How To Make Natural Coconut Oil Deodorant

People do not usually make a difference between antiperspirants and deodorants. Antiperspirants completely stop the sweating so the chemicals actually clog your pores. Deodorants, perfumes, and some antiseptic agents, do not stop the sweating, but only remove any unpleasant odors.

“The human body needs to sweat. The use of chemicals to block the natural process is never good. The problem with antiperspirants is that the chemicals clog the sweat glands, and hence block the ability to detoxify the body, which may affect the lymphatic system.

Since all the systems in the body are connected, your blocked lymphatic system may affect the entire immune system.”

Therefore, regular deodorants are a much better choice. Instead of clogging the pores with chemicals, natural deodorants contain mineral salts, oils and herbs to balance the pH value and reduce the bacterial growth.

Many of these deodorants contain herbs considered as natural antiperspirants, such as aloe vera, coriander and lichens.

Most people do not sweat that much, so sweating is not actually a serious problem. But there are people who struggle with this problem, commonly known as hyperhidrosis, and they never talk about it. Hyperhidrosis is actually increased and unnatural sweating.

As hyperhidrosis leaves visible stains on the clothes, people suffering from this disorder are always trying to stay unnoticed. Even antiperspirants can not help people with hyperhidrosis to solve their problem.

One of the ways to deal with perspiration is injecting botox into the affected underarm area. Botox injections can help people who have problems with excessive sweating. Botox injections are different from antiperspirants.

Instead of drying the sweat glands, Botox prevents the muscles around the sweat glands to constrict and thus minimize the amount of sweat that is released from a particular area within six months.

The results of a research conducted in Chicago show the connection between antiperspirants, underarm shaving and cancer.

The results show that aluminum chlorohydrate, a chemical that is found in antiperspirants, is more quickly absorbed into freshly shaven skin and directly enters the lymphatic system that is connected to the chest.

Here is How To Make a Natural Deodorant

Baking soda, starch and coconut oil are the only things you need to make a homemade deodorant that will keep you fresh throughout the day.

Your deodorant is certainly one of the most necessary cosmetic products. Although today you can find deodorants that do not contain parabens and aluminum (potential causes of breast cancer), you should still be worried about the list of ingredients deodorants usually contain, as it is pretty long.

Fortunately, we can still enjoy the freshness throughout the day without using any chemical-loaded deodorants.

All you need to make this natural deodorant are three easily available ingredients.

Ingredients:


  • 1 oz / 20g baking soda
  • 0.7 oz / 16g corn starch (You can buy corn starch from here: ARGO Cornstarch -- 35oz )
  • 1.5 oz / 35g virgin coconut oil (You can buy virgin coconut oil from here:Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce)

Preparation:

Mix the baking soda and starch in a small bowl. Add the coconut oil and stir until you get a smooth and creamy texture. Put the mixture into a small plastic container (or a paper muffin cupcake mold) and keep it in the fridge. Wait until it hardens.

When the mixture hardens, take it out of the mold and there you have your deodorant. If you have an empty deodorant tube (at the bottom you can see a wheel that will help you push the product up for use), you can keep the mixture in it.

You can keep this natural deodorant in a hermetically sealed container in your fridge, if you want it to be solid or at room temperature, if you want to use it as a lotion.

This deodorant works as effectively as any other store-bought deodorant and does not leave any stains on the clothes. If you stick to the measures above, this amount should be enough for a month and a half to two months.