When your in a rush, and deodorant is too expensive, this homemade deodorant is perfect, because you can choose your sent, and almost every household is sure to have these ingredients. Instead of wearing off as soon as you sweat, this works as the perfect shield against sweat and smelly armpits and sweaty necks.
- 6 blobs of aloe Vera gel (or 2 teaspoon)
- 2 teaspoons of baby powder
- 2 small squirts of lotion (preferably dry skin or thicker lotion)
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (pure)
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 sprays of your favorite perfume or body spray
- Popsicle stick (to stir)
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Step 1: Mix Wet Ingredients
in a small bowl, using the Popsicle stick mix the aloe Vera gel, lotion lemon juice and perfume.
Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients
First, slowly mix in the baking soda into the wet mixture, prepare for a fizz as the lemon juice is very acidic and causes a reaction with mixed with baking soda. Keep stirring until the reaction stops. Then, add the baby powder. Mix, mix, mix, until the formula becomes a thick paste. If it is too liquidity, add more baking soda and baby powder. If it is too thick, add more aloe Vera or lemon juice. Last but not least, add the squirts of perfume or body spray. If you want to know how each ingredient helps as a substitute to deodorant, look at next step.
Step 3: Apply!/ Explaining Ingredients
Use 2 fingers and rub a small dollop in each armpit until almost absorbed into skin, but still visible. Re-apply when needed. CAUTION: lemon may sting pores if recently shaved of waxed. Unless you are ok with a light sting for a few minutes, wait a few days to use.
Explaining the ingredients:
Aloe Vera: helps to keep you feeling fresh and cool in sweaty areas
Lemon juice: fights bacteria and helps the smell
Lotion: moisturizes and softens skin
Baking soda: dries out sweat and dilutes smell
Baby powder: dries out sweat, shields smell
Body spray: to sent your deodorant
Step 4: TIPS!!! Please Read!!
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Make sure not to add too much lemon as it becomes puffy and does not work!! Let set and dry in a bowl for 10 minutes, then make sure to store in an airtight container or it will turn out like the last picture.