5 Natural Deodorants to Eliminate Bad Armpit Odor

Thanks to the antimicrobial and antiseptic components of their ingredients, these deodorants help to eliminate the dead cells and bacteria in our armpits to get rid of the bad smell.
5 Natural Deodorants to Eliminate Bad Armpit Odor
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Did you know that you can fight bad armpit odor and accumulation of sweat with natural deodorants?

Underarm odor is an uncomfortable symptom that’s caused by the accumulation of sweat, bacteria and dead cells in this area of the body.

Its appearance is usually associated with poor hygiene, but it also has to do with hormonal activity and each person’s individual habits.

While it’s nothing serious and can be neutralized, it may cause problems with self-esteem and social stress among some people, because they’re not able to control it with conventional products.

Fortunately, in addition to the commercial deodorants that are available, there are also natural deodorants that can help you deal with this problem.

These natural deodorants can be made at home. Fortunately, unlike those made with chemicals, they’re very safe and won’t produce unwanted skin reactions. 

5 Natural Deodorants to Eliminate Bad Armpit Odor

1. Cornstarch and coconut oil deodorant

Some natural deodorants are made of coconut oil

The ingredients that are combined in this homemade deodorant allow you to absorb residue from sweat and bacteria to get rid of unwanted odors.

Its regular application eliminates dead cells and, by helping with the oxygenation of the skin, benefits the sweat gland’s activity. 


  • 5 tablespoons of corn starch (50 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (30 g)
  • 10 drops of essential tree tea oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil (2 g)


  • Add the cornstarch to a container and mix it with the coconut oil until you have a creamy paste.
  • Add the essential tree tea oil and the vitamin E, and continue mixing.
  • When everything is well mixed, store it in an airtight container.

How to use it

  • Take a small amount of the deodorant and rub it onto your armpits.
  • Use twice a day, every day.

2. Baking soda, sea salt and citrus deodorant

Because its formula is rich in antiseptic and antimicrobial components, this is one of the best natural deodorants to fight the bad odor that is caused by bacteria in your underarms.


  • 2 orange peels
  • 2 lemon peels
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)
  • 6 tablespoons of baking soda (60 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of sea salt (30 g)


  • Chop the peels of the oranges and the lemons and then boil them with the half cup of water.
  • When it’s boiled, let it sit until it’s warm.
  • Strain it and then add the baking soda and sea salt.
  • Stir it all together until you have a thick paste.

How to apply it

  • Rub this deodorant onto your armpits and let sit for at least 40 minutes.
  • Wipe off any residue with a damp cloth and, if necessary, repeat this application twice a day.

3. Aloe vera and essential tree tea oil deodorant

Aloe vera and essential tree tea oil deodorant

By combining a little aloe vera gel with essential tree tea oil, you can get a hydrating product that will deodorize and clean your armpits.

These ingredients regulate the skin’s pH and, because of their microbial components, help to stop the negative actions of bacteria. 


  • 5 tablespoons of aloe vera (75 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of essential tree tea oil (5 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of rose water (30 ml)


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a container until they’re well mixed.

How to apply it

  • Spread the product onto your armpits and let sit without rinsing.
  • Use 2 or 3 times a day to improve your results.

4. Apple cider vinegar and lavender deodorant

The natural acids found in the apple cider vinegar, combined with the active anti-microbials of the lavender, help to reduce the odors that are caused by sweat and bacteria. 


  • 6 fresh lavender plants
  • 1 cup of organic apple cider vinegar (250 ml)
  • Water (as you need it)


  • Put the lavender in a jar and cover it with the apple cider vinegar.
  • Let soak for 10 days and then strain the liquid.
  • Before applying it, dilute the liquid in equal parts water.

How to apply it

  • Soak a cotton ball in the liquid and then apply it to your armpits.
  • Use twice a day, every day.

5. Clay, coconut oil and baking soda deodorant

Clay, coconut oil and baking soda deodorant

Here’s another one of the best natural deodorants you can use to help eliminate the residue that causes bad underarm odor. It’s made with clay, coconut oil and baking soda.

These ingredients stop bacteria growth and, with time, also help to reduce the dark spots that form in this area.


  • 1 tablespoon of white clay (10 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda (20 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil (30 g)
  • 5 drops of essential mint oil


  • Pour all of the ingredients into a container and mix them until you have a creamy, homogenous paste.
  • If necessary, moisten the ingredients with a little water.
  • Store the product in an airtight container.

How to apply it

  • Take the necessary amount of deodorant and apply it to your armpits.
  • Let sit for 45 minutes and then wipe away the residue with a damp towel.

Do you continually suffer from bad underarm odor? Try using any of these naturally deodorants and make it a problem of the past!

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.