The truth about the nasty ingredients in commercial deodorants and anti-perspirants has finally come to light in recent years and people are now looking to eliminate harmful ingredients like aluminum, which has been associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer from their lives for good. The only problem is that in our Western society, there’s a real stigma around body odor and perspiration, which I believe is quite silly since our body is designed to sweat as a means for cooling us down.
Body odor on the other hand is something a little more inconvenient and embarrassing, so wanting to keep that under wraps is understandable. Whip up your own natural deodorant by mixing 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 3 tablespoons baking soda, 2 tablespoons melted shea butter, 2 tablespoons of arrowroot or organic cornstarch with a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Pour into a glass container for storage or into an empty deodorant stick for easier use.