Are you tired of being a slave to the drugstore, having to purchase antiperspirant deodorant every couple months that you know is laden with questionable chemicals? There are plenty of all natural alternatives to conventional deodorant out there but they can be pricey and most of them are made with ingredients you probably already have in your house or can pick up at the store for a few bucks. So why not make your own deodorant? It’s easy and it WORKS!
I am proud to report that I have been antiperspirant-free since August of 2013! No, I don’t run around stinking like BO all the time. I use all natural deodorant that is made with edible ingredients like coconut oil, baking soda and cornstarch.
You can make your own deodorant at home with this easy recipe we got from the eBook “50+ Uses for Tea Tree Oil” that we are giving away with a giant 4oz bottle of 100% pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. Click here to enter for a chance the giveaway (ends Feb 15, 2015 at midnight est).
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Switching to natural deodorant cold-turkey is challenging for the first week while your poor little pits are “detoxing”. You will probably find yourself needing to wash your arm pits at least once a day. However, don’t let this deter you from making the switch! After those little arm pits pull themselves together and get used to the fresh air, they will stabilize and behave like good little armpits should.
This should go without saying but you really can’t expect all natural deodorant to keep you stink-free for a week with no shower. If that’s how you roll, then don’t bother switching to all natural deodorant unless you want to commit to washing your arm pits nightly.
In my own personal experience, all natural deodorant works quite well for 24 hours but can go as long as 48 hours as long as it’s not the middle of July or I’m not working out.