What is that smell???? Oh, your underarm? My goodness…let’s fix that shall we???
Body odor happens! Sometimes it stems from excessive perspiration or a particular food you eat. Other times it has a root cause in your gut health and overall wellness. Whatever the underlying cause, at some point in your life, your armpits will stink.
Using a good natural deodorant (like the one I make) is the first step in eliminating body odor. Using commercial products laden with chemicals actually causes you to sweat and stink more than if you used nothing. But I digress…
Today, I am tackling the topic of getting those stinky armpits CLEAN! So let’s get right into the wonder that is my homemade armpit destinker (aka – honey lemon or lime underarm scrub).
The star of the underarm scrub show is coconut oil.
This should come as no surprise seeing there are a good 333 uses for coconut oil. You see, when it comes to stripping your body of unpleasant odors, coconut oil is MUCH more effective than standard soap. Add the power of a scrubbing agent and you have a sure fire stink buster! Here is how the ingredients in my super-secret recipe work!
Coconut oil is a lot of things! But in terms of getting rid of odor, it is the anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that it possesses that help keep odors away! Since body odor typically feeds on bacteria, cleansing with coconut oil will cut off the food supply so to speak!
The mixture of sugar and salt offer a gentle cleansing mechanism without the sting of pure salt scrubs! Plus dead sea salt has AMAZING health benefits.
The lemon or lime (or combo of the two) work well to strip the “odor” away from the skin without actually stripping the natural oils away and drying out the skin. Please note that I advocate for using fresh juice and not essential oils. They work differently and the fresh juice is more effective.
The honey is super soothing and is also anti—bacterial, giving you a double whammy of a boost!
So what are you waiting for? Get into the kitchen and get cooking! And for more great recipes starring coconut oil, check out Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In!
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Honey Lemon or Lime Underarm Scrub
- 1/2 cup white or brown sugar (this is the one I use)
- 1/2 cup dead sea salt (this is the one I use)
- 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon or lime zest
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Mix sugar and salt, then add juice, zest, coconut oil and honey continuing to mix well.
- Store in a glass container away from light and heat.
- Use 1-2 times per week for amazingly smooth skin!
Did you make this awesome underarm scrub? What did you think?