Friday, April 9, 2010

Stink be gone.

One of the biggest complaints I hear among people (including myself) who use all natural skincare products, you know, the ones without all the nasty chemicals, is that they can't find a natural deodorant that actually works. It's so frustrating. I have been using the Crystal stick for a few years now, which gets me by, but it doesn't work as well as I'd like. Wetness and odor still rear their ugly heads at times. And I refuse to go back to using the conventional kind because of the horrible ingredients that are used in them, namely aluminum. Here are some quick facts about

1. Aluminum may impact breast cancer risks.

2. Aluminum mimics estrogen.
3. Aluminum is linked to Alzheimer’s.

Yikes! No thanks. That's why I'm so thankful that I found something that actually works. And not only did I find something that works I whipped it up right in my own kitchen with only four ingredients. Here's the recipe:

1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup of arrowroot powder
4 Tbs. melted coconut oil
10 drops of essential oil (I used Lavender but Grapefruit would be luscious too)

Mix the baking soda and arrowroot powder together. Then add the coconut oil and essential oil to this mixture with a fork, stirring until you get a creamy consistency. Put into a glass container such as a baby food jar or something of that nature. Let the mixture firm up a bit by leaving it sit on the counter (which works in the colder seasons) or place in fridge for a few minutes. To apply, just scoop up a bit on your fingers and and place on the skin to let it melt and then rub it around.

This stuff really works! It even feels like regular deodorant. And I love how it smells.

Here's to no more stinky pits!

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