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Natural Deodorant that Works

Pragya T
Here are some of the best natural deodorant products for men and women and some recipes to make homemade deodorant...
Today, the awareness for natural and organic products is growing, and many people are switching towards using more natural, organic, and less harmful body care products. One of the products we frequently tend to use is deodorants. Everybody is conscious about body odor and using a deodorant helps to keep the underarms smell at bay. There are thousands of different deodorants products out there. However, not all are safe for the skin and body.
Hence, it is very important that you make a distinction between the safe deodorant products and the harmful, chemical ones. Taking a look at the various deodorant reviews, you will get an idea which are the best of the products. These products are more expensive than the regular chemical-based ones, but they are safer to use.

Shopping Tips

If you for some reason are not able to make or carry a homemade deodorant then you can consider buying an organic one. When looking for best product remember these tips. Always go for products which you can read and understand and products which contain certified natural or organic products.
And avoid products which contain ingredients and chemicals like aerosol products, aluminum compounds, synthetic fragrances, antibacterials like triclosan, parabens and petrochemicals like propylene glycol.
It is important that you look for deodorant without aluminum, as aluminum-containing deodarants can cause breast cancer and hormonal imbalance. Some of the best deodorants brands are Miessence, Burt's Bees, Dr. Hauschka, Lafe's, and Aubrey Organics.

Homemade Recipe

Here are aluminum-free antiperspirants and deodorants recipes, which you can use to create your very own fragrances.

Cocoa Butter Deodorant

Melt a tablespoon and half beeswax in a glass jar by keeping it in hot water, then add half tablespoon of cocoa butter and let it melt, then add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 12 drops essential oil of thyme, rosemary, and lavender each. Mix everything well and let it cool down. Then fill it in the jar for use.

Antibacterial Tea Tree Oil Deodorant

This recipe makes a small amount of deodorant which you can fill in a small spray bottle and carry it with you. So, in a bowl take pure water and then add few drops of tea tree oil in it. Tea tree oil is a powerful antibiotic and it will lock the bacteria causing BO. Then add some drops of an essential oil having a perfume that you like.
If you want a refreshing one then add lemon essential oil, for a nice herby smell go with lavender essential oil, for fruity refreshing smell go with orange essential oil. Then mix everything well and pour it in the spray bottle.
Then shake the bottle well and spray. You can carry this bottle with you wherever you go, make sure you shake the bottle well before using it as oil and water don't mix.

Foot Deodorant

To make this recipe mix 2 tablespoons of baking powder with 5 drops of sage essential oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil. Mix everything well and put it in a plastic bag. Let it dry, then breaks any clumps. To use it dust feet with the powder regularly and add a teaspoon in the shoes.
So, make your own natural deodorant or buy the best organic deodorants and avoid any skin or other health-related hazards of deodorants.