A while back, Mr. Native Texan made the switch from his mainstream deodorant (bleh) to this completely non-toxic deodorant made by yours truly with essential oils (of course).
Well. I was thrilled about the switch, but not so thrilled every time he needed a refill which required me to drag out approximately 73 bottles of oil to whip up a new batch of deodorant. I’d had a feeling that would happen, which is why I’d been a bit resistant to trying that recipe in the first place.
Finally, I took matters into my own hands and experimented with simpler combinations of oils.
The experimentation went like this:
Me, holding several open bottles of oil up to his nose: What about this? [Switch out bottles, repeat.]
It was not unlike an eye exam: “This one, or this one? Now, this one, or this one?”
Anyway, we finally settled on the following combination. We both love the scent, and it’s effective at combating odor. Plus, now I need only four bottles of oil to refill his deodorant, as opposed to the loooooong list of oils from the previous recipe.
Essential Oils Deodorant for Men, Simplified
Ingredients & Supplies
- 20 drops Cedarwood
- 20 drops Patchouli
- 25-30 drops Bergamot
- 5 drops Frankincense
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 2 oz. glass spray bottle
- Add essential oils to glass spray bottle.
- Fill bottle about 1/3 of the way with FCO.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
- Insert spray top.
- Shake well. (Shake well before each use.)
Is the guy you love using a natural deodorant? Why not give essential oils a try?
UPDATE: Check out this quick video to get the scoop on our current favorite natural deodorants:
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