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Our body has many functions and flushing out waste or byproducts of all those functions is essential to keep the body free of germs and bacteria. This recipe is adapted from the Homemade All-Natural Deodorant recipe on Passionate Homemaking If you have any issues or are interested in the why behind natural deodorant, please check out their post, links, and comments. I recently switched from shampoo/conditioner to the baking soda and cider vinegar solution with great results. In the case of baking soda, a base, the pH is raised enough to help combat body odor. With the jar you just have to spread about half a fingertip amount of the deodorant on your underarms.
But, as time went on, I knew I wanted to have an alternative to deodorant that I could use when I felt like I needed it. I finally got around to making my own, and it worked really well, and best of all, lasted for a really long time. The essential oil is more for a yummy smell (and some do have properties which would help under the arms, but not necessary). Well, I was on Pinterest (that dreaded, yet wonderful site) and when looking for soap recipes, came across a recipe for
homemade natural deodorant
I don't have any substitutions (except if you want to make a totally different deodorant that doesn't contains oils, such as those with witch hazel or magnesium oil) BUT castile soap is a life-saver for removing oil stains. A control group that did not use deodorant regularly was asked to use it for a month. I think it's like any deodorant though, if you roll it up to far it will fall out.
Soap recipes for the serious minded can be found all over the web (they're lengthy) but soap combinations were dreamed up of my favorite things: a goat milk-based chai spice; egg-based amber; antibacterial tea tree oil and poppy seeds; oatmeal; kahlua and coffee; and of course, lavender and sandalwood.
I recently started using Aztec clay for a face mask so that was how we had everything on hand easily. No deodorant after shaving: Try to give that underarm skin a little break after you shave and don't slather on a bunch of product. Before commercially made toothpastes were available, people would use baking soda and salt to brush their teeth.
I like the sound of the coconut oil, cornstarch and baking soda but I think I'll go light on the baking soda. I can't go back to a plastic container with a chemical solid, and I don't want a chemical spray. It feels so great to know that I've stopped putting all those nasty chemicals and toxins on my body and am now using only homemade products with natural ingredients. I'm going to take this as a base recipe, because the consistency is so great and add some French clay and/or arrowroot powder, just to experiment. I was wondering (to all whom may answer), how I could create a deodorant for heavy-sweaters. Even one drop of peppermint essential oil in 16 ounces of water is far too much to drink. Unlike conventional cleaners, homemade cleaning
don't smell like much.
A strong case can be made for not adding a scent, since the coconut oil has an aroma that is pleasant without being particularly gender-linked (coconut oil is in a lot of sun tan lotions, so everyone smells like it at the beach.) Remember though that
oil has no real gender link and it does have a strong anti-bacterial effect that makes your batch more effective, which is why it is a good choice.
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