Make Your Own Deodorant!
Okay, so here's another way to carve a bit off your shopping bill! This literally took my sister and I about 5 min. from start to finish.
Why, do you ask, would one want to make deodorant? Well, quite apart from being cheaper, it's also MUCH better for your skin! Just because the armpit gets a bad wrap because of BO and unwanted hair doesn't mean we should mistreat it! The skin under your arms is actually quite sensitive and absorbent. Unfortunately, the average bar of store bought deodorant is chalk full of harmful, irritating chemicals that can cause breakouts.
But did you also know that most deodorants contain Talc? Talc is a mineral ground from talc rocks and, during the grounding process, creates fibers that are very similar to asbestos. Many studies have shown time and time again that Talc can cause lung, ovarian and skin cancer but the FDA hasn't banned it from beauty products OR food.
So, not something you really want to be rubbing on your skin everyday, huh? Well, just make your own! Here's what you'll need:
Coconut Oil: about 7 tablespoons
Baking Soda: 1/2 cup
Arrowroot powder (for Talc free cornstarch): 1/2 cup
Essential oil: few drops