Natural deodorant THAT WORKS is hard to find. I really don't want to have to make all my own stuff. I'm busy. I work full time. But some things are just better & less expensive homemade. This recipe saves me money, will make great gifts, AND works FAR better than even my favorite natural deodorant, PiperWai. I did some research & prayed, and the Lord downloaded another winning recipe!!! Enjoy :)
5 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder: Amazon (bulk)
3 Tbsp Baking Soda (Aluminum-free): Trader Joe's
3 Tbsp Organic (raw) Coconut Oil (more if you live in a dry climate)
3 tsp 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
1-2 tsp jojoba oil: Amazon or Nature's Sunshine
1 capsule Nature's Sunshine Activated Charcoal (opened)
1 capsule Nature's Sunshine Magnesium Complex (opened)
12 drops Nature's Sunshine Peppermint Essential Oil
12 drops Nature's Sunshine Lavendar Essential Oil
Mix all ingredients thoroughly until you have a smooth, silky, light grey consistency. Store in an old Piperwai jar or small, wide mouth 2oz glass jar. This recipe makes 2 jars.
Scoop a small piece out and massage into your underarms. It won't stain your skin ;) This has been tested through multiple spin classes, full days of work, and even 2 days without a shower (don't judge me!). It works. Every ingredient matters, serves a specific purpose in balacning pH, absorbing moisture, and killing bacteria/fungus (odor), and was chosen prayerfully ;)
If you find your mixture to be too dry, simply add a little more coconut or jojoba oil either to the whole mixture or with each application, or take your finger with your small "dallop of deo" on it and run it under a small stream of water before applying. Climate & humidity levels matter. The consistency of my deodorant changed and dried out some after taking it to Colorado for 1 week.
Both Magensium Complex & Activated Charcoal are great to have on hand and will not go to waste.
Activated Charcoal is an essential in your natural medicine cabinet. It can be used to stop diarrhea, for food poisoning, to remove heavy metals, to take right before or following vaccines or amalgam filling removal to help remove the heavy metals (will need to take for 1-3 months usually) and chemicals from your body. You can mix a capsule with your toothpaste to make homemade whitening toothpaste (I know it's black...it won't stain...it will WHITEN!) or to a face mask recipe to do a good skin detox. It is safe to use on kids, pets or adults for any time you need to "absorb" something out of the body (toxins) that doesn't belong. Take as directed with a glass of water.
Magnesium is the #1 mineral deficiency so most people need this. If you are getting leg cramps, muscle spasms, anxiety, are on prescription medications or have constipation (to name a few), Magnesium Complex could be beneficial for you. If you are taking too much you will know because it will give you loose stools. Therefore, it makes a great natural laxative. It relaxes our muscles (good for sprains/strains/spasms) AND our smooth muscle (colon), to aid in healthy bowel movements. It is NOT a cure-all, however. Constipation, headaches, etc will usually have other layers involved that need to be addressed (ie: Candida overgrowth, low stomach acid or enzymes, liver congestion, IC valve problems, etc).
NOTE: If you are breastfeeding, you may want to choose another essential oil to use in place of peppermint (tea tree, etc) as it could possibly dry up breast milk and/or slow milk production (especially when applied directly to the underarms).
NOTE: Some people are sensitive to baking soda & thus may not be able to use this product.
Gluten-free, Dairy-free Strawberry Shortcake... can I get an AMEN??!! Because of the strawberries, this recipe is ideal for Phase 2 of a Candida Detox. Once I test your body to confirm you can add berries back in...or your daily dose of probiotics is able to decrease because too many are giving you soft/loose stools, you are welcome to try this recipe! This means your gut's population of good bacteria is increasing, which means the yeast in your body is decreasing. Thus, you can likely tolerate slightly higher glycemic foods (berries, sweet potatoes & quinoa typically). Bottom line: if you add berries or sweet potatoes and get bloated or feel foggy afterward or the next day, your body wasn't quite ready. Go back to where you were another 2 weeks and then try again ;) Last, this is a FAR BETTER cheat than almost anything else you could choose. CHOOSE WISELY :)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep cupcake pans with cupcake paper. Makes ~24 shortcakes.
Combine all dry ingredients in 1 bowl. Then mix all wet ingredients in electrix mixer or other bowl. Add the dry ingredient to the wet ones and mix well. Add 2 large spoonsful of batter to each cupcake paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. Cook time will depend upon your over and how full you fill your cupcake holders.
Let cool slightly and serve with your fresh strawberries!! There is zero "cheat" about this dessert!! Loaded with protein, good fat and fresh fruit to make a complete meal :) You can even enjoy these for breakfast.
BONUS: Top with my HAPPY HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM !!
My mission is to educate, inspire & equip people to be healthy & to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My goal is to deliver hope, truth, wisdom and freedom to everyone I can by keeping JESUS the main thing in our pursuit of "wellness".