 4: Whole Body Treatments or try one of the following formulas. Teenagers will often enjoy custom blending their own scent for a deodorant, which is easily done by replacing the essential oils in the following formulas with others of your choice.

Basic Powder

Sprinkle cornstarch, baking soda, arrowroot powder or clay into underarms to reduce perspiration and gently deodorize.

Variation: Mix a few drops of essential oil of tea tree, rosemary or lavender into powder to increase deodorizing action.

Fresh Scent

A refreshing, cleansing deodorant for both sexes.

4 oz. distilled witch hazel (available at 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil

pharmacies) 4 drops tea tree essential oil

4 drops lavender essential oil 4 drops lime essential oil

Pour witch hazel into a 4-oz. jar, add essential oils and shake well. It is ready to use. Apply to

cotton ball and wipe underarms. Does not require refrigeration. Shake before use. Makes 4 oz.

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