Say sayonara to those chemical-laden products with mile-long ingredient lists, and olà to healthy, gentle, cruelty-free beauty products made from ingredients so clean you could eat them—literally! The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty just hit shelves, bringing with it 125 vegan beauty recipes you can whip together in your kitchen. Think: mascara made from charcoal, matcha face masks, baking soda bath bombs, and DIY vegan deodorant paste (recipe below).
This book was written by the ever-fabulous Sunny Subramanian from Vegan Beauty Review, who you’ve probably seen around the block at least a few times. She was the very first vegan blogger to hit the scene, and has been sharing her sassy musings about cruelty-free beauty since 2007!
This new DIY vegan beauty book features over 100 full-color pictures and step-by-step sequences photographed by yours truly, easy-to-follow charts and diagrams, and loads of tips, facts, and information presented with Sunny’s usual pizzazz. And lucky for you, Sunny is sharing her favorite recipe for DIY vegan deodorant paste from the book! Ta-ta, stinky pits!
We’re so glad you asked! The wonderful thing about this DIY vegan deodorant is that it’s not only free from animal products and cruel testing but is completely natural and safe.
Whether you have concerns about what you’re putting in your body or if you just enjoy making your own body products, this deodorant will have you feeling as great as you smell! While studies suggest that commercial deodorant is safe to use (allergies notwithstanding), it is still likely tested on animals. By making your own deodorant, you have total control over what goes into your paste and can rest easy knowing that no animals were harmed!
The key ingredient to turning your funk into fresh lies in the essential oils. Florals such as lavender, rose, ylang ylang, and lily are all classic choices but feel free to also mix and match your scents!
Here are just a few combination ideas:
In addition to the essential oils working to make you smell extra fresh, the other ingredients in this DIY vegan deodorant are magnificent in making your pits smell prettier.
The effectiveness of your deodorant will depend on a variety of factors including your activity level, outside temperature, and amount used. Putting a pea-sized amount of deodorant under your arms and adjusting as you see fit is a good way to start out. As humans we’re supposed to sweat during physical activity so the best way to mitigate your post-workout odor is to take a shower and then put on your DIY deodorant. Storage-wise, your DIY vegan deodorant should last about 3-6 months. If living in a warmer climate, consider keeping your jar in a cool, dry place to prevent it from melting.
If you try this DIY Vegan Deodorant, let us know what you think by leaving a comment and rating below! Be sure to follow along on Pinterest, Instagram and Fa
DIY Vegan Deodorant courtesy of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty by Sunny Submaranian & Chrystle Fiedler ©2016 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold. Article written by Michelle Cehn and edited by Amanda Meth. This post may contain affiliate links which help keep the lights on here at World of Vegan.