The BEST Natural Deodorant: Fenugreek!

I have not worn deodorant or anti-perspirant for many years, but it wasn’t until the wonderful sprouts sellers at my local farmers market clued me into fenugreek that I (and perhaps those closest to me) truly started enjoying my deodorant-free lifestyle. Why?? Ch-check it:

Vegan! Cruelty-free! All-natural! It's FENUGREEK, my friends!

Aside from making you smell DELICIOUS, fenugreek has also been proven by western medicine to be:

  • antidiabetic

  • antiobesity

  • anticancer

  • anti-inflammatory

  • antioxidant

  • antifungal

  • antibacterial

  • galactogogue (i.e. lactation: it helps mamas make milk!)

Here’s what you need to sprout your own:

Soak a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds overnight. Drain the next morning and rinse them off twice a day for 2-5 days. Store them upside down at an angle so all the water drains out - sitting water = mold.

They will begin to germinate (i.e., grow tails of health, like little green spermies!) within a day or two, but I like them to get a bit of green before I chow down, so I usually refrigerate them in a damp paper towel after 5 days.

Add them to EVERYTHING!! I love them especially with avocado toast, curries, and soups.