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One of my favorite diy natural products I’ve discovered is how to make a natural deodorant that actually works!
I’m serious, it’s legit. Plus, its aluminum free and I feel safe using all of these ingredients. Woot!
I’ve been on the quest for a more natural lifestyle for several years now. It all started with my first pregnancy and when I became aware of how harmful some of the products I was using truly were.
Why Make a Natural Deodorant?
First off, I love knowing exactly what is in the products I’m wearing. I also love diy projects and the satisfaction of creating something out of a few all natural ingredients.
But I also want to avoid products that have unsavory ingredients in them. Most commercial deodorants have added chemicals that I prefer to avoid.
Aluminum in deodorants and antiperspirants are linked to increased risks of Alzheimer’s, hormonal issues, cancer risks, and more. Check out this article for more on all of the added risks.
How to Make a Natural Deodorant that Actually Works
Initially, I tried to make a few versions of a natural deodorant that I found while searching around the internet. I wanted to make something that was easy, and for natural recipe with ingredients that I had on hand.
I’ve played around with a few ingredients until I found a consistency that works well and glides on perfectly. It’s super easy to make too.
Natural Deodorant Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons shea butter
- 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons aluminum free baking soda
- 10-20 drops of essential oils (I love a blend of rose geranium, lavender and rose)
You can also substitute the baking soda with more arrowroot powder if you’d like.
Natural Deodorant Instructions
The first step is to set up a double boiler or create one by adding a pot filled about half way with water and place a glass or heat safe bowl on top.
Next. add all of the ingredients except for the essential oils to the glass bowl and heat the water to a slow boiling.
Mix the ingredients well while they are warming up.
Once they are completely incorporated, very carefully remove from heat. Stir in essential oils if using them.
Using potholders, pour the liquid into tins or a glass mason jar.
Allow to cool completely and place a lid on for storage.
Thats really all there is to this super simple recipe. Making all natural products isn’t as scary or complicated as I used to think they were.
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