...And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good...
-Genesis 1:11-12

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Simple Body Powder Deodorant

Hello again! Today I am posting the recipe I use for deodorant. I mix it up in a little vintage powder jar, but you could really use any container with a lid. All you'll need is some cornstarch, baking soda, and essential oil. Remember this is a deodorant, not an antiperspirant

Powder Deodorant

1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup Baking Soda
Anti bacterial essential oil - this recipe recommends cinnamon, rose, birch, or lavender. Also recommended later on is a blend of eucaplytus and wintergreen. I would imagine that would be a great blend for the guys, if they don't want to smell "flowery" ;)

I personally use lavender, just 'cause it's a great scent and essential oil!

Place powder in a jar, add essential oils (I use about 20 drops) stir and cover. Dampen (very slightly, I recommend dampening with a spray bottle) a powder puff, cotton ball or sea sponge dab in the mixture and pat on underarms.

You can also grind dried herbs into a powder and blend that as well. Recommend are Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (are you going to Scarborough fair?)

I first started this using a wash cloth, and it just made a huge mess. I finally made my own powder puff type thing, I simple took a circle of fleece, and a circle of cotton. I laid a ribbon across the right side of the cotton fabric, and put the right side of the fleece on top of the ribbon and right side of the cotton. I sewed around the fabric, making sure to enforce the ribbon area, and leaving an opening opposite the ribbon, so stuff it. After sewing I turned it right side out and stuffed it with bamboo stuffing, and whip-stitched the opening closed. Voila! My own powder puff! I've actually made two of them, the first one I took traveling, and my shampoo spilled all over it. I didn't bother to wash it, I just pitched it, because bamboo filling doesn't do very well in the washer, and so I just made a new one. I think it would do fine in the washer if you used regular polyfill though. I have a picture of mine, but it's on my parent's computer, so I'll have to post it later.


1 comment:

SisterlyLove said...

Aa! That is an awesome idea! Thanks for the recipe and the idea for the powder puff. You are genius!