During the summer season, there is too much heat and sweating but as always nobody wants to smell all sweaty all the day. With deodorants, you’ll feel fresh with much confidence even when you’re sweating.
However, there are a lot of deodorants on the market that seems to be of high quality and smell very nice. The problem comes in with the ingredients used. Are they friendly or when you wear them, you find skin irritation or rather do they cause an allergic reaction to your skin or general health?
Having all these questions in mind; the only answer to such a question is that, they are not manufactured using all-natural ingredients and as a result, you get such side-effects when using them.
If you’re looking for a natural deodorant, all ingredients used should be natural. Some of the ingredients to keep off when looking for an ideal natural deodorant include:
- Parabens; linked to breast-cancer
- Triclosan; causes skin irritation, cancer, and dermatitis.
- Aluminum compounds; they are linked to breast cancer
- Talc; causes cancer
- Silica; causes cancer, immune-toxicity, and allergies
- Steareth-n; causes cancer.
- Propylene Glycol-possible kidney & liver damage and delayed allergic reactions.
- Fragrance; causes skin irritation, allergies as well as organ system
toxicity and it’s also harmful to your environment.
Here are our Top 5 recipes for
1.Coconut oil Homemade-deodorant recipe
- 6-T coconut oil
- ¼-cup or 4T of baking soda
- ¼ cup or 4T of arrowroots or even organic cornstarch
- Essential oils-optional
Mix both the baking soda as well as arrowroot in
Mash your coconut oil using a fork that is, until softly or
Then, add essential oil if you wish to
Thereafter, store the content in a small glass jar or even in an old-deodorant container for easy use.
2.Mommypotamus’-Homemade Deodorant-Recipe (This is for Sensitive Skin)
- cup of arrowroot powder or non-GMO cornstarch
- ¼ cup of baking soda
- 4-6 T of melted coconut oil
Mix together both the baking soda and arrowroot powder or cornstarch in a bowl
Add 4 T melted coconut oil onto the content and mix it with a fork. You should then continue adding coconut oil up to the time your
Transfer your mixture to a jar using a tight-fitting lid
3.DIY Natural Deodorant (The Healthy-Maven’s Essential-Oil Deodorant ) Recipe
- 2TBS of coconut oil
- 2TBS of Shea-butter
- 2TBS of baking soda
- ¼ cup of arrowroot starch or flour
- 6-drops of grapefruit essential oil
- 6-drops of lavender essential oil
- 2-drops of tea-tree essential oil-optional
Mix both the coconut and shea-butter together in a glass bowl/jar. Thereafter, place your bowl inside a medium-sauce pan
Add water to your saucepan quiet enough to surround the bowl but should not overflow it and then bring the saucepan to a boil.
While the water heats-up, make sure to stir the coconut oil as well as shea-butter and continue doing so until both the
After they have melted, you should add in baking soda, arrowroot starch as well as essential oils.
Place in a 3-ounce or 9-liter jar and allow it to cool at room-temperature/ fridge until the content
4.Wellness-Mama’s Shea-Butter Deodorant-Recipe
- 3-T of Coconut oil
- 2-T of Shea butter
- 3-T of baking soda
- 2-T of arrowroot/organic cornstarch-Optional
Mix both the Shea butter as well as coconut oil in a medium-sized glass jar and then melt the content in a double-boiler on a medium heat or place them in a
After it has melted, remove the content from the heat. Add arrowroot and baking soda. In case, you do not have arrowroots then, use more of baking soda (optional)
Add essential oil to the content to mix and then pour it into a glass container for storage. You don’t have to store it in the fridge. Though, it might take quite sometimes like several hours to fully harden. to speed up this process, you can put the content in the fridge to cool for a
You can let the content cool completely. Thereafter, put it onto an old deodorant container for easy use. For instance, during summertime’s, it may melt thus, a cool storage is recommended at this time.
5.Reformation-Acres’ All-Natural Herbal Deodorant-Spray Recipe
- 1 ¼ cup of 80 proof-vodka
- ¼ cup of lavender buds
- ¼ cup of sage leaves
- ¼ cup of thyme leave
- Essential oils; (Tea tree-3 drops; Sage-6 drops; Lavender-4 drops; Patchouli-3 drops or lemongrass/lime-3 drops per ¼-cup spray-bottle
- Peel of 1-lime/lemon
- 1T of colloidal silver per 1/4 –cup spray-bottle (optional)
Measure out all the herbs as well as citrus peels into a mason jar
Cover the content with vodka
Put the jar in a secured place
When the content is ready,
Add essential oil blend as well
Place the remaining tincture in
Before using the application, always shake your spray bottle vigorously in-order to mix the oils.
Ingredients and their purposes;
Coconut oil– has mild-antibacterial properties making it best for deodorant purposes. It also contributes t a smooth-consistency as well as ease of application. In addition, it entails anti-inflammatory as well as soothing to irritated skin.
Essential oils– provide
Tea tree, sage, lavender, geranium
Baking soda- has antibacterial & anti-microbial properties to absorb both moisture and odor. To
Cornstarch/arrowroot-powder- they are neutral ingredients that are used in deodorant for effective absorption of moisture
Beeswax – a good skin conditioner as well as a protectant. They enhance binding and emulsion of ingredients used in deodorants. In addition, they contribute to a smooth-consistency of the ingredients used.
Shea butter/cocoa butter– they are quite moisturizing and makes your deodorant to be creamy as well as smooth. they also have anti-inflammatory properties and since they are rich in essential fatty acids as well as vitamin A&E; these
Bentonite Clay– Majorly known for toxin-elimination. Therefore, in deodorants; they draw-out impurities as well as detoxify your underarms thus, based on the fact that the sweat glands are located there.