Do you also belong to the faction of natural deodorant lovers and you go for „deodorant without aluminium“? You neither wanna smear unneccessary chemics in your armpit nor stink to high heaven?
Unfortunately you must decide for one of your criteria with most store-bought deodorants. Either it is „totally natural“ or it „protects from smell“.
The good news is: there is an easy way out of this misery. And it is vegan!
Right now you’ll learn how to create your own natural and skinfriendly deodorant in one minute (and when i say its easy i mean it!). At the same time you save money and plastic waste.
The recipe originates from the really brilliant DIY-website smarticular where you can find all sorts of instructions for alternative cosmetics and household remidies. Take a look – its worth it!
For the deodorant you need:
3 tsp melted coconut oil
2 tbs baking soda
2 tbs potato- or cornstarch
Eventually some drops of essential oil (e.g. lavender) for a pleasant smell
Mix all ingredients together well and fill in a clean jar or empty used deodorant stick according to how you prefer using your deodorant. Remember that the mix gets more stiff in cool temperatures and melts a little when warmer. So you might want to keep your deodorant stick in the fridge while you can leave a jar in the bathroom.
Why i love this deodorant?
- Most of all it is so effective! (And i tested it over weeks in a stressy gastronomy job)
- It lasts looong!
- It is supersmooth to your skin – even after shaving!
- It just gives me a good and safe feeling with only natural ingredients which you can even eat (in different contexts) meaning it does not contain any harmful or unnatural substances!
- I can create a new odor every time by using different essential oils!
Last but not least: It is also a very nice DIY-present to your friends.
Why these ingredients?
Coconut oil contains plenty of lauric acid which has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
It works as the basis of this deodorant.
Baking soda also has an antibacterial effect (that is why it is often used in cleaning agents for the kitchen) while the starch is mainly to optimize the consistency.
Essential oils give your deodorant the final touch and your favourite fragrance.
So, did you try it yet? What other else DIY-deodorants do you use? You got questions or comments? Let me know what you think and what is your experience!