While we definitely aren’t hippies, I’ve noticed lately that my family just might have some hippie tendencies; and by “my family,” I’m referring to me. I’ve seen mamas in the bloggy world talk about the wonders of natural armpit anti-odor creams from time to time, but dismissed them, as I was content with Degree, Secret, and whichever other brand seemed to be on discount the day I went grocery shopping.
Not until I was pregnant did I really begin investigating the “hoo-ha” of natural deodorant products on the market and the homemade recipes of those previously mentioned naturopath moms. They did have a firm platform for their anti-antiperspirant viewpoints. After all, I’m pretty sure God designed our lovely female forms to sweat for a good reason, even if I’m not Dr. enough to explain why. All in all, I went with the “hippies” and bought the one ingredient I didn’t have around the house to make this simple-yet-effective DIY deodorant. It works, even during these months I’ve been nursing and swear the lactation hormones have made me smellier than ever (shy smile 🙂
DIY Deodorant, Jelli Style:
- Baking soda (2T. or more)
- Coconut Oil (2T. or more), the solid at room temperature type, not the massage oil kind
Instructions: Ready for this????
Stir together equal parts soda and oil and place in storage vessel of choice. (If you’d like it thicker, add a bit more soda until it comes to your preferred consistency.) Spread a tiny dab onto underarms daily. That’s it!!
Jazz it up:
* For those concerned with perspiration, use equal parts cornstarch and baking soda instead of the soda measurement alone.
** For those needing a fresh scent to start your day, add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil.
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