Photo: Who will warm the Queen of Green throne?

Allow me to introduce you to my one year maternity leave replacement, Tovah Paglaro.

By the time you read this I'll be gone. (Not to be overly dramatic.)

Actually, I'll be celebrating my sixth "green" wedding anniversary and my 37th week of pregnancy.

I'm leaving you in good hands as I tackle a new frontier — motherhood.

Tovah Paglaro will warm my throne, keeping you informed and enlightened. Expect the same helpful green living tips, solutions and recipes you've come to expect from the Queen of Green.

A green living expert, Tovah writes for the online magazine Thrifty and Green. Her weekly column, Growing up Green, has been syndicated internationally. She's also a filmmaker and media producer. Tovah lives on Vancouver's north shore with her husband and three children. I know you'll love her!

Literally, don't sweat it.

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Don't sweat it deodorant balm recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Yield: about 90 ml
Shelf life: six months

15 ml shea butter (or cocoa butter)
15 ml coconut oil
15 ml baking soda
15 ml cornstarch
30 ml beeswax, grated

2-5 drops of essential oil(s)
*Note: essential oils are powerful so start with small amounts. Always do a test patch on your skin, too.

Measure first five ingredients into small metal bowl. Add ¼ cup of water to a small pot. Create a double boiler by placing the metal bowl on top. On low heat, stir ingredients until melted. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Stir. Let cool before storing in air-tight container.

To apply, dab a pea-sized amount under the arm. It will melt on contact with your body heat. Everyone's body chemistry is different, so you may find you need to adjust the blend and amount of essential oils that work for you. Essential oil options include lemon, tea tree, lavender, thyme, myrrh and rosewood. Have sensitive skin or scent sensitivities? Delete the essential oils.

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Thanks so much for all of the well wishes,

Lindsay Coulter, Queen of Green

October 13, 2012

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Sep 02, 2013
6:48 PM

Thank you so much for the great recipe for deodorant. So easy and fun to make, and so surprisingly effective! I will never have to buy a chemical deodorant again!

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