Make Your Own Deodorant

Deodorant is one of those hygiene products that you may try out many before finding the one that’s right for you.

There are a number of issues to consider when buying a deodorant. Deodorants and antiperspirants on the market today are laden with chemicals. The main active ingredient in antiperspirant is aluminium, which temporarily blocks sweat ducts at the skin’s surface until it’s washed away or wears off. Studies have also shown that antiperspirants can kill off good bacteria in the armpits.

Packaging is also an issue for many people when it comes to buying a deodorant, given that many roll ons and deodorant/antiperspirant sticks are packaged in plastic, which is largely non-recycled plastic.

So here’s where I’m heading with this. If you are looking for a natural deodorant that will neither harm you or the environment then consider buying an all-natural deodorant packaged in spray bottles instead or cream deodorants in bottle containers. Or even better, try making your own deodorant formula with coconut oil, shea butter and a mixture of essential oils of your choice. That way, you get to test everything you create until you have found the perfect deodorant formula for you.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. I write about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and I offer content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at or find me on Twitter: @rosamedea

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