Cream Deodorant

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce cocoa butter
  • 1/2 ounce beeswax
  • 1 Tbsp glycerin
  • 1 Tbsp rosewater

Procedure

  1. Melt cocoa butter and beeswax slowly in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Remove from heat, add glycerin and rosewater.
  3. Add several drops of one or more of the following deodorizing essential oils: calendula, coriander, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, rosemary, sage, or thyme.
  4. Stir before use if cream separates.

Herbal Deodorant Powder

Ingredients

  • 2 parts powdered sandalwood (for fragrance and anti-microbial properties)
  • 1 part powdered white oak bark (an astringent)
  • 1 part powdered lovage root (for fragrance)

Procedure

  1. Pulverize herbs in a blender or food processor until they become a very fine powder.
  2. Transfer powder into a clean, dry iron skillet and very lightly pan-roast to set resins and scents.
  3. Fill muslin draw-string bags with the powdered herbs, or use handkerchiefs tied with a string or ribbon. Pat bags under your arms or on feet.

“Anti-Sweat” Tea

Ingredients

The following herbs, when brewed and drunk as a tea are reported to reduce perspiration within 2 hours of use with its effects lasting several days:

  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon dried hops
  • 1 teaspoon stinging nettle
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cut rose petals
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried strawberry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh walnut leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of dried sage leaves

Procedure

  1. Combine all ingredients, cover and steep for an hour.
  2. Strain and sweeten with honey if desired.

Radish Deodorant

Ingredients and procedure

  1. Extract the juice from about 2 dozen radishes.
  2. Add 1/4 teaspoon of glycerin.
  3. Pour into a squirt bottle and keep refrigerated.
  4. Squirt under arms after a bath or pour some into the palm of your hand and rub under the arms.

Stick Deodorant

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cornstarch
  • 2 ounces baking soda
  • 1 ounces liquid chlorophyll
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces distilled water
  • 8 ounces beeswax
  • 10-15 drops of honeysuckle, rose, coriander or essential oil of your choice.

Procedure

  1. Mix all ingredients except wax and chorophyll in a bowl, stir thoroughly.
  2. Melt wax in top of a double boiler over very low heat, remove from heat.
  3. Add the other ingredients and blend well. If the wax thickens too much to be workable, heat again.
  4. As the mixture begins to cool, but before it hardens, add the liquid chlorophyll and essential oils.
  5. Pour into molds. Let harden.
  6. Remove from molds. Store in a tightly closed container away from heat to avoid shrinkage.

Deodorizing Foot Bath

Ingredients and procedure

Soak the feet in the following solution:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 5-6 Tbsp Epsom salts
  • 1 gallon warm water

Sage Foot Bath

Ingredients and procedure

Soak your feet in a bowl of warm/hot water with 2 drops of essential oil of sage every day for a week.

Pine Foot Bath

Ingredients and procedure

For foot odor, bathe the feet in a mixture of witch hazel and essential oil of pine

Sage Foot Deodorant

Ingredients and procedure

Pulverize some dried or fresh sage, sprinkle the powder into shoes before wearing.

Sage Deodorizing Foot Powder

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 drops of Sage essential oil

Procedure

  1. Mix baking powder and oil in a plastic bag, shake well.
  2. Allow to dry. Break up any clumps that may have formed.
  3. Dust feet regularly with the powder and add a teaspoon in the shoes overnight.

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