Natural deodorant seems to be a hot topic these days. Most people at this point understand how toxic conventional deodorants and antiperspirants are. They’re full of tons of chemicals, including aluminum (in the case of antiperspirants), which have been linked to many health issues, such as Alzheimers. Umm, no thank you!
So it's pretty obvious at this point that conventional deodorant isn't a good option, but finding a natural deodorant that works can be pretty tough.
Yoga is one of my favorite forms of self-care. The sense of calm and well-being that I get from practice always amazes me. But nothing puts a damper on my practice like a mat that feels and smells less than clean. So, I like to make a spray using essential oils that will kill any germs and add a fresh scent.
It’s no secret that winter is rough on skin, especially a Michigan winter. Typically, my hands and face are flaky and dry by this point in the year, but so far I’ve been able to keep the flakes at bay. Here’s what has been working for me:
This year I decided to make some immune-boosting goodness to gift to a few friends, because ‘tis the season for errrbody to share those warm cozy germs. I use an adaptation of Katie at Wellness Mama's recipe (just google Wellness Mama elderberry syrup - it will be the first thing that pops up) - I'll share it below. It's super simple and easy to make double and triple batches to store in the freezer or share. I bottle up and put in the fridge what we’ll use in about 3 weeks and the rest goes in the freezer to thaw out when needed.
I'm the Mama of two boys, and wife to a good man. I'm on a mission to make healthy living more attainable for families.