After a year of trying to handle the burning under my armpits I gave up and looked for a new homemade deodorant without baking soda. This new recipe doesn’t irritate my skin!
If you’ve tried to make deodorant and found that your pits couldn’t handle the baking soda, you’re not alone! After a year of trying to handle the burning under my armpits I gave up and looked for a new homemade deodorant without baking soda. This new formula works and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.
Why I Don’t Use Deodorant
Have you looked at the ingredients on your container of deodorant? Talk about a long list of ingredients you can’t pronounce! I don’t put anything on my skin I wouldn’t eat and there is no way I’m eating store-bought deodorant. Also, recent research suggests that aluminum found in deodorant may be linked to alzheimer’s and breast cancer. No bueno!
If you’re not sensitive to baking soda, my coconut oil deodorant is amazing and works really well. If you have sensitive skin, try this recipe below!
About the ingredients:
Coconut Oil – This favorite oil of mine has natural antibacterial properties that help kill bacteria that cause underarm odors.
Shea Butter – Contains cinnamic acid which is known to reduce skin inflammation and helps to sooth skin.
Beeswax – Used to help ingredients from melting and for easy glide.
Vitamin E – High in antioxidants and expands the shelf life of homemade products.
Essential Oils – Lavender to help sooth and heal skin, melaleuca to help kill bacteria and sage because its one of the most effective essential oils that can be used as a natural deodorant and because its antihydrotic herb with the natural ability to decrease perspiration.Print
Homemade Deodorant Without Baking Soda
This recipe fills a 2 ounce deodorant container. You can reuse an old empty deodorant container or purchase them online
- Use a double boiler to melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil.
- Once all three ingredients are completely melted, remove them from the heat to cool.
- Add vitamin E oil and essential oils to the melted oils and beeswax.
- Mix well and carefully pour the into deodorant container.