Paleo deodorant!

Why not make your own deodorant? Commercial deodorants are filled with chemicals that can be carcinogenic (cancer-promoting) and endocrine disruptors (mess up your hormones). I recently tried making my own deodorant, simply with coconut oil and baking soda and it WORKS GREAT (see details on the picture below)!

I was very surprised myself because I was the one that had to put on a lot of deodorant to try to hide my body odor… I don’t know if it has to do with PCOS and hormonal imbalance… In any case, I was trying to use more natural deodorants and it wasn’t working. Prior to realizing how bad regular deodorants and antiperspirants were, I used to buy the “clinical” and “strong” versions with lots of aluminum and even then I was still sweating a lot.

I find that my natural homemade deodorant is VERY effective. Surprisingly effective. Baking soda is naturally antimicrobial and prevent the bacteria that cause body odor from multiplying under your arms. Don’t apply too much and allow 1-2 minute for your body to absorb the coconut oil before putting on your clothes.

Let me know how it works for you!

paleo deodorant – homemade

4 thoughts on “Paleo deodorant!

  1. Hi Aglaee! I’m so happy to find your website because I’m new to Germany and wonder where you recommend buying coconut oil here. The Rewe supermarket here (near Koblenz) only carries small jars but I’d like to buy larger amounts for this deodorant project, cooking and more. Also, are you using Backpulver for baking soda?
    Thanks so much for your website!

    • Hi Tina!

      I found coconut oil at some health food stores, but you can make better deals on Still, coconut oil is not really affordable here. I make butter/ghee my main fat because of this. For the baking soda, I used KaiserNatron, which you can find at most drugstores (green box).

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