Friday, July 1, 2011

Homemade deodorant!!!

As we are finding out more and more each day, the ingredients in our everyday products we can't read- let alone know what they really are!  One of my concerning products is deodorant.  There are several things that concern me in these products, like the scent (which is NOT natural- so you are putting artificial ingredients straight into your body), dyes, triclosan (which has been know to cause cancer and other problems), and MOST importantly.....  aluminum.  I have no idea why someone out there decided this ingredient should be in a product that you rub into a direct link into your lymph nodes dispersing it through your body?!?  Aluminum has been known to cause Alzheimer's disease!!! It gets deposited into the brain, which is where we find the same results in these patients.  There have also been concerns of the aluminum giving breast cancer.  How concerned are you now???

There are several options for natural deodorants out there now, but when I found this homemade alternative - I had to try!!!

Here is the recipe!

you need a cute little jar :)

6 Tbsp of Coconut oil
1/4 Cup of Baking Soda
1/4 Cup of Cornstarch ( I found a great natural one at Bloom clearanced last night!)
Few drops of tea tree oil  (hubby wanted this so he wouldn't smell like coconuts) 

Here are some pics of the ingredients I used!


 Baking soda

 Tea Tree oil

coconut oil

So have a happy 4th of July!!! And use your new deodorant as you sweat through the weekend! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jess found a recipe last night for toothpaste. I've not tried it yet but i'm gonna!

2 Tbs Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp salt
2 Tbs Glycerin
10 drops Tea Tree oil
10 drops Cinnamon oil or peppermint oil
(adjust to taste)