What if you could dictate what went on your body? This is no political post, believe me , but rather a simple DIY (do-it-yourself). For those who don’t know the difference between deodorant and antiperspirants, check out another related post we did: The Very Scent of Perfection. There you will find healthy measures to combatting body odor. Let’s just say, antiperspirants are more potent than deodorant because of its ability to do the job of a deodorant (cover up and fight body odor), while preventing sweat through blockage of the ducts which release them. Unfortunately, this post will only help you in making deodorant and not an antiperspirant and in fact, you’ll thank us later for this: Antiperspirants have more ingredients, like aluminum, artificial fragrances and triclosan (helps keep bacteria from growing in makeup products) so, even if you attempted to make this yourself at home, the extra ingredients, depending on what you use, may have negative side effects, like skin irritation, so we think it’s safest to just stick to making deodorant for now, but like we said, if you feel like your body odor and sweat is an issue, refer to our previous post: The Very Scent of Perfection for more helpful tips on solving this sensitive problem.
[disclaim]While the following recipe does not promise to stop sweat, it does work to stave off body odor [/disclaim]
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup cornstarch (use arrowroot powder, if you have sensitive skin)
1/4 cup baking soda
1/8 -1/4 teaspoon essential oil (feel free to choose the scent you like. Lavender is one of our favorites)
- If the coconut oil is in a solid state, put some in a microwave-safe container and pop it in the microwave for 10-second intervals (until it melts fully).
- Mix in essential oil.
- Add cornstarch and baking soda and mix until smooth.
- Transfer to a jar and apply with your hands or an empty deodorant tube for mess free application.
Lastly, for those who’ve ever made their own deodorant, what ingredients did you use? Leave your comment in the box below, we’ve love to hear from you.