Natural Deodorant – Making the Switch for your Health

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For those of you who follow my blog regularly, you know that a while back I switched to an all natural deodorant for good. After two months of sticking with it I was 100% convinced of the health benefits. Not only was I able to ditch the negative effects caused by using an aluminum based antiperspirant, but I was also able to increase my magnesium intake through a simple everyday habit – putting on deodorant.

Natural Deodorant Recipe - Making the Switch for Your Health! Learn how to make a natural magnesium cream deodorant recipe that not only fights odor causing bacteria, but is gentle on skin. And it also helps to increase the level of magnesium in your body to help with everyday aches and pains.

In the past I’d tried natural deodorants from commercial companies that just didn’t work for me. I’d also tried making my own deodorant with baking soda. That was quite the fiasco. Not only did it break me out in a painful rash under my arms, but it turned me off from natural deodorant for quite some time. Then one day I read about swapping the baking soda out with magnesium hydroxide. That’s when I fell in love.

My love affair with natural deodorant only grew after that. I started creating new natural deodorant recipes every time I’d run out of the previous batch. I also started experimenting with a variety of ingredients I’d never used in a deodorant prior. You’ll find that all of my new deodorant recipes reflect this change. They also all now contain a combination of clay, arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide powder and a combination of plant based waxes, butters and oils. (They’re vegan too!)

If you’re thinking of making the switch, it is important to realize that you will sweat when wearing natural deodorant. It’s definitely not the same as slapping on an antiperspirant. However, your body honestly needs to sweat. The plus side to my natural deodorant recipes however, is that you do stay dry longer than if you were wearing nothing at all. And, well. You won’t stink.

My most recent natural deodorant recipe is for a natural magnesium cream deodorant. I created this natural deodorant recipe specifically for The Nourished Life blog. My natural magnesium cream deodorant recipe not only fights odor causing bacteria, but it’s gentle on skin and helps to increase the level of magnesium in your body to help with everyday aches and pains. (I mean, I kind of feel like we could all use that from time to time, especially as we age.)

My palmarosa + lime natural deodorant recipe with aloe vera oil is probably my favorite DIY deodorant to date. While it's similar to other natural deodorants I've created in the past, I changed a few key components within this new natural deodorant recipe.

So be sure to hop over to The Nourished Life blog here to check out my most recent natural cream deodorant recipe. Then be sure to check out some of my other natural deodorant recipes right here on Soap Deli News blog!

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All Good Natural Deodorant and Lotion

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Have you been looking for an all natural deodorant that not only works but doesn’t cause skin irritation like deodorants that contain baking soda? All Good deodorants may be the answer for your sensitive skin.

All Good Natural Deodorant

Have you been looking for an all natural deodorant that not only works but doesn’t cause skin irritation like deodorants that contain baking soda? All Good natural deodorants may be the answer for your sensitive skin.

All Good natural deodorants don’t contain baking soda. Instead they use arrowroot powder as an ingredient to help absorb moisture and dry underarms. These deodorants also contain naturally-occurring enzymes and essential oils to provide long lasting protection, while aloe vera and certified organic calendula are gentle on sensitive skin.

They are completely free of aluminum, baking soda, parabens, propylene glycol, and phthalates. In addition All Good natural deodorants are also vegan, non-GMO, and gluten free and come in three scents: Tea Tree & Basil, Cedarwood & Spruce, and Rose Geranium & Jasmine.

Learn more about All Good’s natural deodorants here.

For those of you who don't have the time to make your own homemade lotions, All Good makes an excellent all natural lotion line. These nourishing lotions don't feel greasy and they’re made using only the finest botanical ingredients. Available in coconut and lemongrass, these lotions are free of chemicals, are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, non-nano, and biodegradable.

All Good Natural Lotion

All Good also makes a natural lotion line. All Good Body Lotions are an excellent choice for nourishing your dry skin. There’s no greasy feel with these natural lotions and they’re made using the finest botanical ingredients. Available in coconut and lemongrass, these lotions are free of chemicals, are non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, non-nano, and biodegradable.

Learn more about All Good’s natural lotions here.

Want to make your own homemade deodorant? Try one of my easy homemade deodorant recipes. Choose from my natural lavender and patchouli deodorant recipe and my natural homemade deodorant recipe.

Love to DIY?

Want to make your own homemade deodorant? Try one of my easy homemade deodorant recipes. Choose from my lavender and patchouli natural deodorant recipe – with free printable product labels! – and my homemade natural deodorant recipe.

And since you love natural products, you may also be interested in my natural cracked heel repair balm recipe, my Lush inspired massage bar recipe and my summer festival natural dry shampoo recipe.

Want more?

For more natural and handmade products you can buy, be sure to check out my Bath + Body board on Pinterest here. For skin care products you can DIY, visit my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook,Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

(All Good Product Image Credit: Mountain Rose Herbs)


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How to Balance Your PH When Using Homemade Deodorants Containing Baking Soda

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How to Make Natural Homemade Deodorant that Works and Overcome the Trials of Switching from a Big Commercial Brand Anti-perspirant and Deodorant
Making the switch to a natural deodorant free of aluminum and chemicals from your regular commercial anti-antiperspirant and deodorant can seem a little challenging at first. While natural homemade deodorants do work if created with the right combination of ingredients in keeping the stink away, they can potentially lead to some other issues like some serious itching under your arms and even an irritated rash. Most likely you are not allergic to the ingredients in your homemade deodorant, but rather you are experiencing what happens when your PH gets thrown off. Or, like me, you made the mistake of applying your natural deodorant alternative directly after shaving under your arms. Or, a not very pleasant combination of both. While some people never experience this type of discomfort from switching to a natural deodorant, there are those of us that do.

Rather than trying to figure out exactly how to balance the PH in the deodorant recipe which I’ll leave up to chem majors – I know sodium hydroxide is sometimes used for this purpose, there are a few other quite simple options. Betty, author of Crunchy Betty’s Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin and the girl behind Crunchy Betty blog, recently wrote a blog article on how to balance the PH in your homemade deodorant.

Use apple cider vinegar and distilled water on skin before you apply a natural homemade deodorant to balance your PH and prevent irritationBecause baking soda is alkaline, consistent use can throw off the PH balance of the skin you are applying it to. So if you have tried homemade deodorant that started out all well and good only to have it apparently backfire on you some days later, an out of balance PH very well could be the culprit. To prevent the raw, itchy and irritated skin that results from a PH imbalance, Crunchy Betty (as pictured above) suggests turning to a pantry staple – apple cider vinegar. Simply combine one Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one cup of distilled water and spritz onto your armpits. Once dry, apply your natural homemade deodorant as usual. (If you are currently experiencing a reaction, allow your skin to heal first before trying out this regimen.)

Secondly, you should also make sure you wait at least 30 minutes AFTER shaving to apply your homemade deodorant. Or any deodorant for that matter. (I totally fail on this one.)

Additionally, you can try substituting arrowroot powder for the baking soda portion of your deodorant as well as including more skin nourishing ingredients within your homemade deodorant recipe. For more complete information on this topic, visit the Crunchy Betty blog.

Simple DIY Homemade Natural Spray Deodorant Recipes

If you’d like to make your own natural deodorant, then be sure to try my own natural homemade deodorant recipes for Natural Lavender & Patchouli Deodorant (which comes with free printable labels) and my previous simpler Basic Natural Deodorant Recipe along with a collection of a few others. You can also try out the Mountain Rose Herbs’ recipes for two Natural DIY Spray Deodorant Recipes that combine organic witch hazel and essential oils (pictured above.) You may also enjoy my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest.

Do you use a natural homemade deodorant? I’d love to hear why or why not and whether or not you’ve encountered issues using a homemade deodorant.


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Natural Lavender & Patchouli Deodorant Recipe with Printable Labels

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Natural DIY Beauty and Skin Care - Vegan Handmade Lavender Patchouli Deodorant Recipe with Printable Labels

Want to make your own homemade natural deodorant for you and your family? Here’s a simple all natural, vegan patchouli deodorant recipe that actually works. Plus, I’ve included a free download for printable deodorant labels you can print and customize.

My natural homemade lavender & patchouli deodorant recipe is made with aluminum free baking soda and certified organic arrowroot powder to help keep you dry while a combination of certified organic lavender essential oil, certified organic tea tree oil and patchouli essential help to combat odor causing bacteria. Ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil and rich vitamin E oil help keep skin feeling smooth and conditioned without feeling greasy. This natural homemade patchouli deodorant recipe has a light natural fragrance that is pleasant, not overbearing.

Natural DIY Beauty and Skin Care - Vegan Handmade Lavender Patchouli Deodorant Recipe with Printable Labels

Natural Lavender & Patchouli Deodorant Recipe

Recipe Yields: 5 – deodorant tubes containing 3.4oz/96g net weight each

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen (Printable PDF recipe and labels.)

Supplies:

Digital Kitchen Scale
glass bowl or large glass measuring cup
double boiler or microwave
plastic spoon
spatula
Graduated 3ml Plastic Transfer Pipettes
permanent markers
sticker label sheet
5 – 2.25oz. deodorant containers

Ingredients:

8 oz. aluminum free baking soda
4 oz. arrowroot powder
3 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.5oz. jojoba oil
.25 oz. shea butter
1/4 tsp. carnauba wax
2 ml lavender essential oil
1.5 ml patchouli essential oil
1 ml vitamin E oil
10 drops tea tree oil

Directions:

Weigh out the cocoa butter and place into a double boiler or glass container. Measure out 1/4 teaspoon of carnauba wax and add to the cocoa butter. Heat in double boiler or microwave until melted.

Now weigh out the shea butter and stir into the melted cocoa butter and wax until it melt completely.

Next, weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and jojoba oil and stir into the the melted butters and wax.

After that you can go ahead and add the dry ingredients by weighing out the baking soda and arrowroot powder and stirring into the liquified mixture. Mix well.

Using a pipette, you will measure out the lavender, patchouli and vitamin E, using a different pipette for each oil, and then stir into the liquid deodorant mixture.

Finally, using a pipette to contain the oil, add 10 drops of tea tree oil and mix well.

How to make natural handmade deodorant - DIY Lavender Patchouli Deodorant Recipe with printable labels

You can now slowly pour the deodorant into five 2.25oz. white lotion bar tubes or empty deodorant containers. Use the spatula to help get all of the deodorant into the containers if needed. Each container should hold a net weight of 3.4oz. of this product.

Allow your deodorants to cool completely, then cap and label.

To label, simply download and print out the natural deodorant labels onto blank sticker paper. You can customize the look of your labels by using permanent markers to color in the images. I used a combination of BIC Mark-It Colored Permanent Markers in Polynesian Purple, Petal Pink and Cloud Nine Gray to “color” in the lavender flowers by simply dotting the colors in at random locations within the flower bunch.. I then used Pink Flamingo to color the ribbon on the “natural” label and the bow around the flowers. For the stems I used Lime Sorbet. Add more or less color to your liking or simply leave the labels a simple black and white. Now, using sharp scissors, simply cut out the labels and adhere to your deodorant containers.

If you are sensitive to baking soda and it gives you itchy raging red underarm rash, simply substitute the baking soda with magnesium hydroxide powder. It’s just as effective but without the irritation. And it provides your body with extra magnesium as it’s able to be absorbed through your skin!

Like the font I used for my labels? I created this font using my own handwriting! You too can create your own custom fonts easily and quickly. Simply visit My Script Font and download and print the template provided. Fill in the alphabet with the corresponding squares, then scan into your computer and upload the file to MyScriptFont. Name the font, select the format you’d like to use and send the file. You can then save the font to your computer and install to your font program. Since I’m on a mac, my fonts are installed into My Font Book. (It should automatically prompt you once downloaded and opened.)

Also be sure to check out my all natural, handmade cream eye shadow recipe for an alternative to chemical laden cosmetics. For even more great DIY bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest.


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Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe

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Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe

I’ve been wanting to try my hand for a while and make an all natural homemade deodorant recipe, but I’ve always had doubts about whether it would really work or not. But this past weekend I finally caved and made a batch of my own homemade natural deodorant recipe AND I tested it out by wearing it to work today. Did it work? Yes, indeed, it did. And I stayed dry. Though on a hot day, I’d probably be safe rather than sorry and carry a tin of this with me to reapply mid-day. Following is the natural homemade deodorant recipe I came up with.

Natural Homemade Deodorant Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 oz. baking soda
2 oz. organic arrowroot powder
1.5 oz. organic cocoa butter
1 oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 mL organic lavender essential oil
5 drops organic tea tree oil

Directions:

Weigh out the baking soda and arrowroot powder using a digital scale and combine in a glass bowl. In a separate container, weight out the cocoa butter and melt at reduced heat in your microwave or in a double boiler on the stove. Then, weigh out the fractionated coconut oil (or coconut oil) and stir into the liquified cocoa butter. The heat of the melted cocoa butter should be enough to melt the coconut oil if using a solid. If not, you can heat it briefly to finish melting it completely. I like to use fractionated coconut oil because it absorbs into skin so well and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling – especially important when applying deodorant. Next, use a graduated plastic pipette to measure out your lavender essential oil and stir into the cocoa butter and coconut oil mixture. Follow with 5 drops of tea tree oil and stir well.

How to Make Natural Deodorant

Finally, pour the liquid mixture into your dry mix of arrowroot powder and baking soda. Mix thoroughly then pour into containers of your choice. I was able to fill three – 2 oz. plastic jars with 2.7 oz. each of deodorant, though this natural homemade deodorant is solid enough you can fill an empty deodorant container.

How to Use Natural Deodorant

To use, simply scoop a small amount from jar and rub under armpits. Use more or less depending on personal preference.

DIY Natural Organic Deodorant Recipe

Wondering what else you can make with coconut oil? Be sure to check out the eBook, Coconut Oil Cures (Miracle Healers From The Kitchen), by Sharon Daniels for in depth information on the myths and health benefits of coconut oil, how coconut oil works, ways to use coconut oil, and scientific evidence.

Looking for more DIY bath and beauty recipes that use coconut oil? Check out these natural recipes: DIY Handmade Pear Shimmer Dry Skin Balm and DIY Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cubes. Also be sure to follow my DIY boards on Pinterest!


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