I tried making homemade deodorant last week.

I know. Trust me, I know.

A few years ago I tried the homemade deodorant thing, and it did not go so well. First I tried plain baking soda, which was horrifying. My skin had a bad reaction to it, and it was a painful and overall unpleasant experience.

Because I never learn, the homemade deodorant experiment was attempted again last week, this time based off an actual recipe. Baking soda, cornstarch, and coconut oil. Easy peasy. I thought the oil would relieve any weirdness with the baking soda and I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG. My underarms became twin pits of fiery hatred.

So yeah. Back to the drawing board.

My win for the week was a duct tape coin purse. My sister made a super cute pink argyle coin purse, and I had to try it myself. Mine has mustaches. Of course.

It takes about 6 minutes to make one of these, by the way. If I had spent 7 minutes on it, the pattern might have lined up.

Here’s the video tutorial we used:

A whole world of duct tape crafts has been opened to me. I have seen the light. Look out, world.

I’ll see you in a few!

3 thoughts on “Armpits and Duct Tape Coin Purses”

  1. Cute coin purse! Could even be fun Christmas gifts.

    I haven't tried the homemade deodorant yet, but have read about it. Here it what someone said they did for their sensitive skin:

    They used about 1/4 cup coconut oil to 2 tablespoons arrowroot and about 1 tablespoon bicarb soda. They left out essential oil entirely, given that their skin is very sensitive. It made it liquidy rather than solid but it rubbed in fine and didn't irritate and it worked.

    Don't know if that recipe adjustment would help you, but I wanted to pass it along.

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