All-Natural EASY DIY Deodorant That Really Works
Commercially available deodorants are packed with dangerous toxins, cancerogenic substances and endocrine disruptors.
Unfortunately, even hen the label says ALL NATURAL and/or ORGANIC, the product may still contain some controversial ingredients.
The rule is – if you can’t pronounce even one of the ingredients it is most likely unsafe to use it!
Also note that antiperspirants likely contain aluminum, and that aluminum may be absorbed and deposited into your breast tissue and significantly increase your risk of breast cancer!
Fortunately there are safer alternatives, simple and easy to make at home, that really work and do not cost a fortune.
My favorite is to mix some coconut oil with a small amount of baking soda (make sure you use pure sodium bicarbonate!) and add the few drops of essential oils.
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- 5 minutes
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- A pinch of sodium bicarbonate
- 2-4 teaspoons of arrowroot powder
- Few drops of essential oils. Tea tree or lavender or geranium are some good options
- Mix vigorously in a glass recipient all of the ingredients.
- Add few drops of your favorite essential oils. I normally add a drop of tea tree oil (anti-bacterial, anti-viral) and a drop of lavender or patchouli essential oil for scent.
- Pour it in a glass container with a lid and store at the room temperature (or put it in the fridge if it is too warm). This preparation has a long shelf time – just make sure you don’t touch it with wet fingers.
- To apply: rub a TINY amount in using your fingertips. Allow your skin couple of minutes to absorb in order to avoid the oil stains on your clothes. If it does not work the very first day, be patient – your skin sometimes needs up to a week to adapt.
Remember to avoid citrus essential oils during the summer months as they may cause the dark spots on your skin.
- Always use glass or stainless steel recipients and utensils when using the essential oils as they may interact with plastic and some metals.
- If you have sensitive skin, please note that sodium bicarbonate may cause irritations due to its ph that is different from ph of our skin, so skip it or use even smaller amount of sodium bicarbonate and use more of the arrow root powder and essential oils. Keep essential oils to 2% of the total weight. Always consult an aroma-therapist or your doctor about essential oils usage and safety.
Voilà – that’s really it.