So a few days ago I mentioned that I was going to be trying out an idea of waking up to something special to help spur my morning on. Though I’d be lying if I said it’s actually been working (I’m still struggling with getting up earlier), the good news is – the vodka-lavender deodorant is working – YAY! Originally I was going to make it tomorrow, but then my pretty little spray bottles showed up in the mail and I just went ahead and made all the stuff I’d wanted to right then.
So how is it made? Simply take one of those teeny little sample bottles of vodka and add about 15 drops of lavender essential oil, close it and shake. Switch out the lid for a sprayer and voila! You have a sweet-smelling deodorant that isn’t filled with aluminum! I stole a sprayer from one of the mini bottles I’d ordered from Amazon but HINT: you can buy the sprayers separately and simply use them on the bottle you got from the liquor store! They fit!
So how did it work? Wow. What an ABSOLUT surprise! Literally! I wasn’t expecting the highest results, but it held up well even after hauling two kids to the park and running around with them. Granted, I wasn’t running a marathon in 98 degrees with 85% humidity, and no breeze, but I’m not even sure Speed Stick would hold up to that. Could I use to reapply it? Sure, if I wanted to re-mist myself with the sweet scent of lavender and feel fresh and clean all over again, but it’s not necessary. If I remember, I’ll give another review after chasing kids at the park in midsummer. That would be a real test of a deodorant’s worth.
In terms of kicking my day into high gear from the start, I can’t help but think that I’m on the verge of a breakthrough, mostly due to the fact that we’ve been pretty consistent with our evening routine lately. Things just have to keep progressing right?
Anyone else have any fun unconventional uses for vodka and/or essential oils? Tomorrow I’ll share my recipe for our DIY Mosquito Repellent. Stay tuned!