I had been going back and forth on this whole deodorant thing for a while. Is it good? Is it bad? Definitely knew it was a good thing when it came down to hygiene. But, why so many chemicals? I tried the deodorant crystal. Nope. Not a fan. I tried Tom's. Still not a fan. Sorry Tom. It just didn't do it for me.
I knew I had to make a change. I was totally finished with continuously adding synthetic chemicals to my body. So, I just went for it and stopped using store bought deodorant. I started using a mixture of baking soda and corn starch. Eeeh, better but boy was the transition a not so pleasant to the nose one.
Then Came The Oils
I started playing around with my YL essential oils to come up with a blend that worked for me. This added a pleasing smell to the body. Still was a nice little transition while I was detoxing all of the synthetic chemicals. Once this process was finished I am able to use my deodorant cream (recipe below) and dust on the baking soda and corn starch mixture with confidence.
For Your Health
I highly recommend that everyone start making their own deodorant and STOP using synthetic chemical ridden deodorant. Your body will totally thank you!
Plastic or glass container
3 0z of unrefined coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil
4-6 drops of YL Lemongrass essential oil ------antibacterial
4-6 drops of YL Lavender essential oil ------ soothing
4 drops of YL Melaleuca essential oil ------antibacterial
Blend together .......I usually sit my coconut oil out a head of time to soften.
After shower apply small amount to dry under pit.
Then dust a mixture of baking soda and cornstarch to armpit
Can store at room temperature. Warmer storage will result in the cream liquifying.
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