Probiotic homemade deodorant – a buzzword within the natural health community. Deservedly it is! The positive effects on the digestion from probiotic supplements and foods are understood by most individuals that are health conscious. In fact, the pros of the probiotic’s ingestion have been thoroughly researched and the huge interest is taking over.
Provided that you are not familiar with fermented foods, kombucha and kefir, you will be. The ones that seek for living a healthy life through an excellent digestion system use these nutrition known as powerhouses. While the known pros of probiotics are now extended into prevailing culture, a significant research has shown a promise for the usage of these “good bacteria” in topical remedies.
Thoughts have raised that the way that probiotics boost the balance in the digestive system is almost the same as the way the can boost the bacterial balance on the skin. Those who suffer from psoriasis, eczema, skin allergies, various skin rashes and unsightly discolorations will be provided with a relief. It is also interesting that they can be used as anti-aging (a.k.a. wrinkles) antidote because they are very powerful.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It, most importantly, requires great care for general health because our first defense against various diseases that carry pathogens. The skin includes millions of advantageous bacteria which are noted as micro flora. Micro flora support the prevention from the development of the bacteria which are undesirable.
This is part where we transition into what all of this means for our underarms (smile).
All of the chemicals in common deodorants act to destroy these undesirable bacteria known as “bad” which are responsible for undesirable natural odor. However, in the meantime, they destroy the “good ones” too. Leaving our bodies defenseless.
There are many causes for concerns when using commercial deodorants that are anti-perspirants! Below are just some of them:
- There are dangers that are hidden in the main active compounds of common deodorant (i.e. Aluminum, Parabens, Propylene glycol, Phthalates, and Triclosan). The link between breast cancer, allergies, birth defects and hormonal imbalances and anti-perspirants that contain aluminum is shown in one contemporary research. These chemicals that are have potential to be hazard that should have not be part of our home and nor our skin.
- Despite the all-natural options, “green” deodorant is just too expensive.
- Let the body do what it would do! When it is attempted restrict the body’s functions that are natural the rhythms created for a purpose is affected negatively.
In addition to the above mentioned and the new findings of researches on probiotics, have pointed us to make our own probiotic homemade deodorant.
Probiotic Homemade Deodorant
- 1 tbsp. cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. shea butter
- 1 tbsp. beeswax
- 2 1/2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. vitamin E oil (non-GMO)
- essential oils by choice (15 drops)
- powdered probiotics (2 capsules)
- Melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax over low heat.
- Remove the pot from heat, then add arrowroot powder and baking soda. Whisk with chopsticks until all powders are dissolved and combined. Add vitamin E oil and essential oils at this time. Allow mixture to cool in pan. When it gets the pudding’s consistency and it is cooled, add the probiotics powder to the mixture after opening the capsules. Stir with spatula quickly to combine.
- Put the mixture into used, clean deodorant container. Place in refrigerator to cool and harden. After this, product may be stored at room temperature (Note: If you use Bio-Kult probiotic you should know that it is shelf stable and there is no need to put it in the fridge). This recipe for homemade deodorant will fill container and last for 3-4 months. Remember…a small amount has a great effect!
When selecting a probiotic for this homemade deodorant it is crucial to find one that can be safely stored at room temperature and has a long shelf life. Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus which are known as highly beneficial and resistant should be included. These bacteria known as “good” because of their ability to survive the digestion despite the stomach acid and the low pH. That is why they are part of the recipe.
If your skin is sensitive, use only arrowroot powder instead of baking soda. The essential oils may be also omitted.
Use good smelling, antibacterial essential oils, any scent or combination of scents will do. So pick your favorite and have fun with it! Our favorite combos are:
- Geranium & Lime
- Lemongrass, Wild Orange, & Bergamot
- Sandalwood & Ylang Ylang
- Rosemary & Peppermint
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