The DIY Product Challenge: We Have a Winner!
Remember this challenge? Well a lot of you sent in some seriously awesome DIY product recipes. It took us a minute to look through them all, and it wasn’t easy to choose a winner. But chosen we have.
This deodorant concoction from one Anna Tarleton Potter sounds so great, as were the pics she included (OK, and her product name), that we have decided to crown her the DIY challenge victor. What will she win? Great question! We’re kind of racking our brains, to be honest. Maybe a great book of product recipes? Or some amazing raw honey? Or or… Honestly, we’re stumped. What should we give her, people? We don’t usually have any trouble getting companies to donate lovely prizes—but what’s the right prize for a DIY challenge, given that it’s DIY? The floor is yours.
In the meantime, let’s all check out this recipe—and let’s some of us try it too, yeah? We have so many good ones in our inbox that we may just have to post them periodically.
So consider this a submissions call as well: Please continue to send your favorite homemade recipes to nomoredirtylooks (at) gmail (dot) com, with DIY in the subject.
Follow the same structure as below. Maybe we can even devote a section of the site to this stuff—now wouldn’t that be fun? We have a call out to our web dudes to find out how to do something so fancy. Now for the recipe!
—Name: Anna Potter
—Current hometown: Brooklyn
—Product name that I made up: Deo for your BO!
—Ingredients list: Corn starch, baking powder, coconut oil; vetiver and rose essential oils
—How I made It: Equal parts CS, BP, and CO. I eye this, then put in a couple drops of the essential oils. Mix it up together (at first it looks like you’ll need more oil. You don’t! It’ll become the consistency of frosting, which I love). Put it into a lil jar (this one came from Muji—a glass jar, since plastic is freaking me out these days) and use it up!
—How it smelled, felt, worked: Smelled like coconut oil + rose/vetiver. Sometimes I like using shea butter instead of coconut oil, so it only smells like the essential oils; the coconut oil makes it smell sorta sweet though, like a confection, which can be nice. Feels great—gotta use your fingers, and it’s a little gritty due to the baking soda. It works like a damn charm. My pits never, ever smell after using this–even if I go for a run for it or something of the like.
—Why I will or won’t do this again: I definitely will do it again–I’ve been using this DIY recipe for about a year, and now my partner uses it, too. I’m about to send off to my sister the jar I made for this. The stuff works. The drawback: God help me if I put it on right after shaving; it stings like crazy!
We love it, and plan to try it ourselves. Have you tried DIY deodorant before? Will you give Anna’s a whirl?