Category Archives: Natural Living

Update on Using Milk of Magnesia as Deodorant

You may remember that back in March I started using milk of magnesia as my new natural deodorant. A couple weeks ago I finally finished up my first bottle of milk of magnesia so I thought I’d give an update on how it’s been working.

I’m happy to report that the milk of magnesia is still working fabulously well. I’ve been using various natural deodorants since adolescence and this beats them all hands down. I apply the milk of magnesia in the morning and most of the time I don’t notice even a hint of underarm odor by the time I go to sleep at night.…

How to Do a Clay Mask

Over the past few years I have tried a lot of skin care products. Many I’ve given up because they were too expensive, too time-consuming, or didn’t fit my natural living philosophy. One product that I’ve stuck with is cosmetic clay. From what I’ve read, clay is about as natural as it gets and I really enjoy incorporating it into my skin care routine.

I initially got into clay masks because they’re supposed to be good for acne. In theory, at least, clay pulls toxins and impurities out of your skin, leaving a clearer, more vibrant complexion. I’ve never seen any obvious evidence that clay masks are doing this for my skin, but I keep doing them because I like the way they make my skin feel.…

Why I Choose Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness

I don’t have any religious or moral objections to birth control. I do, however, have significant health objections to all forms of hormonal birth control. Depending on the method in question, hormonal birth control can cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, changes in libido and more serious but rare problems like heart attack, stroke and blood clots.

Even if you don’t experience any of these side effects, I think that hormonal birth control is far from benign. On a philosophical level I have serious objections to continually taking a drug designed to upset your body’s healthy functioning. Fertility is not an illness.…

One Ingredient Milk of Magnesia Deodorant

How to Use Milk of Magnesia as Deodorant

Are you looking for a new natural deodorant? You need to try milk of magnesia. I stumbled upon milk of magnesia as deodorant more than four years ago, when I was having a terrible time finding a safe, natural deodorant that didn’t make me break out in a rash. I decided to give it a go and have never looked back. I’ve tried many natural deodorants over the years, but milk of magnesia is hands down the BEST natural deodorant I’ve never used.

What is Milk of Magnesia?

If you’re like me, you may never have heard of milk of magnesia before.…