Daily use of deodorants and antiperspirants for modern people has long been an important element of hygiene procedures. However, manufacturers in the composition of deodorants often include harmful substances that can accumulate in tissue cells. A safe alternative to these remedies is the deodorant, made with natural ingredients.
The advantages of home-made deodorants are obvious: they do not contain substances that block the work of sweat glands; they do not use components that cause allergies and malfunctions in the work of internal organs; such deodorants do not harm the environment.
A good home deodorant performs the same functions as store products, but it consists of natural ingredients that play the role of absorbent, odor neutralizer, antibacterial components and perfume.
Making a solid deodorant for normal skin
As a basis of solid deodorant is a mixture of 50 g of baking soda and the same amount of cornstarch. The resulting mixture is carefully poured into 3 st.l. heated on a water bath of coconut oil.
For people with sensitive skin, it is recommended to reduce the amount of soda and increase the starch content in the proportion of 1: 3.
While the mixture is not frozen, it adds 10-12 drops of tea tree oil, famous for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
If desired, the deodorant can be flavored with essential oil of lemon or any other ether harmoniously combined with the smell of tea tree oil.
The finished mixture is transferred to an empty container from the old deodorant and left until completely congealed. It is recommended to store the deodorant in a refrigerator or any other cool place.
In the absence of an empty container, the mixture can be rolled into a dense ball or given to it in a cubic form.
Hard deodorant for problem and very sensitive skin
This deodorant not only performs well its intended purpose, but also helps to eliminate inflammation on the skin, healing of small cuts after shaving your armpits.
To make a deodorant, mix a dessert spoon of cornstarch with two teaspoons of soda. On a water bath, melt 20 g of beeswax, 15 g of coconut oil, 15 g of cedar oil and 10 g shea butter.
Warm oils are poured into a dry mixture and thoroughly mixed until a uniform mixture is obtained. After the mixture has cooled slightly, it is flavored with 10-15 drops of palmarose or rosemary essential oil.
In order for the deodorant to effectively soften and soothe the irritated skin, making it smooth and silky, it is recommended to add 8 g of stearic acid to the mixture.
This component refers to the fatty phase of the product, so add it to the total mixture during the heating of the oils.
The finished deodorant is placed in an empty container and left in a cool place until completely solidified.
Liquid natural deodorant
For the preparation of jelly-like deodorant, found in the industrial version in bottles with a roller, you will need a number of ingredients that can easily be found in soap making shops and making handmade cosmetics.
The mandatory components include the following:
- aluminum alum – 5 g;
- distilled water – 50 ml;
- glycerol – 5 ml;
- thickener (lecithin, agar-agar, guar, xanthan) – 1
- pink flower water or any other hydrolyte – 10 ml;
- extract or juice of aloe – 6 ml;
- essential oil with a favorite flavor – 15-20 drops;
- vitamin E (natural preservative) – 2 tsp.
Aluminum alum is poured with distilled water and, with stirring, heated in a water bath until the crystals dissolve completely. Without removing the workpiece from the bath, it is added with a hydrolyte and a thickener, thoroughly mixed.
After the thickener is completely dissolved, all other components are added to the preform, introducing the essential oils last.
The prepared mass is stirred again, beaten with whisk and poured into an empty vial of industrial deodorant.