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Sunday, July 28, 2013


I am always up for a new deodorant recipe.  Unfortunately, I don't remember where I saw this one (if you know, let me know so I can credit that page).  I did alter this recipe for myself.  I can't use baking soda on my body.  Let me tell you, it gets ugly and fast!

This deodorant originally used 1/2 baking soda & 1/2 arrowroot starch/powderSince we're now aware I can't do the baking soda thing, I knew that wasn't an option for me.  

I live in the South.  It's HOT.  It's HUMID.  Well, lemon isn't enough to keep the stink at bay down here.  This is a nice, smooth deodorant.  It's a cream of sorts, so you store it in a 4oz jar (or some tins, etc).  It's super easy peasy to make.

I use these Essential Oils and this is the reason:
Frankincense - Has been proven to fight cancer and it's a great thing to have going through the lymph  nodes that are so close to the armpit area.  I have personal experience with this one and I know it's true.
Lemongrass- Keeps the odor down and helps with muscle/joint  pain
Lime – Boosts keeping odor away and helps perk you up to get you ready for the day
Lavender – Soothing and antibacterial
Tea Tree – Antibacterial, anti-fungal

You will need Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil (not a lot - don't freak out), Baking Soda (if you can use it),  Arrowroot Starch/Powder and your essential oils.


6 TBSP Coconut Oil (Melted)***
1/2 cup Baking Soda and 1/2 cup Arrowroot
1 cup Arrowroot (this is what I used for mine ;) )
Put melted coconut oil in a bowl, add arrowroot (and baking soda if you're using it). Mash it together until it's nice and smooth. Add your essential oils:

5 drops Frankincense
15 drops Lemongrass
15 drops Lime
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Melaleuca

Stir together and pour into your jar. This will make over 1 - 4oz jar. You can see in my photo, exactly what I made from this recipe.

I put my goodies on a cookie sheet and placed on a level surface in my freezer to get it to set faster. You can use this right after using it. It will setup on its own.

**Please be aware that coconut oil becomes softer and liquid in temperatures above 76 degrees**.   Store in a cool dark place and it should be ok.  
***You may need to adjust the coconut oil according to your climate***

To use? Just put some on your fingers and rub it in. Personally,  I do 2 rubs just because it feels like silk to me :D

Let me know what you think!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Rose Petal Lemon Grass Sugar Scrub

I took Camp Wander’s recipe for Rescue Remedies for Summer Dry Heels and modified it a bit. I keep it in a plastic container in my shower. I usually use this twice a month in the shower and it's the last thing I do in the shower because it feels GREAT!! I also use it when I do my monthly pedicure treat.

Rose Petal Lemon Grass Sugar Scrub

~Use a medium sized sturdy plastic container with a lid
~Fine chop about 4 handfuls of Rose Petals
~Fine slice about 4 leaves of Lemon Balm
~4-8 drops of Lemongrass EO
~Approx 1-2 cups of Sugar
~Coconut Oil (not Fractionated)
~Olive Oil

Fill container about 1/3 with sugar, add rose petals & lemon balm, layer until your container is about 2/3 full. Mix 1/2 & 1/2 Coconut Oil (melted) and olive oil. Pour over the sugar and allow time for it to absorb. Add more sugar if you have too much oil (add oil if you have dry looking sugar). Add Lemongrass Oil (no need to stir).

This should look stiff and a little dry in your container.

While in the shower (last thing), scoop scrub in your hand and rub/massage into one foot. Use a pumice sponge (I've found these at TJ Maxx, Marshall's and beauty supply stores) and scrub your heels well... don't forget to do the bottom of the whole foot.

Rinse and do the same to the other foot.
Be careful while standing and doing this  I steady myself with one hand and use the same hand to scrub each foot, so I don't slip. Pretty feet & bruised bodies are not too hip!

Make sure you wipe the shower floor or tub with a soapy cleanser.  I use some thing like this dish detergent wand and got it at WalMart or the Dollar Store.  I also use One Good Thing By Jillee's One Good Thing by Jillee's recipe and it works awesome!

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