Eliminate Dirty Looks With DIY Deodorant

Eliminate Dirty Looks With DIY Deodorant

We showed you how to kill foot odour with old socks, but why not go one step further and make an entire stick of DIY deodorant?

Instructables user scoochmaroo wrote a guide on how you can make your own deodorant (and appease those of us with sensitive noses).

No longer can you use sensitive skin, peculiar allergies or “What if that ingredient causes cancer?!?!” as an excuse to make the rest of the world suffer, because you make this all-natural, DIY-brand deodorant. Oh, and you probably already have all the ingredients needed for this recipe around your house:

  • Corn starch
  • Baking soda
  • Coconut oil
  • Essential oils (opt. – adds smellpretty!)
  • Vitamin E (opt. adds ooohskinsoft!)
  • An empty container to be filled with your new deodorant

Hit up the link below for the detailed instructions, but do keep scoochmaroo’s final notes in mind:

Odour is caused by bacteria, not by sweating. The essential oils I mentioned are great antimicrobials and should do a real number on all that nasty bacteria. […]This product will not keep you from sweating. Aluminium is the key ingredient in antiperspirant, and that’s the bad guy in our story here.

Have you ever used a homemade solution, such as this DIY deodorant, to keep folks from running away from you? Do you skip the deodorant altogether? Tell us in the comments.

Deodorant [Instructables]


  • a tip on B.O..

    if you got a sweaty problem and its also a smelly one.. cut a lemon in half and wash your armpits with them in the shower a few times (before soap). The acid in the lemon does something to the glands/pores – whatever is under there.

  • a practical suggestion for DIY deodorant.
    I find crystal sticks/spray work fairly well, but I’ll give this a go.

    the real problem is that too many people, particularly those nescient of social norms / cultural expectations in a european colony refuse to accept their own disgusting stench.
    sadly, when living with any smell for long enough, you will eventually fail to notice it, even while all those around you are gagging.

    PS: lemons may well work, but seems like a very costly alternative, unless you have a large tree of your own.

    • mate i said “a few times”.
      your stench problem will be fixed after a few washes. I don’t know the science behind it but take blackheads for example… hydrafolic acid (or watever its called) attacks the bacteria that allows them to develop.. so i gather lemon under the arms does a similar thing.

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