|| Monday, February 23, 2015
Making Homemade Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant
Ever since I was a child, I have steered away from aluminum in products. Antiperspirant is one of the products that heavily uses it and additionally uses it to block pores from perspiration, which makes me think it even more easily can get into the blood stream. Both of my grandmothers suffered from Alzheimers' disease and although it has not been proven, there are many theories that aluminum can contribute to the failing of nerves that communicate brainwaves and thoughts. Thus, for most of my adult life I have been on the lookout for an antiperspirant that did not contain this ingredient.
As many of you know, there is a popular white crystal that is a natural solution and can be found in many health food stores. In my experience, this stick is a nuisance due to having to wet it under the sink each time you want to use it. This not only is often inconvenient, but I found it dripped water on my clothing in the path from the sink to my arm. Thus, I didn't love it.
Then, last year, I heard about a recipe to make homemade version of deodorant and I have finally found a solution. This recipe uses natural products found in your kitchen cabinet and works like a charm. Since I started using it, I have made 2-3 batches, and it never fails.
I adapted this recipe from WellnessMama:
6 T fractionated coconut oil (my favorite: http://www.amazon.com/Fractionated-Coconut-Carrier-Oil-Massage/dp/B00T0UBVX6)
1/4 cup (4 T) baking soda
1/4 cup (4 T) cornstarch
2 T Shea Butter
essential oils (optional)
As you'll notice, I use fractionated coconut oil, which I love much more than "cooking" coconut oil. It is much lighter and doesn't make you smell like Hawaii all day. This brand is great: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gopure-Naturals/1532309590375841
I hope you love it as much as I do!
Posted by Ingrid on 02/23 at 02:47 PM
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