It’s been one YEAR since I went gluten free. Really I never imagined I would actually still be gluten free, loving it, confident in it, and forever sure that I made the right decision here. It’s actually been quite amazing the things I’ve learned, and I’ll never ever ever think that eating delicious glutenous food is worth being chronically sick for. Thanks for sticking with me through all of my learning curves!
Which brings me to today…
Homemade deodorant! Before you scream and run out of the room, let me explain a little. I’m definitely not that weird. I like smelling nice. I like brushing my hair. I like dressing up and wearing perfume and brushing my teeth, etc. I don’t eat hay or bugs, I don’t smell like fungus, and I don’t have ticks or fleas or anything. I have just learned a lot about what bad things are in my deodorant (and other stuff I use) that make me think it’s worth the risk of trying my best to live more naturally. How big of a risk is it, anyways? You probably even might already have all of the ingredients you need to right in your kitchen. And, PLUS, you can add whatever natural fragrance you want to your deo to make it smell however feminine you’d like.
It’s not urban legend. It probably lowers your risk for Alzheimers and Breast Cancer. Just try it.
Mix together 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of cornstarch together in a bowl. Add 10 or more drops of tea tree oil (this is where you could substitute lavender, rose, lemon, etc) and mix. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted, and mix together until well combined. Shape with your hands into a nice little deodorant ball and wrap in plastic wrap until ready to use!
I also googled deodorant bottles and found some for like .80 each. You know, like if the idea of a deodorant ball freaks you out or anything.
Oh and also… some of the cool kids are doing it.
Let me know how it goes for you!