Monday, January 23, 2012

Make your own deodorant

Commercial deodorants are laden with aluminum and ingredients that contain aluminum. But did you know that many deodorants that are sold as "natural" do too?  The most widely used form is potassium alum, which is what those crystal stone deodorants are made of. They claim to be "aluminum free" because they don't contain aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum chloride, aluminum hydroxybromide or aluminum zirconium.Check out the label, still contains potassium alum or potassium aluminum sulfate.
Aluminum is linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer, and other diseases. It is a poison that has no beneficial role in your body.
Here is a recipe for a great homemade deodorant. It really works, and it saves you money, try it!

Homemade Deodorant
1/4 cup aluminum free baking soda (Bob's Red Mill makes one)
1/4 cup organic cornstarch
About 2 spoonfuls organic coconut oil


Mix the powders together. Melt the oil. Mix the oil in to the dry ingredients until just wet. Store in a glass container with tight fitting lid. Rub a SMALL amount into your armpits. You don't want to use too much or you'll leave oil stains on your clothes. I use just about a pea size amount. 
So easy!

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