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Homemade deodorant and antiperspirant

14 Jun

Homemade deodorant is really easy to make.  I know, many of you might be thinking, “It only costs $4 at the store and all I do is grab it”.  True that, but to those trying to go healthier, cut out many of the unnecessary chemicals they consume, or just want to know what is in the products in which they use…..store-bought deodorant isn’t their option.

And, there are times when you might find yourself on a diet that requires you to look at your labels really carefully because it will hinder the benefits of your diet.  One such diet is the HCG diet, most of the products you are used to can’t be used on this diet or it will reduce the amount of weight loss you realize.  Many say “bah, it won’t impact my weight loss much”, so they don’t change their toiletries, ….long of it short, everything that touches the outside of your body can and normally does end up inside your body.

What ever your reason for making your own toiletries, kudos to you because making them really is simple.

So how do you make your own “pit juice”?

Ingredients:

Powder that you dust onto your underarms

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup corn starch or arrowroot powder

Moist variety that you apply with your fingertips

  • 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder

That is the basic.  Now from here you can make millions of scents.  All you need to do is purchase EO, essential oil.  Use care when selecting your EO fragrance and make sure you do not purchase FO which is only a fragrance oil.

EO is made from the plant itself.  Many companies will manufacture various grades and various “pure” product.  From as little as 50% to 100%.  When purchasing for making your own toiletries, try to find 100% varieties.  But EO doesn’t have to be for simply fragrance.  It can also be used to boost the effectiveness of your toiletries.

Such as some state Tea Tree EO boosts the ability to decrease the “stinky pit” as it has natural anti-bacterial properties.

Don’t go crazy with the use of EO and make sure you don’t have allergies to the EO in which you have chosen.  Normally I add 1 drop of EO per 1/4 cup of underarm powder.  So the 2 cup recipe would take 8 drops of EO.  I like to add 4 drops of Tea Tree oil and 4 drops of a fragrance, but still in the EO family.  Like lavender, bergamot, lemon balm,….what ever fragrance you prefer the most.

For the same $4 for a tube of deodorant, you can make nearly a years worth of deodorant yourself.

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Toiletries

 

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