It’s all over the internet: The tip that you can use coconut oil for underarm deodorant. But does that mean it’s true because it’s on the internet? That depends!
First, you should be scrupulously clean before applying coconut oil to your underarms. Apply it immediately after washing.
Second, you should use a deodorant or odor-masking soap.
Third, washing with a mild soap beforehand would be one strike against using coconut oil.
Fourth, you should probably be on your day-off.
Fifth, you probably shouldn’t plan on doing any stressful, sweaty, or stink producing activities.
Sixth, teenager or menopausal hormone shifts might be another strike.
Seventh, any food, drink or medical condition that affects your body odor would mean a strike-out
Eighth, don’t choose a hot day to use coconut oil for a deodorant.
Ninth, you will need to re-apply it twice a day and use organic extra-virgin coconut oil. WASH BETWEEN APPLICATIONS.
Tenth, you will probably need to surround yourself with people who wouldn’t mind a tinny bit of off-odor toward nightfall.
If you can satisfy all of the above conditions, I say ‘Go For It!’
Otherwise, only use coconut oil for an underarm deodorant when you have to race to the store to buy a real deodorant.
Pat Thomas for THE COCONUT LOVERS MOJO