Two Saturday’s ago I invited my sisters to a “flower-planting party”! Which is to say I needed some H E L P and made them think it was a party! haha. Of course they saw right through my ruse of a “party”, but as good sisters do, they showed up anyway!
With the help of my sisters (I have one more sister, JoAnn, who couldn’t make it who is a SPECTACULAR gardener!), the hubster, my 3 boys, My Mom, my Dad, my mother-in-law (who happened to be visiting from North Dakota) and every other unsuspecting by-stander that came within grabbing distance of my flowers beds, we managed to plant a TON of flowers. Way MORE than I planned on because, well, when my Mom and my sisters get together the creative juices get flowing and all kinds of new ideas are born! But that’s another story……
Needless to say, by the time we were done, we were all a little worse for wear. (Please, no comments on my Playtex “gardening” gloves. lol. I was desperate!) :-)
As a matter of fact, my older sister had to audacity to start handing out samples of deodorant! Subtle Rebecca, subtle. ;-)
One of the things I really like about this “recipe” is how simple it is (no need to melt beeswax on the stove…no long list of ingredients…) and that you can use it as a roll-on OR as a spray. I know people have strong preferences about how they apply their deodorant…now you have a choice!
Here is the recipe.
10 – drops frankincense essential oil (anti-cancer properties…helpful when applied to an area of the body with so many lymph nodes)
10 – drops tea tree or lemon essential oil (anti-fungal, anti-bacterial)
10 – drops lavender essential oil (eliminates waste, anti-inflammatory and calming)
To make the ROLL ON deodorant:
To make the SPRAY deodorant:
Add the essential oils to a small spray bottle and top it off with Witch Hazel.
Witch Hazel is a natural toner and cleanser, it’s cooling and evaporates quickly and soothes irritated skin. (Read all about the amazing Benefits of Witch Hazel on this former blog post.)
Now, for the $64,000 question! Does it work? Well, I’ve been using it exclusively for over two weeks now and have been completely satisfied! No odor at all. Even my husband was intrigued. I’m going to be making him a “manly” scent soon!
To be clear…this is not an antiperspirant. I gave up using antiperspirant quite awhile ago because the aluminum-based compounds used in them (although I should note they are considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.) I’m lucky because excessively sweating isn’t an issue I face. For those of you who do…I’m afraid this post won’t be terribly helpful. (Unless one of the incredibly intelligent readers of this blog chimes in with some insight!)