Waiting to set up-natural deodorant
So, I haven't worn deodorant in years,err commercial deodorant that is- mostly due to all the controversy surrounding the chemicals that comprise commercial deodorant + making natural deodorant is cost effective and easy. I'm not a heavy hitter in the "sweat" department so, I can't really vouch for how effective it is for those that are, but do know it works splendidly for me in the area of stink. Today I made a small batch, and I thought I'd share the recipe with you.
90 grams of Coconut Oil
1/4 cup of Arrowroot or Cornstarch
1/4 cup of Baking Soda
a few drops of essential oil of your choice-I used Tea Tree
*I've also heard of adding equal parts of Shea Butter/Coconut- if you are sensitive you might try adding some Shea to your recipe
Start by mixing your Baking Soda and Arrowroot together. I melt my Coconut Oil in the microwave. Stir the Coconut oil into the dry ingredients working out any clumps.Add in your essential oil-you only need a few drops-I like something very clean and antimicrobial such as Lavender, Rosemary or Tea Tree-but you could use what ever you prefer. I feel these eo's are especially purposeful in this application.
Pour mixture into a clean tin, glass jar or deodorant stick and you're done.
You only need to use a pea sized amount and you're good for the day.
Some say that natural deodorant does not help in terms of perspiration, but others say they did see a reduction in perspiration after a few weeks. I am not a heavy hitter in this area, so it's hard for me to give a fair valuation of whether it has adequate anti perspiration properties, but what I do know is that it does give the "stink eye" to stink.