Coconut Oil Deodorant: What Heroes Are Made Of

by David Gobeli

There’s no doubt coconut oil is a hero ingredient for those wanting to embrace a more natural lifestyle. People are cooking with it, conditioning their hair with it, polishing furniture with it, and washing their face with it. Heck, folks are even using it as mouthwash. 

Is there anything coconut oil can’t do?

When it’s not busy fighting crime and bringing about world peace, coconut oil also makes an excellent ingredient for natural deodorant. That’s why American Provenance has made it the cornerstone of our signature product, our all-natural deodorant. 

Deodorant with Coconut Oil: How It Works

You may think coconut oil is such a great deodorant ingredient because it makes you smell like a warm beach on a summer day. However, there’s slightly more science to it than that. 

Did you know that sweating alone will not make you stinky? It’s true. Perspiration is not the culprit when it comes to smelly pits. Rather it’s the bacteria your sweat attracts that brings the stink. Those little microorganisms show up to the party and things can get a bit ripe. 

Antiperspirants contain chemicals like parabens and aluminum to stop the body from sweating. But there’s no need for that. Sweating is the body’s way of regulating its temperature to help you remain cool and comfortable. 

Natural deodorants, on the other hand, don’t try and keep you from sweating. Instead, they keep your sweat as bacteria-free—and stink-free—as possible. That’s where coconut oil comes in. Coconut oil’s antibacterial properties help ensure that your sweat remains just that: sweat. No bacteria allowed. Our natural antibacterial deodorant contains not just coconut oil, but also arrowroot powder and aluminum-free baking soda to keep you smelling fresh. When combined with the essential oils that quell our signature scents, pit checks become a whole lot more pleasant. 

At American Provenance, we know a good sweat is not a bad thing.

If you haven’t tried our deodorant with coconut oil, explore our range of natural personal care products.