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DIY Deodorant: Don’t be scared of sweat!

Did you know??  Sweat is 99% odorless and basically just water leaving our bodies.  Why is everyone so scared of sweating?  Probably because when sweat can’t quickly evaporate (clothes holding it in, armpits not airing out, etc) our bodies get nervous and send out bacteria to get rid of the sweat..and the bacteria is what smells.

So we end up running to the store and slathering on all kinds of nasty harmful aluminum-filled deodorants to try to prevent the sweat when all we really need is something that will prevent the bacteria and give the sweat more time to evaporate.  Most store bought deodorants are filled with toxins that seep into our skin and travel through our delicate lymph nodes.  Aluminum has been linked as a possible cause of cancer, yet we still slather it on our armpits EVERYDAY in fear of sweat!

Did you know?? The yellow stains on our white t-shirts aren’t from sweat, but from the aluminum seeping back out of our armpits onto our clothes?? Yuck!  Time to stop slathering on the cancer sticks and make our own simple DIY deodorant!
DIY Deodorant Recipe:

1/4 Cup Baking Soda

1/4 Cup Arrowroot Powder

1/4 Cup Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

10-15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil (our odor eater!)

10-15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (great for the skin!)

3-5 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil (optional just for a fun scent!)

Mix it all together in a bowl, scoop it into an old deodorant container or jar, and apply twice a day! Simple, right!?
Now, at first, your body will need to go through a detox from all the chemicals you’ve been putting through your armpits so it may take up to 2 weeks before your new DIY deodorant starts to really work well.  Give it time, it is worth it in the end.  It feels great to sweat, but not smell bad, and know that NO CHEMICALS are being sent through my lymph nodes every day!  I can even allow my 4-year old to put some on her armpits (on days that she insists she is a grown up too) because I can rest assured that she is not applying chemicals to herself!  Chemical free children, happy mommy.  Now go throw out those nasty toxic deodorants and whip up some of your own!
IMPORTANT: Don’t have essential oils yet?  DON’T BUY GROCERY STORE ESSENTIAL OILS.  They might not work as well because they don’t have the same chemical constituents as high quality essential oils.  Plus there is the potential that they are laden with chemical solvents (hence why they are often less expensive than Young Living oils).   What’s the point in replacing chemical deodorants with healthier deodorant laden with chemical oils??  Don’t do it.

I only trust Young Living essential oils and you can get them easily by visiting http://www.myyl.com/reposa and clicking Enroll Today.  Choose your starter kit which comes with a diffuser and 11 of the most popular essential oils.  If you are ambitious, go ahead and sign up for essential rewards by adding Tea Tree EO, Grapefruit EO and a bottle of amazing Thieves cleaner to your order.. You’ll start earning free oils to make all kinds of DIY recipes right away!  I will be here to give you recipes and answer questions every step of the way.  Message me anytime and thank you in advance for supporting small business!!

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