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Natural Deodorant Recipe

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Why Use Natural Deodorant?

There’s a lot of buzz these days around knowing what goes into your food and your body. There are too often annoucements in the news about recalled foods and contaminants found in factory made big name items. People are turning to local food sources and using natural body products

More people than ever are concerned about the personal hygiene products they are using on a daily basis. There is also growing concerns about the health risks of using products with chemicals and parabens, especially aluminum on underarm skin..  And many people are becoming sensitive to a great deal of commercial body care products.

Everybody wants to smell good when out with friends, at a meeting or at the gym, however now more than ever people want to know whats in the products that they use and they are not willing to compromise their health. One of the things people are doing is choosing a natural deodorant over commercial deodorant products.  

A good natural deodorant will protect you from body odour and keep you smelling great all day! 

Natural deodorants will let your skin under your arms breathe. Natural deodorants should make you feel safe and worry free. When using a safe natural deodorant you don’t have to worry about the mounting evidence that associates a lot of the ingredients of commercial products with Breast Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

I am not a research scientist nor am I a doctor, however I do feel more comfortable knowing what I am using and exactly what goes into my food and my cosmetics. In addition its a huge plus to save money.

Making my own deodorant, toothpaste alternative ( will post that recipe very soon), and soaps are a great way to have products I love with my favorite scents. There is also the comfort in the fact that I know exactly what goes into the products my family and I use.

 Other reasons why you may want to choose a natural deodorant:

 - Increase your overall health

 - Reduce incidents of skin irritation and reactions (rashes and acne)

 - Let your skin under your arms  breathe during your work-out, run or yoga class!

 - If you’ve identified you have too much aluminum in your body!

 - While pregnant or breast feeding

 - If you notice lumps around your armpits it could be from clogged pores due to

long term commercial deodorant usage

 - If you are worried about long term lymph node health

 - No more stained clothes!

The vast majority of over-the-counter and prescription deodorants and antiperspirants are made with potentially harmful ingredients that can enter the blood stream and hurt the body's ability to function.

For example:

Aluminum chloride-a known irritant that helps reduce perspiration, but also removes color from clothing and degrades fabric

Propylene glycol-used to degrease engines and other industrial products.

Triclosan-a known irritant made from petroleum. It's a synthetic antibacterial agent.

Aluminum zirconium tetrachlorhydrex-GLY-plugs the pores and stains fabric when mixed with sweat (It's what leaves that yellow-ish tinge on your white shirts)

Stearyl alcohol-slows the evaporation rate of water (sweat)

Aluminum has an affinity for the brain and human pineal gland (our spiritual center) and large concentrations of toxic aluminum develop in these body parts. Aluminum has been implicated as the number one cause of Alzheimer disease.


Recipe#1    T=Tablespoon

3 T Coconut Oil

1T grated  Beeswax

2 T Baking Soda

2 T Arrowroot

Essential Oils (optional) 4-6 drops

Heat beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat until melted. If you do not have a double boiler float a heat proof bowl in a pot with boiling water. Remove from heat and add baking soda and arrowroot (If you don’t have arrowroot, use more baking soda) Mix well

Add essential oils and let cool until it starts to thicken or nearly go solid. Pour or scoop into either a container for storage, or an old deodorant container.. It does not need to be stored in the fridge.

Once it cools completely it can be used like a regular commercial stick


 

Recipe# 2 

T=tablespoon

3 T Coconut Oil

3 T Baking Soda

2 T Shea Butter

2 T Arrowroot

2 capsules probiotic powder

Essential Oils (optional) 4-6 drops

Prepare as with recipe 1 add the essential oils prior to the baking soda and arrow root but add the probiotic powder last just prior to the entire mix hardening as propbiotic s are live cultures and adding them to the hot mixtire will kill the culture.

Note recipe 2 may melt in the heat of summer without any beeswax in it

 

I invite questions and comments on how this works or doesn't for you. This is a work in progress and your input is most welcome

I currently use recipe 1 with 8 drops of peppermint oil, I  found the peppermint oil a bit strong therefor recommending 4-6 drops

Rebecca

 

 

 

 

 

 

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