After reading last weeks blog post you might be thinking, now what?
With all the harmful chemicals and GMO's found in most beauty products today the only choice is to buy organic, right?
Making your own personal hygiene products is quick, easy, and affordable!
Give these easy do-it-yourself (DIY) recipes a try, and you'll never waste money or harm yourself again.
Put an old shampoo bottle to good recycled use by mixing the following ingredients together for your very own shampoo.
- 1 cup pure liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronners)
- 1 cup organic green tea (brewed for 30 minutes)
- 1 tablespoon organic olive oil
- 1 teaspoon organic honey
Use as is, or depending upon your hair type, add an herbal infusion to replace the green tea in the above recipe. Use a handful of fresh herbs or a spoonful of dried herbs and a cup of boiling water to prepare the infusion, steeping for 30 minutes. Here are some suggestions for different hair types (and predicaments):
- for dark hair: sage leaves
- for greasy hair: yarrow
- for fair hair: marigold flowers
- for dandruff: a mixture of nettle leaves and burdock roots
Use a simple vinegar rinse as a conditioner 2-3 times a week, and not only will you be truly surprised at the results - both shiny and detangled locks - you'll wonder how you ever bought into the whole high-priced, toxic conditioner notion in the first place.
What you'll need:
- 2.5 cups of hot water
- 1/2 cup organic apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 sprig of rosemary
- 1 bag of your favorite organic herbal tea, for fragrance
To make your vinegar rinse, place the water in a container of your choice (old conditioner bottle). Then, add the rest of the ingredients. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes. Use about 3/4 of a cup of the rinse each time you condition, shaking up the bottle prior.
This recipe is one of my favorite DIY because its so easy and last so long.
What you'll need:
- 1 cup melted organic coconut oil
- 1 cup organic NON-GMO baking soda
- 25-45 drops Essential Oil of Peppermint (or more if you want it REALLY minty)
- OPTIONAL: Add a packet of Stevia to sweeten
To make your toothpaste simply mix all of the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container.
Home made recipes are fun and easy to make, your whole family will love them!