DIY Deodorant – Fast and Easy and Natural
If you’re serious about natural wellness, it’s important to understand what we put on, as well as in, our bodies. That’s why DIY deodorant is becoming popular. Drugstore antiperspirants work for stopping sweat. Sometimes that’s what you need. But they also contain chemicals that can enter our bodies through the skin. Even commercial deodorants may contain chemicals and preservatives that you might want to take a closer look at. Organic natural companies offer good alternatives, although they can be pricey. Look for online coupon codes for companies like 100 Percent Pure.
If you want to try making your own deodorant, your goal is to kill bacteria (which is what makes your pits stinky) while allowing your skin to perform the vital function of sweating. Always look at the ingredients first. Lemon juice can sting freshly shaved skin. Baking soda is great at eliminating odors but gives many people a rash-like skin reaction. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties but can get grease stains on your clothing. Rubbing alcohol and cornstarch works well for some. Or you can try this homemade DIY deodorant using essential oils, salt, grain alcohol, rosewater and witch hazel.
This article first appeared on thekitchn.com.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it needs to breathe. This easy-to-make spray is a great recipe for odor control while still allowing your body to eliminate what it needs to.