How to make a homemade deodorant for the bad smell of the armpits

You may think that the bad smell of the armpits is due to bad, bad or incorrect hygiene, but the reality is very different: although it can be a cause in some specific cases, the truth is that rather, we are faced with a condition that is related to hormonal or glandular factors. That is to say, in the majority of the occasions little it has to do with the hygiene and with the cleanliness that we maintain daily.

When we sweat excessively, either because we perform certain physical activities that influence it, because we get tense or nervous or because there is simply too much heat in the environment (especially during the summer months), this sweating gives way to an accumulation of bacteria that are the main culprits of that nasty bad odor arising.

As a result, it has a very negative influence on the self-esteem of the person who suffers, causing in turn certain discomfort not only in himself but also in who surrounds him and with whom he relates.

If you like natural products with this simple homemade remedy you can have a deodorant ready to use after showering. With this homemade deodorant and free of chemical products we can have sweat-free underarms with which we will feel fresh throughout the day.

The natural ingredients that we use in the making of this homemade deodorant contain astringent, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties. In addition to these properties, each of these ingredients also contributes its aromas, such as aroma of lavender, rosemary and lemon. The deodorant once prepared we will apply it on the armpits after showering.

How to prepare the homemade deodorant for the armpits

To prepare the deodorant we will do an infusion with fresh or dried rosemary.

Ingredients you need:

We will need 250 ml. of water and 5 tablespoons of rosemary.


We put the water to heat and when it boils add the rosemary. Keep the infusion boiling about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let stand about 10 minutes. Uncover, strain the infusion and let cool.

We add the following essential oils to the rosemary infusion:

  • 12 drops of lavender essential oil.
  • 12 drops of lemon essential oil.
  • 25 ml. of alcohol of 90 degrees.

We remove to mix and store the deodorant in a bottle that has a spray.

Every time we go to apply it in the armpits before we should shake it.

Useful tips to avoid underarm sweating

To avoid sweating in the armpits as much as possible we can follow some tips or habits such as those recommended below:

  • Daily shower and yes it is necessary even twice a day.
  • Avoid eating foods such as strong spices, garlic, onions, as they favor the appearance of odor in sweat.
  • Do not buy acrylic fabric clothes since the skin does not breathe properly.
  • Choose light, breathable garments made of natural fibers such as linen or cotton.
  • Avoid coffee, tobacco, alcohol.

Following these basic tips you will get to a large extent to avoid excessive sweating, and with it the possible appearance of the annoying and uncomfortable bad smell. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.