Transitioning from conventional chemical-filled deodorant is one of the best things you can do for your health and your body. While there are a ton of great solid and spray deodorants on the market that are natural and organic, sometimes making your own product at home is more fun, saves you heaps of money, and you can also customize it exactly to your liking.
You can also control exactly what goes into your deodorant spray so you can make the simplest and cleanest product possible. Oftentimes, if you are not careful, natural brands can sneak a lot of unwanted ingredients into their products. Even though those ingredients might be much less bad than those found in conventional deodorant, many people still want to avoid those types of additives.
Although it might seem overwhelming and difficult, making your own natural deodorant spray at home is about as simple as it can get. It requires very few ingredients, it is budget-friendly, and it is likely that you have most of the ingredients in your home already. But if making your own deodorant at home just is not your style, check out the 10 best natural and organic deodorants, here!
For the base of the spray you will need the following ingredients:
- Organic vodka
- Distilled water
If you do not have organic vodka, you can also use another organic high-proof alcohol as well. Gin, whiskey, bourbon, or tequila are all great options as well! You will want to use organic alcohol if at all possible to make sure you are not spraying chemicals and pesticides on your underarms.
Alcohol is often made from potatoes, sugar cane, and wheat, which are all crops that are either GMO or heavily sprayed with pesticides. Roundup is generally sprayed on GMO crops since the crops are resistant to this type of pesticide. Roundup is a known human carcinogen and can cause cancer, reproductive issues, and birth defects.
There are many great brands that produce healthy organic spirits. Ocean Vodka makes a very high-quality organic vodka that is always a good option.
For the natural fragrance you will need any combination of the following:
- Rose essential oil
- Ylang ylang essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Geranium essential oil
- Jasmine essential oil
- Chamomile essential oil
- Clary sage essential oil
- Juniper essential oil
- Or any other floral essential oil of your liking. The possibilities are endless!
Of course, you will also need a spray water bottle as well. To keep your essential oils fresh and safe, you will want to use a dark glass water bottle with a spray nozzle. You can find inexpensive dark glass bottles often at your local health food market or you can simply buy them online.
You can make multiple deodorant sprays at a time because they keep well due to the high alcohol content. But you can also make one at a time if you prefer a freshly made deodorant spray. These sprays are super flexible!
When making your fragrance for your deodorant spray, you can use any combination of the oils above or any other floral essential oils you have and love. Some lovely combinations are:
- Rose, chamomile, lavender
- Ylang ylang, juniper, geranium
- Rose and lavender
- Jasmine and clary sage
- Chamomile and jasmine
- Juniper, clary sage, rose
- Geranium and chamomile
- Fill your spray bottle with half vodka or other spirit and fill the rest with distilled water.
- Add 10 drops of each essential oil per 1 oz.
- Shake the mixture together.
- Spray 1 to 2 sprays under your underarms in the morning and freshen up at any time throughout the day.
- Keep your floral deodorant spray in a cool, dry, and dark place to keep it fresh for as long as possible. A great place to keep your spray is in a bathroom cabinet.
- Each time you use your spray, make sure to give it a good shake to ensure the essential oils in the bottle distribute through the liquid adequately. Essential oils will float on the top of the water, so if you want to essential oils to spray out well, shaking vigorously in an important step!
And your DIY natural, organic, floral deodorant spray is done! This is an incredibly easy spray to whip up that will keep your pets smelling fresh and dry all day long. As with most natural deodorant options, you will still find you sweat a bit more than when you use conventional deodorant with aluminum as the main ingredient. Aluminum clogs the sweat glands in your armpits and that is why you do not sweat when using an aluminum-based antiperspirant.
However, you will still find your pits sweat less than if you used nothing at all. Over time, your armpits will adjust and detox from conventional deodorant as well, which makes you sweat less naturally. It is a win-win scenario.
This article was last updated on May 6, 2022 .