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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Homemade Spray Deodorant

I had 3 problems I needed to find a homemade answer to:

1) I just love the recipe I found for homemade solid deodorant, but since it needs to be kept in the refrigerator, it doesn't travel well. Bummer.

2) THE Man has a . . . "wetness issue" . . . & I don't like for him ~ or anyone else in our family ~ to use anti-perspirants. Time & time again, they are linked with certain cancers (specifically, breast cancer in women).

3) Can I find the answer to these dilemmas with 1 product?


The Answer: a homemade SPRAY deodorant :-)

Sage has always been a great natural deodorant. It can reduce sweat gland function by as much as 50%; it is also anti-septic, astringent & reduces pore size. Sage deodorant also works great on foot odor, just spray in your shoes & on the bottom of your feet.

WARNING ~ **DO NOT use sage if you are pregnant or have epilepsy!!! You may substitute cypress essential oil.**

You will need:

~2/3 c witch hazel
~2 ts zinc-oxide powder
~2 TB aloe vera juice (NOT gel)
~30-40 drops of sage essential oil **or cypress essential oil**
~8 oz (approximately) dark glass (preferably) or plastic spray/mist bottle


  1. in a bowl, pour in the witch hazel, add the zinc-oxide powder to it, stir a little to blend
  2. add the aloe vera juice & sage essential oil
  3. carefully pour the mixture into the spray bottle

Here's a spray deodorant for sensitive skin ~

You will need:

~spray bottle, witch hazel, zinc-oxide & aloe vera juice listed above
~30 drops of calendula extract (I recommend a tincture from Herb Pharm ~ you can get these at your local heath food store)
~10-20 drops of lavender essential oil


~Same as above.

Calendula & lavender are powerful yet gentle germ, bacteria & odor fighters.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Love your blog! Just wondering what the zinc oxide powder does :) Thank you!

    1. Thank you for stopping by & I hope you visit often. Great question ~ & I'm embarrassed that I didn't comment on it. Zink Oxide heals damaged skin & promotes healing of wounds ~ so, if you nick your underarms while you're shaving or shave a little close, it will keep the spray from stinging and heal those ugly little nubs & nicks.

      Blessings . . .

  2. Beeswax makes it so you don't have to keep it in the refrigerator!! The stick deodorant that is!


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