The Rumley Family

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My Pits

It’s been a slow slide. It started with making more food from scratch.

Then I tried to make handsoap from scratch. (It was the consistency of snot, by the way.)

Then I switched my facial cleanser to olive and castor oil. (LOVE IT.)

face wash

I learned to make homemade bread.


I made some homemade dishwasher detergent. (FAIL.)

And some laundry detergent. (Success.)


I started milling my own flour.


And now.

This latest thing really makes me feel like I’m descending (or maybe ascending?) into hippie-dom.

I made homemade deoderant. For my pits. And I like it.

You can find the recipe here. The only change I made was to substitute peppermint extract for the lime oil. Because it’s what I had.


Coconut oil, corn starch, baking soda, and essential oil (er, extract).

Super easy to make. And at the end of the day, my underarms still smelled sweet like coconut.

That’s better than Degree ever did!

Now it’s your turn! What natural / whole food / homemade thing should I try next? What have you tried – failures and/or successes?


  1. why was the dishwasher soap a fail?

    • Hmm, if I remember correctly, it didn’t clean my dishes well AND it got all clumpy in the container (even though I kept it sealed in a plastic container). I ended up having to break some off with a knife every time I ran a load of dishes. And we do a LOT of dishes around here. I was disappointed.

    • I made the dishwasher soap too! It was so hard in the jar that even a knife wouldn’t break it up. I ended up throwing the whole mess out. It was an expensive experiment. It is much cheaper to buy the soap from the store.

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