Why use essential oils for deodorant? Although many people try to stop their underarm sweating with antiperspirants, blocking the sweat glands with an antiperspirant interferes with the natural elimination of toxins from the body. Plus, most commercial antiperspirants and deodorants contain aluminum compounds, which some sources believe are potentially toxic.
The most important action of a deodorant is to kill the bacteria; it's the bacteria that causes the unwanted odor, so any deodorant recipe needs to use essential oils that kill bacteria.
Here are two essential oils deodorant sprays. Spot test each blend first to make sure your skin is not sensitive to any of the ingredients.
Mix the following ingredients in a spray bottle:
Before each use, shake well.
You need the following ingredients and a spray bottle:
Dissolve the acacia gum in the hydrosols and pour into a spray bottle.
Add the essential oils and shake vigorously.
To use: Shake and spray 2 to 3 times under each arm.
The recipe is from the Aromahead Blog, which also includes suggested essential oils to use.
Photo Credit: Carol Wiley