I’ve been using a great deodorant recipe for the last several months, and I just love it. My husband uses it regularly too because the scent really is great for either men or women. I got the original recipe from a book I reviewed awhile back called “Nature’s Weeds, Native Medicine, Native American Herbal Secrets” by Marie Miczak. I’ve tinkered with the ingredients a bit to get it how we like it best, but the original recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients:
1 cup coriander seed infusion (I use 2 tsp. seeds in hot water for about 30 min.)
10 drops lemongrass oil
5 drops lavender oil
That’s it! Placed in a spray bottle, you’re ready to go. Now, the important thing to remember here is that it’s a deodorant, not an antiperspirant. If you’re used to antiperspirants and you switch to a simple deodorant, you’ll probably sweat quite a bit as your body adjusts. You see, we’re supposed to sweat a little under the arms because this is one way the body detoxifies. So when you use antiperspirants, you’re blocking one of the body’s ability to release toxins. After stopping antiperspirant usage, your body will say “yay! Let’s dump all this stuff, guys!” and give you lots of extra perspiration until it figures out it’s free to do it’s thing. Well, that’s it in a nutshell anyway. After awhile (a few weeks, maybe even a month or two) the sweat factor will even out to something you can hopefully handle.
I’ve found the best way to use this natural deodorant is to apply it a couple of times a day. Just a few fine sprays under each arm. The smell of the mixture is wonderful, but it won’t be strong for more than a few minutes, so no fears in mixing it with any perfumes, etc. you may like. Personally I love smelling like coriander, lemongrass and lavender! Very natural and refreshing.
Hope you enjoy the homemade deodorant spray recipe!