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Keep Your Underarms Healthy, Fragrant & Sweat-Free With These Natural DIY Deodorant Balms

Keep Your Underarms Healthy, Fragrant & Sweat-Free With These Natural DIY Deodorant Balms

Body odour is a direct side effect of sweating in extra-hot weather. No, you cannot forget to wear deodorant in the summer because no one wants to smell like or be around someone with a pungent smell. It’s basic courtesy to make deos a part of your skincare routine – if it isn’t already! But, if you are someone who finds that OTC deos are harsh, expensive, or don’t suit your sensitive skin when applied, there is a nourishing alternative. DIY deodorant balms are made of all natural ingredients and will allow for controlling sweat and body odour while nourishing your skin. You no longer have to worry about darkening your underarms with harsh deodorant formulas as these homemade deo balms are made from all natural ingredients and will even help correct the skin tone overtime. Even sensitive skin types can opt for these recipes after doing a patch test. So if you’re looking to cut short on your expenses or want a deo that will care for your skin as well, try out these simple recipes.

DIY Deodorant Balm Recipes For Fragrant & Nourished Underarms

For Sweat-Free Pits

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If you want to naturally control sweat and body odour while feeling refreshed, try this minty, citrus deodorant balm recipe. The baking soda helps control sweat while the coconut oil and cocoa butter make for a nourishing base. Peppermint adds that minty effect which will invigorate your skin and lemon is a pleasant citrus fragrance ideal for summers.

What You Need

  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 6 tbsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • Glass jar

How To Make It

  1. Add cocoa butter and coconut oil to a glass jar and place it in a double broiler setup to melt both ingredients.
  2. Once melted, take it off the heat and stir in the cornstarch and baking soda. 
  3. Mix well to remove air bubbles and clumps in the mixture.
  4. After thoroughly mixing, add in your essential oils and stir well.
  5. Let this cool for a while and then seal it with the cap of the jar.
  6. Scrape a pea sized amount of this mixture and massage it in your armpits when required.

For A Fruity Fragrance

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If you have sensitive skin, switching cornstarch with arrowroot powder can help. Even skipping baking soda will help reduce sensitivity but it will make the balm lose its sweat controlling ability. Grapefruit fragrance notes are energising and invigorating by itself and so this deodorant is perfect for summer.

What You Need

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp shea butter
  • 6 tbsp baking soda (optional)
  • 4 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • Glass jar

How To Make It

  1. Add shea butter and coconut oil to a glass jar and place it in a larger vessel with boiling water to melt both ingredients.
  2. Once melted, take it out of the heated pan of water and stir in the arrowroot powder and baking soda. 
  3. Mix well to remove air bubbles and clumps in the mixture.
  4. After getting a uniform consistency, add in your essential oils and stir well.
  5. Let this cool for a while and then seal it with the cap of the jar.
  6. Scrape a pea sized amount of this mixture and massage it in your armpits when required.

For A Relaxing Aroma

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Cedarwood and ylang ylang paired together will give you a musky floral aroma that is super relaxing and stress relieving. This deo balm will keep skin fresh and fragrant and your senses invigorated as well.

What You Need

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 6 tbsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch powder
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops clary sage essential oil
  • Glass jar

How To Make It

  1. Add cocoa butter and coconut oil to a glass jar and melt it in the microwave or over in a double broiler.
  2. Once melted, take it out and stir in the cornstarch powder and baking soda. 
  3. Mix well to remove air bubbles and clumps in the mixture.
  4. After getting a smooth consistency, stir in your essential oils to add fragrance.
  5. Let this cool for a while and then seal it with the cap of the jar.
  6. Scrape a pea sized amount of this mixture and massage it in your armpits when required.

If you don’t have the time to spare on an inexpensive DIY, try these body care essentials that will also nourish your skin while keeping you smelling amazing. We recommend:

You’re going to fall in love with these DIY deodorant balms. Not only are they super safe and nourishing on the skin, but you can also customise the fragrances according to your preferences.

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06 May 2022

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