Are you looking for a homemade deodorant spray recipe? Many homemade deodorant recipes are for solid stick deodorants – which are perfectly fine. But when I DIY, I like it to be simple and quick. That is why I wanted to create a spray deodorant with essential oils. No melting, emulsifying time-consuming mess. Essential oils are not just about making things smell nice! Many essential oils have antimicrobial properties, making them a wonderful addition to homemade deodorant. These homemade deodorant recipes only take a few essential oils, a quality organic witch hazel, and a little magnesium oil.
Ingredients for Homemade Deodorant:
You will often find some combination of these essential oils in natural deodorants. While there are MANY essential oils that are amazing choices for homemade deodorant, I have chosen the following essential oils for my recipes. Here is a brief description of what makes them great ingredient choices in homemade deodorant recipes:
Patchouli essential oil
Scent: earthy, herbaceous, sweet-balsamic, rich, with woody undertones. It blends well with citrus and floral essential oils. When tested, it was shown to have activity against multiple strains of bacteria and fungi.
Lemongrass essential oil
Scent: Lemony, grassy, pungent, earthy, and slightly bitter. Lemongrass blends well with citrus, floral, mint, and spice essential oils. It was shown to have activity against some strains of bacteria and fungi.
Orange essential oil
Scent: Fresh, fruity, sweet, and citrusy. This happy smelling essential oil blends well with mint, floral, spice, and other citrus oils. Orange essential oil has been shown to have strong antimicrobial properties. To learn more about the benefits of orange essential oil, see my post here.
Palmarosa essential oil
Scent: Green, lemony, with hints of rose and geranium. This lovely essential oil blends well with floral, citrus oils. Palmarosa essential oil has shown antimicrobial activity.
Bergamot essential oil
Scent: Sweet, floral, citrusy, and slightly fruity. Bergamot essential oil blends well with floral, citrus, and eucalyptus oils. When tested, it was shown to have antimicrobial activity.
Geranium essential oil
Scent: Sweet, green, citrus-rosy, fresh. Geranium essential oil blends well with floral, citrus, and mint oils. It has been shown to have antimicrobial activity multiple strains of bacteria and fungi. To learn more about the benefits of geranium essential oil, see my post here.
Thieves®essential oil blend
Scent: Warm, spicy, cinnamon. This legendary, power packed essential oil blend contains: clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. These purifying oils blend well with orange, tangerine, or lemon oils.
Is a natural astringent and antiseptic, which may help reduce pore size by tightening skin cells. It contains anti-inflammatory properties – such as gallic acid and tannis – and can help reduce inflammation and soothe skin. Witch hazel also has anti-microbial properties, which may help keep undesired odor down.
When used topically, magnesium oil helps break apart fats and oils. This can help reduce skin’s oiliness, improve skin health, and reduce body odor. (This ingredient may be omitted or reduced if you have super sensitive skin; but it does give some extra support for those who need it.)
Essential oils from recipe of choice below
Homemade Deodorant Recipes:
10 drops Rosemary
10 drops Orange
10 drops Lemongrass
*I chose to use 30 essential oil drops per 1 oz of liquid. Feel free to adjust the essential oil potency to your liking.
Homemade Deodorant Spray Instructions:
1: Choose a recipe from above, then gather the essential oils, other ingredients, and glass spray bottle.
2: Open glass spray bottle.
3: Drop in the essential oils per recipe.
4: Add in a 1/2-1 tsp of magnesium oil.
5: Top off spray bottle with witch hazel.
6: Secure spray top and gently shake to combine.
7: Use as needed. You will want to give it a quick shake before each use, since the oils could separate from the other ingredients.