DISCLOSURE: Please note these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you're making your own deodorant
to avoid such things, why risk using an essential oil that contains phytoestrogens, even if only in small amounts. This first time around I skipped the scent, because my son was also using the same deodorant (yeah, maybe that's a little gross, but at least he's using deodorant, musty little monkey that he is). My mum suffered with fragrance allergies after years of wearing certain brands with no issues so this homemade perfume would have been ideal for her too. I just spray it 4 times on each pit and let it dry for a while before putting my shirt on in the morning.
In 2002, a study of 1,600 women found that deodorant use—with or without shaving—is not associated with breast cancer. Would there be a benefit in using Castor Oil in the deodorant because of the benefit for the lymph system?It is reported to be antibacterial/fungal etc so should be positive in that respect.
I also make homemade fabric softener — recipe courtesy of Suzanne @ At Home with the Farmer's Wife. I started making my own homemade deodorant with coconut oil
deodorant and it's easy, safe and quick and best of all, I know exactly what's in it. I have never been able to tolerate regular deodorant and have to constantly switch about every month. Because of that we travel with the crystal deodorants in the summer but will see how the 92 degree coconut oil works.
I had heard that over the counter deodorants might not be good for us. The notion of eating something and then taking a bit of your food and using it for deodorant is somewhat amusing! If your underwear or the armpits of your shirts are particularly smelly, spray them with white vinegar and allow it to soak in for 15 minutes before laundering. I really want to make this work, because I hate conventional deodorant and the BS/arrowroot/coconut oil is by far the most popular recipe online. And I used a cheap blender that I use for my homemade laundry and dishwasher soap.
This easy-to-make spray is a great recipe for odor control while still allowing your body to eliminate what it needs to. The often harmful ingredients in store-bought deodorants are quickly absorbed into our bodies, and really have no place under our arms.
Because this recipe has beeswax in it, the likelihood
that it will melt in your medicine cabinet is very slim. I made some deodorant using this recipe after spending about $9 on a stick that someone else made and figuring out that homemade deodorant works for me. This recipe works beautifully. It's not that big of a deal, but it does get annoying in the summertime when your deodorant separates daily in the heat.
Place the cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler and heat until everything is melted, remove from heat and add the dry ingredients and essential oil, stir very well to combine. For additional cleaning of the air itself, essential oil diffusers and air purifiers are both great options. I bought a cheap 4€ bottle of KTC 100% Pure Coconut Oil but have just realised that is says ‘flavourless oil' on the back. I've come to the conclusion that the baking soda is just too abrasive for me. I do have very sensitive skin, so it makes sense.