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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Weekly Recap – February 14th Edition

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It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!

What’s New at CFH: Save 20% on Kefir Starters and 10% on Everything Else + Elderberry Water Kefir


This week you can save 20% on Kefir Starters and 10% on all other Cultures for Health products.  We are also featuring a new Elderberry Water Kefir recipe!

When You’re Just Getting Started with Cultured Foods


I remember when the thought of leaving food on the counter overnight completely weirded me out. Growing up in a pasteurized society, it’s hard to imagine anything is edible if it isn’t immediately boiled, frozen, or canned. Much of that, I believe, stems from our having grown up with refrigeration and away from the natural… 

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Creamy Orange Kefir Fruit Salad


This recipe takes the traditional flavors of an orange julius – orange, dairy, and vanilla – and turns it into an eat-with-a-fork salad. The pistachios and oranges are a beautiful color combination.