DIY Rub-On Deodorant
Applying deodorant daily is something many people do, and without question, because that’s what society has told us to do to avoid any funky smells. But, have you ever stopped to think about what is in your deodorant? One of the main active ingredients in deodorant is aluminum. But do you know what’s worse than smelling a bit musky? Breast cancer and Alzheimer’s or both, which some studies have linked to the same aluminum compounds found in antiperspirants.
I highly recommend opting for a natural deodorant, or even better making one yourself so you aren’t putting harmful chemicals into your body on a daily basis. My rule is, if you don’t know the ingredients on the list and how they can affect your body then put that product back down. We are exposed to so many toxins and chemicals on a daily basis which can be really harmful to our health, so choosing natural products when you can is going to reduce this toxic and chemical load on your body and improve your health.
This deodorant recipe is by the wonderful team at Wendyls Green Goodness. If you want a vegan version you can substitute the beeswax for soy wax but make sure you use certified 100% pure soy wax, that is biodegradable, non-petroleum from a renewable resource.
- 30g coconut oil
- 20g baking soda
- 25g tapioca starch
- 4g beeswax or soy wax
- 1o drops essential oil of your choice
- Add wax and oil into a bowl and melt
- Add essential oils
- Add tapioca starch and baking soda
- mix together until you have a smooth consistency
Hi I’m Natalie, a Registered Clinical Nutritionist, health influencer, blog writer & recipe creator. My own health complications prompted me to make positive diet & lifestyle changes, revitalize my health leading to a career change from the corporate world to nutritional medicine. I believe in a wholefoods approach to good health, focusing on simple strategies for modern, busy people.