I have researched many deodorants and finally found one with great ingredients that actually worked. After using it for a while, I decided to make my own to save money. Should have done that months ago. It is so easy!
I avoid antiperspirants because we need to sweat. Sweating allows our body to release toxins. Another reason to avoid antiperspirants is because most contain aluminum (linked to Alzheimer’s). I also avoid parabens (linked to breast cancer), sodium laurel sulfate (registered as an insecticide), and propylene glycol (toxin).
Non-toxic Cream Deodorant
6 Tbsp Coconut oil
6 Tbsp Baking soda
6 Tbsp Arrowroot powder
35 drops essential oils. (I like to use lavender. Another great combo is grapefruit and bergamot.)
- Pour the coconut oil, baking soda, and arrowroot powder into a bowl. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.
- Add the essential oils. (Use more if you want your deodorant to have a stronger scent).
- Mix again.
- Store your deodorant in a blue or brown glass jar. This recipe makes 1/2 cup of cream deodorant.
You only need a small amount under each arm:
This deodorant will harden a bit in colder temperatures and will be more creamy in warmer temperatures. If you prefer a thicker cream, you could add more baking soda and arrowroot powder.
In the warmer months, sometimes the coconut oil separates and rises to the top. When that happens, I give the whole mixture a quick stir before applying.
For those who don’t like DIY recipes, another fantastic non-toxic option is Young Living’s Meadow Mist and Mountain Mint Deodorants.
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Save money by making this lemon oil-infused stain spray that is safe for your family and friendly to the environment. And it’s super easy to make!
Total time: 5 minutes
1 1/2 cups water
Pour all ingredients in a 16-ounce blue or amber glass spray bottle (some essential oils eat through plastic, and the dark glass protects your spray from UV light damage).
Shake before each use.
Spray directly on stain.
For tough stains, you might have to treat and wash more than once. Do not dry the clothing item in between applications. Drying will set the stain in the cloth.
This spray has not discolored any of our clothes, but you can test on an inconspicuous area first if desired.