This DIY coconut-infused deodorant is so pure that you can literally eat it!

Have you noticed that many things that were once believed to be complicated turn out to be extremely simple, yet most people are unaware of their simplicity? The case for deodorant is one of the best examples.

Nearly all women`s deodorants are antiperspirants that are packed with aluminum.   Men`s deodorant are also full with chemicals and propylene glycol, also known as antifreeze.  Ultimately, many natural deodorants simply don’t work and make one itch.

Do Antiperspirants Actually Cause Cancer?

It has been scientifically shown that antiperspirants block lymph nodes that drain both the breast tissue and the chest.

Clogged lymph nodes are a serious issue, as these nodes are in charge of carrying nutrients and oxygen to the cells as well as of eliminating waste products such as carbon dioxide. Optimally functioning lymphatic system is the key to good health.

If you are to do an experiment to see whether natural deodorants really work, it is very likely that you will end up disappointed. First, none of them works, and second, most of them give an allergic rash under the arms. Simply put, deodorant choices will ultimately come down to:

  • Blocking the lymphatic system drainage, causing edema of the arms or even increase the risk of cancer
  • Living with allergic dermatitis
  • Looking for the most “feminine”-scented anti-freeze available
  • Going “au naturale”

What would you choose?

With this being said, it`s no wonder that making a homemade deodorant is the best option you are left with.  The recipe below is very easy and cheap, so preparing it on a regular basis will become a common practice.

The good news is that this natural deodorant smells great, it is free of chemicals, and it uses only three common ingredients. It takes a minute for complete preparation and it works great.

DIY Natural Deodorant

Coconut oil is an all-natural substance that eliminates bad odor and prevents it from occurring. Consequently, it leaves you smelling heavenly! What`s more, it possesses antifungal and antibacterial properties that combat bad, armpit bacteria.

Materials and Ingredients:

  • Glass container or a small mason jar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
  • A few drops of your favorite essential oil ( optional)


  • Put the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds so that it softens a bit
  • Stir in the baking soda and arrowroot
  • Mix all the ingredients well and scoop into the container


  • Add the essential oil of choice, while the coconut oil alone still gives a nice scent
  • Male individuals are recommended to add an antibacterial essential oil, such as sage, tea tree, or peppermint oil
  • For further bacteria-regulating power, add a capsule of a probiotic ( 1-2 capsules per batch of deodorant)
  • Those who are sensitive to baking soda can decrease the amount of baking soda and increase the amount of arrowroot
  • Let the mixture cool at room temperature, preferably a day

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