Using deodorant is doing the world a favor. I’ve been around folks who DON’T use deodorant and … eeeeeeuuuuuwwwww! But most of us know about the dangers of aluminum and many deodorants have aluminum in them, although it’s often disguised. So since we all love natural remedies on this site, let’s talk about how we can make our own deodorant without aluminum because it truly is simple and easy. You may have the ingredients in your kitchen right now.
Do You Know What’s In YOUR Deodorant?
I went to Amazon and typed in the keyword ‘deodorant’ and the first entry was Dove Men Care. Since the first product is the most popular, we can assume that Amazon sells a lot of this stuff. Looking at the ingredients, only ONE ingredient in this Dove deodorant is safe! One freaking ingredient and that’s the sunflower oil.
How To Make A Totally Safe Deodorant
You only need two ingredients to make a deodorant:
1. Coconut oil
2. Baking soda
Coconut oil is a solid if the temperature is below 76 degrees and when it’s solid it’s pretty hard. In fact, unusable in my opinion, so the best way is to whip it. Yes, I mean get a mixer and beat air into your coconut oil. That way it will be “fluffy” and much softer and you can easily scoop some out.
Then mix in your baking soda. How much? It’s different for each person. Some people have a sensitivity to baking soda so the best advice I can give you is to start with a small amount and see if it works for you, meaning does it prevent odor and not cause a rash under your arms – alias “Pit Rash”. If you need more, add it slowly until you reach the correct amount for you.
Why Does This Concoction Work?
A primary ingredient in coconut oil is lauric acid and this helpful acid kills bacteria! Go Bacteria Terminator! The odor comes from bacteria and if they’re dead, they can’t make us stinky.
And, baking soda won’t stain clothing the way some deodorants do.
You will save money. Not a lot since deodorant usually isn’t that expensive but buy yourself an extra Starbucks this month with your Non-Stinky-Pit savings.
This is a great natural deodorant and it couldn’t be any easier.