Hi everyone. Before I begin, please forgive me for talking about armpits on a cooking blog. You won’t be sorry if you read on, however…..
O.K., now I know you may think I am a bit nutty at times but this is not one of those times. I have been sitting on this recipe for a week now, wanting to make certain that it would actually work for you and I think it just might!
Let me start from the beginning: My friend Valerie was telling me about how her sister is very health conscious and only uses natural products. She mentioned that she got a great recipe for natural deodorant from her that actually works.
Now, I am prone to being a jaded New Yorker. It is something that just comes from being a native. I tried that crystal everyone talked about and I walked around stinking to high heaven. “Fool me once!”, I thought.
I am also inclined, however, to be open to giving second chances, especially when it comes to reducing armpit odor, so I went home and like a little chemist, I mixed the 3 easy ingredients together.
I can honestly tell you that this recipe WORKS! No longer do I need to worry about aluminum causing toxic side effects on me or my two daughters.
Try it and let me know what you think. Be a believer!
P.S. Like any recipe, adjust it to your needs by adding more or less of each ingredient. More baking soda will help with the odor reduction.
one TBS Coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp baking soda (I use 1 3/4 tsp but you may not need to)
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
I suggest adding a drop or two of your favorite essential oil-I used lemongrass
Mix together in a little bowl with a fork until fully combined. It will be liquidy so you can leave it like that or in the fridge where it will become a solid. Take just enough with your finger so that you spread a light film over your clean and fully dry armpit, just as you would do with deodorant. That’s it!!