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.