TBT # 6 - Upcycle Something

So, after finishing the very yummy contents inside this container, I decided that it needed to be given a new life.

But what? It sat for a few weeks on my craft table just waiting for the right opportunity to present itself. Then, this morning I decided to decoupage it with some pretty fabric.

What's in it you ask? Home made deodorant of course. What? That wasn't obvious?

My friend, Monica over at Deliberately Domestic wrote this post on the recipe she used to make her own deodorant. I've made home made deodorant before, but I wasn't really happy with the way it turned out. So, after reading Monica's post on the subject I decided to give it another go with the recipe that she used. I'm hoping that this recipe will work out better for me, since there are an awful lot of nasty ingredients in the store bought varieties.

ETA: So, I guess linking to a post with a link was a bit confusing, so in case you're having trouble finding it, here's the direct link for the deodorant recipe. Also, I should add that I used cornstarch instead of arrow root because it's what I had on hand. I also added tea tree oil and lavender essential oil both for fragrance and antibacterial qualities. So far this recipe has worked really well for me, and I feel so much better about putting it on my body because it's all natural. I would love to hear if you try it yourself!

Have you made your own deodorant before? If so, would you be so kind as to share your recipe in the comments section?

P.S. If you like what you see here, I'd love it if you'd share!


Monica Gee said...

Woohoo! I love how this turned out -- so cute. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Jamie said...

So what is the recipe? I'd love to make my own instead of using the yucky stuff they have in the stores! What a great idea!

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