I started making my own deodorant when I ran out of my usual brand and knew none of my local shops stocked it. Once I’d used Homemade Deodorant I knew I’d never go back to buying it again. It’s made with things you probably already have in the house – you could be making your own tonight and using it tomorrow!
Part of the motivation for doing this is my obsession with making my own everything. But there was another reason. I’ve had a couple of health scares over the years.
Happily those turned out to be nothing. But in the scary period between discovering lumps and realising I had nothing to worry about, I read the internet. With all the stories about all the ingredients that antiperspirants and deodorants contain. Evidence for some of the health claims is lacking, it seems to me. But homemade deodorant is easy to make, smells lovely and it works. So why not make it and avoid the mystery ingredients altogether?