Since I discovered that most deodorants, even so-called “natural” ones found on the store shelves pack a chemical punch–and your armpits happen to the home of some pretty important lymph nodes—I decided to make my own. It’s EASY. It’s SUPER CHEAP. You can make it smell however you want. There is seriously no reason to buy deodorant at the store.
Just like with deodorant, toothpaste has some pretty killer ingredients that when used over time can cause some serious problems. Plus, your mouth is one big mucous membrane that absorbs these toxins at an amazingly fast rate. And like deodorant, making your own toothpaste is EASY and CHEAP! There is absolutely NO reason not to at least give it a try!
I’m sorry. No. I’m not. Ima just gonna say that there is NO reason to go out and buy that crazy expensive and once again—dangerously laden-with-chemicals—facial cleanser! It’s easy to make your own! I need to write a post on this and I will! The great thing about making your own is that you can add a huge variety of essential oils that affect your skin in the perfect way for your own needs.
**8 oz. Castile Soap (I use Dr. Bronners unscented, but you can use the scented too—he uses essential oils, so there are no unnatural fragrance oils in it.)
**1/2 Cup distilled water (I just use our tap water, but I’m on a well. I’ll leave that up to you.)
**1 tsp Jojoba oil (Now, I know this ingredient sounds strange, but follow me here. Jojoba oil is actually a wax that is nearly perfect in comparison to the natural oils on the surface of our skin. Using just a tad in this cleanser allows your face to be perfectly cleaned while retaining a bit of that needed shield.)
**Essential Oils of Choice. This is the fun part!
For dry or mature skin, use a combination of 10 drops Frankincense Oil and 10 drops Peppermint Oil
For acne or oily skin, use a combination of 10 drops Peppermint Oil and 10 drops of Rosemary Oil (an excellent astringent oil)
**You can add a little Lemon Balm Hydrosol, but I don’t usually because I don’t have it on hand. This cleanser is AWESOME either way!
Just bottle it up in either a regular pump bottle or a foaming bottle!
TO USE: SHAKE FIRST! This is VERY Important because the jojoba oil will float to the surface, and since there are no emulsifiers in this wash, you just need to give a good little shake before using! 🙂
If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you probably know I make our own soap. We use it exclusively, and since I have lots of friends who always ask for it too, I can’t seem to keep enough around! I have a great recipe and lots of variations!
If you know herbs and how to make your own salves, then it’s super easy to make your own Vapor Rub, Neosporin, and more. These are also super EASY and CHEAP to make! Plus, they are fun because you get to add your own creative touch! It works like a charm on small wounds, burns, and skin irritations too.
Yeah. So call me a kook. I have NOT put any kind of OTC pain reliever (aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, etc.) into my body in YEARS. Gosh. Probably since 2012. First off, I think using herbs and eating fermented foods on a daily basis creates an environment in your body so that you just don’t have the headaches, pains, etc. that seem “typical” these days. However, IF I DO have a little headache or some joint aches (I’m a granny after all), then I use my Willow Bark Tincture. I guess I should get a post done about that too. This is one of my husband’s and my favorite go-to’s for minor pains. It’s really pretty amazing…and not only is it natural, but it is EASY and CHEAP—and dare I say? It works WAY better than the stuff on the store shelves.
Raw foods are all the rage these days. I have a friend who specifically looks for the “raw” fermented foods in the stores. HOWEVER—-making your own is WAY better! You get to decide what to make. You get to decide how to spice it up. You get to decide everything…and once again, follow me people—It’s EASY and CHEAP!