I am frugal to the point of almost being a cheapskate. I get this fine trait from my Dad. I have been extra creative with money while I am on this unemployment vacation. So when I ran out of deodorant I thought “ I can make that!” and I found a recipe on Pinterest. The supplies were chillin in my kitchen, all I had to do was whip up a batch. This took me about a week to muster up the enthusiasm. In the mean time I went au natural or I stole a bit of Nate’s manly Old Spice. MMMmmmmm.
How about Orange
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
10 drops/shakes grapefruit essential oil (I used some lemongrass essential oil that might have belonged to my roomie Sarah. Hope she doesn't mind...)
A tin or jar with lid -
In a bowl, stir together dry ingredients, then add oils gradually until you like the consistency, mixing with a fork. Store in a closed container at room temp. (If the mixture seems too soft, try refrigerating it for a bit to firm it up.)
I slather a tiny tiny bit of this stuff on my pits. I hold it against my skin for a second to let the cocoa butter melt into my flesh. It hasn’t stained my clothes and it keeps me smelling fresh. Little bit of trivia, those yellow armpit stains you get on lightly colored clothes don’t come from your body sweat, they come from your deodorant. I also didn’t know the way antiperspirants work, something in the ingredients clogs up your pores so sweat doesn’t pour out. Crazzzay.