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Bri, seriously, smell! July 9, 2008

Filed under: General,Natural healthcare stuff — mothersandothers @ 10:27 am

I’m learning to accept the natural state of things–as in, the natural state of my entire body is sweaty. This is a lovely souvenir I found in my suitcase when I returned from the Land of Pregnancy.

What I refuse to accept is the not so good earthy smell that accompanies it (I’m just not there yet hippie mamas)

So I began this mission to find a natural deodorant that actually works. Everyone I asked only felt so-so about whatever it was that they were using, and Brian, the champion of all my causes, was not only getting tired of hearing about B.O., he was becoming increasingly less enthusiastic about all the $6.00 once-used products getting tossed. I believe the staff at Mother’s and Henry’s actually had a shelf for me labeled “Here are the ones you haven’t tried yet”.

Then I got a call from Sarah that changed my life.

Her Seattle based doctor told her that his sure fire cure for B.O. (that is completely aluminum free) is, are you ready, okay the photo probably gave it away…

VODKA!!!

And I have been walking around with my arms in the air ever since.

Get the highest proof Vodka you can find, for me it was 80. It’s totally odorless. I apply it with a cottonball but a container with a rollerball would be ideal, especially if you have kids around or don’t want to explain to people why you have alcohol in your medicine cabinet. Ideally, apply it when you are clean and your armpits are bacteria-free. Before I bought the Vodka I used rubbing alcohol which worked even better (I only had to apply it every two days). However, I believe the isopropyl is not that good for you so stick with the Vodka.

If you try it, let me know if what you think.

Just added–Noelle found this sweet post for homemade deodorant over at Angry Chicken. So cool!

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6 Responses to “Bri, seriously, smell!”

  1. Auntie Vickie Says:

    Hmmmm, I think my Dad would have LOVED your idea…only he would have told me it was for ‘bad breath’….hahahha. You crack me up. How about Whiskey for a tooth ache..another one of good ol dad’s remedies…

  2. mothersandothers Says:

    Laughing. I know, you’re going to come over one day and I’ll have a nice bottle of Riesling in my bathroom–aah, yeeah, that’s my deodorant..mm..hmm.

  3. Noelle Says:

    this is tooo funny! yesterday i was on a blog reading about how to make your own deodorant and i was all
    “hmm i should send this to shali…” hahaha

    p.s. does it cut back on the sweat too?

  4. mothersandothers Says:

    It’s a bummer, but no, the sweat marches on. I figure it’s better to let your body get those toxins out though. I still can’t find a remedy for shirt yellowing….aarrggh.

  5. Noelle Says:

    ya. thats why i dont buy many white shirts. and can you solve the mystery of the glitter residue that suddenly appears on the outsides of my shirts in the armpits? maybe i need to stop using barbie deodorant…

  6. Kevin Says:

    u guys are a crack up. The Mythbusters actually did an episode on Vodka for foot odor (so it’s at least an urban legend) don’t recall the results. I don’t understand those people that crush grapes. When do they have time to put on shoes anyway?


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