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July 10, 2019 2 min read 2 Comments

Natural deodorants are better because most household deodorants contain a long list of chemicals that cause damage to your health and the environment...

Most shop-bought deodorant comes packaged in aluminium. Aluminium has been linked to the cause of miscarriages, autism, and Alzheimer's. It's also associated with breast cancer as it can interfere with a woman's oestrogen.  

Although more research is needed to confirm exact causes and association, aluminium is a toxic element. That isn't worth the risk.

Another con to buying branded deodorant, is that even a lot of natural deodorants seem to come in plastic packaging! 

As a product you’re using every day, this contributes unnecessarily to landfill. 

So in this article, I'm going to share a super simple recipe that you can make at home. I'll also link you to our favorite natural deodorant if D.I.Y isn't your thing.

HOMEMADE DEODORANT RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil, melted
  • 25-30 drops of essential oil (we love a mix of orange, lemon, lavender, tea, tree, eucalyptus, and peppermint)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda

Instructions

  • Mix the essential oils with the melted coconut oil
  • Add the baking soda and stir until smooth
  • Pour into an airtight container or container

If you'd prefer to buy a natural, non-toxic, and aluminium-free deodorant... then you can always check out our natural deodorant by Humby Organics which comes in eco friendly, kraft packaging. 

Check it out here

Natural Deodorants

Humby Organics natural deodorants are made with 100% natural USA ingredients. The packaging is cardboard and none of their products are tested on animals. We've tried a lot of natural deodorants. But so far we've only chosen to stock Humby Organics because they work better and have an elegant smell. Some natural deodorants can be musty or not work for very long. Humby Organics also ticks all of our ethical boxes.

Lemongrass Deodorant

Coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, vitamin E, lemongrass essential oil (and more)

Tea Tree & Lavender Deodorant 

Coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, vitamin E, lavender and tea tree essential oil (and more)

Lavender   Deodorant

Coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, vitamin E, lavender essential oil (and more)

Alice G. 
Alice is the Content Manager at Zero Waste Cartel. She's an environmental biologist, plant enthusiast & avid tea drinker.


2 Responses

Deborah Barnwell
Deborah Barnwell

February 09, 2020

I’ve used Chinese deodorant crystals (stones) for a while now and they work well. My only complaint is that they come in synthetic drawstring bags. If you could market a similar stone in a muslin, or natural cloth. bag I’d love it! These days I weigh packaging against product quite a bit as I do my shopping. And thanks for your toothbrushes! I bought a 10 pack before Christmas and gave half the box away as gifts along with photocopying the side info panel which I taped to the outside of each gift box!

Cat Bartik-Sweeney
Cat Bartik-Sweeney

October 09, 2019

Spread your wonderful company across the Sea and plant yourself a second site here in Sylmar, California!!! We need great companies like yours to counter balance mother earth over here too! Love your products and mission. Grateful. Meow, Cat

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