I have been on the hunt for natural and safe beauty products. Sometimes choosing more natural and organic products means you have to pay a little more. These recipes can save you money and you can make some for other people too!
Currently I use coconut oil for a moisturizer – face and body. It’s natural and non-toxic and the despite it being an oil, it doesn’t leave an oily residue on your skin.
For an exfoliater I use baking soda. I use it daily on both my face and body. A big box of baking soda is about $3 at the grocery store.
Baking soda can be used for a lot of things – besides using it as a skin scrub, you can also use it for cleaning, deodorizing, and in shampoo. Every time I use baking soda in place of shampoo it never works for me – I can never rinse it completely out of my hair and it makes me look like I have dandruff and my hair gets all sticky. I do, however, use a little bit of it mixed it with my all-natural shampoo. The natural shampoo’s I’ve used make my hair a bit greasy and heavy, and a little bit of baking soda fixes that problem.
I also found the following recipes that I can’t wait to try.
I’ve bought some dry shampoo before, but it was pretty expensive and didn’t last very long. Click the link to view directions and pictures. I might experiment taking the oats out if it leaves little pieces in my hair.
Here are the ingredients to make your own dry shampoo:
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Cornmeal
2 Tablespoons Ground Oatmeal
A salt shaker type container to store dry shampoo
I bought a natural aloe-based deodorant a while back. It was $7. It’s lasted me for a while but it doesn’t work quite as well as the commercial deodorants (which many have chemicals I wouldn’t want in my body anymore). So I would love to try this deodorant recipe. I have everything in my pantry except the essential oil.
Ingredients for homemade and natural deodorant:
1/4 cup baking soda ($1.19 for a box)
1/4 cup arrowroot powder ($5.99 for 20 oz.)
4 tablespoons coconut oil ($6.00 for 15 oz.)
10 drops/shakes grapefruit essential oil ($9.99 for 0.5 oz.)
A tin or jar with lid