Making the Switch doesn’t have to be a smelly one! I have been making my own deodorant for 2 years now. But when I made the switch I didn’t know there may be a detox period so I thought the deodorant wasn’t working, but it wasn’t the deoderant it was my body getting rid of all the chemicals I had been putting on it!! 😲
So let me me share with you what I have learned. When you are going from store bought deodorant to all natural there is sometimes a detox period that we must go though. So when you have been using deodorant that contains chemicals and begin using an all natural one here are some tips to help the transition! After doing a armpit detox I have noticed that I just don’t smell, in fact many days I don’t even need deodorant although when I am going to be out in the summer heat, out of the house for the day or when I go running I do apply because no one wants to stink like BO!
Detox your pits! through trial and error and lots of research I found a great way to do this from Wellness Mama. (I just love her)
You’ll just need bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar and water.
This is the bentonite clay I use: https://www.amazon.com/Aztec-Secret-Indi…/…/ref=sr_1_7_s_it…
I use braggs apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon bentonite clay
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1-2 teaspoons of water (to get right consistency)
1. Mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl (do not use metal!) with a wooden or non-metal spoon until about the consistency of sour cream.
2. Spread in an even layer over the armpits and allow to sit for 5-20 minutes. I suggest starting slowly and working up to a longer period of time once you see how your body adjust. If it hurts at all, remove immediately.
(This may cause some redness as it will increase blood-flow to the area, but it will go away quickly.)
3. Wash off in the shower or with a warm, wet washcloth.
4. Repeat daily or as needed until under-arm odor goes away and natural deodorant is non-irritating.
Also, make sure to drink a lot of water any time you stimulate lymph flow (dry brushing, massage, detox, etc) to help flush the body and avoid getting dehydrated.
The deodorant I use:
1 tbs baking soda
2 tbs kaolin clay
3 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs shea butter
1 tbs arrowroot
1 tbs beeswax
1 tbs rosehip (can use sweet almond or grapeseed)
20 drops Purification, 10 drops Lavender & Cypress (or you can use 20 drops purification and 10 lavender)
1. combine shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil in double broiler (or use a large glass measuring cup in pan of boiling water)
2. Remove from heat when all is melted.
3. combine baking soda, kaolin clay, and arrowroot to melted shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax. Mix well.
4. in a separate bowl mix rosehip and essential oils.
5. combine rosehip/essential oil mix to deoderant base mix. Stir well.
6. pour into containers and allow to cool completely before use.
**If you need additional support while detoxing use one drop of purification to each armpit before applying this deodorant or other natural deodorants.
Not into DIY no problem!! Young Living has deodorant as well!!
Here is links to the ingredients I use to make my own.
Most of us in the past or currently have an arsenal of facial products and have spent an insane amount of money on beauty products trying to keep our skin clear and healthy while fighting the inevitable aging process. One of the most natural and effective ways to cleanse skin is with an oil cleanse. Fact: Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principles of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” An oil cleanse will remove makeup and balance skin, it covers it all and all you need is a washcloth, and oil base and some essential oils.
I Love Pink Himalayan salt for multiple reasons, but some of my favorite ways to incorporate it into my life is with simple DIY projects to replace a few of our body care products. I wanted to share with you three of my favorite recipes. Bath soak, scrub, and soap but first let’s talk about why I love himalayan salt!
Why Pink Himalayan Salt?
Some of the benefits of himalayan salt include:
Pink Himalayan Bath Soak
1 cup Epsom Salt
1 cup pink Himalayan salt (this is the one I use Fine Pink Himalayan Salt)
1 tsp organic unrefined coconut oil
essential oils of choice (optional) 10-12 drops
add 1/4 to 1/2 cup to warm bath
Some Suggested Essential oils
Eucalyptus and Peppermint = sinus clearing
Lavender and Bergamot = Relaxation
Lemon and Rosemary = restful mind
Panaway and Lavender = relaxed muscles
Black Pepper, Marjoram, and Rosemary = sore muscle relief
Lavender and Eucalyptus = unwind
Pink Himalayan Scrub
This one I use as a face scrub twice a week, it is also great as a body scrub. I mix mine in a 4 oz mason jar. You will need:
Pink Himalayan Salt
Organic Unrefined Coconut oil
Essential oils of choice (I use Young Living tea tree and Lavender)
Pink Himalayan Soap
(this will make 4lbs of soap)
22 oz organic unrefined Coconut oil
6 oz Olive oil
2 oz Apricot oil
2 oz Mango Butter (I get mine here Mango Butter)
4-6 oz Pink Himalayan Salt
12 oz Water
4.6 oz lye (I get mine here Lye)
Essential Oils of Choice
mica (I get mine here nurture soap)
I make this as a Hot Process Soap but you can use this for cold process also. I have added mica to give it a pink color, you can add your favorite color choice. Here is two examples of how I have done it in the past. One I added glitter to the top. (always use skin safe glitter)
*when making soap make sure that the supplies you are using are only used for soap making* You will need a designated crockpot, mixing bowls, stick blender, spatula, kitchen scale, and molds. **If you have never made Hot or Cold Process soap I highly recommend Youtube, there is a ton of videos available to show you the process, also Soap Queen has some great tutorials as well.
With winter fast approaching I wanted to share with you some of the small easy DIY staples that my family and I use. Hand purifier, rice sock, bath soak, and tea. Not only are these great for home but make a super nice gift basket.
The hand purifier we use daily, it’s simple to make and very convenient to carry in your purse, car, or backpack. I got my containers, vitamin E, and AloeVera from Amazon, here: On the Go Containers Aloe Vera Gel Vitamin E
what you need:
Tea Variety pack tea
I have been traditional deodorant free for more than a year now. I have been making my own pit paste, a version of primal paste but at the fraction of the cost. My previous recipe used beeswax and baking soda which worked awesome but I couldn’t use it without a little irritation after shaving.
I Revised my pit paste, recipe below. I removed the beeswax and baking soda. Some found the baking soda too abrasive. This one is made with Shea butter, coconut oil, arrowroot, kaolin clay, and essential oils.
Glides on smooth, no staining, lasts all day, aluminum free all natural protection.
all natural deodorant. non-abrasive.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 cup arrowroot
1/2 cup kaolin clay
and essential Oils..I use purification and lavender 12 drops each.
1. Melt shea butter in double broiler. (or your can use a mason jar or large measuring glass cup and place in a pan of water)
2. While Shea butter is melting, mix softened coconut oil with powders. (if yours is not soft may need to warm it up a little, but don’t melt it all the way)
3. Once shea butter is melted mix with coconut oil mixture that you have prepared. mix well.
4. Add complete mix to freezer for about 15 min, until edges are solid and center is liquid.
5. Remove from freezer and get out your mixer and add essential oils to mix.
6. Blend all until whipped into a paste. Store in 4 oz glass jar.
Links where I purchased some of my supplies:
Kaolin clay: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001K2HY74/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Shea Butter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RM35FYE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s02?ie=UTF8&th=1
Arrowroot and coconut oil I purchased at local food store, but you can also find these on amazon.
NOTE: When switching from chemical filled antiperspirants to natural deodorant, you may experience a very sensitive detox period. Some people experience rashes in their armpits and even some pain, though this severe of a reaction is uncommon. If you experience a painful rash due to detoxification, you can use aloe vera gel to help soothe skin during this detox period.
Price Break Down:
Shea Butter 1lb (16oz) @ $8.99 (.56 per oz)
Kaolin Clay 1 Pound @ $9.00 (.56 per oz)
Arrowroot powder 16oz @ $4.49 (.28 per oz)
Coconut Oil 56oz @ $14.98 (.26 per oz)
Lavender EO 15ml @ .9 cents per drop
Purification EO 15ml @ .7 cents per drop
2 oz shea butter = $1.12
2 oz Kaolin clay = $1.12
2 oz arrowroot = $.56
2 oz coconut oil = $.52
12 drops lavender = $1.08
12 drops purification = $.84
A little goes a long way, just need a pea size amount. This 4 oz jar will last months for both my husband and I.
Wishing you a great day and thanks for reading!
I have been making labels and planner stickers for more than a year for my personal use and found a passion with it. It all started with the purchase of a cricut explorer which is where my learning began. About 6 months ago I purchased a Silhouette Cameo and WOW it opened up design doors I did not have before with my cricut. I love them both but for labels and stickers I prefer my Silhouette.
When I first dove into essential oils, the fun part is making all kinds of useful household products. I began making our own soap, shaving cream, lotions, hand soap, scrubs, bath soaks, face washes, deodorant, lip balm, and more. However it’s no fun when your washi tape comes off your container; which is how I first labeled everything. I started making labels and not only love the way they look cute yet professional but solved the issues with labels falling off.
I have been making things for other people for more than a year and after much support and love from my family and friends who have encouraged me for months to open up an etsy shop and share what I love doing with others. I will list what I make in my shop, well what I can. I made these after one of my favorites Tokidoki. (copyright laws and all so won’t see these in my shop) They go so well with my kaiju city collection.
I recently made these lip balm labels that I received awesome feedback on! (these are in my shop)
I am excited about this new little adventurous journey. I will be offering custom work as well, I know not everyone loves Pumpkin Everything as I do so that won’t fit everyone’s needs when they are doing a make and take, DIY for gifts, or even selling their handmade essential oil products. I hope that you will come favorite my shop as I will be adding new designs often and having sales, and bonus buys in the future! I am looking forward to either helping your planner fun and functional needs or helping a little with your essential oil goodies.