I make a lot of my own natural skin and body care products. Amazing Face Serum, DIY Foaming Hand Soap, Homemade Bath Salts, Homemade All-Natural Diaper Rash Cream, Hand Sanitizer, and Fizzy Bath Bombs. These simple recipes are all a part of our everyday household life (with the current exception of the diaper rash cream, since we’re now done with diapers), though that recipe also makes a great skin salve for other body areas that need some extra support.
Most commercially available skin and body care products are laden with all sorts of nasty chemicals. This is especially true of deodorants and antiperspirants. These products often contain aluminum, which has been shown to accumulate in the brain and can lead to various forms of brain damage as well as cancer (Mercola, 2016). They also frequently contain parabens and other chemicals you really don’t want in your body.
Over the years, I’ve tried a wide assortment of natural deodorants, but wasn’t completely satisfied with any of them, whether due to the scent, texture, or effectiveness. So I set out to make one of my own.
Here’s the recipe I developed. It’s so easy to make that you can have it done in less than a minute. It works well. And you can customize the scent to your own liking.
Simple, All-Natural, Homemade Deodorant
Pour all ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Shake gently to mix. Use as needed.
NOTE: I currently use a blend of Lavender and Rosemary in my deodorant. I love the smell; it’s both feminine and uplifting. Other essential oils I’ve used and enjoyed include Joy and Frankincense. Both the Lavender and Rosemary I’m using in this batch have antibacterial properties. If you’re looking to give your homemade deodorant an extra boost, other antibacterial oils include Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Thyme, Geranium, and Lemon.
Do you use an all-natural deodorant? Have you ever considered making your own?
Mercola, 2016. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/17/deodorant-chemicals.aspx