A DIY Deodorant? You might be asking yourself now, why you should even border to make your own when there are plenty on the market and very affordable!
I have got, to be honest; I felt a little like a Hippy while trying this DIY out! It does not get more back to nature than this. Ok, maybe making your toothpaste is taking it up a notch.
DIY Deodorant is a perfect recipe for those that want to live a frugal life and cut down on chemicals they use in their day-to-day life!
I was intrigued when I came across several DIY Deodorant recipes on Pinterest and wanted to try it out for myself.
It is easy and fast to whip up, and the best, a batch only costs you mere pennies!
DIY Deodorant Ingredients
- 6 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup baking soda
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 10 drops tea tree oil
- Jar with lid
Mix you dry ingredients in the jar and add the coconut oil using a fork. Work in the tea tree oil and you are done!
To use it, just take a small amount and massage into your armpit! Keep in mind “less is more”! Wait a couple of minutes before getting dressed!
DIY Deodorant tips
If your bathroom is warm, keep it in the refrigerated, so the coconut oil does not liquefy.
Use only a small amount (pea size or less) for each arm pit
A few people experienced a rash in the first few days of using a DIY deodorant. This can happen because of the baking soda and the change of your PH-level. But most people reported that the rash went away after a few days.
My experience with the DIY Deodorant
I am very surprised how well this works! No stink was going on, and the underarm wetness were reduced! One of the things I was worried about was that the coconut oil would stain my clothing! I am happy to report that there was absolutely no staining!
DIY Deodorant vs. Store Bought
Both work equally well, so the DIY version can replace a store-bought one. Obviously the DIY has none of the nasty chemicals and is cheaper to make. But the convenience of using just a deodorant stick and being done with one swipe makes the switch to going all DIY with this very hard.
For more ideas on natural deodorant options check out this article by mnn.com
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