Introduction: Homemade Deodorant/Antiperspirant (Updated Version)

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Today, I am creating an updated version of my other Instructable: Homemade Deodorant/Antiperspirant
Again, thanks to scoochmaroo for inspiring me to create the recipe. (Congrats on 100,000 views!)

I decided that, instead of changing the previous one, I would go ahead and make a new 'ible, complete with new pictures and also a powder version of the recipe.

We'll start off with the original (paste) version.
(Skip to step 3 if you want to see the powder version only)

Step 1: Ingredients (paste)


Baking Soda
Baby Powder (Talcum Powder)
Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol

Essential Oils (ie: Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus, Lavender, etc.)
(I recommend using ones that help kill bacteria)

a small air-tight container.

Step 2: Combine Ingredients and Shake It Up.

Put the baking soda and the baby powder in first, then the rubbing alcohol, then the Vicks. Put the lid on the container and shake until the mixture is homogenous, and then you can add in any essential oils and shake again if desired.

Use around 3 parts baking soda, 1 part talcum powder, 2 parts alcohol, and 2 parts Vicks.
(You should add just a bit more alcohol than Vicks though.)

*Thanks ERCCRE123 for helping clear up the ratios. (previous Instructable)

You're Finished!

Step 3: Ingredients (powder)


Baking Soda
Baby Powder

Herb of choice (Lavender, Rosemary, etc...)

one of those powder-puff thingys (does anyone know what they're really called?)
(if you don't have one of those then you could always just put it in a container and put it on from there)

Step 4: Mix It Together

Put the baking soda, baby powder, and herbs (optional) in a separate bowl and mix it first, remove the puffy part of the powder puff thingy, pour your desired amount in, replace the puffy thing, and put the lid on.

Any extras can be kept in an air-tight container or a ziploc bag for around 2 years or more if stored in a dry place.

*Use around 2 parts baking soda to 1 part baby powder, and around a quarter part of your herbs.

You're Finished!

Step 5: Finished!

Now you can go off and enjoy your new-found less sweaty-ness, and enjoy a lengthy frolicking in the fields.