In the last few days , I have overcome some obstacles in my life. For some reason I doubt myself or stand in my own way. These obstacles aren't huge, they're just ways I talk myself out of doing certain things. Not because I'm afraid to fail, I'm actually pretty good with that, it's how I learn.
It's more about the fact that I don't want to waste anything when if I do screw it up! Well, I didn't doubt myself this time, I didn't fail, but I did read some pretty shoddy directions from another blogger I've gone to in the past. I wrote a bit about it at the bottom of this blog. It was kind of like getting a certain person's shortbread recipe that added unneeded cups of flour and omitted needed amounts of butter that I was given many moons ago. Some people don't want to share their recipes I think because they are afraid they won't be needed anymore. I have no such fears. I did correct the recipe by winging it, like I seem to do so well and ended up with something I was thrilled with. I wasted nothing and turned my doubt into a confidence, so mission accomplished!
After years of spending too much money on organic, non-toxic deodorants that really don't work, or need constant reapplication, a friend made her own and claimed it worked for her so I finally decided to take the plunge! I'm so impressed with the results and of course, I have to share!
Moral of the story: Stop standing in your own way!
I'm honestly going to keep this very short and sweet. I'm writing this blog , unshowered , same clothes I slept in at noon, haven't applied deodorant since 8am yesterday morning and still, I smell freakin fantastic. Store bought doesn't even come close!
So, there'll be no big talk about this, just the ingredients and my two cents about my experience.
What you'll need:
Amounts and How To:
Essential Oil Ideas
Woodsie Scent: white fir, cedarwood and minimal drops of patchouli (10-10-2)
Balance Blend by doTERRA
Ylang-Ylang, lemongrass, patchouli (4-3-1) (I, personally, love this blend!)
*Clary Sage for balancing hormones. Because clary sage helps balance out estrogen levels, it’s an incredibly effective essential oil in the a wide array of hormone imbalances.
*Thyme oil benefits the body by improving progesterone production. Both men and a lot of women are low in progesterone, and low progesterone levels have been linked with infertility, PCOS and depression as well as other imbalanced hormones within the body.
Rose known to balance and support hormone health in the body include rose eo's, which has been used also as an aphrodisiac, as well as a natural mood lifter.
Lavender because...well...c'mon, it's lavender and it's amazing! * It is known for reducing stress, therefore naturally lowering cortisol levels, which is very important for the body when it’s trying to overcome illness and disease.*
*For more information check out Dr Axe:'s article: Top 3 Essential Oils to Balance Hormones Naturally
Honestly there is so much you can do with the different oils, make your own blend using the scents that lift you best! I am really very particular about the oils I use and will only use doTERRA therapeutic grade oils. Check out the link for a great article on hormone balancing.
I'm really happy to have tried making this finally and I'm thankful I let go of my apprehension and just went for it. I think using store bought organic deodorants in the past, having them all fail and getting frustrated with it all was daunting. There was a point where I actually believed that if they couldn't make a decent deodorant, then neither could I!!! Well, thank-goodness I'm over it! Mine is so much better!
Recipes are going to vary from meals to medicines. It's all about healing from the inside out because we truly are what we eat. What's the point? Well, gardening and foraging for your own foods, shopping local and no processed garbage or pharmaceuticals for what ails you? I think that's enough of point, don't you?
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