I get so many questions about what can be done at home to start cleaning out chemicals, whether it be in their home, in beauty products, cleaning products, etc. Here's a simple way to start detoxing your body, starting with your deodorant!
We've all heard the arguments about antiperspirant. Truth is, it's not good for you. Most deodorant has aluminum in it. To break it down for you, aluminum is a heavy metal that acts as the 'antiperspirant' portion of your deodorant. The aluminum absorbs into your armpit where the lymphatic system sits. The lymphatic system acts as kind of traveling highway for the immune system. The next channels (‘highways’) of the lymphatic system travel right to the breasts… So why would you want to put a cell mutating toxin right by the area that is getting so much attention for having cancer? You don't.
Also, aluminum is toxic to your nervous system and brain! So, if you are putting it on your skin, you are absorbing it. So, let's change this!
I have tried most of the aluminum free deodorants out there: Toms (which they are now making some with aluminum! Sad but true. Read the ingredients!), Body Shoppe, Trader Joes and others. I have used plain coconut oil and plain tea tree oil which worked okay. However, this recipe has been my saving grace! I will even forget to put it on and never have problems with odor or sweat. And, usually with the other brand names I would have to apply twice a day. So bottom line, yes this stuff works and it's amazing!! And it only takes 2 minutes to make.
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup baking soda
5 to 6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Optional: 5 to 6 drops of your favorite essential oil (Lavender is a personal favorite—I did tea tree oil before which worked great until I put it on right after I shaved my armpits… ouch!)
Mix together and that's it! I keep it in a glass jar with a lid in my bathroom. A little bit of this mixture goes a long way. Just get a little bit on the tips of your fingers. If the coconut oil isn’t soft you will have to rub it between your hands to soften it up and then apply. Easy as that. Enjoy!
NOTE: Without having aluminum in your deodorant you will sweat. That is a good thing! One point of sweating is to get toxins out and if you block those channels, by absorbing aluminum in those cells, you are not getting the bad stuff out like you should. It can sometimes be a struggle though if you are switching to a non-aluminum deodorant. You may have to alternate at first or apply the homemade deodorant twice a day. If it is still not going well, then that means your body has a good amount of toxins in it. So, detoxes or drinking things like Chlorophyll can help cleanse the body of toxins and deodorize it. If you are struggling to switch, contact our office and we can help!