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DIY Natural Deodorant That Works!

Diperbarui: 25 Apr 2020

Apa kamu termasuk orang yang segera mencari alternative for safe and natural deodorant, right after you read news on antiperspirant and breast cancer?


I did!


But calm down…. That infamous antiperspirant/breast cancer news/articles saying that our skin absorbs aluminum from antiperspirant is just a myth. Yes, a study published in 2003 concluded that underarm shaving with antiperspirant/deodorant use may play a role in breast cancer.


However, a series of breast cancer/antiperspirant study in 2002, 2006, 2016 does not support support the hypothesis that antiperspirant use increases the risk for breast cancer (including the hypotheses on using deodorant and antiperspirant within one hour after shaving may trigger breast cancer)

In short, there is no significant evidence that antiperspirants or deodorant cause breast cancer. Sejumlah lembaga cancer nasional dan internasional juga mengeluarkan release yang menegaskan bahwa tidak ada kaitan antara antiperspirant dan breast cancer


Still worry? Or prefer a natural one? I prefer a natural one, tapi untuk heavy outdoor activities saya masih akan pakai antiperspirant. Untuk deodorant natural with no aluminum, I make it myself. Again, it is easy to make, dan ingredients-nya juga gampang didapat dan murah. Deodorant ini effective, skin-friendly (dan wallet friendly juga). Let’s make it!



DIY Deo balm tanpa aluminum
Natural DIY Deodorant Balm

Equipment

  • · Measurement spoon alias sendok ukur

  • · Glass beaker

  • · Pan (wajan alas datar) for double boiler method

  • · Glass stirrer, atau whisk kecil

  • · Container: bisa aluminum tin jar atau tempat plastic deodorant yg bisa diputar


Ingredients:

  • · 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • · 1 tbsp cocoa butter

  • · 1 tbsp beeswax

  • · 1 tbsp baking soda

  • · 2 tbsp corn starch

  • · 1.5 tbsp clay – I use French Green Clay

  • · 5 drops of tea tree essential oil

  • · 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil


How to Make:

  1. Panaskan air di pan sampai mendidih

  2. Siapkan semua bahan sesuai dengan takarannya

  3. Masukkan cocoa butter dan beeswax ke dalam glass beaker

  4. Panaskan cocoa butter dan beeswax sampai meleleh

  5. Masukkan coconut oil, aduk

  6. Sementara itu siapkan corn starch, baking soda dan clay – aduk rata

  7. Setelah coconut oil menyatu dengan cocoa butter dan beeswax, masukkan dry ingredients (#5)

  8. Aduk sampai rata

  9. Angkat dari api, leave it for 2 minutes

  10. Masukkan essential oil dan aduk rata

  11. Tuang dalam cetakan

  12. Leave it cool then enjoy your effective DIY natural deodorant


Note

If you concern on GMO issue, you can always replace corn starch with arrowroot powder alias tepung gasol yang biasa untuk mpasi.


For clay, I use French green clay as it has a strong absorption property – to absorb sweat, to add extra dryness di ketiak. Pilihan lain adalah bentonite clay. But mind you, French green clay and bentonite clay will make your deodorant turned into greenish. If you opt for white color clay, you can use kaolin clay – tapi daya serap kelembabannya tidak sekuat kedua clay sebelumnya ya.


Use cosmetics grade baking soda. If you are sensitive to baking soda, alternative nya adalah: double the portion of corn starch/arrowroot powder atau replace baking soda with Diatomaceous earth (you can find it in marketplace). Diatomaceous earth ini sejenis pasir dari fosil algae. If you use Diatomaceous earth, you can omit clay from the recipe


Please note bahwa baking soda tidak ada yang mengandung aluminum. Beware of this kind of hoax. Do not confuse baking soda with baking powder. Baking soda ini 100% sodium/natrium bicarbonate yang bersifat basa/alkali, sementara baking powder adalah baking soda plus bahan lain yang bersifat acid yang membuatnya bersifat lebih netral.


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