Posted on September 28, 2012 by Nikki Fotheringham
Green Living DIY: Its natural, easy, cheap and you only need 3 ingredients you probably already have!
The big stink about deodorants
Antiperspirants really work! You can slather those suckers on and rest assured that you’ll be coming up roses no matter what you get up to today. The chemical composition of the antiperspirants however, do have some rather unfortunate consequences. Researchers at Reading University discovered a link between antiperspirants and breast cancer due to the fact that antiperspirant chemicals such as as zirconium and aluminium are absorbed through the pores. Zinc has also been linked to the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
So chemical antiperspirants may not be the best idea, but short of dousing yourself in patchouli, what choices do you have? Well you’ll be pleased to know that you can make your very own deodorant in 5 minutes flat using items you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard. Greenmoxie’s green living DIY crew show you how.
What you need
2 tbsp. corn starch
2 tbsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. coconut oil
Empty antiperspirant container or plastic container.
Mix them together and pour them into the container. Place them in the fridge until solid. Voila! Instant antiperspirant.
The corn flour absorbs moisture, the baking soda neutralizes smell while the coconut oil moisturizes your underarms. Its a really effective antiperspirant that will leave you feeling fresh and healthy! If you like this you should read about our natural drain cleaner.
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