Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was pretty productive and today we are taking Madelyn to her first amusement park for the day. I can’t wait to see how much she loves it.
This past weekend involved a much needed haircut, a bachelorette party, and attempting a DIY deodorant.
I’ve been on the market for an all-natural deodorant for awhile and haven’t had much luck with one that I love. A few weeks ago, I came across one that I really like by Kiss My Face. While it didn’t last as long as my usual deodorant (Secret Clinical Strength) I liked the way it smelled and it had so far been the best all-natural deodorant I have tried.
In my recent research of essential oils in labor & delivery, I came across a blog post for DIY deodorant from Wellness Mama. The “recipe” looked easy enough and I already had most of the ingredients in my cupboard.
I went out and purchased a citrus scented shea butter and picked up a lavender essential oil. I chose lavender for it’s smell and the fact that it helps fight bacteria-something that will help cut down the smell. I made the deodorant in a small glass jar that I picked up from the dollar section at Target.
The recipe was VERY easy to follow and the whole process took about 10 minutes to make. I made it on Saturday during Madelyn’s nap time, I applied it at about 3:30 pm after a shower. I went to my friend’s bachelorette party, woke up Sunday and walked to the park in 90 degree heat, played with Madelyn and by the time I got in the shower at about 2pm (about 23 hours from the time I applied the deodorant) I still had zero body odor smell. This stuff works better than any deodorant I’ve ever purchased! I’m pretty confident I will never buy deodorant again. The nice part is, you only need a very small amount (about pea size) for each arm so this little jar should last me awhile. I’ll probably keep a stick of Kiss My Face in my gym bag to use as a back up.So why natural deodorant? Since a co-worker of mine sent me this article regarding parabens and pregnancy, I’ve been even more aware of the contents of my beauty products, including deodorant. I’ve usually tried to stick with products that were paraben free for Madelyn and myself even before I became pregnant. I also wanted to eliminate the use of aluminum and other chemicals in my deodorant and every day beauty products. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and I want make sure I’m keeping it as chemical-free as possible when growing a little one.
Have you tried any DIY beauty products? What’s your favorite all-natural (non chemical) beauty product? I saw a DIY for blush, tinted lip balm and baby powder that I’m excited to try!!