Why You Need to Ditch Your Deodorant Quickly

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Why You Need to Ditch Your Deodorant Quickly

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Why is this important?

With each product that we use, we can let harmful chemicals enter our biggest organ: our skin. These chemicals have all kinds of undesirable effects, and many of them have never even been tested.

According to the National Research Council, no toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday-use products. Only 1% of toxins are required to be listed on labels, because companies classify their formulas as “trade secrets.” In addition, the American Cancer Society states that cancer rates have increased since 1901 from only 1 in 8,000 Americans, to 1 in 3 today! 

When I began this journey to remove the dangerous chemicals from my skincare products, I started with deodorant because it is the most harmful product we use on a daily basis. The ingredients in deodorant have been linked to breast cancer, immunotoxicity, and liver damage.

Why don’t we make the switch?

You know you need to switch deodorants to a more natural product. But that’s scary…because a lot of natural deodorants don’t work (ask me how I know). This is important though. You may have to go through some trial and error before you find something that works for you. This homemade version works great for me, but as with regular deodorant, I find it works better if I switch it up once in a while, so I use some natural brands too.

Ingredients and Recipe

You can purchase these ingredients anywhere, but I have included the links of items I personally use below for your convenience.
Coconut oil
Shea butter
Arrowroot flour
Baking soda
Beeswax
Jojoba oil
Essential oils
Glass jar or empty deodorant tube

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Chemical-free, all natural, healthy deodorant
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  2. 2 tbsp shea butter
  3. 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  4. 3 tbsp baking soda
  5. 1 tbsp beeswax
  6. 1 tsp jojoba oil
  7. 8 drops of essential oils
  8. Glass jar or empty deodorant tube
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler (or use a heat safe bowl on top of a pot of boiling water).
  2. Add in arrowroot flour and baking soda.
  3. Take off heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then mix in the jojoba oil and essential oils.
  4. Put in desired container.
  5. Use and enjoy your chemical-free deodorant!
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Just want to buy it? Check out the Environmental Working Group or Good Guide for health ratings. I aim for a 1 or 2 EWG rating or a 9 or 10 from Good Guide. Safety is most important. I have also used this salt-based deodorant. It works well for winter and when it isn’t too hot, but didn’t provide enough help for the hot Texas summer. Sometimes I use both that and this homemade version together.

Jen

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This is for educational purposes only, and not intended as medical advice. As always, please consult a doctor before making any lifestyle or health changes. Affiliate Disclosure: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, at no additional cost to you, I receive an affiliate commission. I only recommend products or services I believe will be helpful to you. In addition, 50% of the profit from this site, including affiliate commissions, goes to helping those in need. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

6 Comments

  1. Chrissy says:

    I just actually switched to an all natural deodorant a week ago and I love it. I was worried at first that I smelled and I kept asking my boyfriend if I smelled but he reassured me that I didnt. we actually made the switch together. I feel that I do need to shower before I leave the house in the morning. So no more quick runs to the store in the morning. But it’s worth it if it’s better for my health!

  2. Anna says:

    Oohhh I never thought about making my own! I’m definitely going to try this. Have you experimented with different scented deodorants? I can’t wait to experiment with thi!

  3. Julie Sanders says:

    Something that I put on my body every single day and I never once thought it might be poisoning me. Thank you for the heads up, now I have something else to take a look at!

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