Deodorant is an essential part of everyone's daily routine... I hope! Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the dangers of everyday deodorant that you find at your grocery store. For women, when we shave our underarms, we are essentially opening up our skin, through each hair follicle and skin cells. Then applying deodorant on freshly shaved underarms just welcomes the chemical filled ingredients straight into the body!
Aluminum is the most common ingredient found in deodorant. It's a metal which is used to help contain or stop you from sweating, which is not healthy for your pores. Aluminum has also been linked to breast cancer and increased risk of Alzheimer's. It's no surprise, however, that as women are applying their deodorant to their underarms (which is even worse if you have freshly shaved) the ingredients are going right into your bloodstream. These chemicals can even disrupt our hormone balance and damage our central nervous system. Did you know that the FDA classifies a common deodorant ingredient as a pesticide? Scary!
With that said, it can be tricky trying to find the right deodorant that works and has healthy ingredients. This recipe is so easy to make, only has 3 ingredients that you probably have in your house... and it really works!
I have literally tried this deodorant in in the most humid weather at Walt Disney World in the middle of Summer, and while I do sweat (cause that is a healthy thing to do), I do not smell! You can now make your own homemade deodorant that really works! You will LOVE this and won't look back.
Do yourself a favor: Think about your health, your children's health and your loved ones as well. Throw out the bad deodorant and choose something healthier.
1/2 cup coconut oil (room temperature)
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Keep in tupperware or small jar.