I used Crystal stick deodorant for about two years (although I don’t really believe it ever really worked), until that fateful day I learned about baking soda’s infinite uses (see above). That’s right folks, it’s the deodorant of my dreams. I simply pat it on and I’m good to go. I’ve tested it with sweaty workouts, days outside in high temp weather, and even two day long stints without a shower. I still sweat but I DO NOT stink, and since sweating is our body’s natural way of cooling itself, I’m ok with the sweating as long as it doesn’t result in sending those around me running for the hills from the stench. For me it works like a charm, and for cheap! I’ve heard of people mixing it with arrowroot or cornstarch to help alleviate the skin irritation some experience (basking soda can be a little grainy). I also saw one recipe that combined it with cornstarch, coconut oil, and essential oils for a more traditional deodorant consistency.
This is the one area I’m still struggling with. These days I only wear makeup on the weekends for social outings and church. I made it my goal over the past year to replace my makeup collection with natural products as I ran out but unfortunately, at such a low rate of use, I’m still sitting with same goods minus a new foundation and concealer that I bought from Origins. Not only is my makeup probably past the recommended age, but I am also finally getting down to the last of it. So I am researching new natural alternatives. So far I’m a big fan of Origins, although it is a little pricey for something I just don’t use that often. Again taking suggestions.