12 Ways Pinterest Says I m Failing My Children
Carolyn Williams began writing and editing professionally over 20 years ago. The first time it happened, I just thought perhaps the deodorant was reacting with the dye in the shirt (it was a new work shirt), but then it washed out… and it's washed out each time. My husband and I get terrible reactions to any deodorant we have tried with baking soda in it, all of which were completely frangrance free and without essential oils. While about 5 per cent of people who produce an odour do not use deodorant , more than a fifth (26 out of 117) of those who don't produce an odour do not use deodorant, a statistically highly significant difference.
This is also common in some skin types and if you have used conventional deodorant for a long time and have a build up of the chemicals from that deodorant in your skin. But now that I have been using the homemade formula, I find I hardly sweat at all!
I would love it if you would share your shampoo and conditioner recipe with me. I am just getting into making all these safe homemade natural deodorant products. During an impromptu workout session at home, when I turned up the heat to help me sweat a little more, the deodorant had that same blooming aroma that I had initially experienced. As I scrubbed under my arms, I noticed that the deodorant didn't rub away easily, and it did take a little more effort to wash off. Put the whole mixture in the micro for 15 seconds and it softened right up. Actually, so soft that I had to add more arrowroot and baking soda.
I am firmly convinced that this compulsive need to wear deodorant is really a product of advertising. This formula contains a highly effective combination of white clay and zinc oxide for long lasting elimination of strong foot odour. The hippie in me wants to try and make it. I wonder if a drop of tea tree oil would be ok in it too. Be sure to use a bergaptene-free version because the bergaptene in standard bergamot essential oil makes the skin susceptible to UV radiation should your skin be exposed to sunlight. Coconut oil melts at very low temps, so if you live in a hot climate, you might want to store this in the fridge. Anyway, I've begun to develop a rash and will make a new batch sans baking soda.
If you will be putting into an old deodorant container to use like stick deodorant, let the mixture harden for about 15-20 minutes at room temperature to harden and when it is about the consistency of peanut butter, use a spoon to scoop into the deodorant tube and pack down to fill.
Instead, I do about half the amount of tea tree/melaleuca essential oil and add two of my favorite scents: lemongrass and grapefruit essential oils. Unless someone has an allergy to alcohol, using it as a deodorant is safe for adults and young adults alike. I had a friend tell me recently that she's just been using baking soda and a tiny bit of water to make a paste and put it under her arms in the mornings and that's been working great for her. I've been using this homemade deodorant ever since I got home from the US last month. In a small sauce pan, heat the butter and wax on low just until they're melted.
Homemade deodorant using coconut oil is the best way for me. I have tried other natural deodorants like Toms deodorant but it is too weak for me! My sister also recommended carrying around a small bottle with about 10 drops of tea tree oil (and you could use apple cider vinegar in it too) and water to spray on during the day if you start to feel a little questionable in the stinky department. I am just trying the beeswax recipe (without the vitamin E and probiotics again)- I made my first batch last night and I like the way it applies.