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Sunday, March 12, 2017

DIY: Natural deodorant (spray)

March 12, 2017 2 Comments
Hello everyone! 
If, like me, you hate the chemical-laden, store-bought deodorants,  you can make your own natural deodorant from scratch – in both solid and spray form.  Since I’ve already posted a DIY solid deodorant recipe, I want to share my favourite spray deodorant formula, too.  This one is way easier and quicker to make.  Enjoy!

  • 60 ml (2 fl oz) witch hazel (astringent)
  • 12 drops of essential oil - Choose an oil with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties such as, sweet orange, tea tree, lemongrass, lavender, etc.

  1. Pour your ingredients into a spray bottle and screw the top back on. 
  2. Shake well before use. 
It's super simple to make and it really does work!

Have you ever tried using a DIY deodorant?  Do you prefer a solid or a spray formula?

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

DIY: Natural deodorant (solid)

June 21, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!
Many deodorants and  antiperspirants, including those labelled as "natural", contain a long list of chemicals that are not-so-healthy, including some that are potentially connected to breast cancer.
If you read my March favourites, you know that I raved about Nivea Deodorant Pure & Natural Action, which is aluminium-free.  Still, aluminium-free doesn't mean 100% natural and chemical-free and this is why I wanted to try a DIY recipe!  Here it is... 
You will need:
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Shea butter
  • 3 tbsp of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 6-10 drops essential oil/s of your choice
  • a glass gar or a deodorant container

  1. Melt the coconut oil and Shea butter on a stove top burner.
  2. Once melted remove form heat.
  3. Mix in the baking soda and arrowroot powder (this is one of the ingredients I use in my DIY translucent powder!). 
  4. Add the essential oil/s of your choice.
  5. Let the mixture cool for a little while, then pour it into the glass gar or deodorant container.  
The last step reminds me of the DIY: Blemish killer stick; that time I used a lip balm tube! :)

  • You can reuse an old deodorant container or you can even buy some from Amazon or eBay. 
  • Keep the deodorant in the fridge, especially during the hot Summer months!
I hope you like my recipe.  Have you ever used a natural deodorant?  If you have a different recipe, let me know, I love trying out new stuff!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Preventing inner thigh chafing

June 12, 2013 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

One of the more uncomfortable, yet frequent challenge faced by most women in the summertime is the issue of inner thigh chafing.  If you are out and about in skirts, dresses or short shorts, chances are you've suffered from the red rash that can develop on the skin between your thighs.  This happens when the inside of your thighs sweat and then rub together.  
Some women swear by baby powder, which works only for a short while.  Others wear shorts or nylon thighs/pantyhose underneath their dresses.  Wearing more clothes is not the best solution in super hot, humid climate.

A more effective preventative method:
To keep your thighs from chafing when you wear a dress or a skirt, apply an anti-perspirant to the inside of your thighs. You can use roll-ons or sticks. The anti-perspirant keeps your thighs from sweating therefore preventing a nasty rash.  Keep the anti-perspirant in your purse for long days out, you may need to re-apply.  
If you already have inner thigh chafing, I suggest applying aloe vera gel daily.  Allow your skin to heal before trying this preventative method.  Never use antiperspirant on damaged skin (razor burn, rashes or cuts).
If you have more suggestions, leave a comment below!

Photo from here.