Finally, I’ve come up with a recipe for deodorant that actually keeps me odor free all day even after a super sweaty workout! I’ve been searching for years for something that actually keeps B.O. at bay and by George, I think I’ve got it!
If you’re wondering why on earth anyone would make their own deodorant, just do a quick search for “why you should make your own deodorant” and you’ll get plenty of answers. In short, if I don’t want something in my body, I try not to put it on my body. Your skin is the largest organ you have and absorbs just about anything you put on it. When it comes to antiperspirants, the main ingredient is aluminum, which is a heavy metal linked to diseases such as breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. If that’s not enough, there are a slew of other ingredients that you probably won’t recognize. When it comes to personal care products, I use the rule I use for my food, if I don’t know what it is, I’m not putting it on or in my body.
There was this day that I found out that my beloved disinfectant wipes were, well, toxic. It was a rough day. One of those days I just wanted to pretend that I was ignorant and it didn’t really matter because I used them religiously. And I hate to clean and they made it easy. But every time I used them, I couldn’t stop thinking about how bad they were for my family. So, I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement for cleaning my counters, tables, sinks and toilets. I’d found a few on the market, but they still seemed to have ingredients in them that I didn’t care to use, usually sulfates and perfumes or they were just crazy expensive.
I put together a few homemade recipes that I found on line, but most of them had vinegar as a base. I know, I know, vinegar is amazing. I’m not arguing with that, but the smell just doesn’t do it for me. It makes cleaning an even more unpleasant experience for me, like it needs to be any more unpleasant!