Many store bought cosmetics and personal care products like deodorant, perfume, nail polish and hair dye etc. can contain toxic and skin leaching chemicals like aluminum, parabens etc. Deodorant functions primarily by killing the bacteria that causes odor and while doing so, they may kill good bacteria also. Not just this, these toxic chemicals often seep into the blood stream through our skin and lymphatic system. Several research reveal that these toxic chemicals especially aluminum is considered carcinogenic. It can cause breast cancer and many other illnesses like Alzheimer’s, allergies, birth defects and hormonal imbalances.
Homemade Deodorant Recipes
If you don’t want to put all these chemical into your body, try these homemade deodorant recipes that have anti-bacterial qualities of essential oils, odor eliminating ability of baking soda and soothing power of coconut oil. These recipes will eliminate body odor without preventing the body from naturally detoxifying itself and also protecting the body from chemical exposure. They are healthy and cost-effective also.
1. Homemade Deodorant Recipe With Coconut Oil
½ cup baking Soda
½ cup organic coconut
40 to 50 drops of essential oil of your choice
In a bowl mix coconut oil, baking soda and essential oil. Store the deodorant in a glass jar or container. If the climate is warmer you can keep the deodorant in refrigerator.
Recommendation: lavender, sage and lemon are considered nice scent for women and rosemary, bergamot and cypress are mostly like by men.
2. Homemade Deodorant With Lavender Essential Oil
3tbsp. of baking soda
¼ cup Shea butter
2tbsp. coconut oil
2tbsp. Arrowroot starch
3 tbsp. beeswax
20-30 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of tea tree essential oil
For melting coconut oil and shea butter use a double boiler. Use medium heat. Once the coconut oil and shea butter melts add beeswax and stir well to turn all the ingredients into liquid form. Remove from the heat and add arrowroot powder and baking soda to the liquid and stir continuously to mix them well. When there is no lumps left add essential oil. Store the deodorant in a container or glass jar and allow it to solidify. Use when required.
3. DIY Aloe Vera Deodorant Spray
This DIY homemade deodorant recipe contains Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel. Aloe Vera has amazing skin-healing qualities and also high in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Witch Hazel works as a natural astringent. Add your favorite essential oil to customize the deodorant.
2 tbsp. cup Aloe Vera juice
½ cup witch hazel
¼ tsp. baking soda
15 drops of essential oil of your choice ( sage, lavender, rosemary)
In a bowl mix Aloe Vera juice and witch hazel. Now add baking soda and stir well. Add essential oil and again stir well. Store the deodorant in a spray bottle and shake well before use.
4. Homemade Powder Deodorant For Sensitive Skin (Without Coconut Oil)
Coconut oil has immense benefit for our skin. But if you don’t like the smell of coconut oil and also your skin is very sensitive, here is a powder deodorant recipe for you without coconut oil.
2 tbsp. baking Soda
3 tbsp. arrowroot powder
Mix baking soda and arrowroot powder and store it in clean, dry container with a tight lid. This simple recipe won’t irritate your sensitive skin and help you get rid of body odor.
5. Gentle, All Natural Deodorant Stick Recipe
2 tbsp. Arrowroot powder
1tbsp beeswax pellet
8-10 drops of essential oil of your choice
Put beeswax in a pan and allow melting in low heat. Add arrowroot powder and stir well continuously to get a smooth consistency. Add essential oil and allow it cool and solidify. A very gentle mild scented deodorant is ready for your sensitive skin.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.