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Natural deodorant: how to make it at home and options to buy

Natural deodorant is gaining more and more space in women’s daily lives. This is because, little by little, people are becoming aware that conventional deodorants contain aluminum salts and other chemicals that are harmful to health.

In this way, natural deodorant emerges as a sustainable and healthy alternative that does not harm the skin, is chemical-free, is good for the environment and is not tested on animals. Let’s check out some homemade recipes and also some products from brands that are already joining this movement!

7 step-by-step natural deodorant recipes

There are several types of recipes for making natural deodorants at home. It’s not difficult and the result is amazing. We’ve selected some of the best for you to try!

Natural deodorant with milk of magnesia

  1. In a glass or spray container, place ½ cup of milk of magnesia;
  2. Put 5 to 10 drops of essential oil;
  3. Shake the milk of magnesia and the oil a little to obtain a homogeneous mixture;
  4. Add ¼ cup of water;

Check out Bela Gil’s full tips in the video below:

The interesting thing is that you can choose the type of essential oil you prefer to leave the deodorant with a scent that you like: lavender, rosemary, etc. The recipe is simple, economical and very fast!

vegan natural deodorant

  1. Mix, in a container, 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, 5 tablespoons of starch and 1 tablespoon of baking soda;
  2. After turning into a paste, put 15 drops of peppermint essential oil and 5 drops of Tea Tree essential oil.

See all the details to make this version in the video:

Coconut oil is a powerful moisturizer, the starch is responsible for absorbing sweat and the baking soda helps eliminate odors. Tea Tree essential oil increases the shelf life of your deodorant and peppermint essential oil provides delicious freshness. The product does not need to be stored in the refrigerator, but it should be kept out of direct sunlight.

natural whitening deodorant

  1. In a container, mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of milk of magnesia;
  2. After beating these two ingredients, add 1 tablespoon of white clay and 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate and beat again;
  3. Do a test and see if you feel any lumps when you apply the product on your skin, if so, tap a little more;
  4. Finally, add 10 drops of tea tree essential oil and beat some more.

Watch the video and check out the tips and the complete step by step:

White clay is one of the ingredients that helps in the skin whitening process. Bicarbonate, in addition to helping to whiten, is also a natural antibacterial. The deodorant has protection action for up to 24 hours!

Natural deodorant with vegetable butter

  1. In a bowl, place 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of starch, 3 tablespoons of vegetable butter;
  2. Put all these ingredients together in a bain-marie and stir until smooth;
  3. Add 5 drops of an essential oil.

See all the recipe details in the video:

The base of the deodorant is vegetable butter, which moisturizes the skin well and gives consistency to the product. The recipe is self-preserving as it has a high ph due to sodium bicarbonate, which provides a long shelf life. An important tip is not to use citrus essential oils because they are photosensitive.

Arrowroot Flour Deodorant

  1. Sift the arrowroot flour to make it very smooth;
  2. In a container, place 3 teaspoons of arrowroot flour and 1 and a half teaspoons of baking soda and mix;
  3. Put the coconut oil and mix everything until you reach the texture you want;
  4. Pour 4 to 5 drops of essential oil.

Check out the full recipe:

Tea tree oil is optional, but it is very interesting to use because it fights fungi and bacteria. For a drier deodorant, choose to add more flour. And for those who want more perspiration protection, add a little more baking soda.

Deodorant with babassu oil and vitamins

  1. In a container, mix 5g of starch and 20g of babassu oil;
  2. Mix the ingredients until you reach a homogeneous consistency;
  3. Add 2 drops of vitamin A, 1 drop of vitamin E, 10 drops of Tea Tree oil and 5 drops of an essential oil of your choice;
  4. Mix well and place in a jar.

Check more details:

Babassu oil helps with hydration. As some people have an allergy to baking soda, using oils is fine in these situations. Vitamin A encourages healthy skin cell production and helps lighten blemishes. Vitamin E acts as a moisturizer and prevents premature aging.

Deodorant with Shea Butter

  1. Melt 20g of shea butter in a bain-marie;
  2. Once the butter has melted, mix it with 60g of coconut oil;
  3. Put 25 drops of tea tree oil;
  4. Add 15 drops of peppermint oil.

Watch the video step by step:

Shea butter and coconut oil are the basis of deodorant and have important properties. Coconut oil is antibacterial and helps to lighten, while butter moisturizes the skin. If you prefer, feel free to choose other oil essences other than mint.

How many easy, quick and economical recipes, right? No more excuses not to try homemade deodorants. With these tips you can make your day to day much more natural!

Best natural deodorants to buy

And for those who prefer to buy, instead of making your own natural deodorant, check out a selection of unmissable products that you will love!

  1. Natural Spray Deodorant Melaleuca and Grapefruit Boni Natural, in the Use Organic store
  2. Sage Deodorant, from Cativa Natureza
  3. Souvie Roll On Moisturizing Deodorant
  4. Relaxing Deodorant by Be.or
  5. Cristal Mini Stick Lafe’s Natural Deodorant, at the Slow Beauty Store
  6. Citrus Soapwalla Deodorant, at Dominique Beauty Store
  7. Ares de Mato Natural Deodorant, at the N Store

There is no shortage of options: spray deodorant, roll on, cream, all ideal for those looking for practicality.

Whatever your choice, it is important to check if you are allergic to any ingredients in the formulas. Also, remember that it may take a little while for your body to adapt to these new types of products. So, play without fear and start living a much healthier lifestyle as soon as possible! Enjoy and also see how to make liquid soap.

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