How to make your own deodorant?
Are you looking for a super simple natural deodorant recipe?
Use lemon or lime as deodorant! It is 100% natural and incredibly effective 😉
Lemon juice contains citric acid, which kills bacteria and odor. It will last easily for 12h to 24h.
You can reuse the same lemon for a whole week, and it will keep the odours away!
Oh and by the way, this 100% natural alternative will save packaging waste, plastic waste, and unwanted chemicals in your body!
Remember, lemon and lime juice is a great deodorant alternative, but is not an antiperspirant. It will not block sweat, just remove bad odours.
If you are looking to protect your skin, avoid antiperspirants as they contain ingredients like aluminium, that block the pores of our skin to prevent us from sweating. However, sweating is one of our main body’s functions to release toxins from our system.
Other harmful ingredients that can be found in antiperspirants and some deodorants are triclosan, propylene glycol, parabens or synthetic fragrances.
Switch to a natural deodorant, there are a lot of brands out there especially for very sensitive skins! But an easy solution is still to simply rub a lemon or lime in your armit!
Downsides: if you just shaved or have a small cut in your armpit, it will sting! Also, if you intend to spend the day in the sun, make sure you don´t put lemon juice on your skin as it will leave marks and welts.
Finally, don´t try it with other citrus sources like oranges, they contain more sugar and will stick.