DIY Clean Deodorant

2.03.2016

Bad news: sweating is our body's natural way of ridding toxins from our system, which means anti-perspirants aren't only full of potentially cancer causing chemicals, they're also trapping toxins inside of our bodies. Good news: I'm sharing this non-toxic deodorant recipe that's easy to whip up at home! 

  • 6T of coconut oil, 
  • 4 T arrowroot powder, 
  • 4 T baking soda, 
  • A couple drops of lemon essential oil, a few drops of bergamot oil and a few drops of tea tree oil (all have natural antibacterial properties), 
  • A short, wide mouth glass jar or tin. 


Mix the powders then add the coconut oil, then the essential oil. BAM! You're done. Mine smells like delicious coconut lemon dessert. 

Apparently when you make the switch to a homemade/natural deodorant, your body goes through a detox phase, where it basically is purging your pores of the gunk from anti-perspirants, so you're supposed to go at least a week before you judge whether your new deodorant is working (probably don't plan your armpit detox during the week of a big event or special date!). Good to know, right?

We tried this recipe during the Summer in Arizona, Marcus still uses it exclusively and loves it, I used and liked it when I was waxing my armpits, but found it to be irritating (baking soda) when I was shaving, since I have sensitive skin. Now that I'm not waxing, I switched to using this natural deodorant while I search for another recipe that doesn't use any or so much baking soda.


When Life Gives You Lemon Oil, Make Natural Lemon Cleaner!

2.01.2016

Super Easy, All Natural Lemon Cleaner! Takes 45 Seconds to Make!

Um, public service announcement: Lemon oil is the most amazing smelling thing on this planet and all humans should have it in their home and smell it often. In my effort to switch over to a non-toxic home, I whipped up this all-purpose cleaner that took about 45 seconds to make-- I've been cleaning mirrors, windows and countertops with it and I'm so happy to throw out the garbage I was using before! *You have to be careful not to use too much oil or else you will deal with streaks on glass/mirrors 


I used a 16 oz glass spray bottle bought on amazon (buy here), 2 Tablespoons of organic white vinegar, 6 drops of lemon essential oil (buy here), and filled the rest of the bottle with filtered water--shake it up before each use. That's it. Get cleanin'!

{My nail polish is also all natural from piggy paint here}
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