"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food" -Hippocrates

Friday, May 31, 2013

Homemade Coconut Deodorant!

So today i was in the mood to make stuff...so i made my favorite fudge, and i tried out a baking soda-coconut oil deodorant that I found on pinterest!

I thought before posting that I would wait until the end of the day and see how the deodorant held out..........and well.... my pits smell great! (or i should say...they dont smell bad!)

I switched to natural deodorant a few years ago when I read some articles about how the aluminum in anti-perspirant could possibly be linked to Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's. I thought about it, and realized whether this is fact or not, it just doesnt seem natural to block your body from releasing through it's sweat glands. it's a natural process, and it serves a purpose. 

Now, my journey with natural deodorant hasn't always been pleasant. basically..i have been a little smelly some days. I have to admit, when I have felt desperate I grab someone's anti-perspirant and put some on.

This Coconut Deodorant is really great, and simple. It smells wonderful too! If I would have went all day with my Tom's deodorant I would have for sure needed to re-apply, and I would have come home and still been a little smelly. BUT today...NOTHING... and only applied Once! :)

The true test will come on work-out day!

1/4 C. Baking Soda
1/4 C. Corn Startch
5 Tablespoons (Liquid) Coconut Oil

Heat your coconut oil (I put in about 3Tb. of solid coconut)

Mix all ingredients together

I emptied my Tom's deodorant container, and poured in my Coconut Deodorant! 
*Place in the fridge/freezer to make solid
*It does not always require refrigeration, but should not be left in the heat for long.


Delicious Fudge!

Okay, so time to splurge. I saw this recipe posted by someone I know following a Paleo Diet, and I loved that the ingredients were simple, and well... natural. I decided to make it, and it. is. d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.!!!

1/2 Cup All Natural Raw Almond Butter-Creamy 
1/2 Cup Pure Cocoa 
1/2 Cup Melted, Coconut Oil (Organic Virgin, Unrefined)
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 Cup Pure Honey 
Optional: 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

Heat your coconut oil to a liquid, this does not take much heat

Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer

I like using cupcake holders--1/4 cup each
-You could make smaller servings by pouring it all into a pan, and then cutting when solid.
*Cover, and place in fridge until solid (Freezer if you can hardly wait to try it!!)

Although, these do have natural ingredients, you should still pay attention to the number of servings you are having! Try to resist the urge to eat them all at once!! ;)