DIY Aloe Vera Deodorant
In her video, Ruth, from Naturally Radiant Life with Ruth, presents a natural alternative to mainstream deodorants, particularly suitable for those with sensitive skin or minimal sweating.
She emphasizes the use of essential oils and recommends a glass container for the recipe. She repurposes a deodorant bottle for this purpose. Let’s get into it!
The key ingredient in this oil-free deodorant is aloe vera, offering a non-greasy option.
Ruth notes that, while fresh aloe is the most natural choice, it tends to spoil within two weeks, even if refrigerated. She suggests making a smaller batch to avoid waste if opting for fresh aloe.
Ruth begins by adding 50 ml of aloe vera to a glass bottle, highlighting its quick absorption and non-sticky feel.
Next, she incorporates two small spoonfuls of arrowroot powder, known for moisture absorption and odor control. She sourced her arrowroot powder from a local natural cosmetics store.
To infuse the deodorant with pleasant scents and antibacterial properties, she adds five drops each of tea tree, lemon, and citronella essential oils.
She provides an optional step for those without sensitive skin: adding a pinch of sodium bicarbonate for extra protection.
The finished deodorant is now ready for use! Ruth advises applying it to clean armpits and allowing it to fully absorb before putting on clothes.
DIY aloe vera deodorant
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- Aloe vera
- Glass bottle
- Arrowroot powder
- Tea tree oil
- Lemon oil
- Citronella oil
- Sodium bicarbonate (optional)
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