Deodorants are a must-have in the modern world. Back in the day we all walked around smelling like trees and human must, but nowadays, being caught out in public without deodorant can easily lead to you being labeled as “nasty” for the rest of your life.
Since the inception of the deodorant, they have been known as sweet smelling sticks that subdue body odors, however, have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in these things?
They might mask odors, but ironically they are also creating hormone imbalances and other health problems with the number of parabens, aluminum compounds, chemicals and coloring used to achieve the perfect formula.
This is some scary shit, and if you want to take charge of the things you put in or on your body, going natural and homemade is the best solution.
Today, we give you 5 DIY homemade deodorant recipes to help you go natural and rid yourself of all the disgusting chemicals that are underhandedly making you sick.
1. Natural Deodorant by Wellness Mama
This is a double offering as this Wellness Mama post contains two recipes, a Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil. They both use ingredients such as Baking Soda and Arrowroot or Organic Corn Starch as a base. These ingredients are used in most homemade deodorant recipes as they are the active ingredients that mask the odor.
2. Homemade DIY Deodorant by Pronounce Skincare
This recipe includes awesome and healthy ingredients such as Coconut and Almond Oils, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Arrowroot Powder, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and Vitamin E. Essential oils are added for fragrance and overall leaves a smooth, soothing smell and touch that you will want to apply this deodorant even when going to bed.
3. Homemade Deodorant by Dr. Axe
This homemade deodorant is super-easy and affordable, it only includes three ingredients you can purchase at any beauty or health store.
It’s as simple as this:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 40-60 drops essential oils – Choice of Scents
- [Scent recommendations: Female oils scents (lavender, lemon, and sage) Male oils scents (cypress, rosemary and bergamot)]
- Empty deodorant containers
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4. Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin by Mommypotamus
Deodorants are applied to one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies, yet we never pay attention to how much these chemically charged sweet sticks are damaging our skin.
This recipe by Mommypotamus uses all natural ingredients like most homemade deodorant recipes but keeps it simple with just three ingredients, Coconut Oil, Arrowroot Powder or Corn Starch and food grade Diatomaceous Earth.
5. DIY Natural Deodorant by The Healthy Maven
This recipe looks so creamy, smooth and delicious, you might even want to use it as a lotion or worse, add it to your food.
It is simple to prepare and adds a little twist with some optional Tea Tree Oil for fragrance and its bacteria-fighting properties.