Modern lifestyle makes us addicts to cosmetic products. It is normal to use stick deodorant after showering, before we go out or to work in order to prevent unpleasant body smell. Unfortunately, these kinds of products contain harmful chemicals that can cause numerous health problems, including breast cancer. This is why you need to try and make homemade, natural and safe stick deodorant that will protect you against unpleasant body smell, without causing any kinds of health problems.
-- 1 tablespoon of baking soda (pharmacy bought)
-- 2 tablespoons of starch
-- 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
-- Several drops of essential oil of your choice
Method of preparation:
Mix the baking soda and starch in a bowl and add the olive oil by constantly stirring. Maybe you will not even need two tablespoons of olive oil since the resulting mixture should not be rare. The thicker the mixture turns out to be the better. Finally, add the essential oil and mix again until you get homogeneous mixture. This is the whole procedure – simple and easy to prepare.
You can keep the mixture in small container with lid or in already used stick deodorant, which you should, of course, wash well before using it. Carefully put the mixture in the container and form it by pressing it with your fingers. Use the formed mixture as if you are using store-bought stick deodorant.
You can replace the olive oil with some other oil, by your choice. You can also chose not to add any oil in the mixture. This way you will get powdered stick deodorant.
When it comes to essential oil, you can use lavender oil, lemon oil or rosemary oil.
Apply the stick deodorant after showering by gently rubbing it on your armpits. The unpleasant smell is caused by bacteria, not sweat. This stick deodorant will not prevent sweating. Your skin will breathe normally but it will not cause unpleasant smell.