5 Natural Deodorants to Say Goodbye to Underarm Odor
According to popular wisdom, it's possible to use various natural deodorants to eliminate underarm odor and keep the area clean, fresh, and well deodorized.
Deodorants have become one of the most widely used products in the world. After all, everybody wants to keep away unpleasant body odors due to hygiene and aesthetics.
There are many different brands on the market that you can go for depending on your needs and preferences. Some aren’t only useful but are pleasant due to the fact that they smell good.
However, there are times when you may need to resort to a different option. In those cases, you can resort to certain natural alternatives that, according to popular belief, can help keep your armpits clean and free of bad odors.
One of the great advantages of these types of alternatives is that you can make them at home with very simple and easily available products, such as aloe vera, for example.
Below, discover the most popular recipes.
Natural deodorants that can be valid alternatives
Natural deodorants can be a good option in specific cases, as long as your dermatologist authorizes it. Otherwise, we don’t recommend using them, as you can suffer from adverse reactions, such as irritation, allergies, etc.
If you suffer from sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis, it’s best to not go for natural alternatives and use what your doctor prescribed.
On the other hand, you must take into account that, although popular wisdom recommends the use of substances such as baking soda, this doesn’t mean that it’s a good option, since this product is very abrasive and can damage the skin, especially if you use it regularly.
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1. Baking soda and cornstarch deodorants
By mixing baking soda and cornstarch, you can make a natural deodorant capable of eliminating bad odors from the armpits.
- ½ cup of baking soda (100 g)
- ½ cup of cornstarch (100 g).
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil (60 g)
- 1 capsule of vitamin E.
- 10 drops of tea tree oil.
- 10 drops of mint oil.
How to make it
- Pour the baking soda in a bowl and mix it with the cornstarch and coconut oil.
- When you get a creamy texture, add the capsule of vitamin E and essential oils.
- Pour the product in an airtight jar and make sure you cover it well to keep it in good condition.
- Use the amount needed to cover the armpits and apply it with a soft cloth.
2. Aloe vera and coconut oil deodorants
If the previous mixture doesn’t appeal to you but you still want a natural deodorant, you can opt for the following recipe that mixes aloe vera and coconut oil.
- ½ cup of aloe vera gel (120 g).
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (30 g).
How to make it
- First, mix the two ingredients in a blender and process until they’re well mixed.
- Then, take the amount that you consider necessary and wipe it on your underarms.
3. Baking soda and lemon deodorants
Without a doubt, the most classic homemade natural deodorant recipe is a baking soda and lemon mixture.
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda (10 g).
- The juice of ½ lemon.
How to make it
- First, moisten the baking soda with the juice of half a lemon and gently rub it over the desired area with circular massages.
- Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water.
- Avoid exposure to the sun after applying to avoid spots.
4. Lemon and apple cider vinegar deodorants
- Apple cider vinegar (62 ml).
- Lemon juice (62 ml).
- Water (62 ml).
- 1 spray bottle.
How to make it
- Put all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake so that everything mixes well together.
- Then, spray the required amount on the armpits and let it dry well before you get dressed.
5. Tea tree oil deodorants
Mixing rosewater and tea tree oil is a good way to make a natural homemade deodorant.
- 20 drops of tea tree essential oil.
- 1 tablespoon of rosewater (10 ml).
- Dilute the tea tree oil in water. Never use it without diluting it first.
- Mix the two ingredients in a bowl. Stir to mix them well.
- Apply the mixture to your armpits using a piece of cotton.
Are you going to try these natural deodorants?
Since the recipes mentioned here are made from natural ingredients, it’s convenient for you to take their contraindications and possible side effects into account.
It’s always advisable to test it out on a small area of your skin (such as a part of the forearm, for example) and observe your skin for a few minutes to see how it reacts before proceeding to apply the mixture to large areas of yout skin.
If you have questions about the use of natural deodorants, consult your dermatologist.