• Antiperspirant Spray

    BAKING POWDER-b101-anti-perspirant-spray.jpgMake your own Antiperspirant Spray! This simple recipe is only 3 ingredients, a great way to avoid nasty, pore clogging chemicals.

    An important note about Antiperspirants- while they are okay for occasional use it is not considered healthy to use them Daily as anything that blocks the bodies ability to perspire is not particularly healthy! This is a simple recipe to make and use for those "little black dress" occasions where you don't want them to "see you sweat"! For daily use we recommend our "NO Secret" Deodorant.

    This is a pretty simple recipe, all you need is:

    1 cup water
    1 1/2 tsp alum powder
    1/4 cup vodka


    Mix all ingredients and stir well until the alum is dissolved. Pour into a spray bottle or clean container. To use, spray on the body, or apply using cotton pads

    Alum can be found in the seasoning/spice section of any major grocery store, or it can be purchased online at places such as Amazon. Wondering-- What is Alum? Check out this link for more info.

    Why make your own antiperspirant?

    Many commercial deodorants contain Aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly which is VASTLY different from EDIBLE Alum, which is frequently found in pickles, baking powder, etc.

    If you prefer a Stick deodorant, check out this tried and true recipe: NO "Secret" Deodorant

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    1. vontrie's Avatar
      vontrie -
      Has anyone ever tried this?
    1. frugalisfun's Avatar
      frugalisfun -
      I made this recipe and like it. Works great, my personal summer's have put it to the test. I am anxious to decide on the odor portion, as yet NO problem.
    1. exclusivelydi's Avatar
      exclusivelydi -
      I wonder if there is something besides vodka that would be effective?
    1. sheilaw814's Avatar
      sheilaw814 -
      I would think plain alcohol would be okay. The deodorant recipe calls for that. Worth a try I suppose.
    1. mjv2005's Avatar
      mjv2005 -
      Does it burn your skin?
    1. Tcreighton's Avatar
      Tcreighton -
      Interesting! I have been looking for this. My Grandma used alum for gum sores or tooth ache .
    1. bnlady79's Avatar
      bnlady79 -
      Alum powder is the precise chemical you're SUPPOSED to be avoiding! There is a great deal of evidence that it causes breast cancer when applied to the armpit. I was so excited to see this post, thinking that it was a healthy, natural option.
    1. Tellyalater's Avatar
      Tellyalater -
      I just use plain rubbing alcohol applied with an eyedropper and rubbed around with my hands. It works as well for me as anything else, and when it starts to fail all I smell is sweat instead of a smell that I find worse, which is the sweat-combined-with-perfume smell caused by deoderants.
    1. kagugl12's Avatar
      kagugl12 -
      Alum Health Concerns

      All forms of alum can cause irritation of the skin and mucous membranes. Breathing alum can cause lung damage. Aluminum also may attack lung tissue. . However, the primary concern with alum is longterm exposure to low levels of the chemical. Aluminum, from your diet or healthcare product, can cause degeneration of nervous system tissue. It is possible exposure to aluminum could lead to an increased risk of certain cancers, brain plaques or Alzheimer's Disease.
    1. AngryLioness's Avatar
      AngryLioness -
      Quote Originally Posted by kagugl12 View Post
      Alum Health Concerns

      All forms of alum can cause irritation of the skin and mucous membranes. Breathing alum can cause lung damage. Aluminum also may attack lung tissue. . However, the primary concern with alum is longterm exposure to low levels of the chemical. Aluminum, from your diet or healthcare product, can cause degeneration of nervous system tissue. It is possible exposure to aluminum could lead to an increased risk of certain cancers, brain plaques or Alzheimer's Disease.
      This reminds me of the Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide as well! Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. Exposure to the lungs creates severe lung damage and then subsequent death.
      For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death. Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. In the midwest alone DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage.

      By the way, Although 100% Fact- This is a facetious post... Dihydrogen Monoxide is WATER.

      My point is, ANYTHING can be made to look "bad" by how you approach it. Alum is considered safe to use in food and in cosmetics, People need to stop spreading FEAR.


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