Aluminum chloride and other aluminum compounds are the main ingredient in just about all antiperspirants and deodorants. They work because they are easily absorbed into the skin and block the sweat ducts, so you don’t sweat. The same reasons that make them work so well are what make them so bad for our health. While highly effective at suppressing sweat, they also interfere with the body’s natural detox ability and are linked to many illnesses and diseases including cancer.
Personally I prefer deodorants without aluminum, like this one. However they are often a bit more expensive and it is simply too easy to just make your own aluminium free deodorant!
While I support using natural products they can be expensive and I can’t justify spending the money when I can make my own. I’ve been making my own aluminium free deodorant in the kitchen and it works just as well as any product I can buy. When you make your own products you know exactly what is in them and can make sure they are natural and safe to use. Check out my recipe for an effective aluminum free roll-on deodorant:
Aluminum Free Roll-On Deodorant Ingredients:
- Baking Soda
- Essential Oil for aroma – I like peppermint
- Distilled Water
- Empty Roll-On Deodorant Containers
How to Make Aluminum Free Roll-On Deodorant:
- Heat half a cup / 100 ml of distilled water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda in a small saucepan, stir until the baking soda is dissolved.
- In a small bowl dissolve 1-2 teaspoons of cornstarch in some water.
- Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the hot water and soda solution.
- Bring everything to a boil and stir well.
- Let the mixture cool down, add about 6-8 drops of essential oil and stir well.
- Fill your roll-on empty deodorant containers.
Finished! Your homemade deodorant is ready to use! The result is great and it only costs a few cents to make. You can have fun making different scents by using your favorite essential oils or blends.
If you prefer a solid deodorant, check this recipe out.
Both recipes are perfect for people who prefer aluminium-free deodorants. Just as easily, you can make other household and personal care products yourself: quick, ecological and extremely inexpensive:
Which products do you make yourself? Or are you looking for a DYI solution to a particular problem? Tell us in the comments section!