In short, if my lower quarter ever looks like this and standing near me makes you want to plug your nose, call in the troops - STAT!
This started with a desire to resurrect a couple shirts. I have a few workout shirts that I love. They are cotton/poly blend, super cute and permanently stinky. I worked out in them for about 6 months (NO, not straight and not unwashed) and it was like sweat became embedded in the fibers. I would put them on clean and before even doing anything I had to take them off because I couldn't handle the smell. So I did a little google research and people suggested baking soda. So, three shirts, a pan full of baking soda and water, 24 hours and one load of wash later I was ready to test the miracle that is the internet. YES!!! After a day of wearing the shirt in 80+ weather, still sweet smelling!
But, it gets worse, we haven't gotten to the hippy territory yet. For years I have used deodorant from the co-op (so as to remain alzheimer free). I have tried a few different brands of natural deodorants and frankly most of them suck! There is only one brand I have found that consistently keeps me pretty fresh. Well, my co-op stopped carrying that brand! ACK! So, I what did I do? I went to the internet. It turns out you can make deodorant. And not only that, but you can make it out of things I already have in my house!!!!!!!!
Tapioca starch (the recipe actually called for corn starch, but I had tapioca)
that's it. And the internet raved about it.
So, this morning I whipped it all together. Put it in a old deodorant container and put it in the fridge (so the coconut oil would harden) and tried it out. AND........
5 hours, 90 degrees, painting, dog walk, changing bike tires + coconut oil deodorant + ex stinky shirt = SWEET SMELLING.
|Looks just like the real thing.|
(And I promise, I'm not just saying this because it's me in my own body. I know when I stink!)