For this week's Making it Count Tuesday, once again, I have a couple of recipes. But you won't want to eat these. ; ) The first recipe is for deodorant. I don't like using products with aluminum on my skin, but I have I tried every aluminum free deodorant that I can find and have never been happy with the results. So I was a dubious on whether this recipe for homemade deodorant would actually work. Well it does work! I love the way it smells. I used grapefruit essential oil- but any scent you like could be used. It was easy to make and very inexpensive. I also think that the glass jar looks much prettier in my bathroom than a stick of deodorant.
I put the deodorant in a little jar and I apply it under my arms like a cream. The ingredients that you need are pictured below. I could make a whole lot of batches with what you see, so the cost per use is mere pennies. To see for yourself how to make this deodorant, go here. The original recipe called for arrowroot powder, but I couldn't find any, so I used corn starch instead.
BTW, I keep a jar of coconut oil in the bathroom and use it all the time- it's an all natural miracle product. It's also my facial moisturizer and a frizz serum for my hair.
The other concoction that I put together was a laundry stain remover. Ammonia, dish soap, and baking soda, mixed together in a spray bottle and you have a great product that really works. I did not come up with this recipe myself though, so for the exact directions, go here.
I have to say that I find it very satisfying to be able to make my own products, not only because I save money, but because I have more control over what goes into them. But I won't bother if it's too much of a fuss. Both of these recipes were quite simple.