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DIY Natural Deodorant
DIY Natural Deodorant
DIY Natural Deodorant is not antiperspirant – it will help with moisture a bit, but the main goal is to eliminate odors. Antiperspirants block your pores, preventing sweat. Blocking pores is never a good idea, it can cause all kinds of irritation. When you do not smell nice, it can be unpleasant. Essential oils like Lavender are antimicrobial and antibacterial, so they in a sense kill the odor at the source. Bacteria causes odor when you sweat, so let’s help your body get rid of those pesky organisms!
Store bought deodorant can contain nasty ingredients like aluminum, parabens, and even triclosan. Hormone disrupters should never be consumed internally, nor should they be put on the skin where they are absorbed into the bloodstream. Yuck! Let’s try a DIY natural deodorant – it takes some time to get used to, but it is very much worth it. Your skin may detox for a couple of weeks when you make the switch. This is because your body is used to the chemicals, and needs to balance out its own PH levels as well.
What you need
- A clean, empty Deodorant Container (These can be purchased online)
- 2.5 tbsp Baking Soda
- 1 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
- 3 tbsp Beeswax Pellets
- 2 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp Raw Ivory Shea Butter
- 10 drops Lavender Oil
- 5 drops Eucalyptus Oil
How to Make it
- Using the double boiler method on low-medium heat, melt the beeswax pellets first.
- Once the beeswax is melted, add in your coconut oil and shea butter.
- After all ingredients are liquified, remove from the heat.
- Let it sit in room temperature for 20 minutes before adding in your essential oils. Mix well.
- Immediately add in your baking soda and arrowroot powder.
- Mix well into a paste type consistency, and then transfer immediately to your deodorant container.
- Without putting the lid on, let it harden overnight in room temperature, or for several hours in the fridge.
- Replace the lid, and store in a cool, dry place.
Now you have an all natural way to say no to stinky under arms! It’s just one more way to kick the chemicals out of your home, and keep them away from your body.