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. 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 because 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.
Baking Soda Free Recipe
Some sensitive skins may not like baking soda, so try this amazing recipe instead.
What you need
- 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp. Shea Butter
- 1/2 tbsp. Beeswax
- 5 Drops Vitamin E Oil
- 8 Drops Lavender Oil
- 4 Drops Sage Oil
In a double boiler (or a bowl in a pot of water) melt beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin e. When blended and melted, remove from heat. Allow to cool and add essential oils. Place in an empty deodorant or plastic container.
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