13 Sep Fresh spray deodorant with baking soda and essential oils
Baking soda is an all-rounder for household, kitchen, and cosmetics. You should always have some of it available, because it is versatile. Most people probably know baking soda as a baking aid, but the white powder can do so much more. Due to its high pH-value, it is alkaline and is considered antiseptic, thus fighting viruses and bacteria.
Baking soda used internally
Baking soda can quickly help with an over-acidification of the stomach. Due to its alkaline properties, it balances the acid and thus helps with heartburn, belching, and also diarrhea.
Baking soda for household
A paste of water and baking soda cleans heavily soiled pots, ovens, and stoves. Baking soda in combination with vinegar frees blocked drains and as a sprinkling powder, it removes odors from carpets, upholstery, and textiles. Simply sprinkle over the spot, massage in gently, and vacuum the next day.
Baking soda in cosmetics
It is effective against bacterial plaque in the mouth and throat and against bad breath. It also helps against sweaty odor from the armpits and feet.
We have taken advantage of the sweat-absorbing effects of baking soda and used it for a homemade spray deodorant. This deodorant does not irritate (even after shaving), contains no harmful substances and you can choose its scent yourself with essential oils. We have chosen essential oils that have deodorizing (odor masking) effects.
Raw materials used
Baking soda helps to ensure that sweat does not start to smell. In fact, it is not our sweat itself that smells, but the excretions of the bacteria that are produced by our sweat. This homemade deodorant is alkaline due to the sodium bicarbonate. This means that its pH value is too high for the bacteria on our skin. Of course, baking soda does not stop the formation of sweat, which is necessary for health reasons. But the sweat no longer smells.
Normal tap water usually has too much lime content and the ions in the water can negatively influence the properties of the preparations. You could also use boiled mineral water, but for cosmetic purposes, you also want to avoid minerals and bacteria.
Essential tea tree oil
Essential tea tree oil has strong healing effects and is known for its particularly antiseptic properties. It also has a strong deodorizing effect and prevents body odor.
Essential lemon oil
Essential lemon oil has deodorizing and antimycotic effects, i.e. it eliminates bad smells and is effective against diseases caused by fungi.
Lavender essential oil
The essential oil of lavender has soothing, deodorizing, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Here you can find more essential oils.
Application and shelf life
- Apply the deodorant as usual.
- If necessary, especially on warmer days, also multiple times a day.
The homemade spray deodorant has a shelf life of about 3 months.
DIY Spray deodorant recipe
Ingredients for 100 ml
- 100 ml distilled water
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 3 drops essential tea tree oil
- 3 drops lemon essential oil
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
- Spray bottle
- Pour all ingredients through a funnel into a sterile bottle.
- Then shake gently.
Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for stated effects and skin compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application is at your own risk and responsibility.