Sunny Saturday

Forecast today was a high of 30 degrees… to run outside or go to the gym.. hmm… OUTSIDE IT IS! Did 5 miles, felt great today- dodging puddles, ice patches and cars.. but other than that it was great! Average pace 8:43. After such a great run- I decided to get my nails done..

…Looks pretty good hu? Well- I did them myself! I guess you could say that’s another secret talent of mine :)

So here’s the deal- JB and I are in the market for an organic deodorant, one without aluminum, parabens and tons of chemicals! We tried Bubble and Bee pit putty- works O.K. but not too good. Better for me than JB. I told him to shave his pits then it might work better! you can guess what he said. So he started to research.. (his middle name) and what did he come up with? “LET’S MAKE OUR OWN!” Oh dear lord I thought.. how the heck will we do that? But after watching a few video’s on YOUTUBE.. we found that it’s not so hard! but will it work?
We ventured out to find our ingredients. headed to the Living Earth on Chandler street, and found what we needed. Coconut Oil and tons of essential oils to choose from. We got Tea Tree Oil because it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Back to the house we went to concoct our very own Homemade Deoderant..

mix together:
5 T. coconut oil, melted in microwave for 30-45 seconds
1/4 c baking soda
1/4 c corn starch
40 drops of tea tree oil (or whatever essential oil scent you like) or none if you like coconut!

Now get an old deodorant stick, remove all the remaining stuff, wash it out.. and pour in the deodorant mixture, refrigerate for an hour and a half.. looks funny- but let’s see if it works! check back tomorrow for the results.

As for now I’m off to BABA SUSHI for a sushi dinner date with my girl EJ.