|Witch hazel's zigzag branch|
The problem with most natural deodorants is that they don’t work unless combined with aluminum. This recipe, however, drops the noxious metal and instead combines antibiotic, astringent, and acidic herbs to last the whole work day. Sage (Salvia officinalis) is antibacterial and drying. The astringency of witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) adds another drying element. Throw in the acidity and scent of lemon peel and there you have it, an effective herbal deodorant.