Monday, March 25, 2013

Frugal Finds Friday: Alcohol Deodorant

When I started my frugal journey, I started couponing.  Couponing when done correctly leads to a LOT of free stuff, including deodorant.  Then I entered the blog-world, and started reading a lot of posts and articles about more natural living, and all of the bad stuff that is lurking around every corner, including in your deodorant!  So, I read online that your can just use plain old alcohol as deodorant.  Since you are suppose to sweat (it's good for your body), it's the smell that needs to be dealt with.  That smell comes from bacteria on your skin, which alcohol kills.  I having been using alcohol as my deodorant for about a year now, and I love it.  I have a natural deodorant that I put on after I shave my under arms, just because the alcohol will burn.  But other than that I use the alcohol exclusively, and I have had no problems with smell.  A couple spritzes in the morning, and before bed, and you are good to go.  There was an adjustment period, where my body would sweat more, I guess just cause it could.  But it was a short one.  In my opinion it's frugal, natural, and totally worth it!

What was your frugal find this week?

Linked to Homemade Mondays!


  1. Yes! I love the fragrance and antiperspirant function of Tom's of Maine deodorant, but I keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol in my office for those times when I get to work and realize I forgot to put on deodorant. It works really well. I also use it at home if I get super-sweaty midway through the day.

  2. I have never heard of using alcohol, I may have to try it. (Right now I use baking soda, arrow root powder and coconut oil). I am worried the coconut oil will stain my clothes though. I think I will have to get a little spritz bottle!