Most of the deodorants that you can find in pharmacies or supermarkets contain chemicals harmful to health and that has the function of killing the bacteria that cause the bad smell in the armpits. But, in doing so, they also eliminate those “good” bacteria that filter the chemicals that reach your body through the skin and lymphatic system.
An ingredient that you can find if you read the labels of commercial deodorants is aluminum, which is used in fragrances to achieve antiperspirant property. But, if you stop to think: why would you want to stop sweating?
Perspiration is a process performed by the body to detoxify the body. Doing so prevents diseases, flu, and colds and also releases endorphins. Do you remember how good you feel after doing physical activity? Sweat is very important and necessary for the integral well-being of the body, mind, and spirit.
If you are looking for healthy alternatives and actively take care of the environment, you will surely want to use a deodorant that respects the planet, does not generate plastic waste with its containers, and, at the same time, avoid bad odors. The good news is that all that is possible.
NATURAL DEODORANT, VEGAN AND ZERO WASTE
If you have sensitive skin and commercial deodorant causes itching or irritation, this recipe is special for you. The coconut oil moisturizes your skin and keeps protected throughout the day. The sodium bicarbonate is a powerful disinfectant that neutralizes bacteria and prevents odor. The essential oil you choose acts on the natural odors of your armpits.
You will need:
– 1 glass or glass container or container that has a lid (you can reuse some!)
– 40 ml of coconut oil
– 2 tablespoons of baking soda
– 10 to 15 drops of some pure essential oil that you like. For example, rosemary, mint, eucalyptus.
1. Disinfect the container with alcohol and let it dry.
2. In a bowl, mix coconut oil and baking soda. If the oil is solidified, you can heat it in a water bath until it returns to its liquid state.
3. Stir the mixture very well and break the possible bubbles that may appear.
4. When the mixture is homogeneous, add the drops of essential oil.
5. Transfer the mixture to the glass container and close it with a lid.
Ready! You already have your natural deodorant with three easy-to-get ingredients.