Healthy Home Made Deodorant from Scratch

Are you ready for no more toxic pits???

It’s really easy and much less expensive to make your own deodorant.

Technically the recipe is:

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup corn starch (or arrow-root starch)

5 or 6 tablespoons of coconut oil

with a long drawn out complicated mixing instruction, but because my nature is to seek out easier ways to accomplish the same end…this is MY way of making the deodorant I use.

I use baking soda, arrow-root and coconut oil.

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I scoop a bunch of coconut oil into a pan and heat it up.

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Then once melted…(I try not to let it boil, but no biggie if it does at this point)

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…I add equal parts of arrow-root and baking soda. I start with 1/4 cup of each and keep adding equal parts….

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…until it mixes up to a cream soup like texture.

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Then I pour it into my jar and stick it in the freezer immediately.

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The reason I put it in the freezer is because once when I left it at room temp, the ingredients separated.

I do not keep it in the freezer…once solid, I store in my bathroom cupboard. It will thaw to a deodorant consistency.

When it is about room temp, I use a spoon to chunk up some bits for a starting point (that might make more sense once you are trying to get a bit out for use haha)

Then I take a pea size chunk and rub into my arm pit.

No more toxic pits!

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Quick & Healthy Snack

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With all the tomatoes this year, here is a great QUICK refreshing salad to whip up in minutes that will use up some of those toms.

Handful of cherry toms (you can use cut up larger ones too, I just like the little guys)
A cucumber chopped up (chunky chops)
A little feta cheese chunks, or whatever you like, blue cheese, etc…
Cut up spinach, or basil, or any leafy green
Splash of oil based dressing
Salt n pepper to taste
Devour!
Yum!

Mama Lou’s Easy Bread Recipe!

Here ya go, my easy peasy bread recipe….it is simple, easy to make, and wholesome.

The many so-called wholesome bread loaves found on the store shelves have funky ingredients many people can’t even come close to pronouncing. We all want to know what our children are eating. Which not always an easy task these days.

(side note: When you see “NATURAL FLAVORS” listed as an ingredient, you might want to know “Castoreum” is very commonly used as a “NATURAL FLAVOR”…go ahead and see what Castoreum really is! HINT: We call it “Beaver Butt” in our house)

Back to the bread: Making bread doesn’t get any more simple then this recipe!

You’re only an hour and half away from a warm yummy loaf!

3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (you can add more salt if it’s too plain for your taste)
1 1/4 teaspoons yeast (you can add a little less yeast, not critical)
2 cups warm water (sometimes I need a splash more than that)
STIR until all the flour is wet and mixed
Cover & let rise for an hour (or longer, but at least one hour)
Pour into a greased loaf pan (I like cast iron, because then I don’t have to grease it)
Bake at 450F for 30-35 minutes.

ENJOY!