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.
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.
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.
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.
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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