Simple Homemade Deodorant Spray

You can use a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol as a deodorant.

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Make your own deodorant spray with rubbing alcohol!

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My husband and I have avoided antiperspirants in conventional deodorants for several years. We had been buying Tom’s of Maine deodorant or other natural, safer choices at our co-op, but we were still frustrated by the plastic waste.  

We started using a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol for deodorant. If you like, you can add essential oils (peppermint or lavender) for some scent. The alcohol is strong enough to kill any odor-causing bacteria under your arms, and you save both plastic and money.  

Katie Sherman 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

sommer
4/1/2013 6:43:40 PM

Rubbing alcohol is usually Isopropyl Alcohol, which isn't safe to use long term on the skin, especially under the arms. It is derived from propylene gas. It is poisonous through inhalation, absorption and ingestion. On the label of Isopropyl rubbing alcohol it says to NOT use long-term on the skin. It is synthetic, unlike ethyl alcohol or the kind that is safe to drink. I used Isopropyl alcohol on my skin long-term and it made me sick. After discontinuing it I saw a significant improvement in my health. Be warned!