Using a deodorant is one of the most simple tricks you could use to feel a little fresher and cleaner when you are out, or cannot find enough time to take a shower. However, people now are starting to feel hesitant about using manufactured deodorants since they are made of many chemicals that are hazardous to health, skin and the environment.
But you do not have to give up on using deodorants because here you will learn how to make an inexpensive green stick deodorant yourself.
1- you will need 32 gm of cornstarch (substitute it with arrowroot powder if you have sensitive skin), 55 gm of baking soda, 30 gm of coconut oil, 1 tsp of vitamin E, and 10 drops of tea tree oil. You can use oils other than tea tree, like lavender or chamomile which soothe easily irritated sensitive skin and have similar antibacterial qualities to that of tea tree oil.
2- In a bowl, mix the cornstarch with the baking soda and the tea tree oil. Make sure it is mixed well.
3- Now it is time to add the coconut oil and vitamin E. You can also add sweet almond oil or glycerin which has moisturizing effects similar to that of vitamin E.
4- Get an empty stick deodorant container and fill it with the mixture. Make sure you twist the base all the way to the bottom of the container. Let the mixture set for a few days until it hardens.
Now you have your very own inexpensive environment-friendly and skin-friendly stick Deodorant.