Are you tired of deodorants that don‘t work? Would you like to try something that‘s both cheap and easy to make? Keep reading to find out how to make a homemade deodorant with only 3 ingredients.
Hey, guys that first line totally sounded like an infomercial, I‘m sorry for that. The recipe I want to share with you saved my confidence when I needed it the most.
One year ago my anxiety was at its worst and out of nowhere, I began to sweat profoundly. It was winter, I had layers of clothes and they all smelled bad.
I tried dozens of deodorants but nothing seems to help. I kept going to the restroom at work to wipe my armpits with wet wipes and put deodorant and perfume in the hopes of no one smelling it. It made me so insecure.
I did a lot of research, tried a few products, even found out that people were using panty liners to soak up the sweat. That didn’t sound sustainable enough. I wanted something cheap and simple.
I was honestly losing hope until I found this recipe and it changed my life. This deodorant is easy to make, has only 3 ingredients and everything is probably in your kitchen counter right now.
It’s important to note that this deodorant does not stop sweating completely. It doesn’t block your sweat glands but reduces sweating significantly and eliminates odor.
For the first time, I could enjoy myself, do my work without worrying that I might smell.
For the recipe you need:
1 tbsp. of cornstarch
1 tbsp. of baking soda
1 tbsp. of coconut oil
It is important that the measurements are in equal amounts. If you put too much coconut oil you risk the deodorant being too liquidy and that could potentially stain your clothes.
Additionally, you can add 2 drops of your favorite essential oil for a more pleasant smell.
In cold temperatures, coconut oil turns solid. If that’s the case with you, microwave it for 30 seconds to soften it. Then add the cornstarch and baking soda to the coconut oil and mix it well. Transfer it in a small container. Let it sit for a few minutes, it will start to tighten. That’s it.
Now how to apply this natural deodorant?
Apply to clean armpits. You may notice that some small grains of baking soda remain. If that bothers you, slightly dust it off with a napkin. The product has already penetrated the skin and dusting it off would not remove it.
The deodorant doesn’t leave white marks. For best results apply the night before and after you have showered. You don’t have to reapply the next morning.
When I first tried it, it stopped 90 percent of my sweating and completely removed the odor.
Know that if you live in a warm place, over 77 °F (25°C) you might still sweat but without any odor.
OR you can get these premade natural deodorants
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Do a patch test and use it according to your skin type.
I am not a licensed practitioner, so if your sweating is excessive and nothing has ever worked there might be an underlying issue. Please consult with a doctor.
What I love about this deodorant is that it’s easy to make, it works and there are no aluminum or other toxic substances.
I started to sweat because I was anxious and stressed. I was working something that took me very far from my comfort zone, I was finishing my degree at the same time and it got to a point where I couldn’t even sleep properly.
The deodorant is great for fixing the outside problem, but it can’t remove the stress.
Just know that what’s going on with your life is temporary, there are healthy ways to deal with the anxiety and stress. Breathe, find time to relax. Talk to someone. You can talk to me. I’m here and I’m proud of you.
Try the deodorant and share your results in the comment section below. Tell us if you have any special tricks to deal with unwanted sweating and what are some healthy ways you deal with stress and anxiety.
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