This was news to me …
sweat doesn’t stink!
Body odor is actually caused by the skin flora or the microorganisms which reside on the skin. Many of these microorganisms are actually bacteria that is constantly present on our bodies. The warm, damp conditions of say, your under arm, are a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive, creating smelly odors.
Many deodorants can be among the most toxic skin care products on the market. Commercial deodorants often contain harmful ingredients such as aluminum and parabens.
And antiperspirants are even worse! We actually were created to sweat – why mess with God’s handiwork?
So what to do?
Personally, I choose to use Young Living Essential Oils as deodorant!
When considering using essential oil as deodorant, you’ll want to choose oils that are known to have properties that cleanse and eliminate impurities. That way you are not just masking odors … you are actually eliminating them!
Choose essential oils that not only remove disagreeable odors but those that have a pleasing aroma to you, personally.
My number one choice is a blend from Young Living called Purification. It is a blend of Citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, Melaleuca (also known as Tea Tree), lavandin, and myrtle essential oils. It is gentle enough to be used directly on the skin.
I’ve also used Lavender essential oil as an alternative.
How Do I Use Them?
While many people choose to mix their essential oils with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil, I simply use the essential oil directly under my arm.
I allow 2-3 drops to fall from the bottle into my left palm, then apply under my right arm. Then, switch 🙂
If you would rather use something to help absorb wetness, try this recipe.
Essential Oil Deodorant
- 10 drops of essential oil
- 4 tablespoons of coconut or jojoba oil
- 4 tablespoons of baking soda
- 4 tablespoons of cornstarch
Combine the ingredients and store in your fridge. Apply it to your clean skin as needed.
Top 3 Essential Oils To Use as Natural Deodorant
I mentioned using Purification essential oil blend and lavender. But there is a third essential oil you may want to consider keeping on hand to use as deodorant.
Frankincense essential oil has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Applying this oil topically and inhaling it’s aroma just give me an overall general good feeling. About 1 week out of the month, I choose to use Frankincense essential oil as my deodorant.
Will you take charge of your health with this simple step to eliminating toxins from your personal care products? I hope so!
Please let me know what you experience … it would mean so much to me.
Enjoy fresh-smelling under arms!