DIY Cream Deodorant | No Baking Soda | Natural & Zero Waste
In our quest for a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle, we often overlook one daily essential - deodorant. The majority of commercial deodorants contain harmful chemicals and come in non-recyclable packaging, contributing to environmental pollution. But what if you could make your own natural, zero waste cream deodorant right at home? This blog post will guide you on how to create a DIY cream deodorant without baking soda that is not only good for you but also for the environment.
Why Choose a DIY Cream Deodorant?
Before diving into the recipe, it's important to understand why making your own cream deodorant can be beneficial. Firstly, by creating your own cream deodorant, you can control what goes into it. This means no harmful chemicals or allergens that could irritate your skin. Secondly, homemade cream deodorants are eco-friendly and zero waste. You can reuse containers and avoid contributing to landfill waste.
Lastly, a DIY cream deodorant is cost-effective in the long run. The ingredients needed are relatively inexpensive and can be used for multiple batches.
Ingredients Needed For Your DIY Cream Deodorant
For this natural and zero waste DIY cream deodorant, you'll need:
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of shea butter
- 3 tablespoons of arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons of beeswax pellets
- 10 drops of essential oils (lavender, tea tree or peppermint are great choices)
Remember to choose organic ingredients whenever possible to ensure that your cream deodorant is as natural as possible.
Step-by-step Guide To Making Your Own Cream Deodorant
1. Melt the Coconut Oil and Shea Butter: Start by melting the coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler over medium heat until they become liquid.
2. Add Beeswax: Once melted, add in the beeswax pellets and stir until they're completely dissolved.
3. Mix In Arrowroot Powder: Remove from heat and quickly mix in arrowroot powder or cornstarch until it forms a smooth paste.
4. Add Essential Oils: Lastly, add your chosen essential oils into the mixture while it's still warm so they blend well with other ingredients.
5. Let It Set: Pour the mixture into an empty container or old deodorant stick and let it cool down completely before using it.
Tips For Using Your Homemade Cream Deodorant
Your homemade cream deodorant should last at least 6 months if stored properly in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Apply a small amount under each armpit daily using your fingers or an applicator stick if you prefer not to use your hands.
Creating your own DIY cream deodorist without baking soda is an easy way to reduce waste while ensuring that what goes on your skin is safe and natural. It's cost-effective, eco-friendly, and customizable according to your personal preferences when it comes to scent with different essential oils options available out there.
So why not give this recipe a try? Not only will you be doing something good for yourself but also for our planet by reducing plastic waste one step at a time!
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