Homemade, All Natural Deodorant!


Did you know your deodorant is (more then likely) incredibly toxic?? If you haven’t, I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you. There is aluminum and other toxic chemical ingredients in deodorant. When you rub it into your underarm (right near your breast and all over your lymph nodes) your pretty much just rubbing a lovely smelling toxin right into your skin. Its not pretty to think about, and its really not very healthy!

Out of all things natural, organic, chemical free, good for the enviroment and healthy, a good deodorant is near impossible to find. I’ve looked. My mom has looked. My sister has looked. Its tough!!

However, the stuff I make, is amazing. I never smell when I wear it, its easy to apply, its super cheap, it takes 5 minutes to mix up and its really natural and chemical free!!

Now that I’ve thoroughly talked it up, here’s the recipe!

Equal parts arrow root powder and baking soda (for instance, you want 1 cup of deodorant, use 1/2 c. arrow root, 1/2 c. baking soda)
A little coconut oil
A few drops of tea tree oil

Mix the baking soda and arrow root together and make sure they are combined. Stir in just enough coconut oil for it to come together and seem moist. It needs to be wet enough to be combined, but not so wet its runny. Add a few drops of tea tree oil, and your done!

I store mine in a dark cool place in a Mason jar.

To apply it, scoop some out onto your finger (I put just enough to cover my finger pad) and rub it onto your underarm. It may look a little white, but it melts into your skin after a minute or so. (If your wearing black, and can’t wait a minute, you can also continue to rub it until its totally invisible).

Now go remove your body odor naturally!!!



‘I Love’ Tuesdays

Organic Oregano essential oil!!

Oh how I love thee.

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Why do I love such a strange sounding oil? I’ll tell ya.

Last year (before I was pregnant, probably around February 2012) I noticed I had somehow gotten a very large wart on my thumb.

Very large. Tall, wide, ugly, fat wart right on my thumb where everyone could see it. I just ignored it or put a band-aid over it and pretended it wasn’t there. Finllay In July I decided I was sick of it and it looked awful. So I went to the cabinet and got out  that overly chemically freeze off wart gunk. By that time I knew I was pregnant and noticed on the warning label you can’t use the freeze away stuff while pregnant. So I put it away and ignored my wart even longer.

So a month ago my daughter was chewing on my thumb and I realized I really had to take care of it now, in case she chewed on my wart thumb and got a wart herself. I started looking into natural methods.

Oregano oil sounded promising and my mom had bought some for my brother, who happens to also have a wart on his knee and I told her it might help.

So I dabbed 5 or 6 drops onto a cotton ball and stuck it against my wart with a band aid over it until the band aid fell off. Around 5 hours.

*Note: You are supposed to use a carrier oil (like olive or coconut oil) to dilute the oregano oil in before putting it on your skin. I didn’t know this the first time so I didn’t. But you should.*

Then, me being me, I forgot to continue applying it and figured nothing would happen since I wasn’t consistent.

Lo and behold, a week later my wart was half the height it used to be and a third of it had dried up and just fell off.

2 weeks later, it was a quarter the height it used to be.

Today, its a dry, flat patch on my thumb.

It all dried up and fell off.

How could you not love that? It worked super fast and super well with only one treatment. If you or anyone you know is suffering from warts give this a try!*

Other uses for oregano oil-

  • Fight infections
  • Increasing joint and muscle flexibility
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Burn pain relief
  • Ear infections

And lots more!!

*Please note- I am NOT a doctor!! These are my results and my experiences with this oil. I do not have any medical training and I think you should do your own research and make your own decisions if this is right for you. As with anything there could be side affects to using oregano oil and there are precautions you should take. Don’t use it if your pregnant.

~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent