Deodorant is an important product for daily hygiene. Used every day, it helps prevent the formation of bad smells, moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
But are we really sure that the various deodorants that exist on the market are 100% natural and healthy cosmetics? To be really sure of what you put on your skin, here are some recipes and totally green tips .
As in a game, you will make yourself your favorite home-made deodorant, gel, pasta or spray, using the essences you like, experimenting and favoring the Ph of your skin.
Spray, pasta or gel, to each his own!
Natural gel deodorant:
> 100 grams of water,
> 0.5 grams of xanthan gum (or gum arabic or guar),
> a few drops of essential oil or a natural fragrance,
> 10 gr of bicarbonate.
Preparation : heat the water in a saucepan, pour the baking soda, the rubber and stir vigorously. Add your favorite essential oils. Transfer into a special applicator. S heat the water in a saucepan, pour the baking soda, the rubber and stir vigorously. Add your favorite essential oils. Transfer into a special applicator.
Natural spray deodorant
There is also a simplified version to make a natural spray deodorant . Just put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a glass of water, leave to rest for 24 hours, strain and add two drops of lemon juice.
Another version plans to leave the baking soda as it is together with the cloves for a few days in an airtight jar. After about three days put it in a glass of water, stir and leave to rest for a few hours.
Strain the liquid into a spray jar, adding five drops of jojoba oil which, being chemically similar to human sebum, is absorbed and has a moisturizing and antifungal action. Spices can be replaced and tested according to taste.
If instead you want the natural deodorant powder, in an even faster version, here are the ingredients:
> sodium bicarbonate and rice or corn starch in equal parts,
> a few drops of essential oil of your choice.
Preparation : mix the two powders, add the essential oils, pressing. Leave in a jar and use a sponge under the armpits.
Here are the ingredients :
> 3 tablespoons of shea butter,
> 3 tablespoons of baking soda,
> 2 tablespoons of cornstarch,
> 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter,
> vitamin E oil,
> essential oil of your choice.
Preparation : pour all the ingredients, except essential oils and vitamin E, in a saucepan, heating over a low heat and stirring with a wooden spoon. When a homogeneous paste has formed, turn off and pour everything into a bowl.
Add the vitamin E oil and the chosen essential oil (for example rose, sandalwood, lavender ). Close the container and place it in the refrigerator for about half an hour or so; the result must be a mouldable and slightly grainy paste, to be spread in small doses under the armpits, for a natural cosmetics there too!