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Friday, July 23, 2010

Homemade Deodorant

After switching from shampoo to no-shampoo, ie. I use 1 heaping teaspoon backing soda in a glass of warm water and 1 teaspoon cider vinegar in half a cup of water. I was ready to tackle the deodorant.

I have been using deodorants, not anti-perspirants, all my life, but this year I noticed that they did not seem to work as well any longer. That sent me on an Internet search for recipes to make my own. After reading tons of info and searching for what they had in common, I found my recipe and I must say for the past 2 months that I have been using it, I am very happy.

Homemade Deodorant Recipe:
  • 2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
Combine and mix well. Works best by shaking in a closed container. Now put in a smaller container.

Apply with powder puff. That's where I ran into a snag, where do you get a powder puff? You make one! I crochet one that's washable and will post the instructions shortly.

Some recipes call for half baking soda and half cornstarch. I found that the baking soda portion was too strong and left red marks. So try it out and then adjust the blend.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Invention of Lying is a Delightful Movie

I don't watch movies when they first come out, I watch them when they make it to the TV screen and this is one such movie that I found absolutely delightful. It is called "the Invention of Lying". I like they way they portray a world where everybody says the truth and how one guy discovers that he can stretch the truth and everybody believes him.

The movie made me think of how much what we believe to be the truth is based on what we have been told and have blindly accepted. How often do we really try to understand if it is really true or if we just simple accepted someone else's belief. Doing that will change our world view and our life.