Slowly over the last few years I have been putting much more thought into not only the things that I put in my body, but the things that I am applying every day as well. After all, our skin is the very largest organ that we have, and we have been conditioned to think that if it smells good and makes our skin soft, it’s a good thing. Sadly, that couldn’t be more false!
Deodorant is something that we apply every single day, something as essential as toothpaste that quite honestly I could never cut out- no matter how bad it may be. After a circulating post on the dangers of the alluminum content and parabens that we are so generously applying to our skin, I started looking for an alternative. Our family also just invested in DoTerra’s “Family Physican Kit”, so I dug into my kit in search of an answer.
A simple combination of Essential Lemon oil, cornstarch, baking soda, and coconut oil- and voila! You’ve got a safe, non-toxic, aluminum free deodorant! I’ve been using this combination for the last month and can honestly say that it works as well as my trusted deodorant. (And I really love the smell!)
To make your own, simply combine 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 1 cup of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of pure, organic coconut oil, and 5 drops of essential oil. Mix until you have a paste-like texture, that will harden a bit as it sits. Apply after shower, using your fingertips!
(You guys, I know I spelled deodorant wrong on my lid- don’t make fun of me.)