Updated: Jul 24, 2018
Learn how to make your own deodorant and the benefits of essential oils for our armpits.
By now, most of us know that aluminum is harmful for our health. Choosing an aluminum-free deodorant is a smart move. I've tried many different deodorants, both organic and non-organic. And came to the conclusion that making my own deodorant with a few simple ingredients is not only super easy, but the most natural and sustainable option.
Baking soda, a versatile product, is a wonderful body freshener. On hot summer days, I use only baking soda as my deodorant and it works beautifully. Essential oils harmonize with our bodies, our sweat, our hormones and our natural skin bacteria. Lime oil neutralizes odor. Melaleuca is a natural disinfectant. Sandalwood essential oil, distilled from the inner bark of the sandalwood tree, harmonizes especially well with our underarms. It even contains a substance similar to the androgen exuded by our armpits. You see how well we match up with with essential oils?
Cream Coconut Oil Deodorant
4 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp arrowroot starch
1-2 tbsp baking soda
15 drops lime oil
10 drops sandalwood oil
5 drops melaleuca oil
Instructions: In a double-boiler melt the coconut oil. Once melted, stir in the arrowroot starch and baking soda. Mix well. Due to the baking soda, the consistence will remain a bit sandy. Turn off the heat before applying the essential oils. Take away from heat. Mix in the oils and stir well until the consistence thickens and cools down a bit. Then pour into a jar with a lid. Let it cool down over night or put it in the fridge until the hardens.
Application: Dab your finger in the coconut deodorant and apply a bit to each armpit. Make sure to keep the deodorant in a cool place, so that it's not too liquid-y.
Note: Making your own beauty care products bring you many benefits to our skin and health in general. If you're new to natural products such as the one described above, than please be informed that it takes a while for the body to adapt to products that are not antiperspirant. Also many clothes still might have remains of your old deodorant. Make sure to wash them all thoroughly before switching to a natural deodorant.
Learn more about my own journey to living a more natural life and how I said good-bye to chemical products.
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