It’s no secret, conventional deodorants are made up of toxic chemicals. A couple of years ago, I made the decision to make my own, and have never went back. I use 2 ounce glass container and make it about 2-3 times a year; so it lasts FOREVER.
The reason I do this is to save money and so I know what’s in it.
I used to shop for all of my beauty care and essential oils at the store until I did my research and found out that even the cleaner products have synthetic fragrances and other nasty chemicals like Alcohol, Butane, and Propane. These chemicals can reach your brain in a few seconds when inhaled and poison your insides, and they COST MORE. Instead I use essential oils and basic ingredients that actually support my health. You can use any of your favorite essential oils. Today I decided I’m going to use Tea Tree, Lemongrass, and Ylang Ylang.
The average woman applies hundreds of chemicals to her body a day – many of those before breakfast. Men, you’re doing the same, minus the makeup I’d assume.
Most deodorant has aluminum in it along with other nasty chemicals, and we slather it on our lymph nodes for around 70 years! Many scientists believe aluminum exposure may be linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, or Breast Cancer.
When your body becomes overloaded with chemicals you may see it in something as catastrophic as cancer. But most of us feel it in other ways like feeling lethargic, having trouble sleeping, migraines, chronic inflammation and pain, skin issues, stress, and fear. The American Cancer Society says only 5 to 10 percent of cancer cases are from gene defects, so the other 90-95% of cases are in some ways under our control.
I use essential oils and make my own products instead. Essential oils come from the lifeblood of plants and support all my body systems and health. They’ve helped me eliminate all the toxic chemicals in my home from cleaning products to beauty care and they smell amazing (and its NOT from synthetic fragrances that give you headaches, JUST PLANTS).
After trying them all, I only stand by the effectiveness of Young Living Essential Oils, because they are the purest from seed to seal. I don’t have to worry about them coming from a chemical-laden plant, because that’s their promise. And I know they work! To label “pure” or “therapeutic”, the FDA only requires a bottle of oil to contain 5% oil. So if you are using something other than Young Living oils, you should do your own research and make sure you know their seed to seal process.
Above all, THANK YOU for letting me share this recipe with you. I have many more to come… Let me know if you have requests. With my mom finding out she had cancer when she was my age and passing before she turned 40, I know in the worst way possible what happens when your body gets overloaded with chemicals. Sometimes we do have a choice in the matter. So this is ME, sending my love to YOU and your family.
- 5-6 Tbls Coconut Oil (find your desired consistency)
- 1 Tbls Baking Soda
- 6 Tbls Arrowroot Powder or Corn Starch
- 2 Tbls Bentonite Clay
- 20-30 Drops of your Favorite Essential Oils*
- Melt Coconut Oil on low heat.
- Add Baking soda, Arrowroot Powder, Bentonite Clay and take off heat.
- Add favorite essential oils and mix well.
- Pour into favorite jar or deodorant container.
- Your deodorant will be like a paste (coconut oil consistency), so just scoop some out with your finger to apply. Keep at room temperature or higher for softer consistency, cooler if you like harder consistency.
- Enjoy without the toxic chemical consequences!
Again, thank you for letting me share this recipe with you. This is me, sending my love to you and your families.
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Ditch and Switch:
There are so many healthy benefits from making the switch and using the natural ingredients used in this simple recipe. You are going to save loads of money this way. And you won’t be exposing yourself to the toxic chemicals that are in your pricey, conventional deodorants. So why not?!
I’m so glad I’m able to share my wellness journey with you, one recipe at a time. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and how I can continue to help!
How to get Started?
If you want to know how I got started using essential oils to increase my overall wellness or how you can improve your own wellness journey, start here.
Wishing you Happy and Healthy Trails…
Just a couple resources to get you started while doing your own research:
American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/genetics/family-cancer-syndromes.html
… so many more. Knowledge is power, so have some fun!