This blog will introduce a DIY recipe for making deodorant spray. The special thing about this spray is that it can be used over your clothing! In this way it becomes easier to resolve the issue of body odour.
Baking soda – sodium hydrogen carbonate – is alkaline in nature, whereas body odour and the smell that stays on the clothes are due to the collection of waste sebum and proteins. These unpleasant odours are acidic in nature. Thus, if you use a weak alkaline aqueous solution of sodium bicarbonate it will help to neutralize and decompose the odorous components.
Although the sodium bicarbonate water has a deodorizing action on its own, the use of essential oils with it can increase the benefits. By blending essential oils we can neutralise the unpleasant odour, purifying the air and refreshing the mind!
According to Aromatherapy An A-Z by Patricia Davis, the essential oils of Bergamot, Lavender, Neroli, Juniper, Cypress, Thyme and Sage are recommended for their deodorizing effects.
DIY recipe for deodorant spray to use over the clothes
Materials and how to make it
- Baking soda tbs 1/2
- Purified water (or flower water – Tea tree, Witch hazel, Peppermint etc) 45ml
- Dehydrated ethanol 5 ml
- Essential oils blend for deodorant 45 drops (3% in dilution)
- Mix the baking soda in purified water
- Mix anhydrous ethanol into the essential oil blend
- Mix the oil/ethanol blend little by little into the bottle of baking soda water, and shake well
- Women can also use this deodorant.
- Please shake the bottle well before use.
- Bergamot and Lemon from the original recipe mentioned earlier has phototoxicity. If you want to use directly on the skin, please be careful to avoid direct sunlight.