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Smell my pits!
I try a lot of natural, homemade, organic. crunchy-granola products. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, but you have to try.
My goals, which you are tired of hearing about if you spend anytime here, are:
1. to reduce our use of plastic
2. stay away from toxins and weird chemicals
3. be healthy!
I also don't want to stink unless I am working out.
Last winter Heather gave me a little tub of cream deodorant that she made. I was leery, but I tried it. It worked surprisingly well. I made another batch myself and still liked it. Then for some reason I tried another homemade recipe. Good ingredients, bad results.
So I am back to the original recipe. I am so confident that you'll like it, too, that I am going to share it with you.
The recipe is from Bonzai Aphrodite.
1/3 cup Corn Starch
1/3 cup Baking Soda
10 drops of Antibacterial Essential Oil (tea tree, lavender, or eucalyptus) I use tea tree.
10 drops of Antifungal Essential Oil (tea tree, peppermint, sandalwood, or eucalyptus) I use peppermint.
2 tablespoons Vitamin E Oil
3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
Mix everything up in a bowl until it forms a thick paste. Transfer to your storage container and then allow 24 hours to ‘set up’.
I put it in small glass jars and store two in the fridge until I am ready to use them.
Stick your finger in there and rub it into your pits. Delightful.
Now I don't even stink when I work out...well, maybe just a little.