1.09.2013

natural living: homemade deodorant

i don't know if you remember this post? where i outlined my natural lifestyle and all the crazy things i do/don't do? i also mentioned how for me, everything is a gradual process. i can't change my entire life all at once or it won't stick. so i take on a few changes at a time until they become habit and then add on something else until that sticks.

i had a few goals at the end of that post. some things i wanted to try or switch over to, and one of those was deodorant  a sweet gal commented that she had tried making her own deodorant and she emailed me the link to the recipe. there's even a video.

i promptly made some and i store it in this little jar and i use it every day.


so i know you're thinking it totally doesn't work, right? and i'll admit i was very skeptical at first. i'm naturally a sweater, and since this isn't "anti-perspirant" i assumed i'd be sweating non-stop. more than usual, anyway.

the truth is, i haven't noticed one bit of change at all. now of course it's wintertime so i'm not hot and not really sweating. but either way, it does the same job that all those chemicals were doing for me, without the risk.

let me know if you try it!

5 comments:

  1. i just might have to try this...especially since it's winter. i've been concerned about the cumulative effects of regular deoderant for a while. thx friend.

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  2. I tried this exact recipe a couple months ago, as I love coconut oil and use it for many other things. Unfortunately I struggle with excema every now and then, and for reasons I know not, this recipe was not good for me. It burned. Maybe it was the baking soda? So I used the rest of it as a bath scrub actually, which was quite nice. I have found a new recipe and am eager to try it.

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    1. i did read that it could burn a little, especially if you use it right after shaving. but you're probably best to try a different recipe, for sure. i LOVE coconut oil too. it's like my go to for anything skin related!

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  3. So glad you tried it and are having success so far!!! I found that in the summer, even if I sweat, it isn't smelly. :)

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    1. I LOVE IT! thank you so much for sharing with me!!

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