2018-10-27 09:53:19 -0600

Natural Deodorant Recipes: Lavender and Peppermint

Stinky gifts for Christmas are the worst. Freshen up your gift giving with a homemade do-it-yourself lavender and peppermint deodorant!

Working out? Sweat.

Eating spicy food? Sweat.

Feeling anxious? Sweat. Sweat. Sweat!

In general, if you are hiking or running or involved in any strenuous activity, sweating is natural and acceptable and so is the odor (unless it's unbearable). But sweating while on a date or during an important meeting can make you, and the people around you, uncomfortable. In order to keep consumers like you happy, deodorants have become a billion $ business. 

Deodorants are primarily created to mask your odor and to even prevent sweating. Most of these deodorants are made up of chemicals, artificial colors and scents. Ingredients such as aluminum chloride or oxybenzone are known to cause skin irritation, redness and even hormonal disruption. These ingredients, when used in the long term, block your pores, preventing your skin from breathing fresh. Research has proven that aluminum salts and parabens found in deodorants are easily absorbed at a cellular level and may be a reason for breast cancer.

Now what do you do? Throw away all your deodorant sticks and balms? Sure. Because you can make your own natural, chemical-free deodorant and still smell great and not sweat like a piggy.

Lavender deodorant

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon arrow root powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda

Directions:

Using a double boiler, heat the coconut oil and shea butter.

Now add the baking soda and arrow root powder.

Follow this with the essential oil.

Transfer to an air-tight glass jar.

Peppermint deodorant

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch powder
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1–2 drops peppermint oil

Directions:

Using a double boiler, heat the coconut oil and shea butter.

Add the baking soda and corn starch powder.

Follow this with the essential oil.

Transfer to an air-tight glass jar.

After a few days of getting used to it, you'll notice how great and easy this is. You'll save money and become more eco-friendly as well.

Or keep from sweating altogether by cooling off with some banana ice cream!


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