Sweating for the Cause…

K Kuprat

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…

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