I make a lot of things homemade, but my all-time favorite that I’ve used every day for the past 7 years or so is Homemade Deodorant. Yep, ’tis true! It works awesome!
According to Ty Bollinger in the book “Cancer: Step Outside the Box,” one of the causes of breast cancer is deodorant. Conventional (and even “natural”) deodorant contains a lot of parabens and other toxic ingredients, including aluminum, a known neurotoxin. When applied directly near the mammary glands (the armpits), it is absorbed into the blood stream near the breast tissue. Not only that but women who shave their armpits have a lot of tiny knicks in their skin making the deodorant absorption even worse. And to make matters even worse, usually the deodorant is applied every single day, and that can really add up after decades of deodorant usage!! He also points out in the book that preventing your body from sweating (anti-perspirants) prevents your body from getting RID of toxins and these toxins get reabsorbed into the lymph nodes instead of being excreted out of the body. Sweat it out!
Try this homemade deo, I doubt you’ll be disappointed! It works amazingly well! Here’s the simple recipe…
2 Tbsp Baking Soda
2 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
Olive Oil- enough to bring mixture to deodorant-like consistency (maybe about 2-4 Tbsp or so). (I used to use coconut oil which is great for it’s antibacterial properties, but because coconut is a semi-solid, it doesn’t always store well. For example, the deodorant is really hard when it’s cold (the coconut oil is solid) and it’s very ‘melty’ when it’s warm (the coconut oil turns to liquid)).
Then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (or you can leave unscented). I like putting in a few drops of either orange or peppermint. Mmmm, it smells yummy! (Some people react to peppermint essential oil under their armpit, although it’s my favorite!)
To apply, you can use your finger tips and then rinse off your hands, easy peasy. Or you can apply it with a tongue depressor or a little kitchen spatula, you get the idea. Rub it in very thoroughly.
A lot of people ask… does homemade deodorant really work? Well, for me, this recipe is hands-down the BEST deodorant I’ve ever used in my whole life! I’ve been using this recipe for about 7 years now.
Arrowroot Shopping Tip: You can get a 1lb bag for $2.55 plus shipping through Azure Standard! That one bag will last a long time! You can also use arrowroot as a cornstarch substitute or thickener in the kitchen