Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DIY Natural Deodorant

I am going to be completely open and honest here. I stink. I straight up stank.  I have tried everything. I have bought every aluminum crap packed deodorant on the market; men's and women's alike. I have gone the natural route, scrubbed, shaved, swapped deodorants daily to keep my pits guessing...I even got Botox injections in an effort to combat my odor. But nothing, I repeat nothing seemed to work for more than a day or two. Boo-hoo-hoo.

I always felt totally self concious, washing under my arms multiple times a day and constantly reapplying a different brand every few hours to keep smelling fresh. It was exhausting, expensive and emotionally draining.

When my stink issue came up (I of course love to talk about it with my friends) with one of my besties, Ms. B, she expressed a similar battle of the pits but with sweat. She suggested that I "detox" my body and allow the millions of layers of chemical s#*^ to get out of my body. She told me to go deodorant free for at least a week...I gagged slightly, knew it would be a hell of a week for those in my family, but was willing to try anything.

I jumped back in with all natural deodorants (Toms, PiperWai), but they didn't work for more than a day or two. Which was a horrible let down and completely devastating P to the S.

I decided to try a different approach and hit up my favorite "granola" girl, Wellness Mama. I had tried some of her beauty recipes in the past and loved them all, I figured I had nothing to lose...except my body odor...fingers crossed.

I mixed up the baking soda and coconut oil and added a few drops of ylang ylang for good measure. 
I did my usual shower, scrub, shave routine and then took a little scoop and rubbed it in. 

I went about my day and then the evening fell and I realized something. I hadn't caught a whiff of myself all day. I lifted my arm...inhaled...and nothing. NOTHING?! Wait, NOTHING?!!!??!??!??!

OMG, are you serious? No, this is some kind of joke. I had used baking soda before and it hadn't worked. Hadn't I? How had I managed to make it through an entire day and still smell like a blooming beach flower?! O to the M to the G. I was saved.

I have been using this magic potion for a month now and still smell like a glorious angel all day long. Even after I work out...I know, I too am amazed. Better yet, I am going to save about a gazillion dollars on not buying that chemical death deodorant. NEVER AGAIN! This is the only thing I and my family will ever use again and if I ever run into that Wellness Mama Katie I just may kiss her on the mouth!

No more sweaty, stinky summer pits....I am FREEEEE!!! You are running to your cabinet right now to make some aren't you? If not, GO!

Strive to thrive, 

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