About 6 months ago a post from DIY Natural in my facebook newsfeed: a homemade spray deodorant. I read through it, read the comments and was very curious!
I’ve been making my own homemade deodorant for years. It’s worked wonderfully and is very effective. But my husband started reacting to it. He got a sensitive rash. After reading Heather Dressinger’s DIY Organic Beauty book, I decreased the amount of baking soda by half. And that made the rash go away, but sadly, it wasn’t quite as effective for getting rid of normal body odor after that.
So, being fairly pregnant at the time, I made my husband go to the liquor store for me: I really didn’t want the comments that would go to a pregnant woman in a liquor store… and then, can you imagine me trying to explain myself? “Oh no, I’m not going to drink it.” Yeeaaahh. Better to just have the hubs do it.
We’ve been using it since and I love it. I love the fact that I can just spray it on and go- quick, easy and minimal! It works great and there isn’t even a hint of B.O.
DIY Deodorant Spray
Everclear 190 proof, grain ethyl alcohol
4 ounce fine mist spray bottle
Pour alcohol into spray bottle. Spray 2-4 times onto clean armpits. This eliminates odor by killing any bacteria. I prefer to have no scent, so I have not added essential oils to it. If I did, I would use frankincense or clove- Just because they’re my favorites. Matt and Betsy recommended 10 drops essential oil per one ounce alcohol. I recommend using a reputable company for essential oils. Contact me if you would like to learn more about essential oils.
Click here to read DIY Natural’s great article and list of FAQ on this deodorant.