got my birks and threw away my razor. NOT!!! still wearing high heels and my legs are smoooooth.
i made the lame tree-hugger joke because my post today is about making your own deoderant. just basic stuff, none of that weird crystal stuff that you buy for 89.95(i think you have to chant as you use it for it to work)or just going stinky in order to be "green". i got the recipe from little house in the suburbs and it goes like this:
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup baking soda
10 drops essential oil(they recommend tea tree or lavender)
you mix it all together(takes about 2 seconds)
you can use it just like that-dust it on as a powder OR if you want to put it in a stick form you add
2-3 tbs coconut oil
you find it in the baking aisle by the shortening. its a little pricey-i got mine for 6 bucks on sale-but a little goes a long way and it has other uses besides making your own deodorant.
once you have it all mixed up you pack it into an old, empty stick deoderant container. it needs to "cure" about 24 hours for it to hold together properly when you apply it.
sometimes i am suspicious about things that are so easy. how could 4 ingredients mixed together so quickly work effectively? things dont need to be complicated to work and this homemade deodorant is proof of that.
i got freaked out a few years ago about the aluminum used in most commercial stick anti perspirant/deodorants and switched over to the "natural" stuff. i used both arm and hammer and tom's of maine and were happy with how both of them worked, but the $6 price tag was not fun especially when you can get the nasty aluminum stuff practically for free when you watch for sales and have a coupon.
i found this recipe just as i was at the end of my tom's of maine 12 hour natural deodorant. i had everything, but the coconut oil. i picked it up on my next trip to the grocery store and made it that day.
i am so excited about this stuff. it really works. goes on smooth and invisible and there are no potentially harmful chemicals being applied to my skin. and its cheap. in this economy, i love saving every little penny i can. this recipe saves quite a few. if you try it out, let me know what you think!