Monday, August 31, 2009

DIY Monday: Make Your Own Deodorant

As women, we must constantly smell as we just got out of the shower - preferably a mountain spring shower - and no matter what back breaking activity we do, the ultimate taboo would be for little circles of moisture to manifest under our armpits. While I don't want to smell as much as the next girl, every time we slather on another helping of chemical induced sweat blockers, we expose ourselves to chemicals like aluminum chloride and parabens. Regardless of whether or not these chemicals contribute to breast cancer and Alzheimers disease (a controversial debate among researchers), the realization that we're wearing these chemicals day in and day out is a little unnerving.

Sweating is our bodies way of releasing toxins and cooling down, so maybe we shouldn't be slathering on super chemicals to stop it. Fortunately, there are other options out there: Lush provides an aluminum free deodorant bar, and so does Toms of Maine. Using ingredients like corn starch, baking soda, and coconut oil, you can even create your own all natural deodorant, courtesy of Instructables.com.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also recently discovered the crystal body deodorant stick. It is aluminum free and is basically some sort of natural salt. It is odor free. It is not an antiperspirant, so you will still sweat but the salt prevents bacteria from developing which is what causes the smell. Using the crystal stick is a little different. It is basically like a rock and you get it wet and then rub it on, but it works great.
Here is the website:
http://www.thecrystal.com

Jeremy Jones said...

Jeremy here..

If it is made by all natural products then it's great..I would love to use that and if it is a chemical product then no no way..i won't prefer to use..Your idea is great and i understand that very well..

Jeremy
Fair trade online shop

Brad the Builder said...

Great, i'll try this when i get home

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