BAKING SODA & CORN STARCH DEODORANT
Using baking soda as a deodorant is a simple way to combat body odour without subjecting your pits to a variety of chemicals.
WAY 1: Mix an eighth of a teaspoon of baking soda with a little bit of water, don’t dissolve it; and rub it under your arms.
WAY 2: You can also create a baking soda and cornstarch mix to fight odour and help prevent wetness. Simply mix one part baking soda with six parts cornstarch and dust a little on your underarms.
WITCH HAZEL DEODORANT
Just dab a little witch hazel onto a cotton ball and rub onto your skin. This one has no messy application and will leave any noticeable residue on the skin, which is very important during tank top season aka summer time. I also won’t feel any problems with wetness or pit stains, which is a plus!
LEMON JUICE DEODORANT
Squeeze about a nickel-sized Amount of lemon juice directly from a fresh lemon into one
cupped hand. Rub your hands together and simply rub a hand under each underarm to apply. The lemon juice dries fairly quickly. Try squeezing juice ahead of time and storing in the refrigerator, you might find it to be more convenient for you. Lemon not only keeps your armpit fresh but also lightens it with time.
4. VINEGAR DEODORANT
Vinegar is a natural antiseptic and can help kill bacteria and fungi on the skin’s surface, according to The Vinegar Institute. Spritzing white or apple cider vinegar on odorous areas, then wiping the area dry, can help to eliminate offensive smells.
COCONUT OIL DEODORANT
Mix 1/3 cup coconut oil, 2 tbs baking soda, and 1/3 cup arrow root powder in the small mixing bowl. Mix in essential oils if you wish. This is an optional step, but I think it makes it more fun. Put mixture in small container. To use simply swipe two fingers gently into the mixture and rub on your underarms. Wait two minutes before dressing to avoid any smearing on your clothes.
TEA TREE OIL DEODORANT
Tea tree is an antibacterial herb and tea tree oil derived from this herb is a natural antiseptic. Thus, applying this oil to eliminate body odor makes sense. However, some people may have sensitive skin that might irritate with the use of tea tree oil
Mix few drops of pure tea tree oil with water and apply this to your underarms. If you want to use it as your regular deodorant, store water mixed with tea tree oil in a spray top bottle. Maintain the proportion of water and tea tree oil while making your own deodorant.
Always test your underarm area before using anything new (especially essential oils) by applying a little amount of oil to a patch of skin before using.