Body odor? Armpits smell? Use coconut oil as deodorant.
Submitted by Rolly Ferolino on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:43
You sweat to cool down your body. Impurities and toxins in our body are also pushed out of our system through the network of skin pores. Your sweat that comes from your armpit also contains fatty acids and proteins. Sweat does not have a bad odor. The odor under your armpits is caused by bacteria that lives under your skin that metabolizes the fatty acids and proteins.
Not all sweaty armpits smell the same way. The odor might depend on your genetics, the food that you eat, and your state of health. Our normal remedy to block the embarrassing odor is to mask it with deodorant or antiperspirant. Deodorant tries to neutralize the bacteria by killing them. Deodorant contains a preservative known as Paraben. This chemical is absorbed by the skin and has been a suspect to cause breast cancer. Ahh, not cool at all.
The antiperspirant prevents your from sweating by blocking the pores. No sweat, no food for bacteria to eat, no odor to emit. But antiperspirant predominantly contains Aluminum Chloryhydrate which a few years ago was a suspect to cause Alzheimers and breast cancer. Ahh, not cool at all!
Before my self-induced experiment of taking virgin coconut oil for 30 days, I didn't know about the potential of deodorant and antiperspirant to do harm to my body. In fact I had been using deodorant myself. My research this week has convinced me to stop the practice. For two days I have been using coconut oil on my outer body, rubbing it from head to toes, wait for a couple of minutes, then rinse my body with warm water and using a face towel rub off the excess oil from my skin. The effect is immediate. My skin has been smoother. No more flakes of skins on my face. My armpits have not emitted bad odor. Instead, it smells a little trace of coconutty aroma.
Give it a try and you will be surprised and delighted of the results!