Over the past several months I’ve seen a change in my hormones. Now I know that’s probably TMI, but it’s true. Most of you ladies out there in your mid-30’s and older know what I’m talking about. One of the many symptoms is that my regular deodorant stopped being effective (read: I was getting stinky!) Not good, especially in Las Vegas with summer approaching! I also had continued my research on antiperspirant and whether or not it is bad for you. There are several studies indicating the link of deodorant placement and location of breast tumors. However, this post is not about solving that dilemma. I have tried most “natural” deodorants and they have not worked for me. I heard about people making their own deodorant but assumed it wouldn’t work either. I was out of options so I came up with a plan. I would make my own deodorant and see if a homemade, natural, cheaper option would work. I had all the ingredients in my pantry and candle tins in my closet. I made a batch about a month ago and I’ve been using it since then.
The results?? It totally works for me! I take a tiny amount on my fingers and hold it on my armpit for a few seconds until it warms up, then rub it on the entire underarm area. I don’t have to reapply and I don’t smell- even after working out and our almost 90 degree days we’ve been having. I do sweat though. It’s not an antiperspirant FYI. However I don’t mind sweating if it doesn’t smell. Sweating is beneficial for clearing toxins and purifying the skin. Give this recipe a try and leave a comment! I’d love to hear if it works for you as well as it has worked for me. Happy no stink sweating!
Easy Homemade Deodorant
1/4 cup arrowroot
1/4 cup baking soda
4 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
Optional few drops herbal oil like lavender, tea tree oil, etc
Mix all ingredients together into a paste and store in an airtight container. Apply small amount under the arm, allow to begin melting and cover underarm area. Allow it to dry before putting on clothes. If its kept in a warm room, you can put in the fridge for a few hours periodically to firm it up. *NOTE: DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY AFTER SHAVING ARMPITS!* Shave the night before and apply in the morning. Irritation and rash may occur.