You know you’re onto a winner when your reluctant-to-conform-to-change-rexona-loving-old-school-I’m-gonna-do-it-how-my-mum-did-it husband uses a handmade, natural, and chemical-free spray deodorant and it WORKS!
I will admit, it took a while to get him off the supermarket crap as there was no way he was going to rub a balm into his hairy pits. I kinda don’t blame him and kudos to you, if you or your husband are happy with the balm; keep using it! A spray was so much easier to gently persuade him, and I imagine it would be a hit among the teenagers too.
This spray deodorant formula is a LONG time coming. I have used it flat out over the past few months and even after a game of netball in goal attack, still no stink. My husband says by the very end of a long day he may smell a little, but then follows with the recollection that he had the same effect from commercial sprays too.
Read this blog for tips on transitioning to natural deodorant. Happy spraying!
Spray Deodorant with Magnesium
Makes: 80 g Prep time: < 5 min.
My Choice of Essential Oils
My favourite essential oils in this recipe are tea tree, patchouli and lemongrass, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information on essential oils.
1. Add hot water and magnesium to a bowl and mix until all magnesium has dissolved.
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
3. Transfer into container of choice (I store mine in a master jar and refill a glass spray bottle).
Apply 1-2 sprays under each arm, onto clean armpits. Since oil and water don’t mix, you’ll need to shake well prior to each use.