We all know that commercial deodorants can be dangerous for your health. The underarm is a sensitive place, and store-bought deodorants often have a lot of toxic chemicals in them, including aluminums, which are implicated in dementia and alzheimers.
The problem is that you can’t go on through your day smelling!
So, how do you deal?
Well, first and foremorest, stay HYDRATED! Dehydration can make you smell awful, and it’s bad for your body. Lack of exercise is another culprit. If you don’t sweat out toxins on a regular basis, your body will retain them, and it will make you smell. A third factor may be hormones. If your hormones are out of whack, you might be smelling pretty whack. Often with correct diet, exercise, and hydration, hormonal problems resolve themselves. But, if you try the first two things, and you’re still not getting results, it may be time to consult an endocrinologist!
The truth is, however, that sometimes, we just stink! We might be outside, sweating. We may have eaten too much garlic. There are a whole host of reasons why we may be breeding bacteria under our arms. So, how do you solve it, without slathering chemicals onto your pits?
Enter: DIY Liquid Roll-On Deodorant Recipe
This recipe was borrowed from Mountain Rose Herbs’ blog. If you don’t know who they are, they are one of the top suppliers of herbal and cosmetic preparations and raw materials. Check them out, if you get a chance!
1 x 1oz roll top glass bottle
1 1/2 Tbsp organic witch hazel extract
1/2 Tbsp organic vegetable glycerine
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt (optional)
Essential Oil Blend
10 drops organic hops essential oil
2 drops organic juniper berry essential oil
2 drops frankincense essential oil
(Feel free to experiment with 10-14 drops of your favorite essential oils.)
1. Place salt in roll top glass bottle if desired.
2. Add witch hazel and glycerine.
3. Add essential oils by the drop.
4. Fasten roll top and cap.
5. Roll bottle between the palms of your hands to disperse essential oils into the mixture.
6. Roll into underarm as needed.