Make Your Own Deodorizing Spray

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This post is by Bernie Carr,

I had tried using deodorant substitutes before, and reported the results on the blog.  I thought it would be interesting to try out a actual recipe and see if it would work.  I found the original recipe on the Root Simple blog.

Deodorizing Spray

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1 tablespoon Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Tea tree oil and Eucalyptus oil (I used Eden’s Garden but any brand should work)
1 cup of water
Spray bottle

In a small jar, add the baking soda to the water.   Shake it up.  Then add 4 drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial properties but it does have a strong smell.  I added 5 drops of eucalyptus oil and shook it some more.

That’s it!   Carefully pour the mixture into a refillable spray bottle.

To use, spray all over areas you normally perspire and wipe off.  Test on a small area first in case you have some sensitivities.  I like mine as the eucalyptus makes it smell like a spa treatment.  You may prefer a different scent such as lemon or peppermint.

Does it work?

I tried it after a strenuous workout and it worked pretty well.  It did not have a strong fragrance, but it was effective in getting rid of any sweaty smells.  Note that this does not work the same as a commercial deodorant.  It will freshen you up at least for the rest of the day, til you take a shower.    But for the purpose of freshening up, this works just fine, and only costs a few cents to make.

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Updated from a previous post that was originally published on Oct 17, 2012.

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