Lemon and lavender herbal deodorant

you will need
  • non-reactive pan
  • sterilised bottle with tight-fitting lid
ingredients + method

50 ml apple cider vinegar
100 ml water, boiled and cooled OR distilled
3 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil

  • heat cider + water to just below boiling
  • leave to cool
  • pour into a sterilised bottle
  • add vodka, if using
  • add essential oils
  • shake to mix
  • seal bottle
  • sterilise all equipment
  • always do an allergy test for each oil
  • do not use more than 6 drops essential oils for 150 ml liquid
  • other beneficial oils are rosemary, sage, marjoram, and oregano
  • 10 ml vodka can help preserve mix
  • make in small quantities only

Tip number 1:
If you enjoy making and creating – hold on to items that look interesting / can definitely be re-purposed. The glass bottle I used had been given to me as part of a ‘food goodies hamper’ and had contained a special olive oil. I rarely throw away such containers, believing that they’ll come in handy some time in the future.

Tip number 2:
Quite a few craft shops stock very inexpensive items that would make great labels. I found these wooden flowers in the ‘scrapbook’ aisle, at a cost of about 10 for £1.

Personal note:
I have been using this deodorant splash for around two weeks and have found it very effective. I apply it with a small cleansing pad although any piece of cloth would work. I shall be using cloth as soon as I’ve used up my cleansing pads.

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Published by Marilyn

Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after fifty years in the mental health system I decided to share my experiences and consider the impact my health has had on my well-being. Being creative is the mainstay of my life and it's how I express my deepest emotions. Photography, writing, and design challenge me and help keep me rooted in the present.

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