Commercial antiperspirants deodorants can contain a lot of harmful chemicals that irritate the skin. Sure, it does prevent your underarm from sweating but you can’t get away with cancer-causing aluminum chlorohydrate and other additives that leave you with uneven skin tone.
But don’t fret, because Mother Nature has got you covered. For years, bentonite clay, also called as Montmorillonite, has been part of every woman’s beauty and skin care regimen. Its nutrient-enriching and detoxification properties help our body get rid of heavy metals and other impurities our bodies cannot eliminate. Aside from its cleansing benefits, bentonite clay is also used as a chemical-free, natural deodorant.
Individuals who have sensitive skin are turning to this option so they can avoid getting in contact with aluminum chlorohydrate, a common ingredient used in antiperspirants deodorants that alter the pH balance of the skin and the production of sweat. You can make your own version of bentonite deodorant using this recipe:
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 1½ tablespoon beeswax beads
- 4 tablespoon coconut oil
- 4 teaspoon bentonite clay
- 1 empty deodorant container or small glass jar
- 20–25 drops essential oil of your choosing (jasmine, neroli, and rose are good options because of their soothing, gentle properties)