Conventional deodorants can be harsh, irritating and can contain questionable chemicals (yikes- why am I putting aluminum near my lymph nodes?). Here's a recipe that is gentle and effective, perfect for those with sensitive skin, pregnant or nursing moms, adolescents, or those looking for a healthier chemical free alternative.
Here's what you'll need:
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
1 Tablespoon Bentonite Clay
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Dried Lavender Flowers (crushed to a fine powder)
This is what you should do: Combine your corn starch, lavender and baking soda in a wooden, glass or ceramic container (metal deactivates the properties of bentonite). Using a plastic or wooden spoon (not metal), add the bentonite clay. Make sure the mixture is fully blended. Store in a cool dry place and use as needed. I like to fill a muslin tea sachet with the deodorant powder, so that it can be applied easily. A powder puff, cotton balls or your fingers work just as well for application.
Now you have it, a simple deodorant that is gentle, effective, and free of harsh and irritating chemicals.