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How to make your own natural deodorant and why


If you’re looking for a more natural way to keep your underarms smelling fresh, why not make your own natural deodorant? It’s actually quite easy to do, and you can customize it to your liking. Plus, homemade deodorant is often much cheaper than store-bought versions. Healthier and better for the environment, too.

by Cynthia Wilcox

for Assorted Ideas, Large & Small/A Different Way

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own natural deodorant:

– 1/4 cup baking soda

– 1/4 cup cornstarch

– 2 tablespoons coconut oil

– 5 to 10 drops of essential oil (optional)

How-To Instructions:

1. Combine baking soda and cornstarch in a small bowl.

2. Add coconut oil and essential oil, if using. Stir until well combined.

3. Store in a small jar or container.

To use, simply apply to underarms as you would any other deodorant. Enjoy your fresh and natural scent!

Why is a natural deodorant better?

There are a few reasons why you might want to switch to a natural deodorant. First, many commercial deodorants contain aluminum, which has been linked to cancer and other health problems. Second, artificial fragrances in deodorants can be irritating to the skin. And finally, harsh chemicals in some deodorants can disrupt your body’s natural ability to sweat, which is not good for your overall health.

A natural deodorant made with baking soda, cornstarch, and coconut oil is a much healthier option for your body. Coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help keep the underarms healthy. And baking soda and cornstarch work together to absorb sweat and odors.

Just remember that a natural deodorant may not work as well as an antiperspirant, so you may need to reapply throughout the day if you are sweating a lot. But overall, it’s a much healthier choice for your body!

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