Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Apple Cider Vinegar...Your New Easy, Inexpensive Deoderant

I have been looking for a quick and easy deodorant for a while now.  Honestly, I usually just go without, but there are times that I want and need to wear some kind of deodorant.  As busy as I am, I just have not had time to make my own and I'm not thrilled with the natural ones we have bought.

There are all kinds of recipes floating around using apple cider vinegar as an ingredient for homemade deodorant, but as I said, I just have not had the time to make any.  So, the other day, I just decided to use plain old organic apple cider and swab it under my arms to see what would happen.  I went one step further and went for a run.

Well, to my delight and surprise it worked!  I was shocked that I did not need to reapply after my run.  I did not notice any odor the rest of the day and woke up smelling nice and fresh.  So, I am happy to report, I finally have a simple, easy, inexpensive deodorant...

Apple cider vinegar and a cotton swab!


(You will notice a vinegar smell for a few minutes after you apply, but that quickly fades away.)

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16 comments:

  1. Wow! I may need to try this! I have run out of deodorant & want to make a natural one rather than buying another stick from the store. I have used all natural stor-bought varieties, but they just don't work for me :(

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  2. What a great idea. Maybe I will ask my husband about trying this. We are looking for a good alternative. I have one recipe and we like it I just have to tweak it. Meanwhile we may try this one. Thanks!
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  3. Wow, if this works for me, i will be SOOOOO happy cause i can get REALLY stinky, lol.

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  4. I so want to try this! I have been making my own with coconut oil and baking soda. It works well, but sometimes my pitskin reacts to it. Maybe this will be the solution!

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  5. Two questions:

    1. Does it burn after shaving?

    2. Are there any solutions for perspiration? I know that you're supposed to sweat. I get it. But sometimes walking around with wet-armpit clothes just isn't okay.

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    1. Beverly,
      I'm not sure about the shaving part as years ago I had my under arms lasered to remove the hair.

      I don't have any solution for the sweat. You are right, we have to sweat, and as of now, I just deal with it - making trips to the lady's room if needed if I am out...

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  6. Considering when I shave, and then get into the shower, and pour ACV over my hair, it burns my legs, I would say YES this will burn if you apply it pretty soon after you have shaved. OUCH!

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  7. @Beverly, I keep an old shampoo bottle of ACV in my shower and I often swab down my underarms while in the shower but I always rinse. It does burn after shaving. I am going to try to remember to try this on the weekend and see how it works before trying it on a work day. :-)

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  8. Could probably just put the ACV in a spritz bottle so you don't have to soak your hands while applying it, eh? =)

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    1. Selah, I just use a cotton ball or paper towel when I am applying mine.

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  9. I keep a bottle of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar in the shower. It is half full of vinegar, and half filled with distilled water. then I just spray it on my underarms after bathing, and sometimes on my feet and hair, too. It is vinegary, but it does fade. Also, it will sting on shaved arms, but that doesnt last long either. I keep the original Bragg's glass bottle, and put the spray part of a cheap dollar store spray bottle on it. It fits pretty well, and you may have to cut the tube to fit the bottle.

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  10. You should consider rubbing some cornstarch or baking soda into it. It can be a little messy, but cornstarch will help with moisture, baking soda with any odor.

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  12. Such a great idea, although I wouldn't try it straight after shaving;-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Natural Mother's “Seasonal Celebration Sunday.” Hope to see you again this Sunday / Monday!! Rebecca x

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  13. Apple cider vinegar is in my family tradition for many years. My grandfather used wild apples to make all natural and organic ACV by himself. I have started to writing blog about ACV Apple Cider Vinegar Guide.com and I have started research to find out what are truly benefits of ACV and ways how we can use it. Dind't know for this kind of use. Great idea and tnx for sharing.

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  14. This works. I've been doing it for weeks now and not once have i smelled of b.o. Pour the ACV in a small spray bootle ( I reused my rosewater spray bottle) and just spray 4-5 times under each arm and voila! I add a few drops of geranium oil to the bottle to make me smell nice and G. oil has antibacterial properties which helps too. You can add any essential oil. Look up how to make your own hair gel it works great.

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