Among the beauty products that I enjoy making at home there are certainly deodorants. To make a DIY natural deodorant at home is really simple and requires a few ingredients. One ingredient, that I have recently discovered, and that cannot be missed is the Montmorillonite clay, also called Bentonite.
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Bentonite clay has countless benefits. It helps to improve skin tone in case of acne or oily skin, it has antibacterial properties and helps to purify the skin. Used in deodorants, it helps to eliminate all the chemical agents that the use of commercial deodorants has caused for years. Important: When working with Montmorillonite (Bentonite), metal tools should be avoided. This is because the clay will adsorb part of these metals becoming inactive once in contact with the skin.
Backing soda is a natural ingredient that we all have in the kitchen. In DIY Deodorants absorbs perspiration and neutralises odours. In case of sensitive skin just avoid it. Montmorillonite will make the rest.
Bio Coconut oil/ Shea Butter
Bio Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and it will moisturise the skin. Shea Butter is easily absorbed into the skin. It’s a moisturiser and reduces itching.
It absorbs excess of moisture and it thickens the deodorant. Alternatively it can be used the Arrowroot powder.
Tee Tree Oil
Tee tree oil is excellent in deodorants for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps to control underarm odor related to perspiration.
Combine coconut oil, and shea butter in a glass bowl and mix them with a plastic spoon. I would avoid to melt them because then the final deo is too fluid.
add all of the other ingredients such as rice powder, backing soda and clay. And mix all together.
Add essential oil.
Stir it and pour in the final container.
The recipe is really simple and does not require much effort. If you want to switch from commercial to DIY deodorants, this recipe can be great to start or just take a look at my previous recipe for a deodorant with just 3 ingredients.
In case you find complicate to make a deodorant at home, there are several products on the market with similar ingredients and natural.