Small-scale Everyday Ecologist

I have made my dream come true: to live a simple life in phase with nature.
Being a small-scale everyday ecologist implies critically examining every single product I use:

1. Is it really necessary?
2. Can I get an organic version?
3. Can I do it myself…?

It started many years ago with bread. I didn’t find the bread I wanted and starting working with sour dough. By now I’ve even got a customer, buying half a loaf every time I bake!
Today, I do many other things myself: my own peanut butter, lip cream and deodorant.
The deodorants you find in the market either contain aluminium (a clear no go!) or are useless, and as always you also buy a lot of packaging material. So I searched the net and found a super simple recipe with only coconut oil and eucalyptus essential oil. The EucaDeo has been tested by family and friends, and it makes me SO happy to spread such a simple and cheap way of staying fresh – and saving money!
Do you have the time to look into your life and see what products you can stop using, get an organic version or, even better, do yourself?

PS: And here’s the recipe for the EucaDeo:
Melt 12 g coconut oil in a water bath. Add 7 drops of eucaluptus essential oil. Fill into a small glass jar, and let it cool off (harden). Rub a tiny amount into your armpit.
Credits to: Ett Annat Sätt Att Leva

The EucaDeo!

The EucaDeo!

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4 Responses to Small-scale Everyday Ecologist

  1. Miri says:

    What a neat idea! I have some leftover coconut oil and lavender essential oil. Do you think this combination will work? Every now and then i make homemade whipped body cream consisting of coconut oil, shea butter, almond oil and beeswax, but i never thought of making my own natural deodorant.

    • @spesab says:

      Thanks for your comment, Miri! I THINK you need a “stronger” essential oil, like tea tree or eucalyptus, but you could always try with lavender! Would be interesting to know the result!
      Oh, and would you share the recipe for the body cream…? 😉

      • Miri says:

        Thank you so much for your reply. I also have some tea trea oil and i am gonna mix it with lavender. I’ll let you know, how the TeeTreaLavenderDeo turns out. 🙂

        And here is my recipe for homemade body butter. It’s very easy to make. I usually make a big batch of this, especially during the winter months when my skin screams for hydration. You are going to need: 1 part shea or cocoa butter 1 part almond oil 1 part coconut oil and 1/4 part beeswax Directions: 1. Combine all oils and butter in a double boiler. 2. Heat the ingredients over the stove in the double boiler until everything is thoroughly melted together. 3.Then take your liquid mixture off heat and let it cool until it is a thick creamy consistency. 4. Pour into kitchen aid or hand mixer and beat on high until it has turned into a nice fluffy whipped cream. 5. Fill your body butter into a glass container and place it in the fridge for about 20 minutes for it to set in its form. Voila!

        It is very rich, so be careful not to put on any delicate clothing right after application or else the oils may leave stain marks. Just let it sink into your skin for some minutes and you’re good to go. P.S. I like to apply this body butter after a nice soothing bath with homemade peppermint bath salt: 1/3 part sea salt or himalayan salt 2/3 parts epsom salts 4Tbs almond oil and 20-30 drops peppermint oil. Just mix everything together, fill into a container and put 3-4 Tbs into your bath water. It smells amazing: fresh, yet soothing, and you can also use it as a scrub. I really hope you like it.

        P.S. Sorry for my late response. I am still struggling a bit with the after symptoms of the flu. I’m taking it easy and am off to bed now. Nothing better than a good night’s sleep! 🙂

        • @spesab says:

          Thank you SO much for your reply and the body butter recipe, dear Miri! I will save it for next winter 🙂 And please, get well soon!

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