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.
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Add the witch hazel, aloe vera gel, vegetable glycerin and mineral water to the mixing bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
Mix in two to three drops of tea tree oil.
Fill the empty deodorant tubes with the mixture.
Store in a cool, dark place for up to two months.