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DIY Deodorants

DIY Deodorants

Authored By Emily
It’s not really too wild to imagine this is actually a thing, now is it? With the ever-emerging side effects of deo rising by the decade, a better alternative is always sought out. Some of these reasons involve the environment (enough has been said about aerosol sprays), our respiratory systems being affected by the amount of chemicals in these products and even our skin reacting to these products. For most of us, we have used at least one deo that caused irritation, prompting us to change it in the long run. But how safe is this other alternative? What if the safest way is to just make your own natural deodorant? For me, I honestly think it could work. The natural way Our bodies sweat; it is the natural way of releasing toxins. The last thing you want to do in the process is to add more toxins into it. That is why you need to opt for natural ingredients free of chemicals. There are thousands of ingredients available when making deos, but there are those that stand out in this process. The ingredients
  • Almond oils and coconut oils are one of the most common ingredients in any homemade deo. The reason for this is because of its antibacterial properties that come with this raw, unrefined oil. This is a particularly important property for the armpits as it is in fact the bacteria that break down the sweat, thus releasing the bad odor. Most people prefer to use almond as it has a lower melting temperature as compared to coconut oil, therefore, offering a more fluid consistency.
  • Corn starch or baking powder. This is an ingredient that can often be substituted with arrowroot powder. As you might have guessed, this is the flour to this mixture. The main role of this powder is to thicken the deodorant for skincare purposes. Arrowroot specifically also has the extra benefit of drawing out toxins from the body on its own. This is definitely a property you want in you freshener. If you have sensitive skin, I prefer you opt for arrowroot powder as has less side effects. There have been cases of people reacting to baking soda, over and over again. However, if you have a tough posterior, go nuts! The sky is the limit.
  • Shea butter is just an extra ingredient you might want to add in. it’s not very common, but this product can have amazing results in soothing your skin, especially after a shave. I can already feel the smoothness.
  • Essential oil of your choice. These come in hundreds. You can pick out the one you ant and add it to your recipe for a distinct scent.
  Procedure This is an example of what you can do with the above ingredients; 1/4 cup coconut oil, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking soda and 20 – 25 drops lavender essential oil
  1. Melt your coconut oil (if necessary) and mix with the corn starch and baking soda.
  2. Add the essential oil.
  3. Mix.
  4. Transfer to a glass container.
There you go! Now how hard was that, hmm?


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