A Little Beauty... Natural Deodorant

Remember Aly's post about coconut oil?  Well I just discovered one more use for it.  Natural deodorant.  My cousin linked to this on her blog, and said it actually works!  My mother is a breast cancer survivor, and I have heard that there are harmful materials in deodorants and anti-perspirants that have been linked to breast cancer.  So I cannot WAIT to try this.  The comments on that blog say that it works!

Let me know if you do try it and if you have success!

(Re-posted here for ease of viewing)

Homemade Natural Deodorant

Did you know you can make your own wonderful deodorant with just a few completely natural ingredients? This recipe is awesome! It is frugal and very effective! Aaron & I have been using it for over a year now, and it has worked wonders. It smells wonderful, but very faint, so the hubby does not mind! We have tried all natural brands without much success, until we tried this! It is especially important for women to take thought to the harmful aluminum materials in deodorant as it has been linked to breast cancer, being that the armpits are so close to the chest.
5-6 Tbsp Coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder. Then slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon until it maintains the substance you desire. It should be about the same texture as the store bought kind, solid but able to be applied easily. You can either scoop this into your old dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. After applying the product, you can just rub the remains into your hands as a lotion! This recipe lasts about 3 months for two people with regular daily use.
Read here and here for more wonderful uses of coconut oil!

Woohoo!  I will be trying this soon.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Can't wait to hear what you think!
I've been wondering if they really work.


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