New information about the dangers of aluminum in healthcare and beauty products has inspired the development of more natural deodorants that are aluminum free. The most common health risks posed by aluminum containing deodorants are Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.There are some natural brands which are available on the market, but you will end up paying more for them. Not all home made deodorants are effective for controlling armpit odor, but when done correctly, and with the right ingredients, you can go about your day with confidence. Here are a few recipes for natural aluminum free deodorants that really work.
This recipe is for a natural deodorant that helps to keep you dry in addition to odor free all day.
4 tablespoons cornstarch
6 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons shea butter
6 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
10 drops of the essential oil of your choice for fragrance
Using a double boiler, add 1/2 pan of water to the lower section. Bring the water to a boil and allow to simmer. Place the shea butter and coconut oil to the top portion until it is all melted together. Turn the heat off and add the cornstarch and baking soda. Stir the mixture until it is smooth and well mixed. Next, add 10 drops of your preferred essential oil and mix in well. Transfer the mixture into the container that you will store it in. The deodorant will harden when it reaches room temperature. You can use jars or empty deodorant applicators that have been thoroughly cleansed and dried. Apply the desired amount to the armpits and allow to dry for a few minutes.
This recipe omits the shea butter so heating in a double boiler is not required.
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1/4 cup baking soda
10-20 drops essential oil
Make sure that the coconut oil is above room temperature an melted before starting. Add the coconut oil, baking soda and arrowroot powder together and mix until well combined and smooth. Use a hand mixer to further blend all of the ingredients. Add the essential oil and continue mixing until well combined. Allow the mixture to harden enough to transfer into clean and dry deodorant applicators or jars. Apply to armpits and allow to dry before dressing.
When using essential oils, make sure that you choose one that will not irritate your skin as some may cause irritation to sensitive skin types. Lavender and orange are usually excellent choices or most people. You can also adjust the amount of essential oil that is used in the preparation of your home made natural deodorant.
Natural aluminum free home made deodorants are a good choice for avoiding potentially dangerous ingredients that may be included in a large number of commercially manufactured deodorants. Although many of the available recipes have their drawbacks such as poor odor or wetness control, these recipes have been tested and found to provide an effective and long lasting deodorant and anti antiperspirant alternative.