It’s hot. And you need deodorant.
Deodorant that works. And that is safe.
Why Not Buy Name Brand Deodorant?
Well…if you’d like to avoid things like:
Can damage central nervous system, heart and liver. At 2% it can be harmful, but many name brand deodorants pack this stuff in at 50%.
Most name brand deodorants call it a necessary way to kill bacteria, but the FDA calls it a pesticide. Combine it with water and you create the carcinogenic gas chloroform.
Preservatives or hormone disruptions? Well…they’re both. Sometimes these harmful additives act as estrogen in the body, which can lead to cancer.
TEA and DEA
Europe has banned these as carcinogens. Triethanolamine (TEA) and diethanolamine (DEA) are known for their not so friendly affect on the liver and kidneys.
And…there are more. Check out Seven Toxins Lurking in Your Deodorant for more information.
Natural Deodorant that Works
I’ve been on a journey with homemade deodorant. First I tried a homemade bar kind of deodorant, but it lasted half a day. Then, I tried a liquid kind, which worked great. However, I couldn’t find a roller container that actually worked with it, allowing the baking soda to be useful. I just didn’t want a kind that I had to apply with my fingers.
The idea of putting deodorant on my fingers to apply it brings up strong feelings of revulsion from years of using brand name deodorants. If I got those on my fingers- ugh. Impossible to get off.
When I tried the recipe below, it not only avoided the issues I had with the first two types I tried, but it also washed off very easily. And it worked. So, after much trial and error, I present you with….drum-roll please…Natural Deodorant that Works.
Homemade Natural Deodorant That Works
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To make 6 oz. of Deodorant:
To make 12 oz. of Deodorant:
How To Apply Natural Deodorant
This is the part that had me squeamish. But I didn’t need to be. It’s simple and it washes off easily.
- Put a small amount (maybe 1/2 a teaspoon) on your finger. You want enough to coat the armpit in a very thin layer.
- Wash your fingers.
- Let it dry 3-4 minutes before putting your shirt on. (This tip helps prevent staining. I honestly don’t do this and don’t have a lot of issues with staining).
It Hurts After Shaving!
If you’ve just shaved, the baking soda might sting. So, just wait a few minutes before applying deodorant after shaving.
Use less of it and make sure it dries completely before putting your shirt on.
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