Sunday, December 2, 2012

DIY Natural Deodorant!

I have tried a few different deodorants that are natural (aluminum and antiperspirant free!), and unfortunately, by the end of the day, I didn't smell so fresh.  With so much speculation out there that deodorant can cause cancer, and more specifically, breast cancer, I was determined to find one that works!  Aluminum has been established as a neurotoxin, yet it is the main ingredient in most deodorants!

I was tired of wasting my money with natural deodorants offered at the store and decided to make my own!  I found a great recipe and thought I would share.  Not only does it feel GREAT on (not sticky at all!), it actually works!

The only downside is that you have to rub it in with your hands. But you are applying it when you are clean and out of the shower, so for me it is not a big deal.

My test was to see if it would work over night and through a very tough and sweaty workout.  It worked great!   This is the easiest recipe ever!  I hope you enjoy!

1/4 c. Organic raw coconut oil
1/4 c. arrowroot powder
1/4 c. baking soda
a few drops of your favorite essential oil (opt)

Melt coconut oil in a kettle on the stove.  Turn off the heat, stir in arrow root powder, baking soda and oil.  Pour in to Tupperware container and let cool.

**Summer months it will be very soft since Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and begins to melt at 76 degrees.

**Winter months it is harder to get out, but I scoop with my fingers and it melts right into the skin.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The latest from the Twins...

Okay so I didn't add any pictures of my twinies in my last post, so I thought I would give you the latest (taken from my iPhone)...

Bongiorno!  This was taken this morning!!

Taken a few days ago!  They love exploring the back yard! It is definitely their favorite at home activity!

Mommy and Rocco picking out our Christmas tree!

At the Christmas tree farm. Maximus got sap on his hand and the pine needles were sticking to him! LOL!

Brotherly Love!! awwwwww

They are getting into EVERYTHING now! Pun Intended! LOL

Mommy and Maximus at the park! He just LOVES the swings!

We got passes to the Long Beach Aquarium!  They love it!  Here with their good friend Em!
Lets just say going anywhere is impossible without help!  We were out numbered 3 to 2.  It was not an easy day, but they sure enjoyed it! :)

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