What? You thought of something yucky? Sorry to do that to you, but this is all about something that is just the opposite.
It is a necessity of life that in the presence of others, we mitigate the odors that nature provides, if you know what I mean. It could be as simple as overcoming the effects of a powerful food we’ve recently prepared, for example. The typical marketplace solution is to sell a bottle full of chemicalized chemicals with another chemical to make it smell “good”. That really isn’t necessary when we can utilize the scents available in nature, essential oils.
KerryAnn has an article posted online today by CoconutOil.com simply entitled, “Home-made Coconut Oil Deodorant” (<– Click to read in a new window). The beautiful thing about home-made anything is that we can tweak it to our own liking. A little more of this or a little less of that is a very simple thing to do to turn even a simple recipe into a personal favorite. Getting some skin irritation from baking soda for example? Just back it off a little bit until you get it like you need it. Need a bit stronger scent? Just increase the essential oils until it is just right.
I’m sure when we think of a car, we each have a different make and model, color and size in mind, but the basic functions are the same. An engine to move it, wheels for it to roll on, etc. We can order them the way we like them based on a fairly simple set of principles. Make this deodorant yours and cherish it forever! Ok, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but you get the idea. Don’t be afraid to experiment and discover what truly works for you.
Ooh, Ooh, that smell. I love essential oils and who knows, I may start making some wonderfully scented candles. Candles were a passion of my granddad’s and they are mine as well.
Shared at Homestead Barn Hop, Monday Mania
I have made my own coconut oil deodorants in the past but quit doing that since I find that it stains my clothing and there is not much that will get it out. I would not promote this idea. Use baking soda and an old powder puff. Works great, no stains.
I do, however, use coconut oil as a toothpaste. I mix the oil, dolomite powder (KAL brand), a little dab of sea salt, and some favorite essential oil(s) – I like spearmint/orange – and it does a wonderful job of cleaning teeth in a healthy way. Don’t scrub too hard though because the sea salt might hurt. That’s why I only add a little bit.
We haven’t had problems with stains. I allow the oil to sink in completely before getting dressed. I put the deodorant on as soon as I come out of the shower, and it soaks in while I do my hair, teeth and everything else.
Megan Paterson says
I have found that the deodorant works better and does not stain if you just use a little less and massage it in for a bit. I don’t know why but it seems to work better after doing this. So now I just keep my homemade deodorant in a little jar that is otherwise used for creams. It is also easier to carry around a little in my purse as well for when I get “breakthrough” odor!