Do it yourself: Deodorant

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The more I learn about the climate and content in different products, etc., the more I want to avoid processed products.  

 

In the beginning, to me that mostly meant processed food. Cooking from scratch is incredibly easy and does not take a lot of time. But not too long ago this realization has had me wanting to avoid most of the ”poo” products. It is actually quite surprising how most of the beauty and skin care products today contain alcohol and various unnatural ingredients. If you look at the contents of your hair conditioner, for example, I can almost guarantee that it contains some form of alcohol. The function of a conditioner is to moisturize your hair, so why do basically all manufacturers add alcohol which is dehydrating? I do not understand the logic.

 

 Make your own deodorant

 

A while ago, I ran out of deodorant. I got the idea that instead of buying a new one which contains a lot of strange stuff that aren’t good for me, I would make my own. You can find so many recipes on pinterest. I found a recipe with only three ingredients that seemed easy enough. However, I did not have all the ingredients so I improvised a little. But it worked! I didn’t smell at all (which to me is what is most important, urgh to smell of old sweat). However I didn’t love the consistency of it and my skin reacted a bit to it. So today, I want to try it again, but with less baking soda and the ”right” ingredients!

 

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I really like when recipes only contains a few ingridients.

 

For the recipe I followed (you find it here) you only need three:

  • 3 tbs arrowroot powder
  • ½ tbs baking soda
  • approx. 2 tbs coconut oil

 

All you need to do is to melt the oil either in the microwave or on the stove- Then mix it with the dry ingridients. Pour in a cute jar (you can reuse old glass jars or an old facial cream container). Done!

 

You find arrowroot powder in the spice section in the grocery store. I think you can just as well substitute it for potato flour instead. I chose to reduce the amount of baking soda to half of what the original recipe said so it would not irritate my skin.

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Do it yourself: Deodorant | DIY | With only three ingredients | It works! I don't smell at all (which to me is what is most important, urgh to smell of old sweat).

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