And now for something completely different: How to get fresh without chemicals


Obviously I am talking about deodorant.

I am one of these people that will try absolutely anything ……………as long as I can get the end result within 3 minutes and 43 seconds.

I always have good intentions of home making things and then I realize it might take longer than my attention span can cope with. Basically if a recipe has incubation , freezing, drying or sitting stages written in to it I won’t do it. I tried to make my own yogurt once and it all went fine until the part where you have to leave it to sit in a warm place. I lost the will to live after I had left it for a whole ten minutes and NOTHING had happened.

But I have this problem with deodorant. The problem is I refuse to wear it due to all the chemicals in it, but I sometimes need to. Days when I am teaching multiple hot yoga classes in a 98 degree room are good examples. You get the picture.

So I have attempted to make my own AND it took less than 5 ingredient and less than 5 minutes start to finish.

Recipe:

5 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup baking soda

Few drops of essential oil- I used lavender but that is only because there was some left in the bathroom cabinet when we bought the house and I am too lazy to go to the store and buy anything else.

 

Method. 

Mash and smash it all together then slap it on.

The best news is that it actually works. See – No smell!

No smell pits

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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.