Most commercial deodorants have aluminum as their active ingredient. The jury is still out on how harmful it is, but I just think the "put a heavy metal under your arm to stop sweat" logic has to be flawed. However, my options were to wear commercial deodorant or stink. I chose the former, and I'm sure those around me appreciate that. I know there are non-aluminum containing deodorants out there, but I've tried 3 different brands and none of them worked. It wasn't until I randomly found a recipe and actually had all the ingredients that I decided to give it a try. I've been pleasantly surprised by the results. I wish I remembered what website I found this so I could give proper credit.
Anyway, it only takes five ingredients and four simple steps:
I didn't use exact measurements, but I think you will get the idea. First, pour some baking soda in a dish:
|Not drugs, I swear!|
Some notes: To apply this deodorant, I sort of pat it on, rather than rub it, sometimes pieces will fall off otherwise. Also, it does not stop you from sweating. Sweating is good for you. However, shortly after switching to this deodorant, I hardly sweat at all- and I'm in the dirty south. Also, I assure you I do not smell like someone who doesn't wear deodorant. TTO and Lavender EO both have antibacterial qualities, plus combined they make a nice scent. Believe me, while I'm going "granola", I will not give up things like shaving and smelling good! Not to mention, my husband wouldn't stand for it. And the price- up front it is more expensive, but if you like it, you will save a ton of money. Plus, the above ingredients have many more uses- I'll share them soon!
So, what do you think? Are you brave enough to try it? Convinced I must smell horrible? Intrigued? Disgusted? Lemme know!!