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DIY Recipe for Eco-Friendly and Healthy Deodorant

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By Aylin Erman, EcoSalon

Make your own natural deodorant and not only protect yourself from toxins but also radiate freshness!

For most of us, deodorant is part of our morning ritual and is as necessary as brushing our teeth or hair before we hit the daily grind. But did you know that deodorants and antiperspirants are often made with toxic chemicals that can contribute to breast cancer?

Aluminum is an active ingredient in antiperspirants that blocks sweat glands so that you stay dry. If it builds up in your system, aluminum can be toxic. Other potentially dangerous substances found in deodorants and antiperspirants include parabens, propylene glycol, TEA & DEA, triclosan, FD&C colors, and talc. And because of the armpits proximity to the breast and the regular absorption of aluminum and these other preservatives and additives into the skin, antiperspirant and deodorant application has been linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.

In a 2003 study conducted by the European Journal of Cancer Prevention of 437 women with breast cancer, those who used deodorant at least two times per week and shaved their armpits at least three times per week developed breast cancer some 15 years earlier than those who did neither.

While far more studies are needed to confirm the causation, aluminum and other toxins’ influence on breast cancer are enough to cause concern. The best way to avoid the possibility of contributing to the onset of cancer is to control what goes in your deodorant by purchasing one of the manynatural deodorants on the market, or by making your own version. This homemade deodorant recipe is a great start!

Homemade Natural Deodorant

 Makes enough to last 6 months


  • ½ cup coconut oil (solid)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 15-20 drops essential oil of choice


Place the baking soda and arrowroot powder in a bowl and mix until evenly combined. Add the coconut oil and mix thoroughly, either in a food processor or with the back of a fork. Add the essential oils as you mix.

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  • maveet

    Even simpler: magnesium oil. Such a simple surprise. Turns out the crystals or rocks used for deod also have aluminum.

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