Antiperspirants and deodorants, which are made in the factories,contain a variety of chemicals as well as preservatives like aluminum, paraben, propylene glycol, Triclosan and Phthalates, which are very harmful for the body. There are various people who have a habit of really sweating hard. Sweating can result in bad odor that is sometimes not really controllable but at the same time it needs to be controlled with the help of a perfume or a deodorant.
You can try out making your own deodorant at home, which is healthy and effective as well as cost friendly. If you are eager to make your own homemade deodorant, you can visit a local health retailer or a nearby vitamin shop where you can get all the ingredients. Here are some simple steps on how to make your homemade deodorant.
1 Making a solid deodorant stick
Making a deodorant is not as hard as expected. You can easily make a stick of deodorant at home minus all the chemicals and preservatives. This makes it healthy to use as well. Now what do you need to make a deodorant stick? Take 3 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of Shea butter, 2 tablespoons of arrowroot, 3 tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of essential oil for the fragrance.
2 Melt the Shea butter and the coconut oil
The Shea butter and the coconut oil should be melted together if you have a big container. If the container is small then try and boil the two things individually by putting them in a pan of hot boiling water. Keep on stirring when you are heating the two ingredients as they slowly melt together. Remove the mixture from the heat as soon as they melt.
3 Stir the arrowroot mixture and the baking soda together
Now stir the arrowroot and the baking soda. The arrowroot is a starch, which helps to tighten up the stick. Mix all the ingredients well together so that the mixture is smooth and creamy but at the same time do it as soon as you can before the mixture hardens up.
4 Add your favorite essential oil
The essential oil that you would choose will help you to bring the fragrance to your deodorant. So make sure that you use your favorite essential oil that you love. You can choose from a variety of essential oils. There are certain essential oils that may irritate people who have sensitive skin. You need to do a patch test before applying the essential oil drops in the deodorant stick. Try choosing from essential oils like lavender, lemon, patchouli, Bergamot, Orange, Cedar wood, Lemon balm, Sage, Cinnamon, Sage and Frankincense.
After you have finished mixing all the ingredients together pour two drops of essential oil in the mixture and then let the mixture harden up slowly.
5 Store the deodorant in the container that you like
The deodorant can be stored in a special container that you prefer. It can either be a small one that you can carry always or a large one that you can keep at home and then apply with your fingertips under your arms when required. If you want you can also pour the mixture in Popsicle molds and place these in the freezer so that they harden up to take full form. Each stick after hardening can be wrapped in wax paper so that they do not melt altogether. It is advisable to keep the home made deodorant in a cool and dry place.
It is very easy to make a homemade deodorant stick. It is not only cost effective but friendly on your skin as well. The deodorants found in stores have a lot of chemicals as well as preservatives that may be bad for the health at times. However if you make a deodorant at home, you can easily use it as many times as you want. The consistency of the deodorant depends on the amount of starch and baking soda that you are applying to the mixture. Homemade deodorant is the ultimate guide to perfect health. It is non-toxic as well.
Have you ever tried making your homemade deodorant? Give it a try and you would feel really nice about it as well. It is not only natural but at the same time simple to make as well. So prepare your own special deodorant before the summer comes and bask in the glory of your fragrance.