Recipe For Natural Deodorant-Perfect For The Summer

I’ve been utterly obsessed with CocoLavish’s deodorants. I found her through Instagram, and then I purchased her products on Etsy. But, I had a strong itch to make my own deodorant. For a long time now, I’ve noticed a lot of green beauty bloggers experimenting with DIY beauty products. Truth be told, I more of a shopper than actually making something, but I thought I would try something new. It is summer, which means time for prosecco, rosé, and of course lots of deodorant. I have used the DIY natural deodorant twice now, and I’m obsessed. Now before you ask, I did wear it to the gym, and it is super hot here in California. Need I say more?

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DIY Natural Deodorant

I reused a small jar that had honey in it.

1/4 cup of arrowroot powder

2 big tablespoons of organic coconut oil

1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil

20 dashes of lavender essential oil

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It’s no “Secret” natural deodorant is better for your body

I don’t want to get too much into the technical stuff, but read this article about the chemicals that are in drugstore deodorants. I have been using natural deodorant for over seven months, and I’m so glad I made the switch. I’ve tried so many brands of natural deodorant that I like to stick to the Meow Meow baking soda free, and CocoLavish deodorant. I would recommend you testing products to see if your skin is sensitive like mine.

Why I used Arrowroot powder

Last year I started my cruelty free journey, and it was one of the most difficult times. The deodorants that I used gave me rashes, and then I just started using drugstore Dove deodorant again, because I didn’t want to smell and I didn’t want a rash. I found out about green beauty towards November/December 2016. After some research I read an article that said that a lot of natural deodorants/cruelty free deodorants have baking soda which gives people rashes. I first used Meow Meow Deodorant (Baking Soda Free) and I loved it. Then I got into using the CocoLavish deodorant with arrowroot powder. It was life changing. I started searching for recipes with arrowroot powder, and that’s how the idea came about to make my own deodorant.

 

I encourage you to make your own deodorant. If you also have sensitive skin, use arrowroot powder instead of baking soda. Also to find out more information about green beauty follow me on Facebook, and Instagram. Besos!

 

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My Minimalist Lifestyle

For the last year I’ve been trying to live a more minimalist lifestyle. The reason why I choose to live a more minimalist lifestyle is because I was tired of buying things that I don’t use, I was tired of living up to expectations. I had a lot of clutter in my room, and then I wondered why am I buying so many things. I was inspired to be more minimalist after watching Sarah Nourse, and Jenny Mustard on YouTube. Now the question that I will answer, is how do I live a minimalist lifestyle. Well I chose not to buy a lot of things that I don’t need. If I don’t need something, then I throw it away. I only buy things that I absolutely need like food, clothing, and what I love most makeup. I go shopping at thrift stores a lot, and one of the weird things that I have noticed, is that I use the clothing items that I bought from the thrift store, more so than the new items I used to purchase at the mall. I don’t understand why, or maybe it’s because someone else has already broken in the clothes. Anyway the only new items that I purchase are undergarments, bras, panties, socks, shoes, and white tee shorts or basic shirts. At the thrift store I look for blouses, jeans, jackets, and dresses.

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Also when I buy makeup or clothes that I absolutely need I try to shop when there is a sale. For instance if I know I need more makeup, I will try and see if they have is a sale, and if I still need it I’ll just buy it, but I will look around the store to see if they have any sale items. For instance, two weeks ago I put it on my to-do list to buy new bras since I needed some. Then last week I bought some from American Eagle because the bras were on sale, which is a score really in my opinion. To me minimalist means only living within your means, and not accumulating lots of unnecessary items. Minimalism also means that I should only purchase things that make me happy like flowers, and making a commitment to not buy objects that will clutter my life. The one thing that I have a hard time with being minimalist is when other people buy me gifts. My mom has is one of those people that if she sees a napkin with my name on it she will buy it for me. I love her, but that’s the only thing I have a hard time with. It is difficult when people buy me items that remind them of me, and then they give it to me, and I’m thinking to myself “wow I really don’t need this in my life.” This is the hardest thing I’ve encountered about being minimalist. With that I will leave it, and I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Besos!

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