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:

2 Tablespoons Betonite Clay  (great for detoxing)

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda  (optional but great for absorbing odor)

1 Tablespoon Arrowroot Powder  (wicks away wetness)

1 Tablespoon Shea Butter  (moisturizing)

2 Tablespoons Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil  (moisturizing)

1/4 cup Beeswax  (makes the deodorant WAY easier to apply)

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

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

10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil  (optional just for a fun scent!)

Melt down the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a glass measuring cup that’s sitting in boiling water, remove from heat and mix in all the other ingredients. Pour 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 harsh 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 SO 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!  Harsh 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 yucky deodorants with a healthier deodorant that’s laden with yucky oils??  Don’t do it.

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Peppermint Infused Chocolates!

Isn’t it exciting when you discover something super HEALTHY that actually tastes AWESOME??  That’s what these are and they can be altered to your liking!

No processed sugar and super easy to make!  This is my go to healthy dessert after dinner when I need to satisfy the mean sweet tooth I inherited from my mom ❤️


1/2 cup Organic Unrefined Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil

1/8 cup Honey 🍯

1/4 cup Organic Cacao Powder

5 drops YL Peppermint Essential Oil (for flavor and digestive support!) – only use high quality essential oil here (especially important since you are ingesting them and Young Living is the only brand with essential oils FDA approved for consumption). If you don’t have any yet, visit and scroll down to click Enroll Today!  Grab a starter kit (which includes Peppermint EO) and lots of other fun oils to try!

Optional Ingredients for additional health benefits!:

1 Tbsp Collagen powder (great for supporting the connective tissue in our body, as well as our skin and bones!)

1 Tbsp Organic Protein powder (plain, vanilla or chocolate flavor) YL makes some awesome power packed protein but I just used Grass Fed Whey Protein this time!

1 Tbsp Organic Raw Agave (or just more honey but I’m a big raw agave fan)
Mix everything in a bowl and taste for sweetness before adding extra honey or agave to the mixture. If you love peppermint, feel free to add a few more drops of Peppermint EO but taste as you go!

Scoop mixture into a zip lock bag and cut off one corner so you squeeze out little drops or swirls of candy to around the size of a Hershey’s kiss onto a tray or pan.

Refrigerate or freeze until hardened (only takes a few minutes) and enjoy!  (Coconut oil will melt at room temperature so keep these candies in a container in the fridge once hardened.)

Let me know if you try these out!

Recipes, Toxin-Free Living

DIY Toothpaste For Healthy Teeth!

Let’s talk about Toothpaste!

All you really need is some baking soda and coconut oil to clean your teeth so why do companies add all these extra chemicals?

SLS, Fluoride, Aspartame, etc have all been linked to health issues when consumed in high doses so why would I even want a low dose of that in my body??  Fluoride accumulates in the body over time and you might be thinking “well I never swallow it” BUT no matter how little you think you swallow, everything in your toothpaste is still being absorbed through your gums…
I have been making my own toothpaste with coconut oil, baking soda, bentonite clay, xylitol and either Peppermint, Orange or Spearmint Essential Oils and my teeth have never been cleaner. There’s no need to brush your teeth with garbage, make some super inexpensive toothpaste and mouthwash right in your own home!  You can even customize it by adding trace minerals or magnesium spray for added benefits that you aren’t likely to find in something store bought!

I hate measuring so I tend to make my toothpaste different everytime…but here is roughly what I use:

1/4 Coconut Oil

2 Tbsp baking soda

1 Tbsp betonite clay

2 Tbsp xylitol (more if you like it sweeter)

30 Drops trace mineral drops (I bought mine on Amazon)

20 Drops peppermint, spearmint or orange essential oils (only use high quality ones, especially since you are partially ingesting these) Get your essential oils HERE. (Scroll down and click Enroll Now and become a member by getting a starter kit with 11 of the most used essential oils, including Peppermint!).

Mix it all together and scoop it into a silicone squeeze tube or a glass jar!  Use twice a day to brush as normal.

NOTE: You can add more or less essential oils to taste.  I like to let my kids taste it to check that they like it before spooning it all into the squeeze tubes.  If you’re kids are under the age of 5, I recommend using only a few drops of peppermint EO, or just skipping it altogether and using Orange EO instead.  Some young children are sensitive to peppermint essential oils.

FOR FUN:  Try different flavors!  Young Living has a whole line of vitality essential oils that are FDA approved for internal use!  That means, you can eat them!  Try out Thieves Vitality EO for an extra immunity boost while brushing your teeth!!

DIY Toothpaste!