Thursday, August 18, 2011

Favorite Homemade Recipes

Tub Scrub:
I love this stuff! I have never used anything natural, homemade or store-bought that works as well as this stuff.
It is amazing and smells wonderful~

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup liquid castile soap (Dr. Bronner's is what I use)
5-10 drops of essential oil of choice

Mix really well (need to use some muscle for this part) and store in a glass jar.
*can't remember where I found this recipe


Toothpaste:
5 parts calcium powder
2 parts baking soda
3 parts xylitol
1 part liquid castile soap
3-5 parts coconut oil
(optional ingredients): essential oils, grapefruit seed extract, trace minerals.

I make this using a tablespoon and store it in a pint size mason jar. It fits into the counter drawer in the bathroom. It cleans and strengthens teeth and freshens breath. The xylitol is great for remineralizing teeth and reduces plaque among a whole list of other dental benefits.
*I got this recipe from Wellness Mama


Deodorant:
I will never go back to regular deodorant again.  I have been using this for over a year and love it. 
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 c arrowroot powder
4 T coconut oil
10 drops essential oil ( lavender, clary sage and tea tree are all antibacterial. I also love to add patchouli)
Mix dry ingredients, then add oils gradually. Mix with a fork. You can store this in a shallow glass container and store in your bathroom. You can also pack it into an empty deodorant container and keep in the fridge. Keep in mind that storing this deodorant in too warm of an environment will cause the ingredients to separate or if it's too cold you will have a hard time using your fingers to apply it. 
*you can find this or many other similar deodorant recipes all over the internet

1 comment:

  1. Excited to try this toothpaste recipe! Haven't seen this one yet. :)

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