Today I want to share a story about how I've benefited from essential oils and then give you a couple resources to learn how you can benefit from them too...
I was walking around my college's farmers market one day when I ran into the teaching assistant for my food science class. She was selling natural body care products she hand-made, and I noticed a little container of deodorant sitting there on the table. Too cheap to buy it then and there, I took my TA's business card and later checked out her blog, where she shared the recipe for the deodorant.
As someone who was looking for an alternative to aluminum-containing antiperspirant or natural deodorant that just didn't work (ew), I eventually decided to try out the recipe for myself.
So, I made a trip to Whole Foods to buy the necessary ingredients:
Baking soda (aluminum-free)
Essential oils (I chose lavender and tea tree)
Although I made a mess (I didn't use a mixing bowl that was large enough) the end-product smelled darn good and went on smooth. I was nervous to test it because I didn't want to be that "au-natural" stinky person we all know, but who was I kidding - I had probably already become "that" person! ;)
Well, I went for a workout and came back to evaluate how well the deodorant worked. I took the plunge and smelled under my arms... It didn't smell like flowers, but it didn't smell terrible either. I wasn't quite sure what to think (does anybody smell good after working out?), so after showering I put on some more of my new concoction and went about the rest of my day. Well, since that day five years ago I haven't used anything else - the deodorant passed the test! Sometimes I do need to reapply when I sweat a lot or go through very stressful situations, but overall, for me, the recipe works and I smell pretty good (I think... you'll have to let me know)! ;)
Essential oils make my deodorant smell great and if you decide to make your own deodorant I encourage you to have fun and try out different combinations of oils until you find a combination you love.
The cool thing about essential oils is that they can be used not just in making body care products but in many other ways as well. They can relieve pain, improve athletic performance, decrease inflammation, elevate your mood, improve gut health and so much more (maybe even help to heal cancer). If this sounds interesting to you, watch this interview with Dr. Eric Zielinski.
You can also sign up for the Essential Oils Revolution 2 to learn even more.
I'd love to know, have you ever benefited from using essential oils? Let me know by leaving a comment.
I hope you have a wonderful week!
To your life and health,