Try This All Natural Homemade Deodorant

There are many natural ingredients with deodorant properties that can be very helpful when you want to substitute chemicals with solid and equally effective options. Plus, they're easy to find and inexpensive!
Try This All Natural Homemade Deodorant
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Nowadays, natural or homemade deodorant products are becoming more and more popular around the world.

Homemade deodorants are not only good for neutralizing bad odors, but they also contain better compounds for your health and the environment.

Currently, there are many commercial deodorants out there. However, many people prefer more ecologically-friendly formulas since they don’t want to expose themselves to the toxins found in some chemicals.

Through advertisement, companies have made people believe that the industrial options are better. However, the truth is that there are also many natural recipes. Arguably, these are safer and they can give you not just the same qualities but also some extra benefits.

Best of all, the ingredients are very easy to find and affordable. In fact, they can be cheaper than the products sold in stores.

In this article, we want to share some homemade deodorant recipes so you that you can make them at home. All you have to do is follow the very easy steps.

Try them!

Rosemary and apple cider vinegar homemade deodorant

Rosemary extract

Rosemary is a wonderful medicinal plant that is easy to find and use. Furthermore, it neutralizes bad body odors caused by sweat and bacteria.

Mixing it with apple cider vinegar gives you an amazing homemade deodorant and helps to regulate your skin’s pH level.

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  • 1 cup of rosemary tea
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar


  • A glass jar with a lid


  • First put the rosemary tea in the glass jar. Then, mix in the apple cider vinegar.
  • Seal the jar and let it rest in a cool, dry place for 10 days.
  • Filter the deodorant with a fine strainer. Now it’s ready!
  • Using an atomizer, spray a little on the areas you need. You can also rub it on with a cotton ball.

Flaxseed and baking soda

Flaxseeds give you extra moisture so, as a result, this is one of the most recommended recipes for sensitive and dry skin types.

Thanks to their properties, these ingredients fight bad odors and help to fight excessive sweating. Baking soda is certainly very helpful with this issue.


  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of rose oil


  • A glass jar with a lid


  • Firs heat the half cup of water and add the flax seeds.
  • Put it on low heat for a couple of minutes. Then, strain it with a fine sieve.
  • Add the baking soda to the thick water. Then, add the rose oil.
  • Finally, put the mixture in a glass jar and shake it well.
  • Apply the amount you think you need. Use it for areas like your armpits and your neck.

Citrus and sea salt homemade deodorant

Homemade deodorant in a jar next to a slice of lemon

Both citrus and sea salt have antibacterial and deodorant compounds which contribute to getting rid of bad body odors.

Moreover, they both exfoliate your skin and lighten it naturally.


  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 lime peel
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of sea salt


  • A glass jar with a lid


  • To begin, peel the citrus and add the skins to a pot with the water.
  • Let them boil for several minutes. Then, strain the water and set it aside.
  • Add the cold infusion to a glass jar. Finally, mix in the sea salt.
  • Shake well. Apply it with the help of a cotton ball.

Aloe vera and lemon homemade deodorant

Homemade deodorant with aloe vera gel

Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that’s been used for centuries to treat health issues both internally and externally.
Its antibacterial and moisturising compounds are useful to regulate your skin’s pH level. This is especially true for sensitive skin types.

Because of the natural acids in lemons, this recipe is a good alternative to get rid of bad armpit odors.


  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of rose water
  • 1 teaspoon of glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil


  • A glass jar with a lid


  • First, put the aloe vera gel and lemon juice in a container. Then, mix them until you have a smooth mixture.
  • Now, add the rose water, glycerin, and tea tree oil.
  • Finally, mix everything well and store it in the glass jar.
  • Take the amount you think you need and apply it on the areas you want to deodorize.
  • Use it two times per day.

In short, it’s very easy to make your own homemade deodorant using mixtures of natural ingredients. Choose the recipe that catches your attention and add it to your personal hygiene regimen.

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