Jan 17, 2013

DIY, Natural Deodorant Recipe


There are several health concerns with store bought deodorant. The main concern is that the antiperspirant kind contain aluminum which may cause, mostly likely, cancer and dementia.   Deodorant is relatively expensive as well, considering what you are buying, which is about .5 ounce of mineral salts, fillers, oils and artificial scents.  I used to buy a popular brand of antiperspirant because it would help prevent razor rash, but this simple recipe has been more effective at doing so.  It works simply by the arrow root absorbing excess moisture and wicking it away from the body and the baking soda kills the bacteria that create the odors.  The essential oils are mostly for scent but depending on which you choose, may offer additional benefit such as additional bacterial control.  I have been very impressed with the results from this easy recipe and I think you will be too.     
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It's so easy to make healthful, natural and effective deodorant. There are simply 2-3 ingredients and it will take you only minutes.


Take 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Coconut oil and melt it in a double boiler with 2 Tablespoons of Shea Butter. 
Add 3 Table Spoons of Baking Soda
Then 2 Table Spoons finely ground (in a mortar and pestle or blender etc) Magnesium salts. You can use epsom salts or ancient minerals.   It should be pretty glopy.  You can put it in a small tupperware or a push up container, and place it in the fridge to set. 

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