Nobody likes to smell bad. That’s why we use deodorant on armpits to prevent stink. But there are some demerits of deodorant. It is not always good for the skin.
To overcome this problem, you need an alternative solution. And it is also a deodorant, but a natural one. You can buy a natural deodorant from the market or make a natural deodorant at home.
Don’t worry, if you don’t know how to make natural deodorant at home. Today, I will share you an easy recipe of homemade deodorant. And my deodorant is free of baking soda to protect your skin from irritation and rash.
Scroll down to make the homemade deodorant without baking soda.
Demerits of Commercial Deodorant
I don’t mean that all commercial deodorants are bad, but most of them are not good enough for your skin. People are so much concern about their skin and beauty. And nobody wants to buy skin problems with money. To stay safe, you need to buy a natural deodorant or make homemade deodorant by yourself.
The general deodorants of the market contain lots of harmful ingredients. The common harmful elements of deodorant are aluminum zirconium, cyclopentasiloxane, petroleum, alcohol, baking soda, phenyl trimethicone, parabens, and artificial fragrance. These ingredients protect you from odor but cause harm slowly. High level of aluminum is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. That’s why the popularity of aluminum-free deodorant increases day by day. Aluminum also responsible for dark underarms.
Other ingredients also cause significate harm to your skin and body. Cyclopentasiloxane can trigger tumor growth and phenyl trimethicone is responsible for toxicity and hampers reproductive health of human. Alcohol makes your skin dry and sometimes causes irritation. And baking soda creates sensitivity to certain types of skin and may develop skin irritation and rashes. I always suggest not to buy a deodorant which contains parabens and such types of harmful preservative.
Why You Should Not Use Baking Soda
I don’t recommend you to use baking soda on your underarms. It creates irritation to the skin. Thus, it causes rashes, redness, and dark underarms.
Baking soda is alkaline in nature. And our skin is slightly acidic. That’s why using baking soda may alter the pH level of the skin. It hampers the natural biology of the skin and creates several skin problems. The higher the amount means higher damages.
You should not use baking powder as well. Generally, baking soda and aluminum are mixed in baking powder. And you know aluminum is responsible for cancer, especially breast cancer.
Where to Get Empty Deodorant Stick
It is very much essential to get a deodorant stick to make the application process of homemade deodorant easier. You can use a plastic or glass container to store your homemade deodorant. But it seems a little messy to me. In this situation, an empty deodorant stick does a great job.
Unlike other products, it is quite hard to get an empty deodorant stick in all local stores. That’s why I always prefer it to by from online store like amazon.com. You can buy Cornucopia Empty Deodorant Stick to store your natural homemade deodorant.
How to Make Homemade Deodorant without Baking Soda
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- 1 tablespoon of shea butter.
- 2 teaspoons of beeswax.
- 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder.
- And essential oils (I have listed some essential oil blends at the end of this post. You can pick anyone from them).
This homemade deodorant is so easy to make. You can easily prepare it within 10-15 minutes. First, you need to melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax. For this, you should use the double boiler method. In this process, the actual value of the ingredients doesn’t get hampered. Now take a big bowl and pour its half with water. Put another small bowl inside the big bowl and put beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter into the small bowl.
Now boil the water of the big bowl with direct heat. Thus the temperature of the water transfers into the small bowl and melts down the ingredients. After that, bring out the small bowl and let it cool down for 5 minutes. Put the arrowroot powder and essential oil blend into it and stir with a spoon or stick to mix properly. After mixing, keep it in a dry place to adjust with the room temperature. Now your deodorant it ready. Put it into the deodorant stick and store for further use.
Benefits of This Homemade Deodorant
This natural deodorant works great on underarm odor. And the best part of this deodorant is, it doesn’t cause any harm to your skin. Let’s check its benefits part by part.
The main ingredient of this deodorant is coconut oil. You should use unrefined raw coconut oil for this purpose. Coconut oil is well known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It protects your skin from bacterial attack with lauric acid. It also gives great moisturizing care to your skin. Coconut oil remains solid in low temperature but melts down after applying on the skin.
Shea butter also a beneficial ingredient for skincare. It is also a great moisturizer like coconut oil. Besides moisturization, it also calms irritated skin and heals damages with vitamin E. It is used as a base for homemade deodorant because of its solid texture.
I don’t put beeswax in this deodorant as a skincare ingredient. It is used to give the deodorant an actual deodorant like characteristics. It helps the deodorant to retain a solid form. And it also ensures easy glide.
Arrowroot also works great on your underarm skin. It is a nice absorbent. It keeps your underarms dry.
And the essential oil blend gives a lovable scent. This scent will improve the condition of your mood. Besides the scent, essential oils also give lots of skincare benefits.
Essential Oil Blends
Here I give some essential oil blends that you can use to prepare your own homemade deodorant. It will add an extra dimension to the deodorant. You can adjust the drops of essential oils according to your preference.
- 8 drops cypress essential oil.
- 5 drops pine essential oil.
- 8 drops lime essential oil.
Fragrance of Mountain
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil.
- 8 drops cypress essential oil.
- 5 drops lavender essential oil.
- 5 drops of lemongrass essential oil.
Touch of Flowers
- 5 drops of roman chamomile essential oil.
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
- 3 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
- 3 drops of geranium essential oil.
Guard Against Bacteria
- 3 drops of tea tree essential oil.
- 3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil.
The Last Words
That’s all. Hope, now you can make your homemade deodorant easily. Please, share the after use result with us. And if you have any questions regarding this homemade deodorant, feel free to ask me in the comment box.