Friday, 25 October 2013

DIY deodorant

Good morning all you Beauties. I'ts been a while. I lost someone really dear to me and I've been grieving.
I am learning to live and cope without this Angel and now I'm back to you my friends churning out some tips on how you can achieve a beautiful you just as nature intends (without the use of chemicals).

Bottled beauty products contain all kinds of harmful chemicals, from carcinogens and endocrine disruptors to allergens. And to top it off, they usually come bottled in plastic that ends up in the landfill when you’re done with that shampoo or body scrub.
Want to whip up your own personal care products? Treat yourself right with these DIY beauty recipes using simple ingredients. Store-bought beauty supplies can be bad news. They often contain toxic ingredients, many of which are misleadingly labelled.

That’s the bad news. The good news? You can easily make your own beauty products to replace those chemical products you find on the store shelves. Check out these recipes for beauty supplies that you can whip up easily at home with no special equipment.
4 Ingredients DIY Deodorant
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda 
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill nicely into a mold, it is nice and creamy at room temperature. To mold mine, I used a foil cupcake liner that I had on hand (a paper one would work fine, too). I pressed the mixture into the liner, dropped it in a teacup, and pressed some more.
Let it chill for about an hour, and you're ready to use! If you want lotion-style deodorant, you can skip the whole cupcake liner step.

But does it work?

I applied a bit of the deodorant and was very impressed! There's no white residue once you rub it in, though I'd definitely recommend applying before you get dressed, since it's a little messier than chemical deodorants. It kept me unstinky for the whole day, despite me skipping a shower.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend this recipe! It came together in minutes, not counting the time to chill. If you're doing it lotion style, there isn't even any chilling required.

Do you have a favorite DIY deodorant? Tell us your recipe in the comments!