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   Jun 09

Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant Recipe with Essential Oils

Deodorants can be among the most toxic skin care products on the market. Commercial deodorants often contain toxic ingredients such as aluminum and parabens. Parabens are found in 99 percent of breast cancer tissues, for example. (See: 99 Percent of Breast Cancer Tissues Have Parabens From Cosmetics)

You can make your own non-toxic deodorant with virgin coconut oil and essential oils with my recipe below. This recipe is designed to fill a wide-mouth glass jar, so that you can use your fingers to apply. Many commercial deodorants are “roll-ons,” which means you are reapplying toxins from your sweat back into your armpits each time you use it. With the paste-like consistency of this recipe, you can use your clean fingers to apply under each arm.

By using virgin coconut oil and pure essential oils, you are putting healthy antioxidants and plant extracts into your skin.

Recipe for Virgin Coconut Oil Deodorant:

3 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil (should be a hard solid – not liquid)
3 Tablespoons organic tapioca starch
2 Tablespoons baking soda
17 drops of pure organic essential oils


Prepare 4 oz. glass jar with wide mouth.

In a small ceramic bowl, mix virgin coconut oil, tapioca starch, and baking soda. Blend well until the texture becomes smooth.

Add essential oils. Blend well.

Transfer the mixture to a 4 oz. glass container.

Directions: clean hands prior to applying with soap and water. Use one or two fingers on your right hand to apply to left underarm, and one or two fingers from your left hand to apply to your right underarm. Massage mixture thoroughly into the skin.

Some possible essential oil deodorant blends:

General/All Purpose

9 drops Ylang-ylang essential oil
8 drops Frankincense essential oil

5 drops cedarwood essential oil
5 drops geranium essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil
3 drops patchouli essential oil
Lavender Blend

10 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil
Frankincense Blend

10 drops frankincense essential oil
7 drops sandalwood essential oil
Or make up your own!

About the authors: Unlike many people who write about coconut oil by simply reading about it, Brian and Marianita Shilhavy actually lived in a coconut producing area of the Philippines for several years. Marianita Jader Shilhavy grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines and in a culture that consumed significant amounts of coconut fat in their diet. She later went on to earn her degree in nutrition and worked as a nutritionist in the Philippines. Brian Shilhavy also lived in the Philippines for several years with Marianita and their 3 children observing firsthand the differences between the diet and health of the younger generation and those of Marianita’s parents’ generation still consuming a traditional diet. This led to years of studying Philippine nutrition and dietary patterns first hand while living in a rural farming community in the Philippines. They are authors of the best-selling book: Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours!

Source: Health Impact News

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