When I met Daniel he was a fast-food loving, Dr Pepper drinking smoker (I know, I know). Obviously, what he needed in his life was someone to show him how to live healthy. Right.
Anyway, although I would never nag anyone like this now, I totally drove him nuts with detailed descriptions of how his lifestyle choices were affecting his health. And because he is so progressive and all, he actually listened to me! He knew he couldn’t tackle each lifestyle issue right then, but decided it was time to reduce the toxic load on his body.
He stopped wearing deoderant. Ya know, because it has aluminum in it, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s, breast cancer and other brain disorders. Not the “sacrifice” I would have chosen, but it was pretty clever on his part. Rather than give up something that would bother him, he ditched the product whose absence would bother me. A lot. Because it was a hot Texas summer.
Poor college student status prevented him from buying expensive natural alternatives. Since we’ve been married, though, he’s tried just about everything under the sun with no significant results. This summer, things got out of control. Now that we have a toddler we are outside a lot, sweating bullets and praying for Katie to take a long nap as our reward. By evening we smell like a whole gaggle of children who have been on the playground all morning. Do you know that smell? Blech!
All that is over now. I have found the solution and I’m sharing it with YOU!!! It’s so easy I can’t believe I missed it. Cheap, too.
Homemade Deoderant That Really Works
Mix equal parts aluminum-free baking soda and cornstarch. Mix in a little coconut oil . . . just enough to help the mixture form into a little ball. The baking soda and corn starch will keep you dry and the coconut oil
is moisturizing and has antibacterial properties to keep odor at bay.
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