Deodorants! There are just so many kinds to choose from in the market today- from spray, roll-ons, powder, gel, solids… you name it! Unfortunately, whichever type you prefer, you still won’t get away from the nasty chemicals that most of these commercial deodorants have.
Normally, store-bought deodorants contain parabens, triclosan, phthalates, propylene glycol, and aluminum, all of which are known to cause harm to our bodies. You might think that you’re only using a minute, almost inconsiderable amount, but take into consideration that you’re using it daily in the course of your lifetime. Ugh!
I sure wouldn’t risk it, would you? Good thing our team of aromatherapists came up with B.O. Be Gone Natural Deodorant. Infused with our very own B.O. Be Gone Essential Oil Blend, a special blend created to naturally get rid of body odor, you can be confident to always feel and smell fresh without those bad chemicals lurking around.
What I Love About This B.O. Be Gone Natural Deodorant Recipe
This homemade deodorant recipe is not only effective in eliminating body odor, but it also has moisturizing effects to keep your underarms soft and smooth. Go show off those beautiful armpits!
What’s in B.O. Be Gone Homemade Deodorant?
While reading this article please note that essential oils are not approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is based on individual studies and anecdotal information.
Solid Coconut Oil
To achieve a balm-like consistency for easy application, we used solid coconut oil. Coconut oil has natural antibacterial properties which make it perfect for this recipe. It helps kill fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Also, the moisturizing effect of coconut oil keeps your underarms from getting dried out by the cornstarch and baking soda!
For a more solid-textured deodorant balm, a little beeswax does the trick. So, if you want your deodorant to be creamier, you can lessen the added beeswax. Similar to coconut oil, it also keeps your underarms from drying out.
B.O Be Gone Essential Oil Blend
Simply Earth’s special blend for body odor, B.O Be Gone Essential Oil Blend is a combination of Patchouli, Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, Lavender, and Sweet Orange Essential Oils. Say goodbye to harmful deodorant chemicals–this blend eliminates body odor effectively and naturally!
Cornstarch’s natural ability to trap and absorb moisture/sweat makes it a wonderful addition to this deodorant recipe. It helps keep your underarms dry so bacteria can’t break down sweat and develop an odor.
Like cornstarch, baking soda is also very effective in absorbing moisture and keeping underarms dry. It is a common ingredient in natural deodorants since it contains natural minerals that fight odor-causing bacteria.
You may already know that you can use zinc oxide as a nontoxic sunscreen (check out our sunscreen recipe here), but did you know it also contains antibacterial qualities that make it great for natural deodorants? It reduces odor-causing bacteria, hence eliminating body odor! Plus, zinc oxide has wondrous skin-soothing properties too! Pretty amazing, right?
What Earthies Are Saying About It
Check out how this natural deodorant worked out for Laura. Try it and see for yourself the amazing result. Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook Group for unlimited access to toxin-free discussions with other Earthies.
Things to Remember While Using Your Homemade Deodorant
The deodorant is generally safe to use around children over the age of 2.
This recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor prior to use.
Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
Dogs may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post.
Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and have not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
B.O. Be Gone Natural Deodorant Recipe
Stay Fresh All Day Long With This Homemade Deodorant
⅓ cup coconut oil (solid)
1 Tbsp beeswax
30 drops B.O Be Gone Essential Oil Blend
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup baking soda
1 Tbsp zinc oxide
- In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil and beeswax.
- Remove from heat and add essential oils.
- Stir in dry ingredients. This will cause the mixture to solidify quickly. If necessary, place the mixture back on the heat.
- Pour mixture into a deodorant container. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- To use, apply to underarms. If this is your first time using a natural deodorant, your body will need to detox. This can take up to 5 weeks. To learn more about this process, go to blog.simplyearth.com.
Stop Subjecting Your Pits to Nasty Chemicals!
It’s not that hard to make the homemade deodorant stick. You can also check out these natural deodorant recipes: DIY Deodorant with Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Bergamot Oil Deodorant Recipe.
Now you don’t have to worry about toxins touching or (worse!) being absorbed by your body! This recipe will keep your armpits dry, fresh, and odor-free all day long. Is this the best homemade deodorant recipe for you? How did this recipe work for you? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
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