Some people are quite picky about deodorants and for a good reason. If you check the packaging, you’ll find out that in most there is aluminum.
According to Wikipedia, adding aluminum to the mix prevents sweat production and closes the pores. People who are sensitive to the ingredients found in deodorants can have quite a hard time to find something to replace them. Luckily, there is a way.
The homemade coconut oil deodorant
1/4 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup of melted virgin coconut oil ( 4 tablespoons of solid coconut oil)
1/4 cup of corn strach
10-12 drops of essential oils ( mostly used are tea tree oil and lavender)
You’ll also need an old deodorant stick container, washed and dried, and a glass jar with a lid.
Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir well. You’ll get a fragrant paste that will solidify over time.
Let it cool and place it in the fridge for extra solidification. You can keep it at room temperature as well as this will make the application easier.
Why do these ingredients work?
Cornstarch absorbs wetness, baking soda absorbs odors and the coconut oil is an antioxidant with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Lavander is an antiseptic and the tea tree oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties.