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Why Natural Advantage Deodorant Recipes?

Have you ever felt that refreshing feeling of coolness against your skin? Unlike powders, liquid based natural advantage deodorant's do not leave the skin with powder marks or residue. The liquid spreads evenly over the skin which is then quickly absorbed.

As with all natural cosmetic recipes, there are no preservatives meaning that the natural ingredients will have a shelf life of about 4 weeks (unless advised otherwise). To extend the shelf life of this natural product, simply keep it refrigerated.

Why Should You be Interested in Natural Advantage Deodorant Recipes?

For many decades, we have been spoilt by high performance cosmetic products that are cheap and last all day. What we are starting to realise now is that cheap and high performance products are formulated synthetically using many ingredients that are toxic to life and earth.

Many of these toxins occur naturally and mankind has adapted to live with them for thousands of years. However, putting these same ingredients on our skin, on our hair, in our mouths and on our nails every single day of our lives is simply taking the quantity to a level that is no longer naturally occurring.

If we consider deodorants and anti-perspirants, many of us are opting to reduce skin exposure to aluminium alum and other chemicals which are commonly found in these products.

These natural advantage deodorant recipes offer a cheap and natural solution to making deodorants at home. Essential oils are also natural bacteria fighters and offer scents that can be added to natural advantage deodorants.

Natural advantage deodorants are either dry (powder), liquid or in solid form and are pretty simple to make.

Benefits of Natural Advantage Deodorant Recipes

Antiperspirants work by blocking the pores with astringents such as aluminium salts so that they cannot release sweat.

Deodorants work by controlling the bacteria (that causes the odour) and by masking the odour with a scent or fragrance. Synthetic deodorants may also contain aluminium oxide and artificial fragrances, both of which are irritating to sensitive skin.

Some argue against using aluminium because it is said to accumulate in the body through the process of skin absorption. Defendants argue that the aluminium molecule is too large to be absorbed.

The bottom line is that aluminium is toxic to the body.

Natural advantage deodorant recipes work by counteracting the smell of perspiration by fighting against the bacteria responsible for the smell. Deodorants are often preferred to anti-perspirants because they don’t interfere with the body's natural cooling system. Unrestricted sweat or perspiration is an important process of expelling upper body toxins - these pores should not be restricted.

Antibacterial essential oils are used to prevent bacteria numbers from growing out of control as well as providing a natural fragrance to the deodorant.

How to Make and use Natural Advantage Deodorant Recipes

Making deodorants are good fun, especially if you are new to it. Experiment with fragrances and recipes. Tweak existing recipes until you get the performance and fragrance that works for you. Making deodorants will not create toxins for you or the environment - it makes scents, doesn't it?

Taking Care of Your Utensils and Containers

Always go to the extra effort to make sure that all your mixing utensils and containers are VERY clean - sterilised if possible.

Dirty utensils and containers are perfect environments for bacteria. In un-controlled environments, bacteria will make you sick.

Taking Care of Yourself

Never apply anything to skin that has just been shaved.

If these formulations burn the skin, then dilute them with more water.

Do a patch test. After you have made the product, add some to a cotton-wool ball. Place the cotton-wool ball onto your inner elbow for a few minutes. If there is an irritation, you are either allergic to one of the ingredients or it may be too concentrated.

If there is an allergic reaction, you will need to identify and eliminate the ingredient - once again, you can use the patch test one ingredient at a time.

If the concentration is too high, then dilute with more distilled water.

Remember that distilled water only has all minerals removed. It is not necessarily safe to drink - most often, the water is not sterilised.

Taking Care of Your New Product

There are no preservatives in any of the recipes. Once water is added, the product becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Typically, a product will last for around 4 weeks - less in warm temperatures and longer in cool temperatures.

To maximise storage of your products, keep them in the fridge.

These are the basic signs to look out for when the product is starting to spoil :

  • changes colour
  • develops fungal growth
  • smells differently from when you made it
  • changes texture (for example, smooth to lumpy)

Treat your natural deodorant like food. Doing so will go a long way to keeping you safe from bacteria and maximising shelf life without having to use preservatives.

Here are some simple natural advantage deodorant recipes that are easy to make, easy to use and provide effective performance without having to add synthetically made chemical ingredients.

Recipe 1 - Soothing and Effective

Ingredients :

  • 240 ml witch hazel extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 42 grams (3 tbs.) coarsely chopped cucumber

Mix in a clean glass bottle, then let set for 2 days in a cool environment. Remove cucumber and strain the liquid into a spray bottle. Keep lotion in a cool place or the refrigerator.

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Recipe 2 - Basic and Effective

Ingredients :

  • 2 to 3 ml (1/4 tsp.) vitamin C / ascorbic acid water soluble powder
  • 500 ml distilled water

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to blend. Buff with cornstarch after spray.

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Recipe 3 - Basic and Effective

Ingredients :

  • corn starch

Good enough for many of us. Simply buff on what you need.

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Recipe 4 - Basic and Effective

Ingredients :

  • lemon juice (as much as you need)
  • 500 ml distilled water

Lemon juice is not a strong acid. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to blend.

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Recipe 5 - Effective

Ingredients :

  • pure alcohol (never rubbing alcohol)
  • distilled water (add to dilute incase of skin sensitivity due to too much alcohol concentration)
  • corn starch

Add the pure alcohol into a spray bottle. Dilute with water as needed (after testing or doing a patch test)

Buff with cornstarch as needed.

Only use pure food grade alcohols, such as grain alcohol.

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Recipe 6 - Very Effective

Ingredients :

  • 50 ml pure zinc oxide
  • 150 ml distilled water

Option :

  • 3 tsp. cornstarch
  • 240 ml distilled water

Mix the zinc oxide with the 150 ml of distilled water - zinc oxide does not dissolve. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to blend.

To make the texture creamy (similar to a roll-on), heat 3 tsp. of cornstarch in 240 ml of distilled water, boil until dissolved and clear. Cool and add to the zinc oxide mixture (about equal parts).

The texture may be too thick to use in a spray bottle - consider a roll-on container instead.

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Recipe 7 - The Most Effective

Ingredients :

  • pure alcohol
  • pure zinc oxide
  • cornstarch

Apply or spray on the alcohol, then buff with zinc oxide then buff with corn starch.

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Simplicity makes it fun

These natural advantage deodorant recipes are simple to make and easy to use. Most ingredients are available from local health shops. Occasionally, you may have to buy some ingredients on the internet.

If the ingredients are not available in your country, always check your local laws to make sure that you can import cosmetics into your country - some countries restrict the import of cosmetic ingredients.

These natural advantage deodorant recipes are probably just the tip of the iceberg. There are probably many more favourites out there.

If you have one that you love and would like to share, we would all be very grateful and so would our community.

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