Many antiperspirants and deodorants are as harmful for you as they are for the environment, but there is a simple survival tip that is a great green option, will save you cash and can come in handy when caught short travelling.
The secret ingredient is baking soda. Simply sprinkle a small amount on a damp cloth, then pat it on and don’t rinse off. You’ll be amazed how well this neutralises sweaty smells, but if you’d enjoy a little more perfume, then try this easy trick…
Combine 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup cornstarch in a jar and shake. Add a few drops of sweet smelling essential oils, such as lavender or cinnamon. Then your homemade deodorant is ready to sprinkle on a washcloth.
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* photo by Jodi Shields – Intrepid Photography Competition