Who else loves lemon verbena? Delicious as a tea ever thought of it as a deodorant??!
As the weather warms up it’s time to think of these things!
I came across a simple super recipe in Johanna Knoxs’ book A Forager’s Treasury. All is required is baking soda and dried herb/s of your choice. They must be well dried as baking soda absorbs any moisture.
I made mine in a jar (1/2 cup baking soda) then stuffed it with dried lemon verbena leaves which I then shook anytime I walked past it (in the kitchen) for a good few days.
Though I’ve just re-read the recipe and I should’ve crumbled or pounded the herbs first! Ach well, I sieved mine when I thought the time was right.
So you apply it under your arms with a cotton wall or pad, or like me a home-made pad (it was going to be a breast pad!). But my real genius moment, after having issues with getting it out of the jar on to said pad, was remembering that deep in an un-packed box was one of my grandmothers un-used compacts. Perfect!