Deodorant is a body product that almost everyone uses, but few people know its ingredients. If you walked into a store and studied deodorant ingredients, though, you’d be shocked to see things like aluminum that can clog your sweat glands and synthetic fragrances that can hurt hormone production.
Many natural deodorants offer healthier ingredients but don’t work as well as traditional options. This can leave shoppers wondering how they can handle their body odor in a healthy way. Keep reading to learn more about why you should make your own deodorant and how to do it. This way, you won’t have to wonder how to holistically care for your body.
Many people pay attention to the things that go into their bodies, like the food they eat, but few pay attention to what they use on their skin. After all, you constantly expose your skin to everything around you, including toxins and pollutants. So hyper-focusing on your skin-care products doesn’t seem like a great use of energy. However, your skin is the first layer of protection on your body, so you need to take good care of it, including the skin on your underarms.
Loving and taking care of the skin you're in means knowing what you’re putting on it. You can study the ingredients list on everything that touches your skin so that you know what you’re using, or you can be proactive and make your own. Making your own deodorant means that you know what’s going on your body, and you control how much of each ingredient you use.
Making your own deodorant isn’t just good for your body; it’s also good for your wallet. On average, you’ll pay around 5–10 dollars for your deodorant, and depending on how often you apply it and how big the stick is, you’ll soon be paying for more. While 5–10 dollars every month or so doesn’t seem like a lot of money, it adds up to 60–120 dollars a year. Think about how many years you’ve already used deodorant and how many more years you’ll be wearing it. If you live an average lifespan of around 72 years, then you’ll end up spending thousands of dollars on deodorant.
Don’t waste all that money on something that isn’t even good for your skin. Instead, spend your money on multi-purpose ingredients that are safe for your body.
Once you decide that you want to know what goes on your body and save money, then you need to learn how to make your own deodorant. There are lots of easy DIY recipes online that you can try until you find the combination that works best for your skin.
Some DIY deodorant recipes use safe premade deodorant that you can melt and add essential oils and other desired additives to. Others help you make your own deodorant from scratch with ingredients like baking soda, coconut oil, and natural flour. Whichever you pick, make sure that you know that the ingredients are safe.
Knowing what you’re putting on your skin and saving money are two of the biggest reasons why you should make your own deodorant.
Learning how to do it can be tricky since everyone’s skin is different, but being willing to experiment until you find the one that works best for you is key. Now you know how to holistically handle your body odor in a healthy way.
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