Economical and efficient recipes for homemade deodorant
A scientific study from 2016 confirmed that some chemicals (found in antiperspirant deodorants) do play a role in the development of breast cancer. Some countries such as Switzerland have completely banned the use of toxic chemicals. Aluminum salts are active ingredients (used in many antiperspirant products on the market) that help prevent excessive sweating and eliminate body odor. The toxic chemical dissolves in the sweat and blocks the gland. The chemicals in deodorant reduce the amount of moisture that is present in the skin. At the same time, such an action encourages the contraction of breast tissue. Most antiperspirants and deodorants contain this chemical (which causes breast cancer). A proper diet with plenty of water prevents increased sweating and the problem of unpleasant odor. The natural function of the human body is to expel toxins and harmful substances through the skin, which happens with sweating. That is why this process should not be stopped artificially because it can cause unnecessary complications later. It is important to reduce unpleasant odors. Homemade deodorant can be made using aru powder and shea butter. Aru (Arrow root) powder is a tasteless white powder. It is used for clotting. It consists of starch extracted from various tropical plants (tuber) such as the arrowroot plant and the cassava plant. Aru powder (does not contain protein and gluten) has twice the clotting power of wheat flour. Aru powder creates the perfect density (compared to corn starch) and does not break down when combined with acidic ingredients. Aru powder is resistant to freezing. Due to its composition, shea butter is irreplaceable in daily skin care. Recently, it is a popular alternative to occlusive foundations (such as Vaseline). It contains large amounts of unsaturated fats, vitamins E and A, a high content of proteins and minerals. It is particularly effective due to the regeneration of skin cells and for the care of older skin. It has an anti-inflammatory effect. That is why it solves various dermatological conditions (such as psoriasis, seborrhea, eczema, atopic dermatitis and acne). It helps in the healing of minor wounds, burns and scratches. Shea butter penetrates deep into the skin, regenerates the skin, so it can be used against stretch marks and scars. It is especially suitable against stretch marks during pregnancy.
Using homemade deodorant – pour the warm mixture into small silicone muffin tins. Carefully squeeze them out after the mixture has cooled. Keep in a dry and cool place. Rub directly under the armpits. Or, pour the warm mixture into an old deodorant container (for ease of use). Or, pour the warm mixture into small tin shallow boxes and apply with your fingers. The homemade deodorant can last up to one year. Keep in a dark and cool place.
- Homemade deodorant with shea butter – mix 2 tablespoons of shea butter, one tablespoon of beeswax and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a 500 ml jar. Pour some water into a deep pan or a small pot and heat it on the fire. Place this loosely covered jar in that hot water (in the pot) to melt the ingredients over low heat. Remove the pot from the heat when the ingredients have melted and combined. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of aru powder. Mix it up. Add 20 drops of lavender (rosemary or lemon) essential oil. Pour the mixture into the desired container in which you will keep the deodorant.
- Homemade deodorant with coconut oil – mix 4 large spoons of baking soda, 4 spoons of aru powder in a bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of coconut oil to combine the ingredients. Add about 20 drops of essential oil of lemon, lavender or rosemary (according to preferences). Pour the mixture into the desired shape (mould).