This natural spray deodorant recipe isn’t just for wookiees. It’s pretty much awesome for anyone looking for a non-irritating natural deodorant alternative. (There’s ZERO baking soda!) But just for fun there are free printable “Wook Away Spray” deodorant labels for your finished product!
Inspired by my boyfriend, who is a HUGE Phish fan and plans to on “drag” me to the summer festival, Lock’n, this year, I felt obliged to make a natural spray deodorant recipe for him. There’s nothing like 4-5 days of wook stink on a guy who likely won’t shower during the festival and doesn’t wear deodorant. While he’s technically what I’d describe as a little bit hippie – the urban dictionary top definition of wookiee (which they’ve misspelled as wookie in regards to this instance) is not particularly flattering of anyone. But the wookiee culture as I’ve learned has quite the following. So I figured, why not have fun with it? (For more festival DIY’s visit Soap Deli News blog here.)
I originally formulated my natural spray deodorant recipe without any arrowroot powder. However, I found this made my deodorant spray feel sticky once sprayed on. Which was an absolute no go for my bf. So I added some arrowroot powder to the formula and voila! – I had my wook away spray!
I used a blend of patchouli, lavender and tea tree essential oils for my natural spray deodorant recipe. In the amounts given you’ll find this gives this natural spray deodorant a more unisex scent that’s not really floral nor does it smell like someone drowned themselves in patchouli. It’s more of a fresh scent that most people won’t find offensive and the essential oils were also of course chosen for their specific skin care properties. That they are anti-bacterial helps to prevent odors. However, feel free to substitute your own essential oil blend for scent preference.
I thought my natural spray deodorant recipe looked really great in the glass jars from Infinity Jars. I specifically used their 100 mL fine mist spray bottle for this natural spray deodorant recipe. Not only does the deep violet glass look great for this application with my “Wook Away Spray” labels (they appear black,) but these glass jars also offer an airtight seal and UV protection which will help to extend the shelf life of your final product. (You can find a variety of glass cosmetic bottles and glass jars for your skin care products at Infinity Jars here.)
Keep reading for my natural spray deodorant recipe as well the free printable “Wook Away Spray” labels.
Natural Spray Deodorant Recipe (aka Wook Away Spray)
2.6 oz. witch hazel extract
1/2 teaspoon magnesium hydroxide
1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt, extra fine ground
12 drops patchouli essential oil
12 drops lavender essential oil
7 drops tea tree oil
I specifically used the witch hazel extract from Mountain Rose Herbs for my natural spray deodorant recipe as it’s been double distilled and contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 14% alcohol. However, if you prefer witch hazel without alcohol, then Thayer’s Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera is a suitable alternative.
Measure or weigh out the witch hazel in glass Pyrex measuring cup. (I used a digital scale to weigh mine as is habit for most recipes however measuring out the amount needed won’t affect product performance as the difference is so little.)
Using a measuring spoon, measure out the magnesium hydroxide, arrowroot powder and pink Himalayan salt. Whisk these ingredients into the witch hazel until there are no clumps and the magnesium hydroxide and arrowroot powder have dissolved.
Use a small funnel to pour the mixture into your 100 mL glass jar and screw on the fingertip mister.
To use simply spray onto clean armpits as desired, shaking before each use.
If you’d like to use my “Wook Away Spray” labels for this natural spray deodorant recipe, you can download the free printable “Wook Away Spray” PDF labels here. Then simply print the labels onto a full size label sheet – WorldLabel has great prices for bulk labels and sticker sheets – cut out and adhere to the front of your 100 mL fine mist spray bottle.
Prefer a natural solid deodorant recipe? Then be sure to check out my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe with printable labels here. Or make my natural spray deodorant recipe a roll on deodorant by filling a few roll top glass bottles instead of using a spray bottle.
Alternately if you don’t have the time or resources to make your own natural deodorant, then be sure to check out the All Good Deodorant line at Mountain Rose Herbs. All Good Deodorants are handcrafted from organic and natural ingredients and contain naturally-occurring enzymes and essential oils to provide long lasting coverage. And there’s no baking soda! You can learn more about these natural deodorants here.
If you the concept behind my “Wook Away Spray” then you may also enjoy my Star Wars soap tutorial. This melt and pour soap tutorial instructs you on how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps in both Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shapes. You can find that tutorial here.
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