Another hat for another daughter. They love these hats.
I made my first batch of homemade deodorant. There are many recipes out there, and after I made this one, it was recommended to add Thyme oil to kill off any bacteria (same with Tea Tree Oil). This recipe required 6-8 Tbsp. coconut oil (melt to measure), 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup arrowroot powder (you can use corn starch, but I read that it can clog pores), and 1-2 drops of essential oil. I had lavender on hand, so I used that. The more coconut oil, the harder your deodorant is. I did use the 8 Tbsp. to give this a try, but may cut back on the oil for the next batch. The real test will come this summer when I'm sweating up a storm in the garden.
This will cost us less, contains no aluminum or other cancer causing chemicals, and lasts a lot longer than deodorant purchased in stores.