Making my own deodorant is another way in which I work towards my life of being as self sufficient as possible, making what I need within my home using natural ingredients.
When I realised how simple it was to make my own, how cost effective it was and how much better it is for our body and our beautiful planet I was blown away at why I had never thought about doing this before.
Making my own deodorant is another way for me to step a little lighter on our plant not using the chemicals or purchasing something that will (the container) be thrown away adding more rubbish to the earth.
Also a big thing for me is having recognised that the cleaner I eat, the better food I consume the better my connection to the universal energy. So it only makes sense to use natural products on your body right?
So do me a favour, go and get your deodorant.
Have you looked at the ingredient list on the side of your deodorant?
While grocery shopping today, I took a photo of a popular brand of deodorant and here is the list of ingredients.
Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Cyclomethicone, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Parfum, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Talc, Persea Gratissima Oil, Octyldodecanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethiconol, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol.
Yep that is what is written on the ingredients list.
This is what you are spraying on your body every day.
All that seeping into your skin, most of which you have no idea what it is.
Arhhhh, I cannot think of anything worse.
Now if you feel called to, after seeing that list of ingredients, throw it away and never use it again and begin to create your own.
Here is the simple way in which I create my own deodorant. There are many recipes out there, but this is what works for me.
Another positive to making your own deodorant is create your own scents using different essential oils. Today I made mine using a few drops of both Ylang Ylang and Lavender. It smells divine!
You can make a big amount that will last you longer, however I make little batches, so I can change the scent every couple of weeks.
So here is my recipe….
Mix equal parts of coconut oil and cornflour together then add some essential oil, the number of drops of essential oils depends on the size of your batch.
Yes, that is it.
Today I made a batch, which prompted me to take photos and write this blog post. I used a tablespoon of coconut oil, a tablespoon of cornflour and approx. 6 drops of essential oil.
After it is mixed you just need to place it within a clean container which you can purchase or use something you already have around your home.
And that is it, you now have your own natural deodorant created bu you. With your scent and energy held within.
You don’t have to make such a small amount as I did, just make sure when making a large amount that the oil and cornflour are equal in quantity.
You do not have to melt the coconut oil before you mix it with the cornflour, as soon as you start mixing it, it will soften.
To use, just grab a small amount with your finger (I use an amount about the size of a 5 cent piece) and rub it on your under arm.
You might find, in the winter months your deodorant hardens within the container. What I do to combat that is get that little bit out, place it under my arm and put my arm down to let my body heat warm the oil. After about 3o seconds I lift my arm and it is perfect consistency to rub on your underarm.
So I encourage you to no longer purchase your deodorant with all the chemicals and switch to using this natural and easy to make alternative.