Once upon a time, the decision to buy personal care products such as shampoo and toothpaste simply depended on whether or not it smelled pleasant or if it was the cheapest option. With increasing ways to maintain strong hygiene levels, the need to try and discover which product is right for you is growing immensely. However, if you’re someone like me and you crave to make the world a better place, alongside bettering yourself, then congratulations. You’re already one step ahead by reading this article.
Studies have shown that regular products, deodorants specifically, carry harmful toxins that can not only damage your skin but also affect the environment around you. These hygiene products use a substance known as triclosan, which is an anti-bacterial chemical that fills up waterways in the U.S because it cannot be removed during water waste treatment. If more people around the world would start buying all-natural ingredients to produce their own deodorant, then each person would be doing a little bit to save the planet that we have inherited. What many do not realize is that the alternative to store-bought deodorant can be long-lasting and affordable, especially for college students who do not have the time or resources to go out and buy personal care products every week.
Below is a full beginner’s recipe for making environmental-friendly deodorant. Alongside this, there are many other products that you can make for yourself too, like shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes and perfumes.
The world we live in is a magical and beautiful place filled with oceans, trees, animals and even us. We were all lucky enough to end up here, so I encourage you to preserve your home by trying a new eco-friendly product today. It only takes one person to start a change in the world.
Eco-Friendly Deodorant Recipe:
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
3 tablespoons of baking soda
2 tablespoons of shea butter
2 tablespoons of organic cornstarch (optional)
essential oils (optional)
1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil on the stove or in the microwave until soft (but not runny).
2. Remove from heat and add baking soda and cornstarch (if you decided to use it).
3. Mix well, and then add essential oils of your choice.
4. It may take several hours to fully harden and will melt if the product gets too hot. So, make sure to keep it in a container that will store it properly to your conditions.