14 November 2008

Resourceful, green, and not smelly.

S'true: I make my deodorant.
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The best part is that it works a zillion times better than any over-the-counter junk I've swiped under my arms in futile attempts to not put anyone off with my Eau de Ali. Trust me, I've tried to embrace my natural "essence" for years, but my hyper-active olfactory bulb was consistently triggered, reminding me to bathe no less than three times a day -- especially since moving to the tropical humidity of the 12°N latitude that is my island. The other best part is that I recycled my empty Tom's of Maine container, and half of the ingredients were made locally (coconut oil).

Here's what you do: roll down your empty container, fill it with coconut oil, pour it into a cup, add baking soda until it's milky and gritty. Pour it back into the rolled down container, cap it up, and put it in the fridge. Wait about 30 minutes, or until it solidifies, apply ONE SWIPE per pit, and enjoy your new lack of eau d'er. I think one could probably add a drop or two of perfume oil; I might try that when my first batch runs out, you know, to smell more like a girl instead of just the passing breeze.

6 comments:

Quill said...

Always mocking the essence. Although I never said anything about essence, I don't think (or I hope not, anyway). Just natural cleaning oils.

alex said...

who's mocking?
god i can't deal with you over-sensitive types. good thing you and your stinkbomb armpits are in eastern europe.

Quill said...

Over-sensitive types? Hmf!

Quill said...

By the way, what's up with this fascist comment-approval shits?

linn said...

Are you serious?!? And it even works on the sweaty armpit?! I am going to try that!

ps Just read the chicken post too. You are a super-talented writer, Ali! Hope you are working on a book ...

alex said...

TOTALLY serious! I mean, it doesn't stop the sweating but the sweat sure smells sweet and clean!

AND thanks for reading my blog & saying nice things about it ;)