i don't know about coconut oil, but i have used the deodorizing crystal before. it's decent for removing odor, but it won't keep you from stinking...that has more to do with sweat, bacteria and toxins. i notice that i get stinky when i sweat...sometimes. sometimes i'll be on a run or doing a full on metcon workout and i don't smell a thing, and sometimes i can clear a room. i can also be at work, sitting at my desk, sweat just a teeny bit and reek like a garbage can in hell. i've been trying to lock down some sort of pattern of cause, but i can't. one thing i have noticed, is just getting a little air in there helps the smell go away temporarily. so, maybe between patients you should just walk down the halls with your arms up like you just won a race.