If you are looking for a natural deodorant, these ideas are sure to help solve your body door and sweaty armpit problems. Some
suggestions are recipe based whilst others involve avoiding particular foods. Most importantly, they are all tried and tested method which have proven successful. They are all natural remedies well worth giving a go.
Deodorant using cornstarch
Great as a deodorant and works well at keeping armpits dry but does not have much of a smell if you are looking for a lovely scent to follow you around.
- Cornstarch recipe: 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder, 1/4 cup baking soda, about 5 tablespoons of coconut oil and a few drops of whatever essential oil you like.
Deodorant using baking soda
Change in diet to eliminate body odor
Witch hazel as a home made deodorant
Have you ever tried wiping witch hazel into your armpits every morning followed by a body spray which you can make out of essential oils?
Milk of magnesia/magnesium
A great solution is a few drops of milk of magnesia with (or without) witch hazel. You may still experience wetness from heat or nervousness however there will be no smell at all.
Primal pit paste is totally organic and made from natural ingredients. Rub it on daily. It is not an antiperspirant! Made with organic coconut oil, shea butter and organic arrowroot powder (perfect for soaking up moisture), you can be confident that the only smell you will notice are the essential oils. Click here to take a closer look!
Drink wheatgrass to help with body odor
Drinking wheatgrass is beneficial for numerous reasons. (Take a look here at all the fabulous ways to use, juice and grow wheatgrass!) and surprisingly it helps to eliminate body odor.
DIY roll on deodorant
10 drops of lemon juice
10 drops of tea tree oil
10 drops of patchouli
Then top off with Witch Hazel, add it to a 5 ml roller bottle and make sure to shake prior to use! Works wonders!
What if you have really really sensitive skin….
Some people have very sensitive skin and no matter how careful they are their skin is irritated by the slightest touch of baking soda or other natural ingredient. If that sounds like you, there are some other alternatives worth a try…
- Coconut oil – plain and simple
- Apple cider vinegar – put a amount of apple cider vinegar on your armpits, then rub a small amount of coconut oil on top.
- Lime – rub a few slices of lime on your armpits
Sound crazy? Could be the miracle solution you need!
What is your best DIY deodorant recipe?