AN ALL-NATURAL DEODORANT RECIPE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS WITH A FREE PRINTABLE LABEL. USING YOUR CHOICE OF ESSENTIAL OILS, YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE THIS HOMEMADE DEODORANT JUST FOR YOU!
We are exposed to chemicals and toxins several times throughout the day. Products like soap, lotion, make-up, and deodorant are loaded with toxic ingredients, some of them known to be carcinogens. Chemicals like parabens and aluminum compounds mimic estrogen and can promote cancer cells to grow. As a result, I came up with this DIY deodorant.
When I read this several years ago, I felt overwhelmed and didn’t know where or how to start getting toxins out of my home. My tip to you is to begin with one product at a time, and eventually, you will have everything switched to all-natural products! Once you get going, you will realize that many products call for the same ingredients, which is very nice when making DIY deodorant, sunscreen, or chapstick!
The first product I started making was deodorant!
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WHAT’S WRONG WITH CONVENTIONAL DEODORANT?
In a container of deodorant, you may find aluminum compounds, parabens, stearates, triclosan, propylene glycol, triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA), fragrances, dye, and artificial colors.
WHAT THE HECK ARE THOSE THINGS?
I hate when I can’t pronounce the ingredients on something I am putting on my body.
Aluminum actually clogs the pores and temporarily stops you from sweating, which sounds good, right? Isn’t that what we want?
NO! Sweating is one of the ways your body detoxifies itself and is a natural healthy process. Plus, aluminum can interfere with estrogen levels causing a hormone imbalance.
Parabens are a group of compounds used as a preservative in most cosmetic and personal products. They too, mimic estrogen and cause hormone imbalances. Parabens are found in 99% of breast cancer tumors!
Steareths is a waxy compound found in many of our personal products. This chemical is linked to cancer, hormonal imbalance, and other skin and organ abnormalities.
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent and preservative in personal care and home-cleaning products. It is a hormone disruptor; and can irritate the skin, lungs, and eyes.
Propylene glycol is an organic alcohol that is commonly used as a skin-conditioning agent. It is known to cause allergic contact dermatitis and itchiness.
TEA and DEA can cause damage to the kidney and liver. These chemicals have been banned in other countries because of the harm they can cause to the body, as well as having been linked to cancer.
Artificial colors, dyes, and fragrances can cause allergic reactions, contain hormone disturbers, carcinogens, and have been linked to damaged sperm. Some dyes like red40 are banned in other countries.
CAN I BUY NATURAL DEODORANT?
Many people are aware of the cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting, and toxins found in deodorant. Thankfully you can find pre-made natural options. I have tried some of these, and though they work and smell nice, I find them to be rather pricy! I prefer to make my own. 🙂
DIY ALL NATURAL DEODORANT USING ESSENTIAL OILS
I am excited to share this recipe with you! I have been making my own deodorant for 5 years now and love this recipe because it works, it is simple, and it is cheap. WIN-WIN!
DIY DEODORANT INGREDIENTS
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoon shea butter
- 2 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- Essential oils of choice
- deodorant container
HOMEMADE DEODORANT USING ESSENTIAL OILS INSTRUCTIONS
- Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. I make my own by placing a glass bowl over a pot of water.
- Remove from heat and add in baking soda and arrowroot powder.
- Add essential oils of choice. I’ll list my favorite combos below!
- Store in a glass mason jar with an airtight lid or pour it into an empty deodorant container.
NOTE: If you are storing your homemade deodorant in a deodorant container, you may want to keep it in the refrigerator because the coconut oil will not stay solid at temps below 76 degrees. If you are planning on traveling with it, you can store it in a mason jar with an airtight lid.
HOMEMADE DEODORANT | ESSENTIAL OIL COMBINATIONS
- 4 drops lavender, 3 drops clary sage, and 2 drops melaleuca
- 5 drops lime, 3 drops bergamot, and 2 drops lemon
- 4 drops geranium, 3 drops lavender, and 2 drops grapefruit
- 4 drops cypress, 3 drops bergamot, and 2 drops rosemary
- 4 drops lemongrass, 3 drops melaleuca, and 2 drops sandalwood
- 6 drops wild orange, 3 drops helichrysum, and 2 drops rosemary
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If you have ever made your own deodorant with essential oils, please share your favorite blends with me. I love trying new ones. I am currently using lavender, grapefruit, and geranium and love it!
Also, If you enjoyed this recipe, check out my DIY Spray Deodorant Recipe.
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