Synthetic deodorants have been recently found the cause of breast cancer since it contains a lot of harmful ingredients such as aluminium and parabens.
There are thousand of women fighting through breast cancer today.
So I thought why not let people know the little things that cause it and what we can do to stop it!
Fact: Parabens are widely used as preservatives in many cosmetics and skin care nowadays. It can easily be absorbed in the skin and are suspected to cause the growth of tumours in our body.
Well doesn’t that sound pleasant… and even then FDA approves these cosmetics knowing that they can harm us…
So let’s find out how we can keep ourselves safe 🙂
There are several ways to make anti-perspirant deodorants and get rid of the smelly pits especially during summer months.
The odour is caused by the bacteria so if we just get rid of the bacteria then we can go out in the hot sun without smelling bad!
You’ll thank me when you go out on a beach and meet some hot guy 😉
1) Tea Tree Oil
This is my favourite way because it is easy and quick.
- Take 2-3 drops of the oil in your palm
- Dilute it with 2-3 drops of water and apply wherever you sweat… and smell!
- I do it by dabbing some tissue in the mixture and applying it underarms
That’s pretty much it and I am out the door in 2 mins.
It is so easy to carry it around as well because the bottle is so small. So it’s perfect for travelling and throwing it in your beach bag 🙂
Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial and anti-septic so that’s why it is my summer staple product.
BTW it doesn’t smell bad at all so you don’t have to worry!
Some people don’t like using their hands in the process so you can also make it in a spray bottle.
All you need is 2 ingredients: Rose Water and Tea Tree Oil.
You can replace the rose water with witch hazel or any other floral water but I just love the smell of roses!
- Pour 100-150ml of the floral water into a spray bottle
- Add 15-20 drops of the tea tree oil
- And shake it up
Make sure to shake the bottle before spraying it on to mix the oil and water. I have tried this before and it works wonders.
You can also use it as a toner or a refreshing mist. It’s like summer in a bottle 😀
Now if you want to go all fancy and make your deodorants luxurious then check out the DIYs below!
3) Baking Powder and Lavender Deo
This one I bet would smell really good!
This DIY is from Jessica Jones and it is brilliant. Check it out on her page: HowAboutOrange
Her blog is actually really cute and helpful 🙂
4) Aloe Vera and Sage Deo
I have experienced myself that aloe vera lightens skin tone so if you have dark underarms this will be your summer staple!
It is from Jillee. Check it out on her page: OneGoodThingbyJillee
I love her green living ideas. They are so easy and creative!
5) Coconut and Lime Deo
This one sounds like a tropical paradise in a bottle!
The lime gives it a refreshing smell and coconut is naturally anti-bacterial.
This DIY is from the beautiful, Stephanie. Check it out on her page: NaturallyMindful
Her blog is amazing for natural and authentic recipes!
So that’s 5 recipes to make a natural deodorant. I am sure you found your favourtie one.
Which one would you try first?
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