February 27, 2007 9:40pm CST
Many people think that deorderant and antiperspirants are the same thing but the reality is they are not. Deordants work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat.Deordants are best to wear because they dont interfer with our bodies natural act of sweating. The body sweats as a natural cooling process. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they can’t release sweat. I read somewhere years ago tht aluminum can accumulate in the brain. I am wondering if there is enough in antiperspirants to do any harm? Did you know that you can make your own deorderant? It is very frugal to make using baking soda. Baking soda neutralizes the odor of your sweat. Deodorant Powder 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup cornstarch a few drops essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Sprinkle a light covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Don’t rinse. If the above deoderant is not for you how about making a liquid deordorant. Liquid Deodorant 1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin a few drops antibacterial essential oils such as lavender (optional) Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. Makes 3/4 cup I do dnot know how long the liquidk deodorant will save.