I'm Allergic to Deodorant

Yes, I'm allergic to deodorant. It is a recent development. Up until I was 30, I was fine with chemically based deodorant. Then something changed. One day, my pits just became itchy after applying deodorant. I don't know what happened.

I know that I don't always put deodorant. I do it only when I am going to do a really strenuous activity or when I go to work because I don't want a solar system around my pits.

After I didn't use one for about a week, my pits just went crazy itchy when I applied one. I used the Nivea deodorant because it didn't darken my armpits.

Then, I knew I had to find an alternative since I was already allergic to deodorant. Here's what I found:

1) Baking soda. If you're concern is just the smell, use a baking soda. You don't have to apply large amounts. A pinch will do just fine.

2) The magic mix:

1 cup coconut oil
3 Tablespoons beeswax pellets
1 cup baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
20 drops each of Lavender or other essential oils (for smell)

Mix the coconut oil and beeswax by melting it in a pan. Put in remaining ingredients.

This is going to form a hard deodorant which you swab to your armpits. It's not liquid. So, put it in an old deodorant container of the same nature.

Coconut oil will moisturize your armpits so it stays smooth. The beeswax will harden the coconut oil.

The baking soda absorbs the smell and the tea tree oil is fights bacteria. The essential oil is to give you armpits better smell. So, you can use an oil that you like.

That's it. That's what I use. My armpits are smooth and it smells good all the time.

3) You can buy organic deodorants. There's a lot out there. Just read the label and make sure they don't put in any artificial chemicals.

If you're allergic to deodorant like me, that's your fix.


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