Inspired, educated and slightly intimidated by this jam-packed-to-the-brim-with-plastic-resourcefulness blogger at www.pfree.co.uk, I blunder once again into the arena that is homemade deodorant.
I have been so culturally conditioned not to perspire that it’s difficult to wean myself off the standard plastic-entombed DO product. Not dwelling too much longer on how fragrant things could get, I put together a recipe for Bergamot & Mint Deodorant. (Courtesy of ‘Cook, Brew and Blend your own Herbs’ by Neal’s Yard Remedies.)
Essentially, this involves putting the following ingredients into a sterilised, glass spray bottle and giving everything a good shake:
1 tsp vegetable glycerin
2.5 tbsp witch hazel
2.5 tbsp lavender water
10 drops bergamot essential oil
8 drops grapefruit essential oil
7 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops peppermint essential oil
1 drop cypress essential oil
It’s quite zingy.
Establishing how effective it is will probably come down to standing next to someone on a hot day and watching their expression quite closely for a while…