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Give your harmful deodorant the heave hoe!

Moyaa Shea Butter DIY Deodorant Recipe

So many chemicals and harmful ingredients are stinking up our bodies and households! I am so cautious about what I put on my body after a Melanoma diagnosis 5 years ago made me stand up and take notice. One of the motivating reasons I started Moyaa was to bring awareness to Natural Solutions. My passion for Fair Trade and Organics led me to Moyaa (the Ugandan local word for Shea butter) I was just so excited to share it with everyone. African Shea Butter has been used for centuries as a moisturizer and its healing properties are incredible. The cosmetic industry has been using Shea as one of their secret ingredients for years but the secret is out! Shea is in so many of your products and you probably didn’t even know it until now! Our Raw, Grade A, East African Shea Butter is a premium ingredient that can be used in combination with other natural ingredients to replace some of the not so healthy products you use at Home.
Let’s talk about deodorant. Did you that children as young as 9 and 10 years old are starting to use deodorant? According to “dontmesswithmama.com” these are the 7 Toxins Lurking in Your Deodorant
  • Aluminium Compounds. Aluminium is the ingredient in antiperspirants that actually clogs your pores and prevents sweating. ...
  • Parabens. ...
  • Steareths. ...
  • Triclosan. ...
  • Propylene Glycol. ...
  • TEA and DEA. ...
  • Artificial Colors.
There are some great natural deodorants on the market and some companies that help you create your own personalized formulas so you have some great options! We like Clean Kiss Organics and Make This Universe. While you are exploring these natural solutions we have a very simple recipe to help you make the switch to a healthier deodorant with ingredients you all ready likely have in your home.
Ingredients
1/4 cup of baking soda
(we like the combination of orange and lemon)
Instructions
In a glass or recyclable jar add the shea butter
Slowly mix in the baking soda, stirring to combine well
Add drops of Essential Oil and continue to stir well until smooth
Apply with a clean spatula or wooden spoon rub into armpits
Seal leftovers and store in a cool dry place. Must be used up within a couple of months as there is no preservative added. You can add some vitamin E as a natural preservative.
Note: Switching products always takes your body time to adjust. If you are sensitive to baking soda you can substitute for arrowroot powder.
DIY Natural Deodorant Recipe

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