Women typically shave their armpits and then minutes later apply chemicals directly on those open pores.
Ever wonder if this is the safest thing to do?
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it absorbs anything we put on it. I know “they” say things are healthy for skin: anti-aging creams, lotions, bug sprays, sunscreen… but these all have chemicals that our bodies are absorbing.
Can that really be healthy?
If you question the body’s ability to absorb- test it out on yourself. Rub a cut clove of garlic on the bottom of your feet. Within 15 minutes, you will taste it!
We need to be very careful what we allow to be absorbed into our body.
So toss that brand name deodorant! Your skin deserves better.
There are a few healthier option, but I haven’t found them to work very well. Primal Pit Paste makes it very similar to this recipe, but with scents and I highly recommend it if you don’t want to make your own.
This homemade deodorant works excellently. Even for 3 teenage boys and my steel working husband!
Coconut oil is a wonderful: it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. I use expeller pressed coconut oil, because it has no smell, but if you enjoy the coconut smell, go for virgin coconut oil.
Baking soda is a great deodorizer and combats offensive smells.
Arrowroot makes it more “spreadable”. I avoid cornstarch, because GMO corn is so prevalent.
Combine this with homemade peppermint lip balm and you have a wonderful gift set!
1/2 cup baking soda (find baking soda here)
1/2 cup arrowroot powder (Find arrowroot powder here)
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted (Find coconut oil here)
2 four-ounce containers put it in. I used these.
Mix the baking soda and arrowroot powder with a fork. Pour in the melted coconut oil and stir until there are no clumps and all is incorporated.
Set in refrigerator for about an hour, until it has firmed up. (This prevents separation.)
Leave the container in the bathroom.
Take out about 1/2 teaspoon (I use the back of my fingernail to “scoop” it), allow it to rest against your skin for a couple seconds (letting it warm) and then rub it into your armpit.
Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees F. If you live in a warm climate you may need to store the deodorant in the refrigerator, or stir it before each use.
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