Days are never ordinary for people who have hyperhidrosis because not only do they have to think about what to wear that won’t show sweat stains, but they also have to think about a good deodorant to wear to stop body odor. Imagine the careful planning they have to go through daily just to feel (and smell) ok.
Most of you are probably tired of store-bought deodorant, be it offline or online because despite making you smell good, they don’t solve the issue you’re trying to solve — body odor. Now you’re probably searching the internet on how to make natural deodorant.
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make. In this article, you will learn more about deodorants and how to make your very own baking soda-free, all-natural deodorant.
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Deodorant Vs. Antiperspirant
You may have grown up hearing the terms deodorant being used to refer to products that reduce sweating on your armpits. As much as deodorant and antiperspirants are used interchangeably, I have to tell you that they’re actually not one and the same.
They’re two entirely different things. For people who have an excessive sweating condition, they might be more familiar with antiperspirants as compared to deodorants. Let me explain. Antiperspirants, from the name itself, is any product either made from any aluminum-based active ingredients and are used to reduce or stop sweating.
Although aluminum has a bad reputation these days as something you should avoid, scientific research hasn’t shown anything wrong with using products containing it. A lot of articles show that aluminum can cause cancer among other scary skin conditions but the reality is, aluminum only blocks the pores temporarily, so you should have no worries.
If you still have worries about your clogged pores, I will teach you an easy detox that you can follow. This program is about 4 weeks long but it will help make your skin smoother and it can make you feel better if you want to wean off the aluminum-filled products you use.
Now let’s talk about deodorants. How are they different from antiperspirants? Well, it’s sort of the same thing. A deodorant is any product that targets and eliminates bad odors caused by sweat-loving bacteria. Unlike antiperspirants, these products don’t necessarily stop sweating or even temporarily clog pores.
Now that you know the difference you now understand that you have used a product that combines the two. You might see the “deodorant/antiperspirant” label on some of the products you usually buy at the grocery or drugstore, but you end up just calling it a deodorant because it’s too long to say the entire thing.
If you want to still sweat but not clog your pores, the best product to go for is deodorants. But you might notice that even deodorants that claim to be “all-natural” have some confusing ingredients. Some don’t even disclose the fragrance they use, which can be very difficult for people with sensitive skin.
That’s why it’s best to make your own deodorant. But before that, you have to learn how to cleanse your skin in preparation for your natural products. Read below to learn how to go about a full underarm detox.
Underarm detox is one of the best things you’ll discover when transitioning to all-natural products. But what is it exactly? Is it similar to the detox programs we all know? Is it expensive? Let’s go through all these questions one by one.
Let’s start with the price. No, it’s not expensive at all! It’s a very simple routine and won’t cost a lot because you only need a few affordable ingredients. It is not like the usual detox that we all know because it doesn’t involve juicers and lots of fruit. You don’t even have to go through a strict diet before and after this detox. Sounds cool and easy, right?
So here are the ingredients you’ll need for your detox — bentonite clay powder, a plastic/glass bowl, water, and apple cider vinegar. Always prepare the ingredients for your detox before getting started and make sure that you have enough to last you a month.
Get a liter of apple cider vinegar and a pound of the bentonite clay as these two ingredients are the key parts to your detox mix. Before you think that you’re drinking this, you aren’t and an underarm detox is purely topical (applied on the skin) only.
First I’ll give you the instructions on how to make the paste. Get a plastic or glass bowl (no metal bowls or spoons please!) and put a tablespoon of bentonite clay and a teaspoon of both apple cider vinegar and water. Mix all the ingredients until it forms a yogurt-like paste. If it’s a bit watery, feel free to add a bit of bentonite clay/.
Now that you know how to make the paste, you should know the basic steps when doing your daily detox. First, remember never to skip a day. Second, this lasts four weeks for the best results, so be patient as this will all be worth it. Last but not least, you can still do your detox once every two weeks even after you’ve fully made the switch to natural deodorant.
Always do your detox at night. It’s the perfect time because you don’t sweat as much at night and you don’t have to apply any product on your underarms, giving it time to “breathe”. Take a nice long bath and apply the paste on your clean underarms. let the detox paste stay on for about 5 minutes at first, gradually increasing the time per week until you can leave it on for a full 30 minutes.
Continue and repeat this process daily for about four weeks or 30 days and see the amazing results. A lot of people say that post-detox has allowed them to quit using their old products and that they have been able to use natural products without smelling bad at all.
Now we’re finished with the complete detox process, you shall now learn more on how to make your own natural deodorant. The best part of this is that you can tweak the recipe by changing the oils you use. You can now smell like your favorite essential oil. I prefer making three different batches so I have three deodorants I can choose from.
How to Make Deodorant
We almost always buy things because we don’t know how to make them or we don’t have the time to make them. You end up buying something that you don’t always like and when it comes to deodorants, you sometimes end with the wrong scent that isn’t pleasant to the nose at all.
I decided to make this deodorant recipe baking soda-free because I have very sensitive skin and baking soda makes my skin break out in a horrible rash. These rashes aren’t just itchy, they’re also very painful to touch. Apparently, after reading on it, there is a significant number of people who do have a mild allergic reaction to baking soda.
Don’t worry because removing this ingredient doesn’t make the deodorant we’re making less effective. I’d rather be safe than sorry when it comes to making skin or personal care products. This doesn’t only save you the stress of going through red marks, it also saves you money that you would’ve spent on medication.
Sometimes some articles scare us into thinking that it isn’t possible to produce a deodorant in the comforts of our own home. Well, they are mistaken as I have made my own deodorant and I’d like to share the recipe and procedure with you.
First, you’ll need the following items (take note that these ingredients will fill a 60ml deodorant container):
- Coconut Oil- 1 Tablespoon
- Shea Butter- 1 Tablespoon
- Beeswax- 1 1/2 Tablespoon
- Vitamin E- 5 drops
- Lavender Essential Oil- 4 drops
- Sage Essential Oil- 3 drops
- Place a borosilicate glass beaker inside a wax melter or a small double boiler to gently melt the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil.
- Wait until all the ingredients are fully melted and lower the heat. This keeps the mixture hot enough without burning it. You wouldn’t want to burn it as it can affect not only the smell but also the consistency of the final product.
- You can now add the vitamin E and the essential oils to the melted oil and beeswax mixture.
- Make sure that the whole thing is thoroughly mixed and pour it inside the deodorant container.
- All done! Allow the mixture to cool and solidify so you can use your all-natural deodorant.
Making your own deodorant is not that difficult after all. It only takes a detailed list of ingredients and a clear set of instructions to get things done. I know that this has helped you a lot and I’m sure you’re excited to try this at home.
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My name is Oscar and I am the founder and director of Stop-Sweating-Now.com and have been researching and writing about hyperhidrosis for many years.
I have been sweating excessively for the better part of my life. I looked for solutions for well over a decade, but I never found anything that lasted.
It all started when I was around 14 years of age, when I suddenly found out that I was sweating more in my armpits than I should. At first I thought it was something that would go away soon, but I was wrong.
I had given up hope and accepted to live the rest of my life being embarrassed with ugly sweat stains in my armpits.
However, after a few years of not searching for any solutions anymore, I gave it another shot. And I found what finally gave me the freedom I had longed for so many years.
After finding a solution to my problem, I decided it was important to shout out my message to those that are suffering from what I had lived with so many years.
My goal is to help people find their freedom from sweating by sharing my expertise because hyperhidrosis is an underdiagnosed condition.
People don’t know that it is a medical term and can be treated effectively.
That is why I am here: Sharing with you what I know, what works and what does not work.
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