I’m going to be really real with you here. I don’t wear deodorant on an everyday basis. Not because it’s “bad for you,” or that I’m trying to be a hippie or anything but I just never felt I really needed it. I have a lot of honest friends and family and I know they’ll tell me when and if I smell. 

As fate would have it, I ran out of  deodorant before a workout at the gym. Whoops! Luckily my gym has a community spray deodorant. 

A 45 minute treadmill workout later, thank you AAPTIVE, I headed back to the locker room to take a whiff, shower and change. I was really curious to see if the spray stopped the stink because it didn’t stop the sweating. AND IT DID! So this got me thinking, can I make my own with things I already have at home? And the answer is yes, yes you can make spray deodorant at home.

Here’s what you’ll need to make an all natural, low waste, spray deodorant:


½ C Witch Hazel or ¼ C Vodka
¼ C Distilled Water (if using vodka)
1 tsp Pink Salt 1 tsp Baking Soda Measuring Spoons
Liquid Measuring Cup Whisk
Essential Oils (Frankincense, Lemon, Lavender or make your own blend)
Small Spray Bottle

First you’re going to measure out a ½ cup of Witch Hazel. 

If you’re using Vodka, measure out a ¼ cup vodka and ¼ cup Distilled water. The addition of distilled water avoids the vodka being too harsh on the skin. Also, try and use distilled water rather than tap water as it will give a longer shelf life.

Witch Hazel and Distilled Water

Next add a teaspoon of each, baking soda and salt. Mix well!

Next add your essential oils. I did about 20 drops of each Frankincense, Lemon, and Lavender. Mix again!

Lastly, pour your mixture into your spray bottle, add a cute label if you’d like and spray those stinky pits! You should shake the bottle before each use to ensure everything is mixed well.

Posted by:harvardandoakdale

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