CITRUS MINT - Deodorant Balm
Most of us are so used to the deodorants that comes in metal cans but we are really not bothered about the harmful effects of these commercial branded deodorants. It is not only harmful for our skin but harmful for the surroundings too. There is a reason why these deodorants are highly inflammable. So, to change all that the best option would be a deodorant stick, Solid deodorant bar or a deodorant balm that’s all natural. We are sort of familiar with deodorant sticks but most well-known brands that make it still do have harmful chemicals in it. It can cause skin darkening and allergic reactions.
Also think about the containers they come in. most of them are plastic containers that can end up in a landfill causing harm to our planet. So making your own deodorant balm or buying clean products is a baby step towards saving the planet from unwanted waste. Let us not unknowingly do harm for the planet and other living things on this planet.
Note: Use this deodorant balm only on areas that is not exposed to sunlight as lemon and orange essential oils are photosensitive ( Reactive to light)
NOTE: Beeswax Hardens quickly so make sure the process is done without wasting much time. So keep everything ready before making it
INGREDIENTS USED HERE AND THEIR BENEFITS:
COCOA BUTTER ( BUY IT HERE ) : Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, which is why it’s often touted for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity.
BEESWAX PELLETS ( BUY IT HERE ): Not only is it natural, and slightly microbial, it acts as a consistency stabilizer in moisturizing products like lotion bars, lip balm and in this case, homemade deodorant.
COCONUT OIL ( BUY IT HERE ): It has really good anti- bacterial properties and it’s known for its natural skin lightening agents (read vitamin E), coconut oil is another good option to lighten dark underarms.
ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL( BUY IT HERE ): Gives a sweet and citrussy smell. It also reduces acne breakouts on the skin.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL( BUY IT HERE ): Frankincense essential oil is said to treat dry skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, scars, and stretch marks.
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL ( BUY IT HERE ): When diluted and applied topically, lemon essential oil can kill bacteria that may get trapped in pores and cause breakouts. It can also clarify your skin with antioxidants and vitamin C, gently exfoliating dead skin cells that so often become trapped in hair follicle and pores.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL ( BUY IT HERE ): Peppermint oil contains menthol which is an excellent antiseptic agent. Peppermint is also antimicrobial and antiviral in nature.