DIY Deodorant Spray

DIY Deodorant Spray

Whether you’re looking to save money on personal care products, create your own signature scent, control exactly what you put on your body, give a handmade gift, or just do a fun project, this DIY deodorant spray is a must-try! Deodorant spray is a nice alternative to roll-on deodorant if you want to avoid white marks on clothes or unsightly crumbles on your pits! It also tends to be easier as a DIY project – there are fewer variables in getting the right consistency and smooth application. 

This DIY deodorant spray recipe is highly customizable, so you can find the right ingredients for your skin and personal care needs, while also mixing and matching your favorite scents! 

Using organic essential oils in your personal care products gives you a bang for your buck in terms of a little going a long way and aroma concentration. Essential oils are all-natural botanicals – we even go the extra mile to publish the test results guaranteeing the purity of our oils. And essential oils are way more than just scents. Essential oils have many aromatherapeutic benefits, allowing you to choose scents that also contribute to your holistic wellness and meet your specific needs. 

DIY Deodorant Spray Recipe

What You’ll Need: 

  • Small 1-2 ounce glass spray bottle (this is a great way to reuse the bottle from your Savhera Yoga Mat Spray or Savhera Bug Spray
  • 1-2 tablespoons of witch hazel or unflavored vodka. 
  • 10-20 drops of essential oil (see below on best essential oils for DIY deodorant) 
  • 1-2 ounces of distilled water to top off the spray bottle 

How to Make It: 

If reusing your Yoga Mat Spray or Bug Spray bottle, rinse it out well and then fill it with 1 tablespoon of witch hazel or vodka, 10 drops of essential oil, and top with distilled water. 

If using a 2-ounce glass spray bottle, fill it with 2 tablespoons of witch hazel or vodka, 20 drops of essential oil, and top with distilled water. 

Before each use, give your DIY deodorant spray a good shake! 

A note on the ingredients – 

  • Should you use alcohol or witch hazel? Witch hazel is best for anyone who deals with sensitive skin. Witch hazel is much more gentle on the skin than alcohol, while still providing the emulsifying and antibacterial benefits needed for a DIY deodorant. Some people find that using alcohol in deodorant results in a burning sensation or discomfort. If you’re unsure and prefer to use alcohol, test a drop of alcohol on your armpit and wait 24 hours to see if you have a reaction. 

  • Do you have to use distilled water or is tap water fine? Distilled water is recommended because it helps preserve your DIY Deodorant and extend its shelf life by discouraging bacterial growth and keeping the ingredients working at their full potential. 

Which Essential Oils Are Best for DIY Deodorant? 

The fun part of making DIY deodorant is that you can choose your favorite scents. But essential oils have way more benefits than nice smells. You can choose essential oils based on your wellness needs. Here are a few of our favorite essential oils to use for DIY Deodorant Spray. 

  • Tea Tree – Tea tree is antibacterial and can help decrease the bacteria that cause body odor. Tea tree can also help soothe redness or irritation caused by razor burn. 

  • Cedarwood – Cedarwood has a woodsy, earthy scent while also being calming and soothing. Like tea tree, cedarwood is antifungal and antibacterial – which makes it helpful in both reducing body odor and calming razor burn redness. 

  • Frankincense – Besides being a sophisticated personal scent, frankincense has some amazing aromatherapy and topical benefits. Frankincense helps you feel calmer and more grounded, as well as promoting skin health. Frankincense can help your skin stay balanced and moisturized, while also improving complexion.

  • Eucalyptus – A clean and calming aroma, eucalyptus is ideal for making your DIY deodorant feel fresh and crisp. Eucalyptus is also known to help the skin stay hydrated and reduce irritation. 

  • Lemongrass – Lemongrass is a fresh scent that can also help reduce stress when inhaled. Lemongrass is thought to improve skin texture, while cleansing and detoxifying. 

  • Lavender – Lavender is a calming and soothing essential oil with both topical and aromatherapeutic benefits. The scent of lavender can help reduce stress and when applied to the skin, lavender can help reduce redness and balance dryness. This makes lavender a lovely ingredient in DIY Deodorant, especially if you suffer from razor burn or ingrown hairs
  • Previous Article Next Article

    Leave a comment

    Please note, comments must be approved before they are published