Tired of using the commercial stuff? Tired of skin irritation? Tired of all the cysts, the dark underarms, the burning feeling, the it wore of and now I am left with this thing that doesn’t work feeling? Well perhaps it is time for us to make our own deodorants. Personally, I hate the commercial stuff..but I am not too quick to jump into the so called all natural ones either till I know what went into it. Time after time, I’ve heard my people (Jamaicans) state you can use lime/lemon to do the job, but you must be careful as it can cause a slight stinging sensation. I think it would be possible for me to use the lime/lemon to remove discoloration, but I doubt it alone would suffice as a perspiration blocker and as well odor blocker.
Baking soda, you know the good old box sitting most likely in your fridge and sometimes your cabinets? Well yes, baking soda is an excellent product for many things. It’s a mineral blend that can be used to lift odors, as well as strip away some dirt. I’ve used it in my laundry to help remove stains and soils and it works! I’ve also used it to unclog my drains with apple cider vinegar, and it does an excellent job every time.
Well here’s a recipe that calls for using baking soda, cornstarch and water to act as a natural deodorant and anti-antiperspirant.
I suggest adding to the mix as well aloe vera gel/juice but it has to be the all natural kind like the Lily of the desert brand or better yet directly from the plant itself. This also gives more moisture to the skin. I plan to try this mix, and I might just add other ingredients to the mix. When I create my own, I’ll be sure to come back and post about it.
Another option is to eliminate the water, and only mix only the cornstarch with the baking soda and have it be a powder deodorant. Same effect, just not as sticky. You would apply it with a cotton ball.
Other Recipes to Try:
- 3 Tablespoons shea butter
3 Tablespoons baking soda
2 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons cocoa butter
2 vitamin E oil gel caps (puncture and squeeze out the oil)
Essential Oil (for example ylang yang and orange)
- 6 T coconut oil
1/4 cup (4 T) baking soda
1/4 cup (4 T) arrowroot or cornstarch
essential oils (optional)
1 ounce of pure cocoa butter
1/4 cup of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of baking soda
5 drops of tea tree oil
5 drops of lavender essential oil
1 drop of pure vitamin E oil
3/4 teaspoon of sea fresh fragrance oil
~Hope you enjoyed