Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Homemade Hygiene Products

I made some homemade natural deodorant (coconut oil, cornstarch and baking soda...I added some essential oils though, but those aren't necessary) and prepared my showers with no-poo hair care.
The best thing about it is that I didn't have to go out and buy containers or ingredients to make these "products;" I had everything on hand. I'm so incredibly excited! And I probably can't put it into words like Amy does over at Angry Chicken.
But, I can say, that I definitely haven't smelled bad for the past half day since I used my new homemade deodorant. And if this were any other day, as some of you can probably testify, I would stink horribly...even though I put on my natural deodorant bought from the store. Thanks, Hubby, for putting up with my stink. I don't know how you did it! But, I think that little problem is solved...indefinitely. Hopefully, indefinitely. I'm so relieved that I think I've finally found something that will actually work, is environmentally friendly, and isn't prone to giving women breast cancer. I feel so ALIVE and not so afraid to get too close to people now. (I truly am sorry to any of you out there who had to put up with my stinky armpits! It sure is a bit embarrassing...but in the long run...I preferred to stink even after applying an over-the-counter natural deodorant opposed to using a product that research shows could lead to breast cancer...I'm trying to avoid breast cancer like the plague.)


  1. What a cool idea! I actually have some coconut oil here so I may have to try it. I get razor burn on my underarms and I've heard coconut oil has antibacterial properties, so maybe it would help. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I too am trying to avoid breast cancer, I use an deodorising Alum crystal for my pits. Where did you get the recipe for your homemade deodorant?

  3. Helsbells, I got the recipe from the Passionate Homemaking website. You can probably find the recipe on a search from their site. But...if you click on "homemade natural deodorant" in green at the top of my post, it will link you right to the recipe. (I added 8 drops of lavender and hobs essential oil, but that isn't necessary...I just felt like doing that.)

  4. Amy, you should totally go for it! I even woke up stink free...which rarely happens in summertime.