I have several different skin care products I make myself because it is easy to do and I can control what ingredients go in them. I recently posted some lip balm recipes I love and now for another item that is seriously awesome: natural spray deodorant.
This recipe is from wholelifestylenutrition.com and I was immediately in love. I was using Schmidt's Natural Deodorant and I was loving it. It works really well and I sweat a lot during work outs so I put it to the test. Unfortunately, after a couple years of use I started getting sensitive to the baking soda as some people do. If you do not have a problem with baking soda than this deodorant is highly recommended, otherwise, this recipe is fast to make and fast to apply.
Natural Spray Deodorant (allow your underarm to adjust for 3 days):
1/4 cup ethanol alcohol (vodka or gin works best). I used 80 proof gluten-free vodka.
Follow the different “proof” options to pick your desired odor protection:
70-90 proof = light coverage
90-120 proof = medium coverage
120+ proof = strong coverage
2 tsp distilled white vinegar
essential oils (optional)
10 drops tea tree oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
Note: Make sure you get essential oils from a reputable company otherwise they may be fake or processed with harmful chemicals. Some examples of reputable companies are Mountain Rose Herbs, DoTerra, and Young Living.