survive smelly travels

india washingMany antiperspirants and deodorants are as harmful for you as they are for the environment, but there is a simple survival tip that is a great green option, will save you cash and can come in handy when caught short travelling.

The secret ingredient is baking soda. Simply sprinkle a small amount on a damp cloth, then pat it on and don’t rinse off. You’ll be amazed how well this neutralises sweaty smells, but if you’d enjoy a little more perfume, then try this easy trick…

Combine 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup cornstarch in a jar and shake. Add a few drops of sweet smelling essential oils, such as lavender or cinnamon. Then your homemade deodorant is ready to sprinkle on a washcloth.

If you have other environmentally friendly tips we’d love to hear from you, please post a comment or send us an email.

* photo by Jodi Shields – Intrepid Photography Competition

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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