Don’t Try This at Home!

Try This at Home!

 

With so many shows, advertisements, and other risk-enjoying people and groups always telling you, “Don’t try this at home!” we thought it would be nice to do just the opposite! We’ll be featuring up to 5 suggestions at a time. If you know any cool tricks or have neato ideas safe to share with others, let us know, and your idea could be our next feature!

 

Homemade Deodorant

 

1) Saves money
2) Better for you
3) Less trash

 

We haven’t tried these recipes ourselves yet, but we are planning on it! There are so many variances on the internet, it makes it easy to find consistency in the recipes that are said to work. Thanks to Naturally Knocked Up for this easy to follow recipe.

Also, if you’re not worried about having your deodorant in stick form… Simply put baking soda under your pits when you get out of the shower!

 

Stick Deodorant:

  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup organic cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 5-6 tablespoons coconut oil (alternative: cocoa butter)
  • 5-10 drops tea tree oil

Mix all ingredients together and press into an old deodorant container. To use, let it rest against your skin for a couple seconds to soften the coconut oil, do one slow swipe under each arm and use the palm of your hand to spread it around.

Tips

  • Melt the coconut oil before you begin for easier mixing.
  • Consider putting the finished deodorant in the refrigerator since coconut oil has a melting point of 75° F.
  • Feel free to try using other essential oils. Tea tree is used here because it is antibacterial and will help with any odor.
  • You may choose to go without deodorant for a few days when making the switch to this natural deodorant to allow your skin to clear out any toxins from store-bought deodorants.

5 Household Uses for Baking Soda

 

Quick and handy solutions to everyday problems!

 

These suggestions were posted by someone on TipNut.com – where someone else had accumulated them from various sources. Thanks, TipNut.com!

 

Use 1: Stovetop A Mess? Generously sprinkle baking soda around the top of stove then spray hot water (boiling hot if possible) over it all–-enough to dissolve baking soda without making it run all over. Let soak for about 30 minutes then scrub clean.

Use 2: Coffee Mug Stains Remove stains from coffee mugs by wiping mug with a wet cloth then rub the inside of the mug with baking soda. If the stains are stubborn, soak overnight in hot water and baking soda.

Use 3: Remove Grey or Black Cutlery Markings On China Dab a damp sponge in baking soda and rub the marks gently.

Use 4: Luggage Freshener Musty trunks and funky smelling luggage pieces can be freshened up by sprinkling baking soda inside, closing the case and then let sit a day or two. Remove the baking soda with a vacuum.

Use 5: Remove Sticky Goo Left Behind By Stickers & Labels Use a mix of baking soda and water (mix into a paste). Rub gently into the goo, then wipe off with a warm wet cloth.

 

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