Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

06/12/2013 admin DIY Recipes

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Why Home Made Deodorant?

Like so many other cosmetics, several of the ingredients used in most deodorants and antiperspirants are not so good for you. Like these:

  • Aluminum – This is the primary ingredient in most stuff you’ll buy at the store. It’s a metal which has been linked to breast cancer in women and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. No thanks.
  • Parabens – This synthetic preservative is found in so many personal care products. The largest concern is that these chemicals will disrupt our delicate hormonal balance. Paraben exposure has also been linked to birth defects and organ toxicity.
  • Propylene glycol – This is a petroleum based material. In large quantities, studies have shown that this stuff can cause damage to the central nervous system, liver, and heart.
  • Phthalates – Another class of chemicals that have been linked to a variety of health issues including birth defects.
  • Triclsoan – This chemical is actually classified as a pesticide by the FDA and a probable carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Do you really want to put this stuff on your body? I didn’t think so.

Keep in mind that this is NOT an antiperspirant. But that’s a good thing. You need to sweat. It’s one of the ways your body naturally detoxes. Besides, antiperspirant just clogs your pores to keep the sweat from coming out… but your body will keep trying to detox. That’s why antiperspirant leaves those “pit stain” on your favorite shirt. It’s like your armpit threw up the chemical junk. Gross.

So are you ready? What do you have to lose? Most people who make the switch to homemade deodorant love it and will never go back. You could be one of them, too!

Home made deodorant AND happy armpits!

This recipe is simple and all the ingredients are recognizable and safe. This is also a pretty frugal way to go about your armpit needs.

You’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (where to find coconut products)
  • 2 Tbs baking soda (You can even use less if you have super sensitive skin…)
  • 1/3 cup arrow root powder
  • 10 – 15 essential oils (add Lemon Essential Oil if you want mild bleaching of your underarms)
  • a small mixing bowl and spoon
  • a small container for your finished product

Directions:

  1. Mix the coconut oil, baking soda, and arrow root powder in the small mixing bowl. Use the back of the spoon to help “cream” the ingredients until you have a consistency similar to deodorant.
  2. Mix in essential oils. This is an optional step, but I think it makes it more fun. You can choose whatever oils you want. Some love lavendar or patchouli. My favorite is 10 drops of sweet orange and 5 drops of cinnamon.
  3. Put mixture in small container (I use my cute little spatula for this step). To use simply swipe two fingers gently into the mixture and rub on your underarms. Wait two minutes before dressing to avoid any smearing on your clothes.

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