Modern deodorants are packed with aluminum and aluminum compounds, and while they may be effective at dispelling odor and sweat, recent research indicates that excess aluminum introduced to the human body can cause a host of problems including neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease and an increase of cancer rates especially breast cancer. Ditch the aluminum and use essential oils for a safe and effective all-natural deodorant.
- 1 to 4 drops of Lavender under each arm
Consider adding one drop Tea Tree and one drop Vetiver for added antimicrobial benefits.
Body odor is caused by bacteria, but the antibacterial properties of Lavender essential oil will wipe any creepy-crawlies in your pits into an early grave leaving you with the herbaceous scent of fresh lavender. Lavender’s natural properties also have benefits for your body and skin. Vetiver’s musky, earthy scent can be added if you’re looking for a more masculine scent and the fixative properties of vetiver oil allow the deodorant to “stick” underneath your arms. You can add additional oils to your deodorant such as Geranium and/or Ylang Ylang for your custom scent.