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How to Make Homemade Vegetable Glycerin Roll-On Deodorant

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Tricia Ballad is a writer, author and project geek. She has written several books including two novels, teaches classes on goal setting and project planning for writers, and loves to cook in her spare time. She is living proof that you can earn a living with a degree in creative writing.
How to Make Homemade Vegetable Glycerin Roll-On Deodorant
Homemade deodorant is safe and effective. Photo Credit deodorant image by Allyson Ricketts from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Several studies, including one published by P.D. Darbre in a 2003 issue of the "Journal of Applied Toxicology," suggest a link between underarm deodorants and breast cancer. Many commercial brands contain varying amounts of parabens, which has been found in cancerous breast tissue. While a conclusive link between breast cancer and deodorants has not yet been found, making your own from vegetable glycerin is safe, inexpensive and effective.

Step 1

Add the witch hazel, aloe vera gel, vegetable glycerin and mineral water to the mixing bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

Step 2

Mix in two to three drops of tea tree oil.

Step 3

Fill the empty deodorant tubes with the mixture.

Step 4

Store in a cool, dark place for up to two months.

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References

  • "Journal of Applied Toxicology;" Underarm Cosmetics and Breast Cancer; P.D. Darbre; March 2003
  • "Journal of Applied Toxicology;" Concentrations of Parabens in Human Breast Tumours; P.D. Darbre, A. Aljarrah and W.R. Miller; January 2004
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