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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- 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.
Food On, Love In & Out 🙂
Get rid of your expensive and toxic facial creams and make your own!
Get rid of your expensive anti-aging creams – most of them, even the most expensive brands, contain toxic and cancerogenic ingredients!
You can make your own anti-aging cream that is highly nourishing and has some outstanding anti-rid properties.
You can’t use lack of time as an excuse as you really need only 5 minutes which is what it takes to mix the ingredients together 🙂
You will need: Coconut oil, vitamin E, essential oils of Rosewood or Rosa damascena, Citron, Lavender, Rosemary essential oils.
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- Please ensure that you are not allergic to the essential oil of your choice. To prevent any unexpected allergic reactions, please perform a skin patch test.
- If you intend to use the cream during the day, avoid the citrus oils as they can leave marks on your skin when exposed to the direct sunlight.
Mix in a small glass or ceramic recipient
- 2 tablespoons (30-35ml) of organic VIRGIN Coconut oil.
- 1 capsule of vitamin E (pierce it and squeeze in)
- 10-12 drops of different organic pure essential oils depending on your preference. For example, a combination of Rosewood Oil (or Rosa damascena essential oil if you can afford it), Citron essential oil (all famous for their anti-wrinkle properties), Lavender and Rosemary. If your skin is prone to acne, you may want to add couple of drops of tea tree essential oil because of its unique disinfecting and soothing properties.
- Mix everything well with a wooden spoon. Transfer it in a small glass jar with a lid.
- Before applying to the face take a small quantity (really small!) of the cream, put it on your palm and dilute with few drops of tonic or hydrolate or plain water – I occasionaly use Rosa damascena hydrolate. Your skin type should dictate how much tonic/water you’d need, obviously more tonic if your skin type is mixed or oily.
The cream will keep fresh up to a year, just make sure you don’t touch it with wet fingers. It is not necessary to refrigerate, just keep it in a dry area, temperature below 25. If it is too warm it will start to melt so in that case you may want to store it in the fridge.
Enjoy your new, nature-powered look in the mirror.
Food On, Beauty Out 🙂