BASIC SPRAY DEODORANT & VARIATIONS
WITCH-HAZEL EXTRACT is available in drugstores, supermarkets, health food stores. Its properties include curbing inflammation, oils absorption, and mild astringency. Regular use brings about reduction of pore size, which inhibits the production of excessive sweating.
ZINC-OXIDE POWDER neutralizes odor. The slightly greasy consistency and white color of the powder homemade deodorant produce a milky appearance in the deodorant. Zinc Oxide neutralizes body odor, is antiseptic and astringent, and does not irritate skin.
Always shake the deodorant before using, to mix the zinc oxide back into the solution.
ALOE-VERA JUICE cools,heals, and moisturizes, providing a pleasant, refreshing feeling in the heat of the summer.
2 t zinc-oxide powder
2/3 C witch-hazel extract
2 T aloe-vera juice
• Place witch hazel in a small bowl.
• Stir in zinc oxide.
• Add in aloe-vera and EOs.
Decant mixture into 8 oz. spray bottle (NOTE: It is best to use a dark glass bottle, but, if you do not have access to dark glass spray bottles, use what you have or can get. Life will go on.)
Refrigerate deodorant spray to increase shelf life.
TO BASIC RECIPE ADD:
FOR DAILY USE: 30 dr. rose-geranium EO
Rose geranium oil has a high level of terpene alcohol, which curbs growth of odor-causing bacteria.
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN: 30 dr. calendula extract and 10 dr. lavender EO
Calendula and lavender are powerful odor and bacteria fighters, yet have a soothing effect on the skin.
FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING: 30 dr. sage EO
Sage oil inhibits the activity of the sweat-glands up to 50%. It has astringent and antiseptic qualities, in addition to the ability to gently constrict pore size.