NATURAL DEODORANT - FLOWER GARDEN - LOTION FORMAT
This is a different scent version of my popular deodorant using lighter flower and herb essential oils and replacing the hemp and avocado oils for apricot and sunflower giving people with allergies an alternative.
Say goodbye to aluminum antiperspirant and hello to being odor free under your arms for 24 hours.
This is the best deodorant I've ever used, never mind made at home!
I am as sweaty and stinky as they come so when I first made my homemade deodorant and it worked, I couldn't believe it, in fact I thought maybe it was just a fluke, my diet or something. It took me 18 months to test it in every situation and to give it to friends and family before I was sure... This stuff was a simple miracle and it did change my life.
Some of you, who don't sweat like I do, may think I am dramatizing but those who suffer from the kind of self-conscious concern about personal body odor know exactly what I am talking about.
Before making my first Body Brew Deodorant, I would use 2 different commercial brand antiperspirant deodorants after showering. Then, I'd carry another brand in my purse so I could reapply during the day. If I forgot to have one in my purse, I'd go to the nearest store and buy one. (I had a large collection of brands at home).
If I wanted to continue my day after 8 hours without a shower, I'd bring another top with me. The commercial brands of deodorant worked at eliminating the body odor smell but replaced it with a smell that quickly turned unpleasant. The smell of old deodorant was almost as bad as body odor. I feared anyone who got close to me would be able to smell the distinctive deodorant-gone-bad scent just as I can on other people.
I lived a large part of my life self-conscious and worrying about the smell of my armpits. It was only after I was free from worry that I realized just what a huge burden it had been. In fact, I get a little bit passionate when I think of all those years of discomfort I endured that could have been solved by something as simple and healthy as my deodorant recipe. That's not to mention the years of exposure to all the chemicals they put into commercial antiperspirants. Even the so-called natural ones are full of ingredients meant to plug up your glands and make the stuff last until the new dawn. And I found that the commercial stuff worked its way into the fibers of clothes making them stiff while staining light colored clothing yellow and bleaching dark clothing light.
Now, I am wearing white and light colored blouses and t-shirts to my hearts content. Before my deodorant, I only wore white when I had to, which was pretty often since I wore a white blouse as a school uniform in High School (may years ago) and worked as a waitress for years requiring a white shirt.
The yellow underarm stains drove me nuts but I couldn't defeat them. Finally, I learned to have a work-shirt soaking in a bucket of sudsy water with hydrogen peroxide it at all times. When I arrived home, I'd take off the shirt I was wearing and put it in the bucket and put the next day's shirt out to dry.
Free at last! Now, I own all kinds of white blouses and shirts, linen, delicate cottons, silks and rayons. No yellow stains, no deodorant stiffness! Woohoo!
This deodorant has made me so happy I want to share it with others. Sure, there are other natural brands but the ones I tried didn't work for me. I hope there are brands out there that do work as well as mine because there is plenty of room for all of us! Plus, natural, hand-made deodorant makers, working together, can get the message out to more people that no one needs to put potentially harmful, cancer causing crap in their armpits to smell good 24 hours a day!
Once people try my deodorant, they rave about it but getting them to try it can be difficult. I sell it at Farmer's Markets, giving out free samples just to get the word out. MANY people don't want to even bother trying it because they say "Natural deodorants don't work for me"
To these people I say; "I'll tell you what, try it and, if it doesn't work, I'll pay you a dollar." No one has come back to collect a dollar yet but people have come back to purchase a bottle.Sometimes customers meet me at the Farmer's market before I can even set up, or they call me and ask if they can come to my house. (I worry the neighbors will think I am selling drugs!)
Some people don't like that my deodorant is in a lotion form because they don't want to touch it. I don't blame them because they have learned that commercial antiperspirants feel horrible on the hands, I can't even describe the weird sensation. My deodorant, however, feels good on the hands and is harmless so you can wipe it off on towels or tummies without ill effect. Not only that, the deodorant is good for hands in that it contains coconut oil and either hemp and avocado oils (original scent) or apricot and grapeseed oils(lavender & rose scent). The clay and tapioca I use help it to It dry out quickly so it doesn't feel wet or slimy either on the hands or under the arms. Sometimes, when I am pouring out samples and inevitably get it on my hands I just dust my hands off, sometimes I give my face a small pat down with my hands because I find my deodorant absorbs any shininess and just feels and smells nice.
Even so, I thought, maybe, to make people more comfortable, I will make it in a roll on, spray or bar... I tried and tried but none of them worked as well as it does in a lotion. I am not sure why. So, I'll keep to the lotion.
AS TO THE INGREDIENTS, I once told my mother the ingredients are good enough to eat. She tells me, once, when she didn't have toothpaste, she used my deodorant as toothpaste! She said it didn't taste very good but it worked! (Now I tell people, it's good enough to eat but it tastes bad and I make it for external use only).
My flower garden deodorant contains:
Witch Hazel Distillate
Bentonite AND Kaolin Clay
Apricot Kernel Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Xanthan and/or Guar Gum
Benzoin Tree Gum
Essential Oils of Lavender, Rose Geranium, Benzoin, Palmarosa, Rosewood, Petitgrain, Pink Grapefruit, Clementine, Oregano, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary,
Tuberose & Jasmine Wax
This 6 ounce bottle should last you more than 3 months (!) and probably longer depending on how much you use (and you really don't need to use much, maybe a dime sized amount for both underarms.) My customers confirm that one bottle lasts a long time.
It is a light smell and has a hint of flower - but nothing is too strong - like I imagine a flower garden might smell on a morning day. The deo has essential oils of Lavender, Geranium, Benzoin (sort of like baby powder smell), Peru Balsam (Vanilla), Palmarosa (a rose-like smell), Rosewood,, Petitgrain (another rose-like smell), Clementine, Oregano, and Rose Absolute and a hint of jasmine and ylang ylang. I tried to balance the sweet smells with the tang of citrus and the herbal smells of Lavender and Rosemary. Benzoin works to hold the smells together.
My customers confirm that one bottle lasts a long time. I'm glad but worried if my business can survive if my clients only need a bottle from me every 2 to 4 months. So, you can help, if it turns out you love my product as much as other people, help me (and others) by spreading the word. Tell friends and family, give me a review, favorite me, whatever.
To find out more about the deodorant, please visit my website at www.ziryabs.com.
EMILY WRITES "This is some incredible stuff- I love your body brew. My neighbor let me try some and it works better than any deodorant I have ever used, natural or store-bought."
Our mission with ZirYab’s is to free us from corporate and industrial manufacturing by bringing locally available natural solutions that are easier to use, work better, are healthier for the body and holistically benefit the body, mind, community and the earth.
All of our natural body products are hand made by us at our Silver City NM store, which we sell there, online, and at craft markets.