L’unica pecca è sicuramente la consistenza: si tratta di un prodotto in crema, che dunque si “spalma” con le dita. Io lo trovo pratico, ma capisco che a qualcuno potrebbe dare fastidio, soprattutto se abituato a un deodorante in versione spray. In quel caso potete usare una palettina, riciclando magari un vecchio cucchiaino di gelato o di yogurt.
Ancora oggi continuo a farlo perché funziona e non ho più avuto allergie. Perché i deodoranti da supermercato non fanno esattamente bene alla salute. Comprando pochi semplici ingredienti sfusi produco deodorante per mesi, senza usare un briciolo di plastica e risparmiando moltissimo.
Why did I start making deodorant at home?
Answer number 1: because I was tired of having the armpits constantly irritated.
Answer number 2: because I want to be able to tell people that I’m producing deodorant at home.
Answer number 3: because it’s so easy!
You will need:
1 tbs coconut oil;
1 tbs shea butter;
1 tbs cocoa butter;
3 tbs corn starch;
2 tbs sodium bicarbonate;
10 drops of essential oils (I use mint and sage).
It was the year 2015. I was in Germany and for some time I spent about 11 euros a month to buy what still remains my favorite commercial deodorant. I have always had redness and swelling problems with supermarket deodorants, so I started quite early to extricate myself from the pharmacy and bio online stores in search of the perfect product. And I thought I had found it until I realized how much it was costing me.
Tired and on the verge of having to sell a kidney, one day I thought of searching on Google for the ingredients of the miraculous jar: and this was how I discovered dozens of variations of what is today the easiest and most effective recipe that I ever found to make deodorant in the house.
It takes five minutes. I’m not kidding. Just mix the ingredients together in a double boil. All these ingredients are practically the same as the deodorant I bought.
This recipe is on my phone exactly from the moment I discovered it. For 3 years I have not bought deodorant, and I have made many variations according to the requests of my family and the tastes of each.
The only flaw is certainly the consistency: it is a cream product, which is, therefore “spread” with your fingers. I find it practical, but I understand that someone might be annoyed, especially if used to a spray version deodorant.
I still continue to do this because it works and I have no longer had allergies. Supermarket deodorants are not exactly good for your health. Buying a few simple ingredients, I go on making jars for months and months, and (almost) all these ingredients are not packed in plastic.
It has become a bit of a ritual that accompanies me and that makes me feel good about my friend’s side of the planet.