Have you heard that lime can be used as a single ingredient, natural deodorant? Let’s put this rumor to the test and see if it works!
So I recently embarked on a little week-long self-experiment: for a week straight, I used lime juice as a deodorant.
Man oh man, this was a risky experiment to conduct in the mid-summer heat! Luckily, it worked out rather well. But we’ll get to all that in a bit…
While I am head-over-heels in love with the DIY all-natural detoxifying deodorant (it keeps me odor-free naturally and pulls toxins from my skin — what more could anyone ask for?), it’s been said that lime juice can be used as a natural deodorant and I’ve been very curious about whether or not this was true.
I juiced a lime, strained the pulp and seeds, and put the juice in a little glass spray bottle. I kept the bottle in the fridge and sprayed it on my underarms every morning for a week.
The big conclusion: it worked! But..
Not as well as my other deodorant (I was a little stinky by bedtime which is not usually the case for me). But it did work.
So will I be making the switch to lime juice? Nope. I’m still very committed to my DIY all-natural detoxifying deodorant. (It’s amazing.)
But this may be an option for others who have a sensitivity to baking soda, cornstarch or arrowroot, common ingredients in many natural deodorants (both DIY and store-bought).
A word of caution before giving it a go:
- It can sting when applied immediately after shaving
- Lime juice and the sun react in such a way that can cause your skin to burn, so absolutely do not apply lime if you are planning on exposing this area of your body to the sun.