For me, using natural deodorant is all about health, and the added eco-benefits that come with it too. I could go in-depth about why store-bought deodorant is bad for you, but I don’t think I will. Instead I will share these simple points that sold me on making the switch to a homemade natural version:
There is information around the web about the side effects of deodorants and their ingredients. I encourage you to do more research if you still need more convincing.
The good news is there’s an alternative. With this natural deodorant you can know what the ingredients are and it actually works. I love this deodorant recipe and I have found the perfect way to make it super easy to use. The scent can also be changed to suit your personal preference (no more smelling like fake flowers).
The other eco-benefits include:
Home Made Deodorant
6 Tbs coconut oil – (moisturising)
1/4 cup baking soda (a natural deodorant)
1/4 cup arrowroot or cornstarch (absorbs sweat)
essential oils (optional – but smells nice)
ie. Lemon, rose, tea tree oil (antibacterial), peppermint etc.
For application you can do a number of things:
I love the smell, and how it works, and the confidence in knowing I am not putting some crazy chemicals under my armpits each day!