Thursday, April 9, 2009

DIY beauty day

Katie and I spent Wednesday afternoon, playing alchemy! We made deodorant & bug spray.
I have been dying to make my own deodorant, Ive long been an opponent to the store bought stuff, but could never find a substitute that worked!

Here is what you need, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup baking soda, 2 tablespoons coconut shortening, tea tree & lavender oil, and an empty deodorant container.

mix all the ingredients in a bowl, until it forms a sticky ball
the coconut will start to melt from the heat of your hands so work fast, twist the deodorant tube all the way down and fill it up with your concoction

put the lid on top and let it sit over night to set up.

we also covered out recycled deodorant tube with oil cloth and chalk cloth.
1st we measured the length and diameter of the tube

marked and cut using pinking shears
Next we used glue dots to secure the oilcloth the to the tube, Katie made chalk cloth labels

I have terrible handwriting so we had Katie's sister write the labels, she was there hand sewing appliques on a quilt she is making.

We also made 2 batches of bug spray which just consists of combining a combo of citronella oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil like sweet almond oil and put it in a spray bottle
ALL DONE!! And let me tell you all this stuff smells incredible coconut and tea tree are an amazing combo! and the bug spray works Ive used natural oils to keep buggys away for years.
Stop by the store if you would like to check out the finished product, next weds we will be making our own shampoo!!


fleur fabrics said...

FYI the deodorant works great!!!!! its def. softer then store bought but I smell like a tropical island!!!

Ooh Baby! said...

I love the name, seriously! Peppermint Patty pits...too good.