DIY Deodorant Natural Ways To Treat Body Odor and Sweaty Armpits

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If you are looking for a natural deodorant,  these ideas are sure to help solve your body door and sweaty armpit problems. Some  Natural Ways To Treat Body Odor and Sweaty Armpits
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.
 Note:  You may prefer arrowroot powder as it is not irritating like cornstarch; and, even better, you don’t have to worry about GMOs.

Deodorant using baking soda

It is very common for people to use baking soda in recipes when making their own deodorant.  Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, and 1/2 cup of arrowroot powder with some coconut oil.  It is as simple as that. You can add essential oils if you like but that is optional.

Many people experience an irritation from baking soda.  If you do, try decreasing the quantity of baking soda used in the recipe. The deodorant will remain effective, but will be less likely to irritate those with sensitive skin.

Change in diet to eliminate body odor

Diet change can really help. By getting rid toxins and processed food you can make great progress with eliminating body door.   Meat and caffeine are the worst offenders as well as processed/refined foods.  You can also try cutting out foods that contain sulphur (broccoli, onion, garlic) and sulfites (preservatives in many processed foods).  Many people claim this has had an almost instant effect.  Make sure you keep hydrated too.

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

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?

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