This recipe is simply amazing. First, it is minimalist, inocuous (it contains no alcohol and no aluminium salts), cheap, and it’s by far the most effective deodorant I have seen.
|Sodium bicarbonate||30||Reduce bacterial growth|
|Palmarosa essential oil||0.1||Antiperspirant, fragrance|
How does it work?
To sum up: it is a hostile environment for bacteria – which are responsible for the transpiration smell.
The shea butter is a fatty matrix in which there is almost no water – so no possible bacterial growth. The sodium bicarbonate increases the pH, reducing again the bacterial growth. Finally, the starch (Maizena for example) dries the underarm. That’s it.
- If you have a sensitive skin, I recommend that you increase the shea butter and maizena amount, and decrease the bicabonate.
- In addition the Palmarosa essential oils smells delicious and is antiperspirant – it’s a win-win!
- Aloe vera is not indispensable, it bings a creamy texture but reduces the preservation of the deodorant. 100% fat is more stable over time.
- Any solid vegetable butter will work the same way.
You’ll need a casserole, a fork and a container.
- Melt the shea butter in a casserole or in a hot-water bath
- Add the sodium bicarbonate and mix it
- Add the maïzena (if you directly add the maïzena it may cook)
- Add the aloe vera juice
- Finish with the essential oils
- Blend a last time
Pour in your countainers, and leave them cool down in the fridge.
A small amount (half of the quantity of cream for the face) is sufficient to be effective.
You can take the anti-perspirant with your finger of with a small comestics spatula.
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