Homemade Deodorant

Happy first day of summer! 

It seems like the weather is finally catching on because Sunday and yesterday it was 90° and today is looking beaaauuuutiful! 

I had my grad party on Sunday and it was full of sunshine and hummus and croquet and good vibes and hugs and almost everyone I love under one roof. And in a few short hours I'll be on a plane to Vancouver, someplace I've always wanted to travel! There will be hiking, canoeing, a ghost tour, and a quick jaunt down to Seattle to visit my brother and see this wall of gum (!!???) 

Oh, and of course ALL the coffee.

My main draw to Vancouver was of course the gorgeous wildlife, hiking trails, and ultra-cool hippie hangouts. But what makes it even better is that my favorite blogger/hippie/vegan/banana lover/the coolest person EMILY a la This Rawsome Vegan Life happens to live there as well! If I happen to run into her, it would make my life. MY LIFE. 

(And yes, my doughnut holes are inspired by her recipe.)

Sooooo life is pretty exciting right now and basically my head is permanently filled with flamenco dancer emojis. 

Going along with the theme of crunchy granola type things, I have a different sort of recipe for you today. Technically it's still edible but I wouldn't really recommend eating it...

Lately there's been a lot of talk about the dangers of using conventional deodorant. It's come to light that certain ingredients in deodorant have the potential to cause a lot of harm to our bodies. According to onegreenplanet.org, "ingredients can be linked to cancer, development and fertility complications, allergies, irritation, and toxicity issues in different body systems."

That sounds like no fun. I have sensitive skin, so conventional deodorants have never worked well for me anyway, but when I heard the above, I wouldn't touch the stuff with a ten foot pole. 

The downside is, if I don't wear deodorant, people probably wouldn't touch me with a ten foot pole. So there's your dilemma. Luckily there's tons of recipes for harmless, eco-friendly, cost-effective, and functional homemade deodorant, and I'm sharing mine with you today. 

Homemade Deodorant

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder (available for a reasonable price here, but cornstarch works fine too.)
  • a few drops of essential oil, I used lavender

Mix ingredients well and store in an airtight jar. That it. Seriously! Just scoop out a little when you need it and run it in. During the Wisconsin winter, the coconut oil tends to harden up. Either put the jar near a heating vent for a few minutes before using or carve out a little and melt it in your hands. No biggie. 

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a safe, happy week! xxx

P.S. Did anybody see the Strawberry Moon last night? I know this photo is v cliche but I went adventuring to find it and the sunset was so so pretty. Luckily/sadly my phone died right after this so I just had to sit and enjoy the view. Pictures never do it justice anyway. And the moon was humongous!