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Everywhere you look, it’s good to see a push to use more simple everyday products, such as foods, household items, cleansers and self-care products. It’s been something that I’ve been on board with since my kids were born. What started with simple cleansers, baby products, and diapers extended to the entire family. If I was using a more natural approach with my kids, my husband and I should be using better self-care products and cosmetics. And so we did.
In the past year or so, I have taken it even further and started using self-care products that were homemade, such as the facial oil I use and a biggie for me, deodorant. I began purchasing these items from local sources and home-based businesses and haven’t looked back. Below, I’m going to share how to make a simple homemade deodorant that is effective and natural. I still use a brand’s natural deodorant when I go to the gym or will be sweating a lot, but for running the kids to school and coming home to my home office, this everyday deodorant does the job for me. I feel better putting something so simple on my body – especially since my body absorbs it. Think about all our body absorbs. It’s reassuring to know what you are using. It should be that way for everything we use.
See my tutorial below for how to make an easy, homemade deodorant.
With that being said, I realized that it made zero sense to not address another item women use every single month — feminine care products. Frankly, no one talks about it and it’s silly because women need and use these products every single month. We deserve better. I spend a lot of time trying to keep the products we use more simple, so why should the feminine care products use be any different?
I was beyond thrilled when I saw that one of my favorite brands, Seventh Generation™, has a line of feminine care products. The fact is, that for more than 25 years, Seventh Generation has been formulating plant-based products that work. They disclose ingredients right on their packaging and they fight to make this law – something that means a lot to me as a consumer. Some of their other products include detergents, cleaning supplies, baby diapers, baby wipes, hand soap, toilet paper and more. I love that Seventh Generation feels that I have a right to know what is in the products I use for my home and family.
Seventh Generation Feminine Care Products
Seventh Generation™ Comfort Applicator Tampons (18 count) are a new product. The product is made with 95% plant-based materials, is Free & Clear and Certified Organic Cotton. They are hypoallergenic and made for the most sensitive skin with NO added fragrances. With effective leak product and comfort, they’re simple and effective. I’ve switched and couldn’t be happier.
You can also pick up Free & Clear fragrance-free Ultra-Thin Pads with Wings (18 count) and Free & Clear Pantiliners (50 count). There’s no reason why your time of the month should be any reason to deal with unnecessary ingredients. All of your feminine care products should be simple and effective.
So now that you know how I’m keeping my period more simple, see how you can quickly whip up a more simple, daily deodorant. First things first – this recipe I have is meant to be a paste that you apply with your fingertips, no empty deodorant bottle needed. You can certainly add your product into one, but I felt this just makes less waste and it’s easy to apply this way as well. Bottom line – you know what you’re putting on your body and it works. I promise it will keep the body odor at bay!
What you need:
- 3 TB beeswax pellets
- 1/4 cup raw shea butter
- 2 TB coconut oil
- 3 TB baking soda
- 2 TB arrowroot flour
- 20 drops essential oil – I use lavender but you can pick another oil if preferred.
- 5-10 drops tea tree essential oil
- Use a double boiler (or bowl over a pot method). Use medium heat – slight boil.
- Add shea butter and coconut oil and allow to melt.
- Once melted, add the beeswax and stir until all the ingredients are liquid. Remove the bowl.
- Very quickly, add the powder and arrowroot until combined.
- Add essential oils.
- Pour into a small mason jar (4 oz) and allow to cool and solidify.
To use, simply scoop a small amount from the jar and apply to the underarms. As with most products, I avoid putting this product on directly after I have shaved – since I have sensitive skin.
So there are two ways, ladies, to keep it things more simple. A homemade deodorant and a biggie – better feminine care from Seventh Generation!
You can purchase Seventh Generation™ Feminine Care Products at Target in the feminine care aisle or on Target.com. Be sure to check Cartwheel for offers.
How do you keep things more simple? What ways are you keeping things more simple for your self-care?