Essential Oils and Recipes for Deodorant

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Making your own deodorant with your own custom scent can be fun. It can be as simple as a spray or a gel. You can also make a cream or a stick. Look below for a recipe for a spray, a gel, and a cream. See my article called Easy Winter Skincare Recipe for a deodorant stick recipe.

Here are 10 best essential oils for homemade deodorant that you can use when making your next deodorant and why they are helpful.


Of course lavender is at the top of the list. Everyone knows it’s great for skin, calming, and gentle. It is antiseptic, antiviral and deodorant, nervine, sedative and tonic. Lavender will help keep you smelling fresh.

Tea Tree

Tea tree oil is one of my favorite oils because it is useful for so many things as it is antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial.


Bergamot is a citrus that is anti-septic and deodorant. It’s a lovely smell that is uplifting and works well with citruses, florals, Cyprus, sandalwood, juniper, black pepper, ginger, clary sage, rosemary and frankincense.


Patchouli is anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, antimicrobial, astringent, deodorant, and sedative. It is good on chapped or broken skin and fungal infections.


Cyprus is antiseptic, anti-toxic, astringent, deodorant, and tonic. It is great for men’s skincare. It is useful for skin that is over-hydrated, oily skin and acne.


Lemon is antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, and tonic. It helps defend against infection.


Lemongrass is antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, nervine, and tonic. It helps tighten and tone skin.


Rosemary is antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and astringent.


Peppermint has a bright and refreshing smell. It is antiseptic and astringent.


Grapefruit is not only energizing and fresh smelling, but also antiseptic, astringent, stimulant, and tonic. It is helpful for oil skin and acne.

Gel Deodorant Recipe


1/4 cup aloe vera gel

1/4 cup witch hazel

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin

1 teaspoon baking soda

15 drops essential oils


Mix Dry Ingredients: In a small bowl, combine the ingredients. Stir well to ensure that the baking soda is evenly distributed.

Check Consistency: If the mixture is too thick, you can add a bit more witch hazel to achieve the desired gel-like consistency. If it’s too runny, add a small amount of baking soda.

Transfer to Container: Carefully pour the gel deodorant mixture into a clean and sterilized container. I like to use a glass jar with a pump. You can always clean and reuse soap and deodorant containers.

Allow to Set: Allow the gel deodorant to set and cool for a few hours. You can speed up the process by placing it in the refrigerator.

Cream Deodorant Recipe


¼ cup coconut oil

½ cup Shea butter

1 tbsp non-nano zinc oxide

1 tbsp and 1 tsp Clay

75 drops essential oils


Mix ingredients in a large bowl and blend with a handheld mixer until mixed and creamy.  Put in the desired container.

If you enjoyed these recipes, you might enjoy reading my book Carrie’s Herbal Infused Skincare Cookbook : A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Your Own Personalized Skincare. You can also find me on Substack or Medium.

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