For quite some time, I’ve slowly switch to natural skincare. I decided to use a homemade deodorant recipe. Making a nontoxic and organic alternative to conventional deodorant. Here’s a simple recipe with all-natural ingredients.
Deodorants vs. Antiperspirants
Deodorants are applied to the body to prevent body odor which cause bacterial breakdown of sweat (or perspiration) underneath the armpits.
Whereas, Antiperspirants are a type of deodorant that affect odor, to prevent sweating by clogging the pores.
I’ve tried many popular products. Only to learn, years later, majority of them are unhealthy. There are many reasons to opt for something gentler for your health than products with chemicals such as aluminum, parabens, perfumes, and their ability to clog pores.
This recipe is toxin free and it won’t irritate your skin. Plus, it only has 4 ingredients:
- Mango butter (prevents inflammation and eliminates itchy, dry skin)
- Coconut oil (moisturizing and antibacterial)
- Arrowroot powder (absorbs oils and thickens)
- Baking soda (absorbs and neutralizes odors)
Its smooth and creamy, similar to a body butter. This will reduce the odor-causing bacteria the natural way. Takes less than a few minutes to make. Simple!
This recipe is very easy to modify. Add more or less coconut oil for desired consistency. Maybe use a different oil or butter, like Olive Oil and Shea butter. For a natural fragrance, try adding essential oils. For sensitive skin, reduce the baking soda or omit it.
Make this recipe your own. I haven’t used any other deodorant and makes for a lovely gift as well.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
- 2 TBSP Mango Butter
- 2 TBSP Coconut oil
- 2 TBSP Arrowroot Powder
- 1 TBSP Baking Soda
- Optional: Essential Oils
HOW TO MAKE:
While your Mango butter and coconut oil is infusing, combine Arrowroot (or starch) and baking soda in a small bowl.
Transfer to container of choice (2-4oz glass jar works fine). Let it completely cool for a few hours. Store in a cool, dry place.
To use: simply glide your fingers as you would a body butter and apply to your underarm! It is firm and feels creamy.
Give this recipe a try and let me know in the comment section below, how it turn out for you! Tag me on instagram @dearbeutiflee so I can see + share!
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