Natural Remedy For Underarm Sweating – A Homemade Deodorant


A lot of people think that deodorants and antiperspirants are the same thing. This is a common misconception. Deodorant works by neutralizing sweat odor and reducing bacteria build up through its antiseptic ingredient component. On the other hand, antiperspirant works by closing or blocking the pores with powerful astringent chemicals like aluminum salts so that they could not release perspiration. In this case, which one is preferable, antiperspirants or deodorants?

Aluminum has the tendency to accumulate in the brain and interferes with the sweating process of our body. Taking note of this, deodorants would seem to have a more natural effect on us by not disrupting the whole sweating process. But how about the products marketed as both antiperspirant and deodorant? All I can say is that you should choose wisely.

There are other natural ingredients that you can use for underarm sweating. Take for instance, baking soda. It is a home remedy that we can find in our kitchen. Baking soda works wonders by neutralizing sweat’s odor. It can save you on many occasions especially when you travel.

Here’s a homemade natural deodorant formula:
Combine 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornstarch and a few drops of essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon to give it a hint of sweet smell.

Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Blend well by shaking the jar. Sprinkle a light covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Don’t rinse.

Homemade Basic Liquid Deodorant
Combine the following ingredients in a spray bottle:
1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
A few drops antibacterial essential oils such as lavender (optional)

Like any natural product in the market, always consider the shelf-life of your homemade deodorant. There is no way of saying when it will expire since it has an indefinite shelf-life. It depends on how preparation was made, the quality of your ingredients and so on.

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