Last year I came home one day with a jar of coconut oil and told Andreas that I'm going to make my own deodorant. By the look on his face I bet he was thinking that I was gonna smell all the time, why would coconut oil work as a deodorant?
Well I wanted to try it out, had heard about it from my two friends who were using it. I had for a long time had problems with itchy armpits, they were itching all the time. I had tried out many different normal deodorants to see if maybe one of them would work, but they didn't. My hope went to the coconut oil. Maybe it would be the solution I was looking for.
Since coconut oil is soothing for the skin it helped a lot, no more itches! And once my body got used to it as a deodorant it worked like a charm. By far the best deodorant, with a lovely scent of coconut. And Andreas hasn't had to complain one single time.
If you want to make your own deodorant use for example 1 dl coconut oil, 1 dl bicarbonate and 1 dl cornstarch. I use virgin organic coconut oil. Heat the coconut oil until it melts, then add the rest and blend. Put it in a small jar and let it cool down. If you want a bit of scent you can add a few drops of any essential oil you like.
Then there is the more lazy way that I use at the moment. Put a little coconut oil under your armpit, then a little bicarbonate. It works as well.
This is how cute your deodorant can be.
Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, and since it is the bacterias that give us the lovely smell of sweat you don't want them. The bicarbonate works as a neutralizer for the bacterias, which makes the smell go away even more.
I chose to start with an unconventional deodorant because I don't want to get the aluminium (that exist in normal deos) into my body. It's so close to the lymph nodes, and especially women should think about this. The connection between aluminium-based anti-perspirants and breast cancer is being examined, but it has been established that high levels of alumimium in the blood is bad for your healt.
I could write so much more about this, so if you have any thoughts or questions just ask!