Tag Archives: non-toxic

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Using EASY DIY Deodorant

All-Natural EASY DIY Deodorant That Really Works

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Using EASY DIY Deodorant

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.

If you are really not into making it yourself you can order it here CREAM DEODORANT 100% PURE & TOXIN FREE

Preparation Time

  • 5 minutes


  • Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Using EASY DIY Deodorant  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


  1. Mix vigorously in a glass recipient all of the ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Using EASY DIY Deodorant  Remember to avoid citrus essential oils during the  summer months as they may cause the dark spots on your skin.

  1. Always use glass or stainless steel recipients and utensils when using the essential oils as they may interact with plastic and some metals.
  2. 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 🙂

Non-Toxic Cleaning

Toxins in Household Products Can Cause Severe Health Issues

Like in most of the typical homes, we used to have dozens of liters of toxic, hazardous household products; everything from  bathroom, glass and toilet cleaners to dishwashing and laundry washing detergents and similar.Lemons 800

Back then I didn’t know that a huge amount of toxins in household products (often omitted from product declarations) is proven to cause severe hormonal disruptions, respiratory issues, irritations and cancer.

Additionally, the labels “green” and “natural” are nothing more than pure marketing and often these products do contain dangerous chemicals.

That’s why you have to do your research and make sure the products you buy and use are safe.

Natural Alternatives and Safer Commercial Products

The white vinegar and baking soda are among the best natural alternatives and can do almost anything in terms of cleaning.

I use them for de-clogging drains, stain removal, vinegar for disinfecting. Add some tea tree oil and you can have a good and safe anti-mold cleaner. Lemon juice and salt combined, can nicely clean stainless-steel sinks, bras, and rust stains.

When it comes to laundry washing I use Indian Wash Nuts for children clothes and Ecover Zero (see below) for the rest.

I never use fabric conditioners/softeners, instead I use Dryer Balls and add couple of drops of lavender essential oil to the rinsing cycle.

Key Things to Consider

  • Get rid of your toxic housecleaning products and start using white vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice and salt instead.
  • You can find a bunch of the DIY recipes on the internet, but if you are not into DIY, a good commercial alternative is Ecover Zero that can be found on US and  European markets.  I use Zero Washing Powder and Zero Laundry Liquid  for laundry washing and Ecover Zero Dishwasher and Zero Washing Up Liquid  for dish washing.
  • You can see here that Ecover Zero depending on type of product is either in Category A (safest) or B, based on the research conducted by Environmental Working Group.
  • Before you buy your cleaning product even if it is advertised as “green” or “natural” make sure you check if it considered safe by  Environmental Working Group www.ewg.org

Sources and Credits