Excessive armpit sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a common problem, especially of the palms, armpits and soles.
Excessive Armpit Sweating effects roughly 1% of the world population. It can be distressing and can have a serious impact on their life. In some cases, affected people avoid social contact with others because of embarrassment about the problem.
What is excessive armpit sweating?
Every healthy human produces approximately 1-2 pints of sweat a day, which is an odorless liquid. Chemically based commercial products have been known to contain products that block the sweat glands and inhibit their natural temperature regulation. The decomposition of bacteria on the skin form substances with odor. Our homemade herbal deodorant recipes, do not contain products that block the sweat glands however they contains products that prevent odor from forming.
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) means that you sweat much more than normal. Even when you are not hot, anxious, or exercising, you make a lot of sweat.
Excessive armpit sweating results from excessive sympathetic stimulation of the eccrine sweat glands. Some herbs, such as Sage (Salvia officinalis), have been found to be very useful in the treatment of excessive armpit sweating.
You have probably lived with this condition for some time and have done a lot of research online yourself so I am not going to delve into the medical side of the problem here. If you need more in depth information for Excessive Armpit Sweating you can find it HERE.
Why are you here?
What you undoubtedly want is a way to deal with the smelly side-effect of excessive sweating and a possible solution to help reduce some of that sweat. I hope the following recipe is of some help.
Basic Deodorant Recipe
2 tsp. zinc-oxide powder
2/3 cup witch-hazel extract
2 tbsp. aloe-vera juice
30-40 drops essential oil(s)
In a small bowl, stir the zinc-oxide powder into the witch-hazel extract, and add the aloe-vera juice and essential oil(s). Fill an 8-oz. dark-glass spray bottle with the fluid.
For Excessive Armpit Sweating
Use Basic Recipe (above)
add 30 drops sage (Salvia officinalis) essential oil
Sage oil should not be used if you are pregnant or have epilepsy. Cypress essential oil (Cupressus sempervirens) can safely be substituted. Also, it is very important to use only the specific essential oils given in the above recipes. Make sure to match up not just the English name but the Latin name as well. Other varieties of the same plants could prove irritating or require additional cautions.
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Ingredients for this Recipe and their Benefits:
witch-hazel extract to inhibit sweating: Witch-hazel extract, readily available in drug and grocery stores, is derived from the plant’s bark, twigs and leaves. True witch hazel extract has been double distilled, and contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 14% alcohol. This makes it more soothing than the version found in your local store, and lacks the alcohol sting and scent. It inhibits inflammation, absorbs oil and is mildly astringent. With regular use it constricts skin pores and thus reduces excessive sweat formation. If you shave your underarms, apply witch hazel water just after shaving; it eliminates small pimples and reddening.
zinc-oxide powder to neutralize odor: Zinc-oxide powder is obtained from the mineral zincite. The powder has a slightly greasy consistency and will make your homemade deodorant appear milky. It has excellent properties for neutralizing body odor, will not irritate the skin and is slightly antiseptic and astringent. Since it is not completely water soluble, the powder tends to separate from liquids over time. Make sure to shake the deodorant before use.
Aloe-vera juice to cool and moisturize: Aloe-vera juice gives your homemade deodorant a mildly cooling effect, especially pleasant and refreshing at hot times of year. Including the juice in your deodorant means you also benefit from aloe-vera’s remarkable healing and moisturizing properties. These ensure that the skin is adequately conditioned and that any type of irritation or itchy allergic reaction is quickly and easily alleviated.
Sage, Spanish, Salvia officinalis (Spain) inhibits sweat-gland activity by as much as 50 percent. It also is antiseptic and astringent and gently constricts pore size. Sage (Salvia officinalis) Sage, botanically known as Savia Officinalis, is a small-sized evergreen shrub, which belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. The herb is native to the Mediterranean region, where it is commonly grown as a kitchen or medicinal herb Modern evidence on Sage establishes its properties as an anhidrotic, antibiotic, antifungal, astringent, antispasmodic, estrogenic, hypoglycemic, and tonic. It is believed that the herb is very effective in reducing sweat production in the body.
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