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making my own

So I am still wiped out.  The healing from the food poisoning is taking much longer then I hoped.  My stomach is still not settled but there is not any active sickness.  And I get tired.  Tired minutes after I sleep.  The problem is there is just too much to do.  Always. 

The stress at work is pretty interesting as well.  Even though I do not really feel very stressed dealing with the people who are is enough in itself.  Breath at a time.  Maybe I will take a walk on the beach this weekend.

I had found a natural deodorant that worked very well for me.  The problem is that I have to order it.  Well, that is really not the problem.  The problem is I have to remember to order it.  I looked at a few recipes and the ingredients on the jar and decided to try to make my own.  I think it turned out well.  It works very similar to the natural deodorant I was purchasing.  I actually had most of the ingredients in the house.  Who would have thought!


Note:  The clay is not necessary.  If you do not use it, lower the amount of oil used.

3 tablespoons arrowroot flour

3 tablespoons baking soda (aluminum free)

3 tablespoons kaolin type clay (pick I light color.  I did not)

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil

1/4 teaspoon tea tree essential oil

Melt the coconut oil on the stove.  Put the arrowroot flour, baking soda, and clay in a small bowl.  Mix in the oils.  Transfer to a glass jar.

It only takes a small bit under each arm pit.  Smaller then you think!  Next time, I am going to use a lighter colored clay.  The green is a bit dark but this amount of deodorant may last most of the year.  I did say a small amount.  Too much leaves clumps by the way.

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