So this may be a bit TMI, but I am a serious sweater. I mean I sweat, all the time. Constantly. I can be sitting, doing nothing and still, I will sweat. This has been a problem that has plagued me since puberty. I have tried every deodorant under the sun with no luck. My friend Cho, also a sweater, noticed that her sweating decreased significantly after she made a few changes in her diet. She cut back significantly on wheat and sugar. Increased her servings of leafy greens (mostly kale) and fruits. Added coconut oil, flax and avocado to her daily intake and stopped using chemicals on her body. On top of this, she has been vegan so over a year. Possibly two years (I can’t remember).
As a mentioned earlier, I am really interested in pursuing veganism. Although I am not doing this to stop my perspiration problem, I must admit it would be a fabulous side effect. So as I make a transition to a vegan diet, I am also going to try to follow a few of the anti-sweat solutions outlined above. As part of that, I am going to switch from my usual Secret deodorant to an all natural homemade version.
This simple recipe has only three ingredients and smells amazing. I’ll have to report back on it’s effectiveness after a few days. I am going camping this weekend, which will be the ultimate test!
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup baking soda
2-3 tbls coconut oil
Mix the three ingredients together (I used my hands), adding more coconut oil until the consistency of deodorant. Rum onto those smelling pits as needed
I’ll let you know how it goes!