Real sweat. The kind that stains your clothes and makes you think twice before raising your arms above your waist.
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She came to me the other day and announced that she'd like some deodorant. She knows that I make my own. She's seen me make it. She's seen me wear it.
She asked me if I could whip her up some of her own.
"Make some deodorant?" I asked. "Sure. No sweat!" Ok...so maybe just a little sweat. Otherwise, what would be the point of making the deodorant?...but, I digress.
A few years ago, after learning of the links between antiperspirant use and breast cancer, I went on a quest to find an antiperspirant-free deodorant. Unfortunately, without fail, every brand I tried either did not work to hide that "all-natural" smell or made me smell UNnaturally like an elderly man.
A bit ago, my lovely friend, Rachel, shared a DIY deodorant recipe with me. I've been wearing it ever since.
No fear of cancer causing chemicals.
Perfect for me.
Perfect for my young daughter during this tumultuous time of change.
Rachel has graciously agreed to share her recipe with you. Didn't I say she was lovely? And she smells nice, too!
For DIY all-natural deodorantIn a small bowl, whip together the following:
1/4 c. corn starch
1/4 c. baking soda
6 Tbs. coconut oil
15 drops of lavender oil
5 drops of purification oil
Once thoroughly mixed, place in a glass jar. It should have the consistency of a really thick paste. Apply with your fingertips.
At ten, my daughter has a body that is still developing and growing. I have no desire to encourage her to slather all kinds of unpronounceable chemicals onto her sensitive areas. I've made her some all-natural deodorant knowing that she'll smell nice and avoid unnecessary risks.