I wanted to share what a discovery a home-made antiperspirant might be. Anyone should do it – it is an extremely simple recipe, but let’s get back to it in just a moment…

As it is commonly known, anti-deodorants are composed of various ingredients dangerous to our health, e.g. aluminium and substances blocking/closing pores. We should not forget that majority of us applies it few times a day covering very important lymph nodes under the arms. Lymph nodes constitute a crucial element of the immune system, their task is to filter lymph and produce antibodies. I’m guessing that applying aluminium does not really help in their proper functioning.

Let’s not forget that sweating is a natural protection of the body against over-heating and various substances are excreted from the body. Some of such substances should really be out of our bodies (urea, lactic acid) and some could stay inside (e.g. mineral compounds: sodium, magnesium or iron).

The unpleasant smell is caused by the fact that bacteria responsible for decomposing sweat live on the skin of every human being. A good deodorant is supposed to stop them from multiplying themselves. Blocking either the smell or the pores is not an efficient solution. We should prevent bacteria from developing. How can it be done? It is nothing difficult – just create conditions unfavourable to bacteria growth by changing the environment to suplhate.

Now, You can take a look at the home-made recipe for a deodorant… Two ingredients!


1/4 of glass of baking soda should be mixed with about 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil – and it’s ready!

That’s it! Of course, if You let your imagination wander, you might always add a bit of essential oils (ones with anti-septic properties, e.g. from herbal tree, lemon grass, clover and many others) and a bit of starch to change the texture.

I prefer the ‘Pure’ aroma-free deodorant and the one without starch (it might leave stains on clothes). I keep it in a jar and, depending on the season (temperature), it might be more liquid or more solid. It is applied as balsam to provide the body with moisturizing and nourishing ingredients, as well as antioxidants. Such a deodorant has antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial functions. It is entirely hypoallergenic and 100% natural. Not only does it prevent unpleasant smell of sweat but, above all, it nourishes the skin. I would also like to add that this home-made product is fantastic when treating any type of skin lesions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, sunburns (in this case using even only coconut oil proves to be really useful), psoriasis, bedsores and other wounds that do not heal easily.

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