Let’s face it, no one wants to walk around smelling like a stinky old locker room. We want to smell good. Or at least not smell bad.
The trouble is, there are several damaging chemicals in deodorant that can cause serious chronic diseases in our body. Many of them are known skin irritants, endocrine distruptors, and carcinogens.
Some of those include parabens, aluminum, silica, talc, triclosan, and propylene glycol. These are all linked to organ damage and/or cancer.
We don’t want to clog up our skin’s pores anyway. The skin is a natural detox pathway for our body. We need to keep that pathway open. Let the sweat come, I say! Get those toxins out! I sure don’t want to be putting more IN!
You aren’t doomed to having stinky pits forever, though!
I have for you a super simple recipe to make your own deodorant that not only controls the stink but actually can do some good.
Using apple cider vinegar on your skin is just one of its MANY uses. ACV can balance your skin’s pH. And though it will have a vinegar smell when spritzing it on, I promise once it dries you won’t smell like a salad. I like to add essential oils like lavender because it is great for your skin and tea tree to help assist the body in ridding itself of unwanted bugs.
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3-5 drops tea tree essential oil
3-5 drops lavender essential oil
- In a 4oz. glass spray bottle add the apple cider vinegar, and essential oils. Give it a gentle swirl to combine then fill the rest of the way with distilled water.