5 recipes for homemade natural deodorant from home crafts
Deodorants are cosmetic products that prevent the appearance of unpleasant odors. Antiperspirants are products that prevent the secretion of sweat and that contain aluminum salts (which block the channels and stop the excessive secretion of sweat glands). Unfortunately, aluminum salts have a detrimental effect on the function of the lymphatic system. Deodorants have a different mode of action. Perspiration (sweating) takes place normally, but they contain substances that prevent the development of bacteria that cause unpleasant odors. Homemade deodorant can be easily made at home. The effect is not the same as conventional deodorant, but homemade deodorant can often be used during the day. These products are made with herbal ingredients (herbal and essential oils) with antibacterial action that protects against unpleasant odors.
- Homemade deodorant with orange-in a dark bottle with a spray pour 50 ml of witch hazel extract, 10 drops of orange essential oil and 2 drops of sandalwood essential oil. Close the bottle with a stopper and shake well.
- Homemade creamy deodorant-creamy deodorants are recommended because they contain antibacterial ingredients (which prevent the development of bacteria) and absorbent ingredients (which absorb excess sweat), as well as various essential and vegetable oils for a nicer and more pleasant smell under the armpits. You can combine these ingredients with other ingredients until you get the desired scent. Heat one third of a cup of coconut oil slightly to get a liquid consistency. Then the ingredients for absorption should be added. Add ¼ cups of baking soda and ¼ cups of cornstarch. Mix these powdered ingredients well first and then add the mixture to the coconut oil. Then add a few drops of tea tree essential oil. Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial and deodorizing properties, so it is one of the best ingredients for homemade deodorant. Good blends with tea tree essential oil are bergamot, grapefruit or lemon essential oil. Place the mixture in a glass jar with a lid. Leave in the fridge overnight. Use daily. Heat the mixture with a small spatula so as not to contaminate it with your fingers.
- Homemade deodorant with mint is an antibacterial deodorant. Put 50 ml of peppermint hydrolate and 10 drops of cedar essential oil and 2 drops of juniper essential oil in a dark spray bottle. These types of oils have an antibacterial effect and prevent the growth of bacteria that cause unpleasant odors on the body. Mint hydrolate has a cooling effect. The spray is applied in the evening before bed or in the morning. The application is repeated during the day as needed.
- Deodorant with shea butter – is a nourishing product that protects the skin from unpleasant odors. Put two and a half tablespoons of shea butter in a double pot on the stove and heat until it starts to melt. Add 2.5 tablespoons of unrefined extra virgin coconut oil. Stir until the mixture becomes liquid. Mix ¼ cups of cornstarch and one and a half tablespoons of baking soda. Add these powdered substances to the mixture. Stir evenly until all ingredients are combined. Add 3 drops of tea tree essential oil, 6 drops of lavender essential oil and 6 drops of grapefruit essential oil. Pour the deodorant into old commercial stick deodorant packaging. Leave in the fridge overnight.
- Homemade deodorant with cocoa butter – excellently nourishes the skin, making it velvety and soft. Put one-eighth of a cup of cocoa butter and one-eighth of a cup of refined shea butter and 2 tablespoons of beeswax in a deeper pot. Heat until the ingredients are melted. Add half a tablespoon of baking soda and one-eighth of a cup of cornflour. Add the powdered ingredients to the fatty mixture, stirring quickly and intensively. Add 5 drops of pine needle essential oil, 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of nutmeg essential oil. Put the deodorant in a glass jar. Hold for about 6 hours until the ingredients are firm and firm. Use a wooden or plastic shaft to apply.