First, I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me and this blog! I am amazed at the amount of people I have reached so far, and I am loving the feedback I am getting as well. Also, thank you for following me on my Facebook page. You guys rock!!!
With that said, this post is a review on a homemade deodorant recipe I recently whipped up, and have been using for the last several days. As some of you may remember from one of my first posts, I threw away all of my commercial cosmetics a few months ago. Since then, I have been using all natural, homemade, and organic products, one of which is deodorant. For a while, I used coconut oil and baking soda, which works wonderfully as far as prevention of stink. The problem was, my skin would get a little raw after a few days from the backing soda and the change in PH. So, I decided to purchase a sensitive formula “primal pit stick” from Primal Life Organics. This stuff was pretty good as far as not irritating my skin, however, I had to reapply it a few times a day in order to prevent the stink. I also purchased the regular “primal pit stick” to see if maybe the ratio I was using was what was causing the irritation. While it certainly took care of the stink and lasted longer than the sensitive formula, it was still a little irritating. So now what? (By the way, this company has some other products I use and love. I use the “dirty mouth primal package”, and love it. I also do not get any compensation from this site for mentioning it, just sharing about a company that shares skincare beliefs.)
After a few days of not using anything on my arm pits, (sorry hunny), I came across a recipe on Pinterest for homemade deodorant for sensitive skin. I had all of the ingredients, and I was going to be in the kitchen anyway making a fabulous whipped body butter recipe, so I decided to try out a batch. You can find the recipe for the green paste on Oh Lardy’s website here. (I added some lavender and lemon essential oils to give it a nice and fresh scent.) I love this recipe because it’s simple and it doesn’t require heavy machinery to produce.
The results? My pits don’t stink, and they don’t turn red. Ta da!! I still sweat, mind you, but we are supposed to sweat. And if you are wondering about the greenness rubbing off onto clothing, so far it hasn’t. I only use about a peas sized scoop per pit.
What recipes for cosmetics or body care have you tired? Please share below, or on my Facebook page. I also have a homemade board on my Pinterest if you would like to see other recipes I’ve tried or am going to try.
Thanks again for reading!