Baking soda deodorant is a natural antiperspirant used to absorb sweating and neutralize odors.
There are two ways to use baking soda as a deodorant: baking soda by itself and baking soda with other ingredients added. There is a chance of irritation when baking soda is used by itself so make sure to test it on your inner arm. If there is irritation, don't use it; proceed if there is no irritation.
To use it as a deodorant, wet your armpits, pat dry them and apply baking soda with a wash cloth. You can also mix soda and cornstarch in equal amounts if you are experiencing irritation.
If you want a longer running or strong deodorant for excessive body odor, this will help. What you do is mix corn starch and baking soda of equal quantity in a bowl. Stir in 20 drops of tea tree oil. You can use this mixture in powder form like the talcum powders or place it in a deodorant stick. Leave it for a day and it will have better consistency and be sturdier.
I had some body odor issues especially in summers..I was 12 at that time, until my mum told me to use ALUM (phatkari)-alum is antiseptic, you do sweat but get rid of the bad smell forever.Its been 10 years now and using it on daily basis and have gotten rid of the smell.
After taking bath or whenever you wash your armpits just wet the alum and rub it on your armpits, don't use any deodorant on the armpits but obviously you can use it on the other body parts.
This tip is so useful and really wanted to share with others who have odor problems.This will definitely HELP! :)
In addition to using plain witch hazel, or baking soda, here are some
refreshing recipes inspired by Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair by Dina
Falconi (Ceres Press, 1998). These should be mixed and applied with a cotton ball.
Witch Hazel Tea Tree Double Whammy
10 drops tea tree essential oil
1 ounce of witch hazel
4 ounces witch hazel
8 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops rosemary essential oil
2 drops patchouli essential oil
1/4 cup 80 proof vodka
1/4 cup distilled water
10 drops tea tree
16 drops cedarwood essential oil
20 drops sandalwood essential oil
1/4 cup 80 proof vodka
1/4 cup distilled water
10 drops geranium Egypt essential oil
10 drops patchouli essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
Choose Green Products
You can check the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database to see the hazard score of your current products or an alternative you
might be considering. Here are a few other suggestions:
Crystal Body Deodorant is hypoallergenic, fragrance free, non-sticky, non-staining, and is made of 100% natural mineral salts with no
artificial coloring or ingredients.
Avalon Organics Deodorants come from a company whose "Consciousness in Cosmetics" principle guides the formulation of all of their yummy
products—for deodorant, that translates to no aluminium compounds, parabens or propyelene glycol.
Cleure Body Spray Deodorant provides 24 hours of natural deodorant protection.
Sometimes soap and warm water is not enough to remove odor under your armpits. In some cases where body odor is a problem, soap and water will remove most of it but, not all of it.
At times, after cleaning your hair and scalp with shampooing, the smell of oil on your scalp is still there. Try ask a partner to smell closely, the smell is stuck with the body oil on hair and skin.
Not to worry, all you need is some BEER.
The amount of beer depends on the parts you want to clean. And how regular you clean it. For 1st timers, you need more.
You can use to clean:-
Do this while bathing. Clean armpits with soap and rinse. Dispense some beer on to your palm then rub and massage on to the skin of the armpit and if you have armpit hair, clean it beer as well. Repeat for the other side. Leave them on for 2-4 minutes. Rinse of with cool water. Repeat the procedure as needed.
Wash hair with shampoo, condition it if needed. Rinse thoroughly. Massage beer into scalp and hair. Leave on for 2-4 minutes, rinse off with cool water. Repeat the procedure as needed.
We need to massage the beer onto the scalp and skin because that?s the source of sweat and oil that attracts bacteria and create odor. In some cases, the mixture of oil, sweat and odor will stubbornly stick and cling onto your skin and hair.
If needed, repeat the procedures a few times. But mostly, with a good massage, once is good enough. Do this 2 to 3 times a week or as need.
I have found the best home remedy/alternative for deodorant: good ol' baking soda! Just dab it on under your arms with you finger or powder brush. It is NOT an antiperspirant - you will still sweat, but personally I think it is healthier to sweat, and it keeps you smelling better than any other deodorant I've tried!
Hi Denise and thanks for the tip!
Baking soda has been long used as a natural deodorant and is probably one of the most popular of homemade deodorant recipes. It neutralizes the skin's pH level so that there is no space for the bacteria that cause the smell, to start growing.
As someone mentioned in the comments, be aware that baking soda can cause skin redness and irritation. Do a skin patch test and if sure there are no problems, proceed.