I'm going to be frank with you. I can be a stinky girl. Living in a humid hot environment means you will frequently be soaked with sweat if you brave the sunshine for a little does of vitamin d. Even if you stay in the shade and lounge in a hammock. It just really is that hot here during the summer months.
I have tried every… I mean E-V-E-R-Y hippie (aka aluminum free) deodorant on the market and even several homemade versions too. Louisiana kicks their bootie every time. When I read Heather's recent post (which made me laugh too), I thought a homemade version needed just one more try.
I ordered some arrowroot powder and patchouli oil. I mixed up a batch and tested it all last week in all kinds of really fun melting hot humid weather. And you know what? It works!! It really, really works. Like Heather mentioned, it is a deodorant. Not an antiperspirant. Which is just perfect for my needs. I love that everything in it is safe and mostly food based. Heather touches on some really good points for using a natural deodorant in her post as well.
My batch was mostly patchouli and a few drops of lavender. I love patchouli.
It's currently 80 degrees in my house with the ac running. So mine is a very soft smooth paste. A tiny bit of it is enough and rubs on smooth and feels dry, not sticky (due to the arrow root & baking soda). It has not irritated my skin, even after shaving. And one application in the morning has lasted all day. It's definitely a winner!
Along with this very fantastic deodorant recipe, a few other things left me inspired this week….
Also, washi tape lovers… this is for you.
And just for fun…. a year ago this week.
See you tomorrow for the last giveaway of August. (last week's winners were posted here.)
Happy weekending to you!