Sunday, February 20, 2011

Make your own Deodorant

   1)  Baking soda and corn starch 1 to 1 ratio, usually about 1/2 cup each.  Add several drops lavender oil or another oil. The oil being the fragrance.  Mix well.  To apply sprinkle some on a damp cloth.  Baking soda neutralizes the odor while corn starch will absorb dampness.  Baking soda can sometimes cause skin irration so if you have this prpblem increase the amount of corn starch and decrease the amount of baking soda.

   2)  Spray-on- deodorant.  Mix 1/2 cup witch hazel extract 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel, and 1/2 cup of mineral water.  Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin and several drops of tea tree oil.  Mix well and store in a spray bottle.  Witch Hazel reduces odor, aloe vera smooths skin, tea tree oil will prevent odor-causing bacteria.

   3)  Apple Cider Vinegar makes a good deodorant (not anti-perspirant.)  Although it has a strong smell, vinegar is very effective at eliminating odors.  Pour some apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and apply.  Once it drys the odor should be gone.