I for one cannot use most store bought deodorants. Ingredients in the deodorant irritate my skin often causing a painful rash. Sensitive skin isn’t the only issue with store bought deodorants. Many over-the-counter deodorants contain cancer causing ingredients.
Most cases of breast cancer occur right where women rub on their deodorant. Back in 2012, a study showed that 99% of samples from breast cancer patients contained parabens, which is an ingredient in most store deodorants.
Parabens disrupt the function of hormones and this has been linked to a greater risk of breast cancer. Parabens have also been linked to other types of cancer, neurotoxicity, reproductive toxicity and skin irritation. Why take a chance with store bought deodorant when it is easy and cheap to create your own deodorant at home.
This incredible recipe for sensitive skin deodorant is created with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Sensitive Skin Deodorant
· 1/4 cup of baking soda
· 3/4 cup of arrowroot powder or non-GMO cornstarch
· 6 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1. Combine the baking soda and arrowroot powder or cornstarch. (Remember that if you are allergic to corn you may have an allergic reaction to cornstarch.) 2. Add four tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Mix this well with a fork. Add the remaining amounts of coconut oil in small increments until the deodorant is the consistency that you want.
2. Add four tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Mix this well with a fork. Add the remaining amount of coconut oil in small increments until the deodorant is the consistency you want.
3. Now put the mixture into a jar that has a lid that fits tightly.
How to use
Simply apply the deodorant in small amounts to your underarm with the tips of your fingers.
This deodorant is strong enough for a man to use, but PH balanced.
If you do not have sensitive skin but still want to give this recipe a try you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give it a wonderful smell!