The Best Homemade Deodorants

· June 6, 2015

The bad odor in your armpits is a problem that everyone experiences from time to time. Sweating is a necessary process in your body because toxins are eliminated through this process and your body temperature is regulated. However, it causes a very bothersome smell that can be embarrassing because it is uncomfortable for us and for everyone around us.

There are many deodorant products to neutralize body odor and control excess sweat. However, many people have sensitive skin that does not tolerate chemicals and the alcohol in these deodorants, which can cause discomfort and irritation as a consequence. Luckily for those who prefer natural alternatives, there are different homemade deodorants that can be very useful because they keep your skin clean, release bad odors, control sweat, and care for your skin. Do you want to learn how to make your own homemade deodorants? Then keep on reading!

Natural Citrus Deodorant


The properties of citrus fruits help cleanse your skin and avoid dark spots from appearing in your arm pits. Because of their amazing concentrated smells, they tend to be ideal for neutralizing bad odors.

You will need:

  • The skin from three oranges
  • The skin from three lemons
  • 1 cup of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 liter of water

What to do:

  • Grate the skin from both citrus fruits well and boil it in a liter of water.
  • Once the preparation is boiling, strain it well, and save this for when you shower.
  • When you prepare your bath water, add the preparation above and then add sea salt and three tablespoons of baking soda.
  • Use this mixture for the bath and enjoy its properties as a deodorant and a relaxer for your body.

Natural Lavender Deodorant



Lavender has a gentle and delicious smell that will help fight strong and bothersome odors. For this homemade deodorant, you will use lavender water or an infusion, which will prevent bad odors and keep your clothing from getting stained.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of lavender infusion or water
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar

What to do:

  • Mix the lavender water well with 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in a glass jar.
  • Close the mixture well and let it concentrate for 10 days at room temperature.
  • After 10 days, filter the preparation and use it every day by putting a part of the mixture in two parts water.
  • Before applying the deodorant, you should clean and dry your armpits well.

Natural Powdered Deodorant


This natural deodorant is great for those who don’t like cream deodorants. Its ingredients help control bad odors, fight excessive sweating, and prevent irritation in the armpits.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of cornflour
  • 10 drops of essential lavender, mint, lemon, or salvia oil

What to do:

Mix the ingredients well and apply it to your armpits in small amounts every day.

Natural Linseed Deodorant

ground linseed


This natural deodorant is a great alternative to stop using chemical products that irritate the skin and tend to leave marks on your armpits.

You will need:

  • 100 mL of purified water
  • 1 tablespoon of linseed
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 10 drops of essential oil to taste

What to do:

  • Pour the linseed in a container with purified water and then boil it.
  • When it is boiling, remove the mixture from the heat and strain the seeds to separate them from the water.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to the water and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  • Lastly, apply it to your armpit area and save the rest in a jar.

Homemade Lemon and Rosemary Deodorant


Rosemary has astringent and disinfecting properties that help deeply clean the skin on your armpits. Lemon is known to be a natural cleanser and it has a concentrated odor. It is also great to give your armpits special care without needing to use chemical products.

You will need:

  • 100 mL of water
  • 4 tablespoons of dried rosemary leaves
  • 20 mL of 90 proof alcohol
  • 10 drops of essential witch hazel oil
  • 5 drops of lemon juice

What to do:

  • First, boil the water and once it is boiling, add four tablespoons of dried rosemary leaves. Cover the mixture and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes to get an infusion.
  • Once the mixture is cold, add the 90 proof alcohol, the 10 drops of essential oil, and the lemon drops.
  • Mix all of the ingredients well and apply it to your armpit area so that it hydrates it and protects it from bad odors.
  • You can save the rest of the mixture in a glass jar for a month.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this article and these homemade deodorants!