Introduction: Homemade Deodorant/Antiperspirant

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Today, I'm going to show you how to make your own deodorant/antiperspirant with household items.

Cred to scoochmaroo for inspiring me to create my own recipe.

Step 1: Ingredients


Baking Soda
Talcum/Baby Powder
Rubbing Alcohol
Vicks/Menthol Paste


A small air tight jar

Step 2: Combining

Put the baking soda and the talcum powder in the jar first, then the rubbing alcohol, then the Vicks.

Use approx 3 parts baking soda, 1 part talcum powder, 2 parts alcohol, and 2 parts Vicks.
(Perhaps add a little bit more alcohol than Vicks though)

*Thanks ERCCRE123 for helping clear up the ratios.

Step 3: Mix

Close the lid then shake vigorously until completely mixed.

Step 4: Finished

If you have an extra tube for deodorant and you make your paste extra thick then pack it into one of those. If not then keep it in the jar and apply with your finger. 

Keep rubbing it in until there is no more baking soda residue.

I find this lasts for approx 12 hours.

Hope you like my Instructable.
Constructive criticism is appreciated.

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