It is likely you have heard a lot of negative side effects using deodorant can cause, some of the worst being its link to contributing to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Most deodorants contain toxic ingredients, so this is one item that is on our spring clean up list!
You can purchase an all natural deodorant, but some of them have less then satisfactory results. Making natural deodorants at home is easy, cost effective, and gives you the ability to tweak it to your liking. Try this simple recipe below:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot
Few drops of essential oils (good options would be eucalyptus, lavender, and tea tree oil)
* Mix together the baking soda and arrowroot. Add in coconut oil and combine with a fork. Add essential oil and combine until distributed. If too thick, add more coconut oil until desired consistency is achieved.
* Store in a glass jar at room temp, or in the refrigerator during summer months to prevent the coconut oil from melting.
Note: This is not an antiperspirant, so it will not prevent sweating, just odor. If you want to control sweat, carrying a natural baby powder is a good option to apply when needed.