by Afterpay Integration April 08, 2019

Starting a journey to natural living can be a daunting task. There's so much information out there, and it can be difficult to know which information to trust. When it comes to deodorant, there are a number of reasons why natural is best. Sweating is part of the body's natural detoxification process, and is an important bodily function. When you use antiperspirants, the chemicals block the sweat glands, which in turn prevents the detoxification process occuring.



Why natural deodorant?

An all natural, aluminium free and environmentally friendly alternative to mainstream deodorants. Essential oils are renowned for their antibacterial, odour reducing and skin hydrating properties, making them a great addition to any natural homemade deodorant. When you use a natural deodorant, it allows your body to sweat and detox naturally. What you might not know is that it's not the sweat itself that creates body odour, but the way the sweat interacts with the bacteria on your skin. The essential oils will work to cleanse the skin, therfore preventing bad body odour.



How to make your own natural deodorant?

Making your own deodorant is easy, all you need is a handful of ingredients and your favourite essential oils and you're ready to go.



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Video: How to make your own natural deodorant



Instructions: Natural Homemade Deodorant



Ingredients:

  • ½ cup tbsorganic coconut oil
  • ½ cup tbs baking soda
  • ⅓ cup shea butter
  • ⅓ cup arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 15-20 drops of essential oil


Recommended essential oils:


Method:

  1. Add the coconut oil, baking soda and arrowroot to a bowl.
  2. Add 15-20 drops of your favourite essential oils.
  3. Mix together using a spoon, until the texture turns into a paste.
  4. Add the paste into an air tight glass jar. 

How to use:

Use your finger to apply a small amount of paste to your underarms. Best stored in the fridge during the Summer months.



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 How to make your own natural deodorant

How to make your own natural deodorant

How to make your own natural deodorant

How to make your own natural deodorant

How to make your own natural deodorant



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