Homemade foot powders, body sprays, and perfumes
Homemade foot powders, sprays and deodorants combine anti-bacterial herbs
and oils with organic, bulk ingredients like Orris
Root, arrowroot powder, simple cornstarch,
and white clay. These natural, non-toxic bases replace the aluminum chloride
and boric acid used in OTC deodorants and antiperspirants. The anti-bacterial and antiperspirant properties of
essential oils and herbs eliminate odor-causing bacteria while adding their own distinctive
Essential oils of Sage, cypress, patchouli,
and rose are often anchored with resins like benzoin,
and sandalwood in deodorizing blends.
Hydrosols, or flower waters are also a great medium for natural body perfume sprays, and deodorants.