In my last post I gave you a recipe for creating your own natural deodorant spray. Since not everyone likes to use a spray, today I’m offering up my recipe for a natural roll-on deodorant.
Natural Deodorant Roll-on
65% Liquid Base (Purified Water, Hydrosols, Aloe Vera Juice, Aqueous Infusions of Herbs or Teas)
20% Witch Hazel Extracts, Herbal Tinctures, or Cider Vinegar (or a combination)
10% Vegetable Glycerine
5% amount of essential oils
Supplies: Glass bottle with sprayer top, glass measuring cup or graduated cylinder with minimum increments of 5ML, glass eye dropper, a funnel (stainless steel is preferred), and a stirring rod (preferably glass but a chopstick will work too)
Ingredients: See my previous post regarding ingredients for the liquid base as well as suggested EOs. Other ingredients can include things like Goldenseal tincture and in the case of a roll-on you want to add some Vegetable Glycerin as well to help thicken the mixture and emulsify the oils. If you’re so inclined, you can try a pinch of xanthan gum powder to thicken the mixture and make it more gel-like but you’ll need a high speed stick blender and should blend the xanthan gum in the glycerin first then with the remaining liquids.
Directions: Measure and pour ingredients into measuring cup (use dropper for measuring essential oils). Stir gently using a stirring rod, pour into bottle and screw on top. Activate the roller. Gently shake the bottle before each use. Apply under each arm as you would with a regular roll-on deodorant. Note: You may have to experiment with the amount of glycerin in this recipe to get it to a consistency you like. Glycerin is thick and a little sticky so too much will make the finished product too sticky or gooey so go easy n that one (remember the recipe is a guideline).
If you’re not sure where to find the appropriate ingredients or supplies I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. Roll-ons are a little trickier to make than sprays. You may need to experiment and adjust the amount of glycerin to get the consistency where you want it. If spray or roll-on deodorants aren’t your preference, check back in a couple of days. I’ll have a recipe for you for a deodorant powder.
If you try this recipe and it works for you please let me know and share what you did so others can learn from you. Or if you have one of your own that you really like, please share that with us here. Thanks and enjoy!