DIY Spa Treatment: A Danger-Free Deodorant

This fun, easy at-home liquid deodorant recipe is free of aluminum, parabens, and paba. It's a safer alternative to antiperspirants — but remember, it won't keep you dry, it will only help to disinfect and cover the smell of your body's natural perspiration. If you want to concoct your own danger-free deodorant, here's what you'll need:


  • 1 spray bottle
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel extract
  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 cup mineral water
  • 1 tspn vegetable glycerin
  • two drops lavender oil
  • three drops tea tree oil
  • For step-by-step directions on how to combine all of the ingredients, read more.

    • Step 1: Begin by pouring the water into the spray bottle and then adding the vegetable glycerin and and aloe vera gel. Shake vigorously until it is all blended together.
    • Step 2: Next, add the witch hazel extract and the essential oils and shake again until the mixture is smooth. The lavender oil helps create a pleasant scent and it is also an antiseptic. The tea tree oil is also an antiseptic, an antibacterial and a fungus and germ fighter.
    • Step 3: Spray one or two times under each arm and wait a few seconds for the mineral water to evaporate a little bit before dressing. Also, feel free to add an additional essential oil for a more potent fragrance.

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