Discover how easy it is to make your own natural DIY Roll-On Herbal Deodrant with all-natural ingredients you probably already have at home.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
I've tried dozens of different deodorants and antiperspirants over the years, including versions I've made myself. Most of them have been a huge disappointment.
Which is such a shame. Thankfully, I've been testing and perfecting this recipe for weeks and I'm thrilled to have arrived at a final product.
Don't be alarmed by the amount of time I invested, though, because this herbal roll-on deodorant is actually quite simple to make. Let me show you how I did it.
Why Use a Natural Deodorant?
Aluminum, which is used in conventional antiperspirants as the main active ingredient, is linked to breast cancer.
I'm also wary of the concept of antiperspirant in general. If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense that blocking sweat glands could lead to health issues. Sweating is one of the ways our bodies get rid of toxins, and we inhibit that with antiperspirants.
I use this 1-ounce glass bottle - they are a bit smaller than standard deodorant containers, but it's very nice to use and GREAT for throwing in my purse.
I recommend using glass since essential oils can break down plastic over time. You can also reuse glass over and over many more times, anyway.
You could just as easily store this in a spray bottle, too! You can make larger batches at a time, I wouldn't.
The rollerball needs to be cleaned out every so often and this is a good amount of product/time to wait between cleanings.
How To Use
Shake well and apply to underarms. Toss it in your bag to use later. I get around 6-7 hours of protection from this recipe on a normal day.
DIY Roll-On Herbal Deodorant
- 1 one ounce glass roller bottle
- ⅞ ounce organic witch hazel
- ⅛ ounce vegetable glycerin
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops rose essential oil
- 5 drops basil essential oil
- Simply add all of the ingredients to a roll-on glass bottle. Attach the roller bottom and shake well.
That's all there is to it! Give this recipe a try and let me know how it works for you.
Kylie, this is awesome! Can't believe I never thought to put deo in a roller bottle before. This is so perfect for keeping in my purse, especially for those times that I forget and run out of the house without putting some on, haha.
So, quick question: what is the glycerin for in this recipe? Just wondering... Thanks!
Great question! It's just acting as a carrier and to bind the ingredients together. I tried various carrier oils, vegetable glycerin seems to work the best.
How do you measure 1/8 and 7/8 oz? Thanks!
It's best to use a scale for the most accurate measure.
Does it dry easily or feel oily
It dries pretty easily. It takes a couple seconds for me, then good to go! 🙂
I have had some problems with rashes when using baking soda. Is there a substitute I could use? Is this a problem you have encountered? Thanks!
Yes, it's definitely common for those with sensitive skin. Try Scratch Mommy's Deo recipe!
This blend sounds lovely! I will have to give it a try for my next deodorant recipe 🙂
Will this work in a little spray bottle or will the baking soda plug the sprayer?
Good question, it might be okay as long as the tube inside is wide enough. In my experience the standard 1 ounce glass amber bottles with spray nozzles don't work well with recipes that include baking soda.