There are two main chemicals in store bought deodorant that should definitely not be put on our skin. There are theories these chemicals can even cause heath problems.
Dimethecone is used in most typical store bought deodorants because it is a silicone based emollient. What this means is that it creates a seal. This seal is why we do not perspire when wearing deodorant. This also means that your skin is not breathing! Let's face it, our skin was made to breath, we should be using natural deodorant, using essential oils!
There are also some severe allergic reactions that can occur from putting this on our bodies. These reactions can be in the form of rashes, hives, itchiness, breathing problems, and a tight feeling in the chest. It can also cause your tongue, lips, mouth or face to swell.
Petrolatum is the second reason we should be using natural deodorant using essential oils and not store bought deodorants. Do you know what petrolatum is? One guess? You got it, it is made from crude oil!
Why would we want to put these chemicals on our bodies instead of using a home-made natural deodorant using essential oils? Making your own is quick and easy which is yet two more reasons to use natural deodorant with essential oils opposed to using a store bought deodorant.
Try making your own natural deodorant using essential oils. Simply take an empty spray bottle and mix in 15 drops of sandalwood essential oil, five drops of Lemongrass and Lavender essential oils, 5 fresh sage leaves, 2 ounces of witch hazel and 1 tablespoon of alcohol. Shake well every time before you spray on your underarms.
Your essential oils will be the most expensive ingredient, however, keep in mind you are using only drops, therefore, your supply will last much longer. The essential oils used in this recipe can be used for many different ailments. Just do searches on the actual oil to find out more about how they can help you in your day to day life. The witch hazel and alcohol are very cheap to buy bottles of and you will use them when you make your next supply of natural deodorant. finally, if you grow your own sage, this ingredient will pretty much cost you nothing.
You will find that this is a wonderful natural deodorant using essential oils. You also avoid putting those nasty chemicals on your skin.