Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Easy DIY Natural Deodorant

Hey, guys!

It is October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am fortunate enough to say that this disease doesn't run in my family. However, I realize that the risk doesn't fall on genetics alone.

A while back, I read an article you can check out here, that stated that, "because estrogen can promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer. In addition, it has been suggested that aluminum may have direct activity in breast tissue." Mind me, I know there is a lot of information coming out these days about things that are harmful and the next day a different article comes out saying that they're no longer a risk. I actually have a pretty set opinion on that subject that I would love to share with you at a later time. But, basically, I hardly listen to these types of articles anymore because they create too much confusion. Most of them come from random sources or sources that are legitimate, but have been paid research by major corporations that "instruct" these sources to twist the information enough, without obviously lying, to conclude with something that is in their best interest (that something is very often money). This article, however, was done by the National Cancer Institute, so I took it a little bit more seriously. Also, something in my gut just told me to stop using aluminum-based antiperspirants/deodorants, and I have learned that intuition is something you just listen to without question (at least, that is me). It's perfectly healthy to perspire, so what I did need, was a deodorant to control bo. 

So, harmful or not, I stopped using regular commercial deodorant. And there were a few reasons for that. The first, explained above. The second, it's so much cheaper to make my own. Third, I'm not an obsessed fanatic about using all things natural (I very well realize there are many, many things in nature that if taken, eaten or swallowed, can kill you), but I do prefer them because they are typically more safe! And as a bonus, this natural, home-made deodorant smells delicious and is so easy to make!

So, would you like to try it out? Here's my recipe:

  • In a pan, heat about a cup of organic coconut oil. 
  • When melted, add a teaspoon of baking soda (known for its cleaning and antibacterial properties) and a couple of drops of tea tree essential oil (among many more, tea tree oil is also known for its antibacterial properties), and a couple more drops of another favorite essential oil of yours, either only one or a combination of two; my favorite are lavender and bergamot together, the smell is  delicious!
  • Mix. Pour in a small tight lid container and let it cool.

Pour it in your favorite container, preferably glass. 

When it cools, it will become a solid texture, which will be your deodorant. You can use a cotton pad or even your clean fingers to apply it, distribute the little bit of left over in your hands (your hands will love this) and that is it, guys!

Becomes solid when it cools, perfect for application. 

Obviously this home-made deodorant might not work for everyone. But it has worked for me and it might for you too! Whichever the case, let me know in the comments below. 

Oh, and Happy, Happy Halloween! (I hope you liked, and noticed, my couldron above)... ;)

Also, here is a short video on how to make this deodorant. Check it out! 


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