Deodorant Making Part 1: Testing Two Kinds

Clay vs. Baking Soda Deodorant

We have two different deodorant recipes on our website:

My husband and I have always used the baking soda recipe and it works amazingly well (better than my store bought Dove antiperspirant actually!).

Deodorant Supplies

The only catch is that to keep it solid here in Hawaii (I like to keep it solid so that I can use the deodorant container for easy application), I always had to keep it in the refrigerator, which needless to say was slightly inconvenient. Today I decided to try a new method, and added 1 Tbs. of beeswax granules to the recipe to see if I could keep it solid and out of the fridge. If you would like to try it, melt the coconut oil with the beeswax before adding the other ingredients…. 

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Cheesy, Sprouted Sourdough Rolls: Monkey Bread Style

Erin cheesy rolled monkey bread 5

Continuing in my experiments with sourdough, I created this cheesy, flavorful sourdough bread utilizing sprouted wheat flour. It’s akin to a savory monkey bread and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Quick Kombucha Pickled Beet Salad


The beets and kombucha in this recipe combine for a lovely flavor. If you prefer a little less zing in your salad, use milder kombucha.

Rehydrating Milk Kefir Grains with Non-Homogenized Milk

cow milk

I often get frustrated customers contacting us because their milk kefir grains are just not rehydrating well with their Non-Homogenized milk. I set out to do some experimenting myself, as I had heard it could be done, yet so many were still struggling. I cannot have dairy myself, but a friend mentioned she was too… 

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A Closer Look: Buttermilk Starter

buttermilk biscuits

“When I finally understood that the stuff on the supermarket shelves wasn’t real buttermilk, I started looking for an alternative. I found it! I’ve been making a fresh batch of buttermilk weekly for about 8 months now….Well worth the price, and incredibly easy to make.” ~Melanie