Homemade deodorant using coconut oil

Yes. You read the title right. Let’s be clear: I don’t typically run around my kitchen wiping random products from my cupboard on my underarms in hopes of something magical happening.You see, I’m very particular when it comes to my underarms. I like them to be soft, hair-free and un-smelly. Clearly, I’m not alone in my armpit goals. What that means, though, is that when I find something that works, I tend not to stray from the procedure.

Well, the recipe below is a winner. After we have put it to the test. After long, hot days of going to various colleges and institutes for admission, I still don’t stink (I have done the sniff test on multiple occasions and have been amazed). Even normal deodorant wears off, but this stuff doesn’t. I am a little in awe of how well it works.

It takes a little bit of getting used to the application process, but it totally works. Not to mention the money I save and the chemicals I avoid, like aluminum. Although, there’s no solid evidence that aluminum-based compounds lead to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

HOMEMADE DEO USING COCONUT OIL 

Ingredients 

3 Tablespoon  Coconut Oil

3 Tspn  Baking Soda
2 Tspn  Shea Butter
2 Tspn   Arrowroot (optional)
Essential Oils (optional)

Instructions:

1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat until barely melted.

UPDATE: Combine in a quart size glass mason jar with a lid instead and place this in a small saucepan of water until melted. This will save your bowl and you can just designate this jar for these type of projects and not even need to wash it out…
2. Remove from heat and add baking soda and arrowroot (If you don’t have arrowroot, use more baking soda)
3.Mix well
4.Add essential oils and pour into a glass container for storage. It does not need to be stored in the fridge.
5. If you prefer, you can let it cool completely and put into an old deodorant stick for easier use, though it may melt in the summer!

NOTE: Some suggestions would be to add some baking soda and cornstarch. The baking soda will help a bit with the odor and upping the ph will help to hinder bacterial growth, but the cornstarch will start to get “cakey” (is that a word?). So mix about 10-20% into some coconut oil and enjoy less sweat without the caking.
Also a bit of fair warning, for safety spoon this stuff out and then apply, because dipping your fingers back into a jar after you wiped it all over you pits is a recipe for some growth.

FUN FACT:

Do you want to get rid of dark armpit??? Some of the main causes of dark underarms are shaving, regular use of hair removing creams, excessive sweating, poor ventilation of underarms, accumulation of dead skin cells, and use of alcohol-based deodorants and antiperspirants.

Coconut oil is another good option to get rid of dark underarms. Coconut oil contains vitamin E that can help lighten the underarms. At the same time, it will also work as an effective natural deodorant.

Massage the dark underarms with coconut oil.
Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
Wash it off with mild soap and lukewarm water.
Repeat two or three times daily until you achieve the desired results.

Do you like this beauty DIY??? If so, comment below. Thank you to all of my readers who read this blog 🙂

-Lisa

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