Ahh, yes! The joys of natural living. Trimming away the synthetic ingredients in hair, skin, and make-up products. I haven’t been able to switch my shampoo to all natual yet. I love the squeaky clean feel from the sulfate-laden shampoos. Believe me, I’ve tried…and it was definately a natural shampoo FAIL. Switching to a natural deodorant was a MUST for me after reading about the dangers of using deodorant with aluminum.
Since I haven’t had a lot of luck with matching the effectiveness of the chemical stuff, I was a bit reluctant to try all natural deodorant. So reluctant that I laughed the first time I saw the THREE ingredients. Yea right! How is that gonna come close to my aluminum-filled stick I use every day. Well, I’m here to say that this was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! In fact, it’s the most success I’ve had with going all natural. It’s even BETTER than my store bought deodorant. I’m loving this switch. My only regret is that I didn’t use this sooner.
There are several recipes online. I’ve tried a few and came up with my own mix that works best.
Natural Deodorant Recipe
I like to store mine in a glass jar with a screw cap. It travels well and I’m not concerned about plastic leaching into the deodorant. If you like the traditional deodorant container, this would also work great – just keep it in a cool space like the refrigerator to keep it extra solid.
What About My Clothes?
If you’re thinking, “Eww, oil?…on my clothes?”, let me tell ya about my experience…
I thought the same thing but tried anyway. I have yet to notice ANY markings on my clothing in the last few months that I’ve been using this recipe.
The tea tree oil adds a more gender-neutral scent.
Let me know if you try the natural deodorant and not “if” but “how much” you love it!!!
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Disclosure – I have not had a problem but, to be on the safe side, this may cause discoloration in your clothing. I would start with an inexpensive, absorbent shirt to see how it goes. This may cause irritation on your skin it you are sensitive to any of the ingredients. At first, I had a small rash under my arms that lasted several weeks. I was told that is to be expected while detoxing from aluminum deodorant. Eventually, the rash cleared and my underarm skin is now clear and smooth. After years of use now, I only experienced a small the one time when I first switched to a natural deodorant.
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