Probiotics are a huge thing on the market today. They have a great effect on the digestive system, and just help to keep our bodies healthy. New research is allowing us to see that this good bacteria can be used for our benefits.
Probiotics can help the skin out greatly as well. They will help the skin from conditions such as eczema, rashes, skin allergies, psoriasis, acne, skin discolorations, and help fight the aging process.
Since the skin is the largest organ we have, we need to keep it healthy. The skin does contain some beneficial bacteria, so we must remember to keep it this way. This bacteria is referred to as micro flora.
Many are astonished to know that when we apply certain products, such as deodorants, we are not only killing the bad bacteria, but the good bacteria as well. Not to mention that often times, deodorants are often overpriced, and they are full of hidden ingredients, such as aluminum. There is a correlation between aluminum and breast cancer.
So what is a person suppose to do? Stink and not wear deodorant or take a chance? How about whipping up a batch of homemade probiotic deodorant?
To make a batch you will need:
- 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 2.5 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 15 drops of any essential oil
- 2 capsules probiotics that is shelf stable
Begin by melting the cocoa butter, the coconut oil and the beeswax over low heat. Remove from heat source, then add in the arrowroot powder and baking soda. Whisk well until both are dissolved, then add the vitamin E and the essential oil one at a time. Cool this mixture in the pan, then stir in the probiotic capsules once the mixture has the consistency of pudding.
Stir well to combine, then place in a clean, used deodorant container. Let it cool and harden in the refrigerator, and then store at room temperature. This will last 90 to 120 days. A little will go a long ways. If you have sensitive skin, you may leave out the essential oils.