04 Jun Make Your Own Natural Deodorant using Coconut Oil
It is no secret that regardless of how pristine our environment and lifestyle is, that our bodies will absorb toxins to different degrees. Fortunately, our bodies are built to deal with these toxins (to a point) and have marvellous internal systems to release the toxins. I presume that you will agree then that it makes absolutely no sense to make it harder for our bodies to release these toxins by blocking the release points? Even more so, how stupid would it be if humans had to not only block the body parts that help to release their toxins, but to actually apply potions to these points that are full of toxins. Madness, yes!!! Well folks, what do you think we are doing when we apply deodorant to our armpits (a major release points) that are packed with aluminium, parabens, minerals oils and synthetic fragrances…?
Mmm, food for thought.
Luckily, you have the good sense to use natural and organic products. (It goes to show that greenies, are not only more beautiful, but smarter too 😉
This DIY natural deodorant recipe works as well as natural deodorants on the market and of course far surpasses the synthetic deos on the market. If you don’t want to apply the deodorant by hand you can put in an old empty deodorant stick.
DIY Natural Deodorant
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons corn starch*
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda*
- 20 – 25 drops lavender essential oil
- Melt your coconut oil (if necessary) and mix with the corn starch and baking soda.
- Add the essential oil.
- Transfer to a glass container.
- Use up!
- Will last 2 -3 months depending on usage.
*Notes: For a stronger mix, you can increase the amount of baking soda and corn starch by about 2 teaspoons.