I just finished making my holistic deodorant without aluminum, it is called Flower Power. It is a whipped mix of 1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil, 1/2 cup shea butter, 1/2 cup arrow root powder and 1/2 cup baking soda. Of course there is the rose oil, lavender oil, chamomile and ylang ylang … a gals gotta have her aroma therapy to boot while she battles the days heat and labor. Whipping it is not a requirement, nor is the shea butter and essential oils, but it does make it quite nice. There was an alert that switching may cause some discomfort while the pits detox from the previous brands with the aluminum, I have been using the store bought mixes without it, which are rather expensive, and figured I can make my own for less money … and yes, it is less costly.
Making my own product is a great schooling and skill which saves money and allows knowledge for future if it be needed, and I believe added knowledge is always a benefit. Now I am teaching myself to make my own medicinal tinctures. There are many fantastic herbs with wonderful healing properties and many books to let us know exactly which herbs do what. Of course, the natural medicines can be purchased already prepared, however once again, the making of them personally costs less and is a great tool in the skill set.
Now for another, more serious practice.
Light. It is within us all, to varying extents per person. I go now to breathe and focus on this light within, and to practice expanding it out, past my flesh, into the world.