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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Aluminum Poisoning & D.I.Y. Organic Deodorant

I'm sure most of you know that deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum but do you know it can also be found in things like baking powder, pancake mix, tortilla's, pre made brownies, aspirin, antacids and vaccines. I'm sure it's in a ton of other things too. This is just what I found.
The human body does not need aluminum and the dangers of consuming it or putting it on your body are massive. Aluminum has been linked to alzheimers, dementia, breast cancer, anemia, colitis, kidney and liver disfunction, hyperactivity and many more. 

I stopped buying conventional deodorant and started making my own about two years ago. It is really easy to make and you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. It really works I swear. Here is what you will need:

2 tbsp organic cocoa butter (you will need to grate the cocoa butter)
2 tbsp organic shea butter
1/4 arrowroot powder or ALUMINUM FREE baking powder
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp coconut oil
optional lavender oil

Bring to a boil a medium pot of water. In a heat safe glass cup, add the cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut oil. Once the water comes to a boil, remove from the heat and set the heat safe cup inside the hot water. Let it sit for a couple of minutes then begin to stir making sure there are no lumps. 

Add the arrowroot or baking powder and baking soda and mix it up. It should like liquid butter. Find a glass jar and pour your deodorant in. I use these 1/2 cup mason jars that work really well. It will take several hours for it to set up. When ready, just apply with your fingers. 

Some people might have an issue with the baking soda. If you do, just use a little less. 

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