If you go on without sweating and putting deodorant for a day or two, then you’re in that small percentage of people that don’t need antiperspirants.
All that humidity, stress and blistering temperatures make you sweat like crazy, don’t they?
Sweating is a great relic. It enables the body to get rid of all of those unnecessary toxins. The real downside to sweating is the bad odor that goes along with the process of sweating. Everybody thinks that the liquid that the body releases carries that bad smell, but that’s not the case. The actual bacteria inside the sweat, is what causes the bad odor. That bacteria breaks down the sweat into a certain type of acid, because of that process makes sweat smell bad.
In spite of the fact that mainstream deodorants are most likely a very suitable option, there are other ways of avoiding those potentially dangerous particles in everyday deodorants. Mainstream deodorants are consisted of aluminum-based particles, hazardous chemical fragrances and parabens.
These chemicals increase the risk of various diseases such as Alzheimer’s, breast and skin cancer. The armpits are almost as sensitive as under the eye area. You should put too much toxic chemicals on your armpits because that’s the area where lymph nodes are located. Overusing antiperspirants can affect the lymph nodes’ daily function.
A great way to avoid the consequences of using toxin-filled deodorants is to make one yourself. A homemade deodorant is a great solution for not only for your bad odor but also for safety of your lymph nodes. Might sound a bit strange, but actually it’s very simple.
Something you need to know is that this won’t make you stop sweating. This can make that bad smell disappear. The main ingredient for making a homemade deodorant is coconut oil.
Coconut oil is one of the best solutions for almost anything. That’s because coconut oil contains anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that help eliminate the bacteria that causes the bad odor. Along this amazing property, coconut oil serves as a moisturizer. For years, people have practiced putting just plain coconut oil as a natural antiperspirant.
Essential oils have also proven to have fantastic psychological and healing properties. Tea tree oil can help fight anti-fungal and antibacterial particles. On the other hand, lavender is a natural deodorizer because of its amazing smell and the sense of relaxation that brings.
Beeswax is the ingredient that helps the deodorant from melting down. Because of its property to absorb moisture makes the deodorant not fall apart.
Cornstarch also acts as an ingredient that absorbs moisture, but it doesn’t have a particular smell to it.
Baking soda is great for absorbing bad smells, helps the body stabilize your pH level and helps avoid infections.
Shea butter helps the skin stay moisturized and eliminates little dumps after shaving your armpits.
Here’s what you’ll need:
• Coconut oil, a third of a cup
• Beeswax, three tablespoons either cut into pellets or grated(your choice)
• Shea butter, two tablespoons
• Cornstarch, a third of a cup
• Baking soda, one tablespoon
• Ten to fifteen drops of your favorite essential oil
• Antiperspirant holders
Be very careful about taking the next steps and follow the instructions carefully. Add three tablespoons of the grated beeswax in a double heater. After that, put two tablespoons of shea butter to the mix. Mix in a third of a cup of coconut oil. Let the oil beeswax and butter to melt down completely. Take the mixture away from the heat, and add a tablespoon of baking soda. After that, add a third of a cup of cornstarch to it. Mix until the mixture has a smooth texture. Add the amazing aroma of the essential oil of your choice. Try adding ten to fifteen drops. If you want, add more. You can even mix different essential oils and making a cocktail of your own. Add the mixture into the antiperspirant trays and let it cool down for a several hours. And voila! You have your homemade deodorant.
You can apply the deodorant directly on the armpit area. First, let it dry completely for a few minutes before putting clothes on to avoid any stains.