Deodorant for sensitive skin is easy to make. But do you really need it?
Try my deodorant for sensitive skin recipe if you think you have sensitive skin. If skin care products, or household products that contact your skin, cause stinging, burning, redness, or tightness therefore that could be an indication that you have sensitive skin. Some say they have sensitive skin because even though they have no visible effects after contact with a skin product, it always makes their skin feel uncomfortable.
But here is what dermatologists look for when diagnosing sensitive skin:
Skin reactions such as pustules, skin bumps, or skin erosion
Very dry skin which doesn’t properly protect nerve endings in the skin
A tendency toward blushing and skin flushing
How do You know if You have sensitive skin?
Have a dermatologist check your skin. That’s the best way to find out if you have sensitive skin or whether something else is causing your skin condition.
I’m pursuing a healthier life.
Over the last 20+ years I’ve become aware of not only what I put in my body, but also what I put on my body. I started to look more critically at the toothpaste I use, the lotion I put on my skin, and yes, even the deodorant I use.
Our skin absorbs a great deal of what we put on it. So, if we’re putting chemicals on our body, it will absorb those chemicals. Here are a few of the things you should be aware of that are found in conventional deodorant.
3. Propylene Glycol
Knowing that many of these chemicals found in deodorants are toxic carcinogens and may cause major health problems make me look for alternatives. Making my own deodorant and other skin care products was one of those alternatives. Why? I could control what was in it.
There are, indeed some fantastic alternatives, but I wouldn’t look in your local grocery store for them. Even some of the “natural” deodorants I’ve picked up from the store contain some of these chemicals.
Herbal deodorant sprays are especially good for sensitive skin.
My deodorant for sensitive skin recipe will keep you smelling fresh even if you sweat a great deal over the course of a day without having to reapply. No unknown chemicals to worry about. I use just simple, effective, natural ingredients.
My homemade deodorant for sensitive skin recipe, does not contain products that block the sweat glands however they contains products that prevent odor from forming. Zinc-oxide is an odour-free, natural raw material, combined with Calendula and Lavender oils which kill the bacteria that make your perspiration smell unpleasant. Zinc-oxide doesn’t close the pores or stop the natural process of perspiration.
If you have sensitive skin you can safely try the recipe below:
2 tsp. zinc-oxide powder
2/3 cup witch-hazel extract
2 tbsp. aloe-vera juice
30-40 drops essential oil(s)
In a small bowl, stir the zinc-oxide powder into the witch-hazel extract, and add the aloe-vera juice and essential oil(s). Fill an 8-oz. dark-glass spray bottle with the fluid.
For Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
Use Basic Recipe (above)
30 drops calendula extract
10 drops lavender essential oil
Calendula Extract and lavender oils are mild yet potent fighters of bacteria and odor.
Wash your armpits thoroughly and dry them well. The components of your herbal deodorant have reliable and long-lasting effectiveness only when applied to clean skin. Then spray the deodorant across the skin several times to dampen it. Let it dry before getting dressed so it doesn’t stain your clothes.
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Ingredients for this Recipe and their Benefits:
witch-hazel extract to inhibit sweating: Witch-hazel extract, is derived from the plant’s bark, twigs and leaves. It inhibits inflammation, absorbs oil and is mildly astringent. With regular use it constricts skin pores and thus reduces excessive sweat formation. If you shave your underarms, apply witch hazel water just after shaving; it eliminates small pimples and reddening.
Zinc-oxide powder to neutralize odor: Zinc-oxide powder is obtained from the mineral zincite. The powder has a slightly greasy consistency and will make your homemade deodorant for sensitive skin appear milky. It has excellent properties for neutralizing body odor, will not irritate the skin and is slightly antiseptic and astringent. Since it is not completely water soluble, the powder tends to separate from liquids over time. Make sure to shake the deodorant before use.
Aloe Vera Juice to cool and moisturize: Aloe-vera juice gives your homemade deodorant for sensitive skin a mildly cooling effect, especially pleasant and refreshing at hot times of year. Including the juice in your deodorant means you also benefit from aloe-vera’s remarkable healing and moisturizing properties. These ensure that the skin is adequately conditioned and that any type of irritation or itchy allergic reaction is quickly and easily alleviated.
Calendula Flower Extract Organic: Calendula is a well-known medicinal herb and uplifting ornamental garden plant that has been used therapeutically, ceremonially, and as a dye and food plant for centuries. Most commonly known as for its topical use as a tea or infused oil for wounds and skin trauma, the bright orange or yellow flower contains many important constituents and can be taken internally for a variety of ailments.
Bulgarian Lavender, Organic, Lavendula angustifolia (Bulgaria): Itchy skin can benefit from lavender essential oil, which also protects the skin from dermatitis and eczema.
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