If you have a collection of essential oils you likely have what you need to make a simple, effective deodorant. You will need good quality grain ethyl alcohol too–such as Everclear or high proof vodka or gin (organic versions are available). General rule of thumb–use 10 drops of a combination of specific essential oils (listed below) per ounce of alcohol. Best not to use rubbing alcohol due to questionable purity for using on a daily basis.
We’ve been using variations of essential oils in this recipe for years and love it–always smells great and it works!
Glass 2-4 ounce spray bottle (we used an empty Weleda spray deodorant bottle)
2-4 ounces of grain alcohol
10 drops total of essential oils per ounce of grain alcohol; good choices are tea tree, lavender, chamomile, lemongrass, sage, geranium, jasmine, sweet orange, grapefruit, lemon, frankincense. Be sure to include the tea tree oil and at least 2 of the other choices that are printed in bold.
Pour the alcohol in the spray bottle. Add your combination of essential oils. Shake before application.