Some people suffer from excessive perspiration that can cause serious body odor problems. Then again, some people have very strong body odor which could be due to unhealthy diet. To avoid awkward situations deodorants can be used. Now, most of us prefer commercial deodorants over homemade deodorants. But, the fact is homemade deodorants can also work wonders for us. It is not known to many of us but deodorants contain aluminum chloral hydrate which helps to control sweating. Some brands also use aluminum salts which are equally effective in controlling perspiration. But it should also be noted that aluminum can cause cancer. Women are more prone to harmful effects of commercial deodorants because it has been found that regular accumulation of deodorants can cause breast cancer.
However, There Are Many Types Of Homemade Deodorants That Can Be Really Effective:
Coconut Oil Deodarant
If you mix about 6 to 8 spoons of coconut oil with baking soda and arrowroot power (preferably using an immersion blender), then it will give similar type of deodorant as any commercial brand. You need to properly mix the ingredients. There are two ways to use it – firstly, you can scoop the mix into any standard deodorant container and use it normally. Secondly, if cannot manage to put the mix inside a container then simply use your hands to apply the mix under armpits. This should be kept in dry and cool place to avoid sunlight. This type of deodorant can last for about 3 to 4 months.
Almond Oil Deodarant
Blend (25 gram) almond oil with butter (15 gram) and arrowroot powder (20 gram). When this mix is properly blended you can use it with your hands similar to applying cream or moisturizer. If you want then you can also add some beeswax which will make your skin smooth. You can also put this blend in an empty can of deodorant to use it very similar to any commercial deodorant.
Vitamin E Oil Deodarant
You can purchase vitamin E oil from the market and mix it in 40z+ tin or jar with butter, cocoa, and mango butter. This mixture will have to be properly blended with immersion blender. Once this is completed you can warm the substance and let it for drying. You can smell the beautiful aroma once all procedures are diligently followed. Some baking soda can also be added which is good preservative and at the same time it is anti fungal.
Take about half cup of cocoa and mix 1 or 2 spoons beads. If you are not staying in very hot and humid environment then replace beads with arrowroot powder, which should be filled to about 70 percent of the cup. Then add some lemongrass (say, about 6 to 7 drops) oil to this mix. This should be heated just enough to entirely mix the ingredients together.
Add two to four spoons of bentonite (preferably, Redmond clay’s bentonite) in a cup containing 25 percent baking soda. Add about ½ cup coconut oil or beeswax for making the mixture anti fungal. Then you need to properly mix this blend by heating and using a common spoon, keep stirring it continuously.
The 5 types of natural homemade deodorants discussed here work wonders. They can be used easily for minimum 3 months when kept in dry and cool place. They are easy to make and the effect is for the longer period.