Which should I use, an antiperspirant or a deodorant? I am confused!
Most people think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing,
but they arenít. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the
pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they canít
release sweat. Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat and by
antiseptic action against bacteria. Deodorants are preferable because they
donít interfere with sweating, a natural cooling process.
Baking Soda Simple Solution
Baking soda works wonders because it neutralizes the odor of sweat. Just
sprinkle a light covering of baking soda onto a damp washcloth. Pat on. Donít
rinse. This tipójust using baking sodaóhas saved me on many occasion,
especially when traveling.
Basic Deodorant Powder
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
A few drops essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon
Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Sprinkle a light
covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Donít rinse.
Basic Liquid Deodorant
1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
A few drops antibacterial essential oils such as lavender (optional)
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. Makes 3/4 cup.
Shelf life: Indefinite.