Friday, April 8, 2011

Natural Deodorants & Anti-Perspirant

If you are trying to become more natural in your daily regimen and/or have skin sensitivity issues when it comes to anti-perspirant, natural deodorants may be what your looking for.  Below you will find natural deodorants that you can use to create your own or look for in products.  But there are a few things you need to know about natural deodorants:

  • Deodorants vs Anti-Perspirant
  • Natural deodorants will not last 24 hrs depending on person so you will need to refresh during the day
  • You may stink the first week as your body adjusts

Essential Oils- Create you own blends
Information Source
Clary Sage - Nutty, musky and herbaceous, astringent, deodorant, aphrodisiac

Eucalyptus- Strong, woody and camphor-like; analgesic, antibiotic, anti-fungal, deodorizing

Frankincense- Clean, dry, woody, fruity, pepper; anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial

Grapefruit - Citrus and floral; antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal

Lavender - Fresh, herbaceous and floral; anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, deodorant

Lemon - Clean, citrus, sugary, spicy; antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal

Myrrh- Hot, smoky, herbaceous; anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent

Patchouli- Earthy, smoky, spicy, and musky; antibiotic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, helps eliminate toxins

Peppermint  - Fresh, minty and herbaceous; analgesic, anesthetic (mild), antibiotic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent

Rosemary  - Strong, fresh and woody; antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent

Sandalwood - Soft, sweet, woody and balsamic; antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, calming

Sweet Orange- Sweet, sugary and citrus; antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, fungicidal
Tea Tree Oil- Fresh and camphor-like; antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, fungicidal

Ylang Ylang - Very sweet, floral, balsamic and spicy; antiseptic

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)- helps with sweat absorption

Corn Starch- assists with sweat absorption

Alcohol wipes-  quick wipe will help refresh, since stink is a result of bacterial growth

Another popular natural deodorant is deodorant crystals.  They are very popular. 

You can use the EOs and "anti-perspirant"  to create your own deodorants.  You can use coconut oil, olive oil, aloe butter, etc to make application easier and feel like the traditional antiperspirants  sticks we are used to as well.



  1. I made my own antiperspirant/deodorant months ago, and am so pleased with the results. I doubt I'll ever go back to the commercially made stuff.
    I hope you don't mind if I add by link.

  2. No, I don't mind at all, I actually never thought of making a deodorant that way, Thanks for sharing!