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Transitioning from conventional chemical-filled deodorant is one of the best things you can do for your health and your body. While there are a ton of great solid and spray deodorants on the market that are natural and organic, sometimes making your own product at home is more fun, saves you heaps of money, and you can also customize it exactly to your liking.

You can also control exactly what goes into your deodorant spray so you can make the simplest and cleanest product possible. Oftentimes, if you are not careful, natural brands can sneak a lot of unwanted ingredients into their products. Even though those ingredients might be much less bad than those found in conventional deodorant, many people still want to avoid those types of additives.

Although it might seem overwhelming and difficult, making your own natural deodorant spray at home is about as simple as it can get. It requires very few ingredients, it is budget-friendly, and it is likely that you have most of the ingredients in your home already. But if making your own deodorant at home just is not your style, check out the 10 best natural and organic deodorants, here!

Ingredients

For the base of the spray you will need the following ingredients:

  • Organic vodka
  • Distilled water

If you do not have organic vodka, you can also use another organic high-proof alcohol as well. Gin, whiskey, bourbon, or tequila are all great options as well! You will want to use organic alcohol if at all possible to make sure you are not spraying chemicals and pesticides on your underarms.

Alcohol is often made from potatoes, sugar cane, and wheat, which are all crops that are either GMO or heavily sprayed with pesticides. Roundup is generally sprayed on GMO crops since the crops are resistant to this type of pesticide. Roundup is a known human carcinogen and can cause cancer, reproductive issues, and birth defects.

Ocean Vodka Organic
Popular Pesticide Free Vodka

There are many great brands that produce healthy organic spirits. Ocean Vodka makes a very high-quality organic vodka that is always a good option.

For the natural fragrance you will need any combination of the following:

  • Rose essential oil
  • Ylang ylang essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Geranium essential oil
  • Jasmine essential oil
  • Chamomile essential oil
  • Clary sage essential oil
  • Juniper essential oil
  • Or any other floral essential oil of your liking. The possibilities are endless!

Of course, you will also need a spray water bottle as well. To keep your essential oils fresh and safe, you will want to use a dark glass water bottle with a spray nozzle. You can find inexpensive dark glass bottles often at your local health food market or you can simply buy them online.

Simple Spray Bottle
Simple Spray Bottle Example

You can make multiple deodorant sprays at a time because they keep well due to the high alcohol content. But you can also make one at a time if you prefer a freshly made deodorant spray. These sprays are super flexible!

When making your fragrance for your deodorant spray, you can use any combination of the oils above or any other floral essential oils you have and love. Some lovely combinations are:

  • Rose, chamomile, lavender
  • Ylang ylang, juniper, geranium
  • Rose and lavender
  • Jasmine and clary sage
  • Chamomile and jasmine
  • Juniper, clary sage, rose
  • Geranium and chamomile

Instructions

  1. Fill your spray bottle with half vodka or other spirit and fill the rest with distilled water.
  2. Add 10 drops of each essential oil per 1 oz.
  3. Shake the mixture together.
  4. Spray 1 to 2 sprays under your underarms in the morning and freshen up at any time throughout the day.
  5. Keep your floral deodorant spray in a cool, dry, and dark place to keep it fresh for as long as possible. A great place to keep your spray is in a bathroom cabinet.
  6. Each time you use your spray, make sure to give it a good shake to ensure the essential oils in the bottle distribute through the liquid adequately. Essential oils will float on the top of the water, so if you want to essential oils to spray out well, shaking vigorously in an important step!

And your DIY natural, organic, floral deodorant spray is done! This is an incredibly easy spray to whip up that will keep your pets smelling fresh and dry all day long. As with most natural deodorant options, you will still find you sweat a bit more than when you use conventional deodorant with aluminum as the main ingredient. Aluminum clogs the sweat glands in your armpits and that is why you do not sweat when using an aluminum-based antiperspirant.

However, you will still find your pits sweat less than if you used nothing at all. Over time, your armpits will adjust and detox from conventional deodorant as well, which makes you sweat less naturally. It is a win-win scenario.

This article was last updated on November 23, 2021 .

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How did Arizona Bloom ever end up growing in London?  Michelle Feeney can tell you.

After working for the Estée Lauder Companies, and being at the helm of revolutionary tanning name St Tropez – she decided to build her own flower-powered fragrance inspired by “the vibrant streets of London”. Her “Floral Street” range was created by French nose Jérôme Épinette featuring “bunches, not bouquets. Ingredients, not notes.”

Unisex and vegan “Arizona Bloom” bottles “a sense of freedom and happiness,” Michelle believes.  It is for the sunny, euphoric nomadic, and free-spirited. Taking its inspiration from the flora and fauna of desert landscapes, the British perfume uses  Balinese coconut blends with the Madagascan black pepper spices and has the second skin feeling of salted musks, jasmine petals, fig leaves ad cashmere woods to feature too.

Floral Street arizona bloom fragrance

‘My mission is to bring fine fragrance to the modern female – so that she might build an entire fragrance wardrobe, which can express the many facets of who she is,” says Michelle. “ Since the age of three, when I first smelled the gardenias in my great-grandmother’s cottage in Ireland, I’ve been captivated by scent and how it links to your personality. When my career took me to New York, I experienced how fragrances are developed, working on brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and MAC.”

Floral Street contains a number of fashion stores, including Paul Smith. The Upper School of the Royal Ballet School is located at 46 Floral Street, across the street from the back of the Royal Opera House.  the original Covent Garden started selling fruit and vegetables in 1845 and flowers in 1670.

At the heart of each fragrance is a specific flower sourced by the fragrance house Robertet. London Poppy is ‘a love letter’ to the capital city with neroli, jasmine sambac, and apricot blossom at its heart, before the base of hinoki woods, black amber, and cedarwood ventures forth. Chypre Sublime blends incense with Damask rose absolute, midnight violet, pink pepper, and geranium, on a base of benzoin, labdanum, and olibanum.

Each bottle showcases the artwork of fashion photographer Matthew Donaldson.

At Estee Lauder, Michelle worked on Prescriptives and Crème de la Mern spearheading the ground-breaking MAC AIDS Fund and Viva Glam initiatives. She then became CEO of PZ Cussons Beauty Division. She is married to Mountain Warehouse founder Mark Neale.

Floral Street London Poppy fragrance

Floral Street, name after a real street in the Covent Garden area, is a modern British fragrance brand with sustainability and eco-responsibility as core values.

“I find urban, British women so inspiring. They are strong, confident, and inquisitive, so I decided that Floral Street would be a collection of incredible fragrances built with them in mind and created by one of the best noses in the world. I think of Floral Street as an ‘up-start brand. I’m against the use of using sexuality to sell scents – it’s degrading and old-fashioned. We want to change the conversation around that.”

“I have lived through incredible decades of rock and roll, New Romantic, punk involving fashion, style, and rebellion. I am still that person and I never want to stop experimenting and having fun with dressing up or down. I feel passionate about the way a fragrance or lipstick can make someone feel good. Now that I have my own brand, I want to extend that passion to perfume and the happiness that receiving and giving scent can bring.

Floral Street wants to help its consumers become connoisseurs of fragrance in a fun, accessible, and conscious way. Having a flagship store in Covent Garden played a huge part in shaping the brand. Trained “florists” help customers choose between Electric Rhubarb and Neon Rose. The shop also offers a scent school.

“It is an amazing mash-up of cultures all coexisting in a vibrant city. Our approach to scent is also quintessentially British. The fragrance has always been very French, very serious. In Britain, we don’t do that. We pick wildflowers from our overgrown garden, wrap them in brown paper and tie it with string.”

Floral Street London Poppy fragrance

The perfumes’ cardboard outer packaging is sustainably sourced and eco-hero made from breaking wood pulp. Floral Street was the first to use compostable cartons fully certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) who promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Additionally, the energy used to make the carton is significantly less than that of other packaging materials, going from wet pulp to finished box in less than a minute. “We use vegetable and soy-based inks, and our printing plates are laser-etched—no chemicals are used, and they are later recycled. 

Our bath and body collections are housed in sleek tubes made from sugar cane bioplastic which is recyclable and sustainably sourced. Our Electric Rhubarb scent includes Australian sandalwood because the most commonly used Indian sandalwood has been over-harvested.

Take a trip down Floral Street and find yourself in the Arizonan desert.

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