So if you've poked around the blog a bit, you get the drift that I'm a crafty DIYer. What you may not know is I'm kind of a crunchy granola hippie too... as it was described to me by a friend once. haha :) A lot of what I buy and feed my family is either organic, all natural, wild caught (no farmed fish) or lately, locally grown... either from our tiny container garden (pic below... I'm so proud!) or local farmer's markets.
And that's not just food either. We have natural soaps, toothpaste, sun screen, deodorant, and even lip gloss at my house. So when I got the opportunity to talk about All You Magazine and all the healthy lifestyle info it has to offer, I took it as my chance to come clean. My name is Sarah, and I'm a hippie.
One article in particular got me thinking. I was a big line up of deodorants and what each one has to offer... natural ones included. My husband uses a natural one... has for years, but I've been a holdout. What can I say... I'm scared of stinking! I've tried my husband's brand and while it works great for him, I end up smelling like a 13 year old boy straight from gym class by 3pm. However, the article got me re-motivated to try something better for my body. So I started to snoop and found Ann Marie's, from White House Black Shutters, post on how to make deodorant.
On top of it being much better for your body, it's way cheaper too. So I mixed up batch (full recipe here!) and started "the test". So far so good. No "ode de gym socks" here... and have I mentioned it's July in Florida? Yep. If this isn't the ultimate test, I don't know what is. Granted, it won't keep you from sweating, but it's perfect for the days I spend 8+ hours in an office chair. It might be a small thing, but combined with the other small things I do, it adds up to a healthier me.
So now you know, while painting that dresser or sewing some curtains, I'm snacking on organic foods and not stinking with my natural deodorant, ha! Join me on the "hippie side", won't you?