Deodorant + Antiperspirant
The base of this recipe calls for Organic Beeswax, Arrowroot, Manuka Honey, raw unrefined shea butter.
Both an Antiperspirant and deodorant---Lavender and Sage are antiperspirants.
- Coconut oil helps this deodorant to glide on easily.
- Shea butter is derived from the nuts of the shea tree, grown in Africa. It’s incredibly moisturizing and can help to protect skin from dryness.
- Baking soda helps to absorb moisture and odors naturally.
- Beeswax is moisturizing and helps to keep this natural deodorant in a solid form that makes it easy to travel.
- Arrowroot powder is made from the roots of the arrowroot plant, which is native to South America. It helps to keep skin dry and wick away moisture.
- Manuka Honey is extremely healing (ideal for those that shave) and highly moisturizing.
Recipe100% Chemical Free.
These Eco Friendly tubes are BPA FREE and come in 2 unisex scent options to choose from.
- Infused with Esmes Sage + Bergamot which includes brown sugar to help soften and eliminate discoloration from shaving.
- Although this recipe is formulated for sensitive skin, I made this Lavender deodorant for anyone who is ULTRA sensitive! And for the Esmes Lavender lovers, OF COURSE!
Switching to Natural Deodorant?
Congrats! Heres what to expect. It can take up to 30 days for your body to regulate itself, though for some people the detox stage is shorter.
You may go a couple of days or even a week without noticing much difference between your antiperspirant and natural deodorant.
The detox begins! And with this comes odor-causing bacteria. 1 commonly known as Corynebacteria. No worries its a detox. this is good! and won't last forever. Tip: Wipe off this extra bacteria to remove the odor. And reapply doedarant, this will speed up the detox as well.
Bacteria levels begin to subside and moisture levels begin to normalize. Natural fibers like cotton, bamboo and linen are your new best friends, these are more breathable and both sweat and bacteria will not remain trapped inside.
Your body should have fully adjusted to natural deodorant. And has fully detoxed from the harmful chemicals/metals found in store bought deodorant, like aluminum.
Store in a cool dry area.
Keep away from direct sun/heat.
Stays solid under 90F temp.
Deodorant Facts-What you need to know!
Rashes from Deodorants/antiperspirant?
Underarm rashes are often caused by a pH imbalance – a disruption in the naturally occurring acid mantle that acts as a skin barrier to bacteria +viruses. Women tend to have a slightly lower pH than men, but all of us are in the range of 4.5 to 6.2, which is acidic. Often. deodorant is too alkaline for our personal pH, but no fear! This recipe has a pH that is more compatible with sensitive skin.
It can also be a detox reaction rather than a pH issue.
Though our primary detox pathways are through the liver, kidneys, colon +lymph system, our skin +lungs also assist with detoxification. It makes sense that if we’ve been applying a deodorant containing parabens, aluminum, propylene glycol, and/or triclosan, our body may begin working to eliminate it once we switch.
To date, not enough LONG TERM studies have been done to link Doedorant to cancer. Partially because we have not been using it long enough. The first roll-on deodorant stick didn't appear until the 1950s, followed by the first aerosol 10 years later.
BUT a credible study was finally completed in 2003. The study observed that women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age were using antiperspirant! AND shaving their underarms MORE often than women diagnosed at an older age.
No other studies were compleed since then. Wonder why? In 2019, the global antiperspirant +deodorant market was estimated to be worth about $74.55 billion U.S. dollars and has increased dramatically from 2017 to 2022!
Unfortunetly many people are suffering because Major Corps work hard to keep this a secret, a myth, a false claim with "No actual studies".
"Procter+Gamble is pulling 18 varieties of Old Spice & Secret antiperspirant sprays from shelves after they were found to contain cancer-causing chemicals. Valisure, an independent pharmaceutical testing company, discovered traces of the carcinogen benzene in several underarm sprays in a recent investigation." Source: Insider Nov 2021
Breast cancer most often occurs in the upper outer quadrant – just under where women rub deodorant on. In a 2012 study, 99% of breast cancer samples analyzed contained parabens – a common ingredient in deodorants. Some say there is no link and that the increased rate of cancer in this quadrant is because it contains the most epithelial tissue.
However, it is interesting that in places like Scotland, the rates occurring in the upper outer quadrant went from 38.3% in 1980 to 54.7% in 2001. “Any increase in the disproportionality of breast cancer in the upper outer quadrant would be inconsistent with an explanation relating to the greater amount of target epithelial tissue in that region but does parallel the increasing use of cosmetics in the underarm area,” write the study’s authors. (source, emphasis mine)
And then there’s this: According to the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, parabens “are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells. They also increase the expression of genes usually regulated by estradiol (a natural form of estrogen); these genes cause human breast cancer cells to grow and multiply in cellular studies . Parabens are also linked to cancer, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation.
- Deodorants work by blocking body odor with a presumably more pleasant scent. They may also create a more acidic environment where applied, which may prevent the bacteria from releasing odors.
- Antiperspirants use ingredients, usually aluminum-based, to block sweat glands, reducing the amount of perspiration released.