The pits. . .and a FREEBIE!

Yes, this one is about the pits, which includes a freebie at the end.YAY!

I have always had a problem with deodorant. No matter the brand or flavor, there was some issue. My pits would itch, I would get a rash or worse, my glands would swell. ouch. I discovered natural brands like Tom's of Maine, Burt's Bees, etc with marginal success. I was never completely happy with any of them.

Then, I read this post from Amy Karol at the Angry Chicken. She made her OWN deodorant. The clouds opened and the heavens sang. It sounded very simple and I HAD to try!

I followed Amy's recipe almost exactly except that I bought Vitamin E oil and used about 1/2 tsp. instead of breaking open gel caps. The recipe and how to can be found on her post.

I bought the Vitamin E oil from Whole Body and it is this brand and the butters from the place Amy suggested found here. I bought the 4 oz. glass jelly jars from Kroger. I do believe you can find them at any grocery store.

Amy was not kidding about using a lot of essential oil. I am currently using the lemon flavor that I made and had to use quite a bit to mask the smell of the butters. I have been using my new concoction for over a week now and am very happy. It's a little more messy to put on, but I'm ok with touching my pits (my neighbor suggested a paintbrush!). The thing I LOVE MOST about this is that there's NO PLASTIC container wasted at the end. Simply wash out the glass one and REUSE. Love! Thanks Amy! If you read this, I hope you will let me send you a bag!

Jelly jars, even came with cute labels. . .
Ingredients. . .
Following the recipe from Angry Chicken. . .
Not much clean up. . .
The final product. . .
Want some? How about a freebie? I will make 5 lavender scented jars and ship them out (with some other FUN SURPRISES in the box!!!) to 5 lucky winners. Yay! If you are chosen to win and do not have a bag, I'll send you one of those too.

Here are the rules:

•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out dot and at so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, we will not hunt you down to send you a freebie, thanks.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS MIDNIGHT (CST) MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010.

FIVE LUCKY WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM FROM THE COMMENTS TO WIN!

If you TWEET, FACEBOOK or BLOG about this freebie you can have extra entries, one for each that you do! That is 4 chances per person to win!

Good Luck, Teresa

22 comments:

sharon said...

Thank you for your post about the home made deoderant. I am always looking for a alternative to the store bought ones, I shall have to give this recipe a try! Sharonj.

I♥thesecrazykids said...

I would love to win!
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Helen said...

I would love to try it.
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MosaicMagpie said...

My husband has the same problem you have. I am going to try to make him a batch. Thank you for sharing the link.
Debbie

Adryteje said...

Hi, I love Lavender (alhucema) scents! This Freebie smells good!
Thanks for share !
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sweetpea said...

so creative! Would be great for my sensative skin preteen! I may just get details from you later, but why not try for the free one!
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Andrea said...

how neat! I'm willing to try anything. I have the same problem with deodorants, mostly with the itchiness, i hate it.
I've been saving baby food jars to reuse. I'm preserving some peppers and herbs in some but they would be great for this project too!

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Monica said...

What a great idea! I wonder if this concoction could be used for other things, too? It sounds very much like the product I put on my dog's hotspots (pugs....they have so many allergies...). Anyway - I am going to try it. Thanks!

madsav said...

Thanks or sharing!!!! I love the idea!
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The Counsils said...

What an awesome give-away.. home made deoderant. I can't use the store ones because they usually give me a rash.. I'll have to try this no matter if I win or not.

Thanks for the information!!!

:)
carol

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Grace said...

I have been wanting to make some myself but have not gotten to it yet. I'd love to win some. Thanks and here's to smelling good this summer!

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sweetpea said...

on my blog! Hope you get lots of entries!
sharron(at)doylesoftennessee(dot)com

Harmony said...

DUDE! We just started making our own shampoo and conditioner. The jury is still out but I'll happily share the OH SO EASY recipe with you :) harmony(at)harmonyart(dot)com

PS Love Lemon scents....

Angela and Jason said...

Teresa - I love this! I have the same issues / concerns with deodorant and have been thinking about making my own too. I hope I am selected

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Nancy said...

I would love to win one of these! Especially since I'm allergic to most deodorants!

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~felicia~ said...

i never knew you could make your own, this is fantastic! thank you for posting! fgrierson(at)hotmail (dot)com

Sudha said...

freebie!! yay!!

me too...me too!
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Nancy said...

Sounds like it would be worth trying. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

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cindy said...

Lavender products are my favorite, so soothing!

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Angela, Bryan, Ella said...

I'll have to try this out ~ thanks for the chance to win
angela

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Morgan Anne said...

how awesome I have never in my life thought to make deodorant!!! I would LOVE to try some!!! m_jaggers(at)hotmail(dot)com
-Morgan