Have I gone too far with the DIY stuff? If someone told me five years ago that I would be blogging about DIY deodorant, facial scrub and detergents, I would have been like, “Whaaat?” But here I am and I’m truly enjoying these easy recipes that I have found that are both cost effective and better for you.
Recently my sister, Laura-Leigh, and I were discussing how we stink at the end of the day. (TMI?) We both use deodorant religiously every day, and have even tried using our husbands deodorant in hopes that the “man strength” will cover our smell. People. That did not work for either of us! Is that normal? Gosh I know I am really over-sharing right now but can I get a “amen”? Does ANYONE out there have B.O.?!?!
Well Laura-Leigh found this link via pinterest for “Man Stink Killer” and she said it WORKS!!! Not only that, she said it was super easy to make. Here’s our conversation after her trial run…
The ingredients are very simple and I whipped this up in less than five minutes. Does it get any better than that? Here’s what you will need.
- Coconut Oil
- Corn Starch
- Baking Soda
- (Essential oils can also be used to add a scent. I used lavender.)
So grab a bowl and put in equal parts baking soda and corn starch. Then spoon in some coconut oil and mix in till it’s light and fluffy.
Spoon the mixture into an air tight jar or an old deodorant container.
I have been using it for days and I have no complaints. Only a small amount needs to be used and the best part- I don’t stink! 🙂
Let me know what you think!
*Store at room temperature. Heat may cause the oil to separate from the deodorant.
**This is MUCH easier to put on if it is in an actual deodorant container!
***My friend Heidi has been doing this for the past five years and explained that the reason this recipe works so well as deodorant is because coconut oil (cold pressed) has anti- bacterial properties, corn starch absorbs moisture, and baking soda neutralizes odor. Makes perfect sense!