Did you know that injecting botox in the armpits to prevent sweating is a real thing and people actually pay money to clog their own pores and stop their bodies from detoxifying themselves? We find it outrageous and ridiculous and if at first glance it sounds like a great idea to you, read about the reasons why you shouldn’t interfere with your bodies natural functions here. As a reaction to this atrocity we decided to share a recipe for a homemade deodorant, so you can stay healthy and odour-free.
Before we jump right into the recipe, a short side note: remember, this is not an anti-perspirant, so it won’t keep you dry, it’s a deodorant, which will help you fight smelly bacteria thanks to antiseptic qualities of lavender.
Here’s the full list of ingredients you’ll need (most of them are quite accessible and can be found at your local convenient store, apart from the essential oils, of course. We recommend that you use Rose Otto for this recipe, however, if you find it too pricy, replace it with Rose Absolute):
- 250ml vodka
- 50g lavender flowers
- 50g fresh rose petals
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops rose essential oil
The process is easy as 1-2-3: pour the vodka over the flowers and petals and add the drops of essential oil.
Allow to macerate for about three weeks,
then strain into an atomiser.
Obviously, this deodorant is alcohol based (like most of perfumes), so avoid using it on just-shaved skin.
In case you’ll find it ineffective, the problem might be the clogged pores, that’s why we suggest you try dry-brushing before a bath or shower to exfoliate the dead skin that clogs the pores (a proper post about its benefits and different techniques will come up in the nearest future, so stay tuned).
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