Despite seemingly convincing before and after photos of underarms lightened by rubbing lemon or lime juice directly onto dark armpits , two board-certified dermatologist told The Huffington Post they caution against trying it - it can actually makes things worse. It's really so simple to make your own deodorants, and although you'll have a small outlay at the beginning on the ingredients, you'll have enough coconut oil and shea butter to make several months' worth of deodorant (they also make good moisturisers), and the dry ingredients are cheap.
Without alcohol, the essential oil will settle at the bottom of the spray bottle, as essential oils won't mix with water alone. I also felt like it was crazy difficult to separate the cooled beeswax concoction from the cookware that I used. I just made your creamy deodorant and added in some shea butter (2 Tbs.) in lieu of using all (4 Tbs.) coconut oil. Peppermint is the perfect compliment to coconut oil because its antibacterial/antimicrobial properties fight the bacteria that cause odor, while cooling your skin by constricting the capillaries. Add 1 cup of apricot oil or rice-bran oil to a large saucepan, then mix in 1 cup of stearic acid.
I am desperate for a homemade deodorant that will work but not burn me. Every homemade recipe I have found calls for the baking soda and/or cornstarch or arrowroot. What I will say is that I haven't had problems with excessive sweating from the armpit area lately, but I have no idea if it has anything to do with this deodorant. If you want to be able to find a natural deodorant that is good for your skin, you should talk to a licensed dermatologist.
I have found beeswax (hard to come by here) and I will try swapping some coconut oil for beeswax (no cold mixing this time). However, since these homemade concoctions don't contain chemicals to prevent you from sweating, they won't be as powerful or long-lasting as commercial antiperspirants and deodorants.
For several months, I filled a rollerball deodorant container with baking soda dissolved in water. Its beneficial natural ingredients and antibacterial properties help remove oil
and moisturize so well that some people permanently replace deodorant with it. I was using and loving the Tom's Calendula and for some reason they discontinued it. I've tried the lavender and the unscented and less than half way through the stick they stopped working. My underarms don't feel as suffocated" as they used how to make deodorant spray
. And, now I smell like ME, instead of being so overly perfumed from the commercial deodorant. Not everyone will react the same to the ingredients found in homemade deodorants. I'd feel like that is TMI in any other context but this… For several months, the baking soda alone simply worked wonderfully to reduced all" odors.