Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Was Skeptical

Here's an update on some new things I tried last month:

homemade deodorant/recycled container
1. Homemade deodorant   
 I really didn't know if this was going to be something I would fall in love with or deeply regret. I mean, deodorant is something I personally find very important. I must say I wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea of stopping odor but not wetness. And I wondered if starting this project in the winter (who REALLY sweats in the winter?) was going to skew the results. But I think I mentioned before that DH's internal thermostat was off all winter and we had to keep our home warm. Very warm. OK, HOT!
 There were pros and cons to this project. The bad things were the wetness from sweat and the deodorant (in the container) will get runny if the room is too warm. But truthfully the good outweighed the bad. There are no metals being forced into my skin pores and the coconut oil has given me such soft skin. Plus the cost savings are awesome. AND DH really likes it, too! The first batch lasted us both about 7 weeks and when it was gone, he put in the request for more. No regrets here!

leaf lettuce popping up
2. Valentine's Day lettuce Ok, I should have taken Grandpa at his word. I really didn't think throwing lettuce seeds in the snow would get me lettuce. So I didn't even use seed from this year. In fact, I really don't know how old that seed was! But here is the proof that Grandpa knew what he was talking about. (Next time I will be more careful about weed control where the lettuce was scattered!)


If you're thinking that there is still a lot of learning going on at our little place, you would be 100% correct!

6 comments:

  1. Can you pods the recipe for the deodorant? And good going Grandpa!

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  3. nancypo, I got the recipe from another blog I follow, here is the link: http://homesteadrevival.blogspot.com/2011/01/homemade-deodorant.html

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  4. How cool! Never thought about homemade deodorant!

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