Day 17 of the 30 Days of Healthy Habits:
Many of us are trying to reduce the amount of chemicals and other toxins we come in contact with. One way of doing this is by making your own deodorant. All you need are three simple ingredients.
Most store-bought deodorants contain harmful irritants such as aluminum, parabens, perfumes and more. Just look at the label. Think of how often you use deodorant (probably daily). This means that you are getting a daily dose of toxins - not good!
There are many DIY deodorant recipes online. I like things that are simple to make and easy-to-use, with ingredients that are readily available.
DIY Deodorant Recipe
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda (aluminum-free)
8 to 12 drops of lemongrass essential oil
Place all 3 ingredients in a small glass jar and mix with a fork until well blended. Voilà!
There are many other antibacterial essential oils you can try. Find a scent that you enjoy!
To use, simply dip two fingertips into the jar and gently rub the mixture into your underarms. If it feels too abrasive, add some extra coconut oil.
Healthy Habit: Replace your store-bought deodorant with this easy-to-make natural deodorant.
Let's all remember to...
EAT WELL - STAY ACTIVE - LIVE HAPPY and enjoy a HEALTHY BODY FOR LIFE!