Natural Homemade Deodorant

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What’s The Deal With Heavy Metals Under My Arms?

Aluminum is a Toxin

Aluminum is one of the most common elements in the environment and the world’s most common metal. It is used in cans and aluminum foil, as lightweight sheet metal in airplanes and other machinery, in electrical wiring – and in personal care products such as underarm deodorant and antiperspirant. Aluminum oxide, also present in deodorants, is often used as a coating and is the major compound in rubies and sapphires.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and & Disease Registry reports that “Exposure to high levels of aluminum may result in respiratory and neurological problems.”

In 1993, the World Health Organization said, “There is a suspected link between Alzheimer’s disease and the toxicity of aluminum.

Some studies find a link between Alzheimer’s disease and aluminum, while others deny that such a link exists. A 1993 World Health Organization “Public Health Report” cited autopsies that found high concentrations of aluminum in the brains of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.

Heavy metals such as aluminum are known to accumulate in the brain, where only the most effective detox cleanses can begin to restore health and remove them.

Breast cancer is high on the risk scale not only because its close proximity to the armpit but also because of the parabens and other harmful ingredients. These nasty ingredients pose the risk of disrupting hormones causing problems in the lymphatic and endocrine system.

Allergic Reactions

Many ingredients in underarm deodorants have the capacity to cause skin irritation, which can range from mild redness and burning sensation to a full allergic reaction. Aluminum, parabens, triclosan, silica, steareth, propylene glycol and talc are all possible allergens. Additionally, other less uniformly added ingredients may cause harm under the conditions of daily application, such as “fragrance,” which, according to the Environmental Working Group, can encompass any number of harmful chemicals not required to be explicitly listed in the ingredients list.

So opt out of applying nasty deodorant day after day and take a step towards optimal living by making your own deodorant at home.

VERY IMPORTANT IN UNDERSTANDING BODY ODOR

The amount of smell you produce in your body odor determines the amount of toxins in your gut and body (as well as if you have bad breath, foul gas, bowel movements and urine). To help with bad body odor THE FIRST STEP is to take a high quality probiotic supplement as well as a digestive enzyme. These will help to balance your gut and improve your bodies efficiency of riding itself of toxins. If you smell bad throw away your toxic deodorant and START taking probiotics and digestive enzymes.

“Solid” Deodorant

What You Will Need:

6 Tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil

1/4 Cup Organic Corn Starch

1/4 Cup Baking soda (WARNING!!! Many believe that Arm and Hammer Baking Soda is contaminated with aluminum even though the company that makes it claims it does not. It has been confirmed that there is aluminum free baking sodas like Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda. If you have any information on this please add it to the comment section below.)

Tea Tree, Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Or Rosemary essential oil

*Optional; 2 Tablespoons Beeswax (this helps to keep the deodorant in a more solid state when the weather is warm. If you leave this out store your deodorant in a mason jelly jar rather than a deodorant stick.)

Mix all ingredients well and use as needed.

Liquid Deodorant

What You Will Need:

4oz reverse osmosis or distilled water

4oz Lemon Juice

1 tablespoon baking soda

10 drops essential oil of choice

1 tablespoon pink himalayin salt

Mix hot water, baking soda and salt until dissolved. Add lemon juice and essential oil. Store in a small mist spray bottle. Use as needed.

I like to use a combination of these two recipes. I usually only spray the liquid deodorant when I get out of the shower. Sometimes I need the solid deodorant but most times I only use one.

Remember the amount of smell you produce in your body odor determines the amount of toxins in your gut and body (as well as if you have bad breath, foul gas, bowel movements and urine). To help with bad body odor THE FIRST STEP is to take a high quality probiotic supplement as well as a digestive enzyme. These will help to balance your gut and improve your bodies efficiently of riding itself of toxins. If you smell bad START with probiotics and digestive enzymes.

Tabitha Kelley