BIG win! I’ve been making myself crazy every morning when I apply my deodorant. For about 3 years now I’ve known that there are several toxic chemicals in deodorants that no one has any business putting in their body.
What are the toxic ingredients in deodorants?
1. Aluminum. This is in most antiperspirants. It is linked to breast cancer in women. It has even been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s! Stay clear.
2. Parabens. Another bad news ingredient in several beauty products. This is a synthetic preservative. It basically messes up our hormonal balance. It has been linked to birth defects and organ toxicity. Watch out for this one.
3. Propylene Glycol. Studies have shown that in large quantities this chemical can cause damage to the central nervous system, liver and heart. ‘Nuff said.
4. Phthalates. This beauty has been linked to a higher risk of birth defects and increasing the likelihood of cell mutation.
5. Triclosan. This is actually classified as a pesticide. The end.
Help! I need an alternative to chemical filled deodorants!
That is pretty much what I said. I should have just typed that in my Google browser. Even the more natural store bought deodorants had at least one or two ingredients I questioned—or they didn’t work. I thought about making my own. I’m such a DIYer that I have no idea why I was so resistant to making my own deodorant. I make EVERYTHING else! Then, during a conversation with a friend, an idea was born—a DIY deodorant SPRAY.
How do I make my own deodorant spray?
Does this DIY deodorant spray work?
YES! I would ask this same question. I’ve been using it for THREE weeks now.
Purification essential oil blend is a natural deodorizer (it smells amazing).
Clary Sage is a natural sweat reducer. (source)
Lavender soothes skin irritations and has often been recommended for use in deodorant. I added this because my armpits are sensitive and can get irritated. I figured it would help.
I went to Cape Cod for a friend’s wedding and had been using the deodorant spray for just over a week before I left. I used the spray the entire week I was there (including during the wedding where we worked up quite a sweat on the dance floor). I’ve continued to use it here in North Carolina and it is still kicking butt! I’m officially calling it a win. Woohoo!
Still too lazy to make this? Here is a store bought option that has received good reviews. Click here.