Our dear friend and Everyday Oil user, Chandler, lives in Haiti with her husband Josh and their two beautiful little ones. Chandler is so genuine and easy to engage with – to put it simply – she is the type of person that we need more of in our lives and in our world.
In 2014, they founded Haiti Design Co. It is a sustainable business that works with local artisans, providing the community with design, training and job creation. They have built something special and it can be felt through their handcrafted goods and measured by their growth and ongoing initiatives like their artisan incubator and wellness programs.
Chandler has been using Everyday Oil for years. Recently, she has combined the multipurpose benefits of Everyday Oil into a natural deodorant recipe she discovered and made her own. We have all been there before … the endless fight to find the ONE natural deodorant that works for longer than a month. Over the past many months we have been getting messages from her saying “it still works!”. She lives in Haiti in a perpetually very warm climate, so this has been fully vetted! Below are a few words from Chandler, including her recipe:
Over the years I have tried many natural deodorants and never had success. I have a good friend that was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and the doctors told her to stop using deodorant with aluminum. This made me take it more seriously. I have probably tried seven different brands - some make me smell worse, some only work for 1-2 months.
So that's when I tried making my own and it's been awesome. I never smell “bad” anymore - it really lasts all day!
Honestly, when I was trying the other natural brands I just ended up feeling bad about myself. It's embarrassing and annoying to have body odor and it made me feel gross. It feels wonderful to not stink and know I'm not absorbing crazy chemicals through my armpits!
The downside - if it’s not your normal, it is a little weird at first adjusting to applying deodorant that's an oily/pasty consistency. And, it can leave white residue, especially if you don't mix in a little bit of extra oil before applying, but I think it’s well worth it!
I recently have a new addition to the system that's been very nice. I keep a little travel-sized dry deodorant mix in a small screw top container. The mix is a bit more on the solid side and every morning I do two pumps of Everyday Oil in my palm and then mix a little of the deo dry mix with it and apply.
This new deodorant has been a
~makes enough for 3 months. cut recipe in 1/2 for a smaller version to start with!
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1/4 cup Baking Soda
4 tablespoons of Everyday Oil
15 drops of tea tree essential oil
Optional - Sandalwood
--In a bowl mix together until well combined and spoon into a glass container of your choosing.
We love you Chandler! Thanks for sharing! We are personally excited to try it and we hope you are too.