How to Make a Natural Deodorant at Home?
15-05-2017 | Posted By: Kumkum Sharma | 2459 View(s)
Deodorants are one of the most common cosmetic products that people use during summers. Nobody likes that unpleasant body odour, and so people use deodorants and antiperspirants to keep their scent fresh and pleasant. Using a Natural Deodorant can save people money and also protect them from various health diseases.
Only a few people know that the deodorants available in the stores are harmful to our health as they contain certain ingredients which lead to several health diseases.
Why Opt for a Natural Deodorant?
One might think that it is a lot easier to go to the market and buy deodorants. However, one must think about their health as the deodorants available in the market contain harmful ingredients that can cause various health problems. Some of these ingredients are listed below:
The deodorant that you buy at the store contains aluminium. It is a metal which is known to cause breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Paraben is a synthetic preservative that is used in most deodorants. Parabens are known to cause hormonal imbalances in the body and have also been linked to birth defects.
3. Propylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol is a petroleum based material. Studies have shown that if used in large quantities, it may damage the central nervous system, liver and heart.
This is another harmful chemical used in many deodorants which are classified as a probable carcinogen- which is a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue, by the Environmental Protection Agency.
So, one can see how much harmful it is to use an artificial deodorant; which is why it is best to make a natural deodorant at home and use it.
Sweating is a normal body function which cannot be stopped. However, that does not mean that people want to emit an unpleasant, offensive odour. One can get rid of the unpleasant body odour by making Natural Deodorants which do not cause any damage to the health.
How to Make a Natural Deodorant?
Making a homemade deodorant is quite easy. Also, the natural deodorant lasts longer and is healthier than the deodorants available in the market.
To prepare the natural deodorant, you will need:
A. 1/3 cup coconut oil
B. 2 tablespoons Baking Soda
C. 1/3 cup Arrowroot Powder
D. Essential Oils (Optional)
Here are a few examples of essential oils –
Take a small bowl and mix the coconut oil, arrowroot powder and baking soda in it. Use the back of the spoon to mix all the ingredients well. Add essential oils if desired. You can mix 5 to 10 drops of your favourite essential oils to the mixture.
Put this mixture in a small container or old deodorant container for easy use. To use the mixture, just swipe two fingers gently into the mixture and then rub it on underarms.
So, do not waste time now looking for the best deodorants in the market. Prepare the natural deodorant at home; feel fresh and stay healthy!