The best DIY, non-toxic, and easiest to make deodorant – ever.
Aluminum based substances react with the electrolytes in the sweat to form a gel plug in the duct of the sweat gland. Basically this means that someone in some lab discovered that adding aluminium into the already suspicious mix of ingredients in deodorants closes pores in the skin and prevents sweat production. After learning about the effects of aluminum on our armpits years ago, our family decided to look for healthier alternatives. And indeed, our family has tried it all. We’ve tried almost every non-toxic / natural deodorants sold at WholeFoods and other health stores. But in South Florida’s hot and humid weather, these products were a joke. They worked until 5 minutes after we stepped out of the house. We even tried the crystal / rock deodorants and for some of us it worked ok for a few hours, but not for others (the men) who sweat more profusely.
And then, alas, by the recommendation of a friend, we decided to try a super combo: Coconut oil and baking soda. B I N G O!
With a spoon, we mix equal parts of baking soda and organic unrefined, extra-virgin coconut oil (melted) in a small jar with a lid. Voila! A deodorant that has completely eliminated the need to buy deodorants again. We simply grab a small amount and rub it on our underarms. That’s it! Happy armpits!
Additional optional ingredients:
Some people add cornstarch and essential oils, which is fine, but we like to keep it simple and unscented. The baking soda absorbs odor, the cornstarch absorbs moisture, the coconut oil makes it stick together and offers antimicrobial properties, and the tea tree oil kills bacteria. Any other essential oil helps make it smell pretty.
Workouts, hot weather, humidity–all are no match for this deodorant! At the end of the day, even the most active ones, there is no trace of armpit stink. It’s amazing, it’s completely natural and it works! Try it.
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