All-Natural Deodorant | Baking Soda Free

 

It’s been 2 ½ weeks since I switched over to my all-natural, homemade deodorant and let me tell you, the first week was hard! I felt so stinky. I was constantly re-applying it, along with an extra drop of tea tree oil to help mask the smell. Thankfully my husband was out of town on business so he didn’t have to smell me too. After the first week though, it did get a whole lot better! I knew the first few weeks were going to be rough so I am glad I stuck it out for the long haul. The past few days, I have been feeling great about switching over to a healthier product (AND less smellier by the day!!!!) until last night I developed a rash and very sore armpits. After doing more research, I learned about the rash baking soda can cause. Because it’s a very alkaline substance, it can throw your pH balance out of whack… EK! This can cause a rash, soreness & irritation. It’s also important to wait 30 minutes or so after you have shaved your armpits to apply deodorant (of any kind) so you don’t irritate your hair follicles. Obviously, my pits were not happy!

For most people, baking soda rarely affects them but for me, it’s super painful! I’ve noticed that my skin has gotten more and more sensitive with (potentially harmful ingredients) store-bought products since I switch to more all-natural products (mostly Young Living’s soaps/lotions/shampoo/ect.) when I was pregnant. There was even a point in my pregnancy my belly was so itchy, I desperately ran out to the store and bought some type of “pregnant-body-butter-stretch-mark-itch-cream,” in my last ditch effort to stop the itch and I broke out in a rash head to toe. I really kicked myself for that one and now I’m kicking myself today. My armpits hurt!!! (Sorry for the whining)

So today I made a new deodorant that is baking soda free that should stop the rash. I also mixed up an armpit detox to apply to help soothe the rash and my poor lymph nodes. This also helps re-balance the pH in your armpits.

  • Armpit Detox Recipe: 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 cup of distilled water (I just put some on toilet paper & swiped it in my armpits) You may want to do this twice a day until your pits feel better.

 

Baking soda FREE recipe for All-Natural Deodorant:

  • ½ c. Arrowroot Powder
  • ½ c. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbs. Beeswax
  • ½ tsp. Vitamin E
  • 20 drops Tea Tree
  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 10 drops Purification

(You can pick other essential oils if you would like, I recommend anywhere from 20-40 drops per batch)

Directions: Mix beeswax & coconut oil over a double boiler. Stir until beeswax is melted and then quickly add remaining ingredients. Stir quickly and pour into an empty deodorant stick or glass jar.

This is very similar to the last deodorant recipe I posted. To read it, {click here}

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Poo Poo Po Pourii Recipe

This recipe seriously makes me laugh and I wish I had it a long time ago. No one wants to smell a stinky bathroom after someone has went number two, especially when the bathroom is right off the kitchen or connected to a bedroom you have to share with someone else so this Poo-Poo-Po-Pourii is great for those not–so-great located bathrooms, public bathrooms, work bathrooms… you name it!

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 20 drops Lemongrass
  • 20 drops Bergamot
  • 20 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 tbsp. Witch Hazel (you could sub this for rubbing alcohol or vodka)
  • 4 oz Glass Spray Bottle
  • Distilled Water

Directions: Add essential oils and witch hazel to spray bottle. Top off with distilled water and shake well. To use, shake and spray in toilet BEFORE you go to the bathroom. The trick to this operation is to spray the toilet water before you go, not after! The mixture should help stop the stink before it hits the air!

Another toilet tip: For those who hate public bathrooms/hotel bathrooms, bring Thieves Spray with you! Spray the toilet, toilet handle, sink, tabletops, door handles, ect. Thieves wipes are also great when you’re on the go! Two words: Grocery. Carts. (umm, ick!)

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All-Natural Deodorant

 

I dare you to Google, “toxicity of deodorant,” you’ll be shocked on how many harmful ingredients are packed in such a little tube. I know, no one likes to be smelly but why do they have to put things like aluminum, parabens & pesticides in something that most people use daily. It seriously boggles my mind!

I’ve tried many different all-natural brands and stones but nothing has seemed to work for me so I’m super excited for this recipe. I’ve heard it takes about two weeks to detoxify your armpits when you switch to an all-natural product. It’s a transition period that you just have to wait out. Honestly, it’s hard! So for the sake of others, try not to be around a lot of people if you fear you’ll be stinky! Don’t worry, it’s actually good to sweat. Our armpits help get rid of toxins in our bodies and for most, you’ll actually stink less once your body has become accustom to it. It’s also a great idea to detox your armpits, just like you would any other parts of your body. Google it, there’s tons of recipes!

Today I made my own natural deodorant and I’m already surprised how great it is. I know people who simple just use coconut oil or use an essential oil (such as Frankincense, Tea Tree, Rosemary or Purification) as their deodorant but I wanted something that was a little “stronger” than that. Maybe one day I’ll simply be down to one oil but because this recipe was super fast and easy to make, I’ll be using it for a while.

For the recipe you’ll need:

  • 1/4 c. Arrowroot Powder (Found Here)
  • 1/4 c. Baking Soda
  • 3 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Beeswax (Found Here)
  • 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E (optional) (Found Here)
  • Essential oils (20-25 drops):
    • 5 drops Tea Tree
    • 5 Drops Rosemary
    • 15 drops Purification
  • Empty deodorant container or you can purchase some new ones (here) OR you can use a glass jar and apply it with your hands.

Directions: Melt beeswax and coconut oil together in a double boiler. I just use a glass bowl over a small pot of water and heat to a slow boil. Stir until the beeswax is melted.

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Disclaimer: I’m a huge advocate for doing your own research and making your own wise decisions when it comes to what you put on your body, so please Google it and don’t take my word for everything. Or do, I guess that’s cool too.

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Epsom Salts & Essential Oils

Epsom Salts, another wonder used for centuries to help support health and soothe the soul. Epsom salts are a pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, which many of us lack. It’s no wonder why many people have problems with inflammation, muscle and nerve functions, skin problems & large amounts of toxins in our cells.   Our body’s skin is the largest and most porous organ, so this is why it’s so important to know what we are putting ON our bodies, just as it’s important to know what we are eating and putting IN our bodies. Epsom salts are another great way to use essential oils as well. By adding a few drops of essential oils to Epsom salts, you can help support even more organs in your body! We love to use Epsom salts to relax, support our immune systems, get rid of stinky odors (such as smelly feet!), exfoliate dead skin and also use as a plant fertilizer. I also love Epsom salts because they allow me to use every last drop of essential oils in an almost-empty bottle. To make it simple, I leave a jar full of Epsom salts next to the bathtub and throw in my empty oil bottles, shake it up and let the salts soak up the oils. Before a bath, I just throw a bottle full of Epsom salts in the tub with a scoop of salts and voila! You have a relaxing bath full of health benefits. I like to keep one next to Jase’s tub that is full of empty Lavender bottles, Peace & Calming and Thieves. I like to give him extra relaxation & immune support before bedtime too!

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The next time you’re feeling a little down and out, I challenge you to take a nice Epsom salt bath. The trick to getting the most support from Epsom salts, it to at least take a 12 minute bath which shouldn’t be to hard, unless you have small children and then I totally understand. The salt alone should help relieve tension, pain & cramps, eliminate toxins and help nerves function properly. Don’t forget to add your essential oils too! My favorites are Lavender (for relaxing), Thieves (for immune support), Frankincense (for skin support), Peace & Calming or StressAway (both for calming & stress relief!) & Clary Sage (hormonal support).

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Mothers: I am wishing you a relaxing month of May, because it is “Mother’s Month” and us women deserve it and I hope you fathers treat your wife to some peaceful alone time too…kidding, but not kidding!