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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Make your own deodorant in your Kitchen Aid mixer

Throw it all in there and MIX!
It's Saturday and I'm glad. My son has reached the terrible twos and as much as I love the guy, nighttime has been a little hellish around here. Nighttime is when I catch up on reading blogs, blog and engage with social media for my blog. That has been lacking all week. I cherish the weekends because mostly my son is the best kid ever until about 6 pm at night.

If you didn't know, I was advised by my new friend Sarah to start just have a twitter account for my blog. She didn't come out and say it but I think she didn't really care for my Jeff Tweedy twitter posts. It really made sense from a branding stand point that mixing my love for the all mighty voice of JT and my going green gradually didn't exactly go together. So, you can still follow my personal account which mixes my day job, green, JT quotes and stuff about Bend or just the greenie in me. It's your choice, I won't take it personally. Not everyone shares the same love of Jeff Tweedy's voice/musing as much as I do.

Back to it being Saturday! Yesterday I noticed I was out of homemade deodorant so I checked and I had all the ingredients I needed ... coconut oil (5-6 tablespoons), baking soda (1/4 cup) and arrowroot (1/4 cup). The last time I made it, mixing up was a challenge so I threw everything in the Kitchen Aid mixer and combined the elements with the paddle attachement.

Viola, perfectly blended homemade deodorant as you can see! I put half in my old deodorant container and the rest in a small tub!

Who knew my mixer was so versatile? Now, if only if it could get my son to bed at night, it was be the best invention ever.



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