Conventional deodorants stop fulfilling their expected promises after a period of use, and their components and additives penetrate our body, intoxicating and slowly making us sick.
If you want to start leading a healthier, toxic-free life, starting to use (or manufacture) natural products is the best option.
If you want to prepare a homemade deodorant, natural, efficient and simple, made with natural elements, quickly, simply and with all the benefits of natural cosmetics. We have prepared this step by step, where you can learn how to make your own natural deodorant in a few minutes.
Common deodorants often irritate some people. Some of us are more sensitive than others. And if you knew the amount of additives that some brand deodorants contain, you get scared.
While eco-cosmetics is a good alternative, it is still very expensive for some. But we can always take advantage of home remedies that are very effective and, above all, cheap.
Main advantages of this homemade deodorant
- Toxic free
- Aluminum Free (related mainly to breast cancer and present in most deodorants (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16045991)
- It's cheap and most of the ingredients are in your pantry
- Packaging can be reused
- Lasts longer
- It also acts as an antiperspirant
How to prepare a 100% natural deodorant at home.
This recipe is the result of many tests in search of the right proportions and an optimal result, I suffer from excessive sweating and needed a deodorant capable of keeping me all day which was not easy.
- 1/4 cup of Sodium bicarbonate (absorbs moisture and deodorizes)
- 1/4 cup of Cornstarch (absorbs moisture)
- 4 tablespoons of Coconut oil (antibacterial and antifungal)
Simply by mixing these three ingredients we already obtain a solid deodorant capable of keeping us free of bad odors all day, but if you want to improve it we can add:
- 10 drops of lavender, tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops of extra virgin olive oil or wheat germ or a vitamin E capsule
With this we improve the formula and get better results.
Preparation of natural deodorant.
To do this it is very simple we just have to heat the coconut oil a little so that it becomes liquid.
Then mix all the ingredients and place the mixture in an empty and clean deodorant stick or in a wide mouth jar, to apply the deodorant with your fingers if you prefer.
Leave it near the shower, so with the heat of this it will soften enough to be able to take a little with your fingers and apply it to our armpits.
For men I recommend using 20 drops of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and activates circulation.
Apply gently, a couple of times and no more but a very thick layer may remain and cover the pores of the skin, which would be counterproductive.
It can be made in cream if we want to replace the starch with some basic cream, which we buy in herbalists or parapharmacies.
Care to contain bicarbonate can stain clothes
I leave a video I made about the preparation of this deodorant: