Summer is here, and with the sun shining bright and temperatures rising, it’s that time of the year when we are bound to sweat more. With sweat comes odour, and it’s time to arm ourselves with the perfect defense against underarm odour. How about making your natural deodorant at home? Not only is it a fun and creative project, but it’s also an excellent way to avoid the harmful chemicals found in store-bought deodorants. So grab your ingredients, put on your apron, and let’s mix!
Many store-bought deodorants contain harmful chemicals such as aluminium, parabens and phthalates. These chemicals can have side effects that range from skin irritation to more severe health concerns. Aluminium, for example, has been linked to breast cancer, while parabens and phthalates can disrupt the endocrine system and have negative impacts on reproductive health. By making your natural deodorant at home, you can avoid these chemicals and promote healthier skin and body.
*1/2 cup baking soda
*1/2 cup arrowroot powder
*5 tbsp coconut oil
*10-15 drops of essential oil (e.g., tea tree oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil)
1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix baking soda and arrowroot powder until well combined. Baking soda is an excellent natural deodorizer that helps to neutralize odour, while arrowroot powder is a natural moisture absorber that helps to keep your underarms dry.
2. Add coconut oil to the bowl and mix until you get a smooth paste. Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial that helps to prevent odour-causing bacteria from forming.
3. Add 10-15 drops of essential oil of your choice to the mixture. Essential oils not only add a pleasant scent to your deodorant but also have antibacterial properties that help to combat odour-causing bacteria.
4. Mix all ingredients thoroughly until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
5. Transfer the mixture into a clean glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
6. To use, apply a small amount of the natural deodorant to your underarms using your fingertips. You can adjust the amount of deodorant you use depending on your needs.
* If you have sensitive skin, you can reduce the amount of baking soda in the recipe or skip it altogether.
* You can use any essential oil of your choice, but tea tree oil is an excellent option for its antibacterial properties.
* You can also add a teaspoon of shea butter to the recipe to make the deodorant creamier and more moisturizing.
* To make your deodorant more eco-friendly, you can use a recycled glass jar instead of buying a new one.
Making natural deodorant at home is easy and cost-effective. By using natural ingredients, you can avoid harmful chemicals and still achieve excellent odor protection. With this recipe, you can customize your deodorant to suit your needs and preferences. Try it out today and enjoy the benefits of a natural deodorant!
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