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DIY Deodorant for Funky, Offending Underarms" The greenest most zero-waste option when it comes to stink-free pits isn't an invisible solid—it's invisible, period.

DIY Deodorant for Funky, Offending Underarms"

No deodorant is the most eco-friendly deodorant because you're not creating any plastic waste from the stick's casing, and you're not taking any scary health risks. Most conventional antiperspirant sticks and sprays contain aluminum compounds—which help in reducing sweat and smelly odors—but have also been linked to Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer.

But if braving summer's sweltering sweaty months sans the fresh pit protection isn't an option, here's the next best green alternative thanks to scoochmaroo over at Instructables. DIY All-Natural Deodorant 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. For more detailed instructions, click over to the complete Instructable. ::Lifehacker via Instructables. Aloe Mint Lotion Recipe. I’ve been experimenting with lotion recipes for ages and finally found one that I absolutely love!

Aloe Mint Lotion Recipe

I based it off of Rosemary Gladstar’s “Famous Face Cream” recipe found in her book, Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide, and then tweaked it around a bit. (PS: that book is fabulous and not just for beginners. I love my copy!) While this version is made with mint, don’t be afraid to swap ingredients around and use another flower or herb that you like. If you don’t want to use shea butter, try mango or cocoa butter instead. Handful of fresh mint leaves (dried will work too)waterrosemary antioxidant (extract)1/2 ounce (1 Tablespoon) aloe vera1 ounce (2 Tablespoons) shea butter2 ounces (1/4 cup) of sunflower oil1/2 tablespoon beeswaxpeppermint essential oil I infuse my sunflower oil with mint leaves (see HERE for more detailed directions) – but you can use plain oil, if you wish.

Make sure that you are using pure aloe vera gel. Now, comes the waiting part. Other posts you may like: Detoxification Part I : Healing Waters. A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detoxification system.

Detoxification Part I : Healing Waters

In today’s post I am going to tell you why you want to take a detox bath as well as show you how. There is no doubt in this day and age, our bodies are subject to more toxins than ever. Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and in the water we drink. Toxins cause irritation, harm and destruction in the body if left unchecked. Detoxification is the body’s way of removing and metabolizing these dangerous compounds. A detox bath encourages the body to efficiently flush out toxins. Our toxic burden is a result of the toxins we are exposed to and our body’s ability to naturally detox.

When we take a detox bath, we not only boost our health and well-being, but also strengthen our immune system and prevent disease. Our exposure to toxic substances is on the rise. When metabolic waste from toxins builds up in our body, we get sick. 1. 2. 3. 4. How To Make Homemade Lotion With 3 Simple Ingredients {Video Tutorial} « The Mommypotamus The Mommypotamus. Lesson #1 from my first job, Bath & Body Works . . .

How To Make Homemade Lotion With 3 Simple Ingredients {Video Tutorial} « The Mommypotamus The Mommypotamus

Do not climb the stockroom shelves like catwoman. Ever. Lesson #2 Those luscious looking photos are meant to distract you from cancer causing dioxane and formaldehyde in shower gels and lotions with unpronounceable ingredients. But is the solution homemade lotion??? That’s waaaay too complicated, right? UPDATE: Though I say in the video that this lotion can be stored at room temp for 3 months (based on the tutorial I linked to), that is not the case.

You will need: 3/4 cup oil (olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil are great choices*)3 tablespoons beeswax3/4 cup water, rose water, or herbal tea – room temp or slightly warmeressential oil for fragrance (optional) * If you use coconut keep it at room temp because it will become solid in the fridge. Method: I'm the Mommypotamus. » Beauty Recipes » How To Make Homemade Lotion With... how to make lotion. Body Butter Recipe. *Because of the popularity of this recipe on pinterest, I am getting many, many questions that are more suited for an expert.

Body Butter Recipe

This is a raw food site, this was my first attempt at body butter, it worked better than I could have hoped for and if you make this recipe as stated, it will work great for you too!! I am sorry but I can’t answer the technical questions. Cheers! * I made my first batch of body butter today. I love creamy body butters. We often forget that our skin is the largest organ on our body and absorbs what we put on it.

I called my friend Jen Vertanen, who writes the blog, “The Wholehearted Life”, knowing that she has spent years playing with recipes for home made soaps and lotions and asked her opinion on ingredients. I measured out shea butter (I use this shea butter: organic raw shea butter and coconut oil for the solid, and melted them in my home-made double boiler. I wanted to use rosemary as one of my scents. A few people have asked about jars. Body Butter 1. 2. 4. 4. Whipped Body Butter - Homemade Lotion - Holistic Kid. Yes.

Whipped Body Butter - Homemade Lotion - Holistic Kid

This homemade lotion is really as sensual and decadent as it sounds. For years I was disgruntled with my store bought lotion choices. The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database had confirmed that even the most “natural” of body products I had found were still pretty toxic. I had spent an accumulation of hours standing in the health food store trying to find a lotion with ingredients that I was willing to slather on my body – always coming up empty handed.

I will admit that I grew to love coconut oil after a shower, but I still longed for a fancy body lotion – one that smelled delicious and left me feeling pampered. Then I discovered homemade body butter (inspired by this post that I discovered on Pinterest). My two year old calls it chocolate cream, for obvious reasons, and it’s particularly satisfying after a day at the beach. Whipped Body Butter Ingredients Whipped Body Butter Method Notes: This homemade lotion will remain whipped in moderate temperatures. Disclaimer. DIY Coffee Body Scrub. Who needs fancy shmancy body scrubs when you can create your own for under 10 bucks?

DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee is the perfect addition to your basic sugar scrub, as it reduces cellulite and fine lines, prevents acne and gives your skin a lovely dose of energy. We became mini skin specialists this week and created the perfect coffee scrub that will have your skin reenergized and feeling fresh in no time. Here's how to make it yourself. Instead of harming your body with your average scrub, this DIY coffee scrub is sulfate and paraben-free, and will have your body feeling as smooth as a babys bottom! Ingredients: 1/4 Cup Jojoba Oil 1 Cup Ground Coffee Beans 1/2 Cup Raw Sugar 1 Tablespoon Honey Mix ingredients together and store in an old jelly jar.

Scoop desired amount onto damp skin and rub in large, circular motions. Anti-Cellulite Recipes. It's yet again that time of the year, ladies, when our cellulite anxiety starts to kick in;-) And while it's obvious that the main tools to use in anyone's anti-cellulite fight are healthy nutrition, plenty of water and exercising, I thought I'd share with you some extra "tricks" that help me A LOT - and that is homemade coffee anti-cellulite serum and sugar coffee scrubs...This is the anti-cellulite routine I'm currently following on a weekly basis (trying to make it daily - fingers crossed!

Anti-Cellulite Recipes

;-) 1. Yummy Coffee Sugar Scrubbing: I LOVE having scrubs in bars like that for two reasonsFirst of all, your sugar and coffee doesn't fall down the moment you apply them on your skin and you can easily scrub the bar all over your thighs. Secondly, when we make regular non-bar scrubs we have to put a lot of oil to hold ingredients together and that oil then ends up in the bath tub making the tub slippery and really hazardous! INGREDIENTS (updated - even better and yummier! About me: Homemade Hand Scrub.

Winter is here and if the cold, dry air has turned your hands into sandpaper like it has mine, you`ll appreciate this hand scrub that leaves your hands soft, smooth and smelling delicious!

Homemade Hand Scrub

Turn your old jars into thoughtful, homemade gifts (& keep one for yourself!) I suggest using small jars, since all the ingredients are edible (and therefore spoilable) and should be used within a month. Ingredients: Small sized mason or other jars you want to use Sugar Olive oil (or any other oil you may have in your pantry) Lemon juice & zest Few drops of vanilla *The amount of ingredients that you need depends on the amount of scrub that you want to make. I used about 4 cups of sugar for 4 small jars. Hands and Feet Scrubs. Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe Ingredients: 10 tsp. grapeseed oil 4 tbs dark brown sugar Directions: Combine ingredients.

Hands and Feet Scrubs

Strawberry Foot Exfoliating Scrub Recipe Ingredients: 4 Strawberries 2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil Mash or puree strawberries. Applelicious Scrub Recipe 1 apple, purred or 3 tbs applesauce 2 tbs. dark brown sugar 1 tbs Olive oil Combine ingredients and massage into hands. rinse well. Whitening Nail Scrub Recipe 1 tablespoon Lemon juice Enough Baking Soda to make a paste Combine ingredients and massage into nails. rinse well. Anti-Aging Hand Scrub Recipe 1 tbs. 1 vitamin E caplet oil 1/4 cup ground almond meal or corn meal Combine and massage into hands. rinse well. Apricot Scrub Recipe 1/2 cup of brown sugar 2 tbs lemon juice 2 tbs apricot oil Combine and massage into hands. rinse well. Divine Hand and foot scrub Recipe 1/4 cup oatmeal or 1 packet instant oatmeal 3 tbs.

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Olive Oil Scrub Recipe! 2 tbs. olive oil 1/4 DARK brown sugar Custom Search. All Natural Homemade Sunscreen. This is a recipe for all natural homemade sunscreen, without zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. A few years ago, I created this Instructable that shows you how to make your own sunscreen using these ingredients. In response to many comments I'd been getting on it, I decided to offer a TD/ZO alternative, with all natural elements. You can actually eat most of the ingredients! Carrot seed oil's high carotol content gives it its skin-rejuvenative properties, and can directly reduce the damaging effects of UV rays. Avocado oil, sesame oil and shea butter contain a low SPF sunscreen. Ingredients: NOTE: avoid using citrus oils, such as bergamont, orange, lemon or lime. *Even though Borax is used as a food ingredient in some countries, it is banned for such use in the US, and can be harmful if ingested in large doses.

Tools:Directions: Combine the sesame, avocado, jojoba, and almonds oils, shea and cocoa butters, and beeswax in a microwave-safe container and heat until just melted. Enjoy! TLC Style "Make Your Own Shaving Cream" My favorite part about caring for the environment is that it encourages the D.I.Y. spirit. I've always been a little on the crafty side and am more than happy to make something myself if it means that I'll save money and help out the planet by reducing my own consumption of chemical-infused products that are also often times packaging nightmares. There are a lot of products that many of us use daily that we could be making ourselves and shaving cream is no exception.

Sure, you can always just use your soap or shampoo for shaving (it works incredibly well in case you haven't tried it before), but there is still something to be said for the shaving with actual shaving cream. If you're interested in making your own shaving cream, try out this recipe, it works for me! Here's what you'll need: 1/2 teaspoon of sunflower oil 1/4 cup of unscented glycerin soap Double boiler A cup or mug for the cream Here's what you'll do: 1. 2. 3. This formula will set quickly. DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL - Fashion + Beauty on Shine. I was chatting with someone on my flight back from my vacation. She lived in another country where salons are hard to come by or if they are around, they aren't very good.

So, sometimes a girl has got to depend on herself. You can make one on your own so easily. So when I described it to her, she loved it and she said I just have to put it up online. So here goes: Wax recipe Ingredients 2 cups sugar ¼ cup water ¼ cup lemon juice Method Pour the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan, and heat it over a low flame. How do you know it is done? Take a glass of water and put a drop of wax into it. Benefits of making your own WAX: 1. Waxing strips: We used to do this in college all the time. NOTE: The inner facing fabric of the jeans should be the one touching your skin otherwise if you use the opposite side, your skin will probably get blue with the denim color. Waxing technique Test the temperature before applying the wax to your skin.

Benefits of Waxing 1. 5 Fruits for a glowing skin. 5 Best Fruits for Healthy Skin. Here are five fruits for healthy skin that can make you skin glow: 1. Kiwi and Pomegranate: Consumption and application of Kiwi fruit helps ensure healthy, clear, beautiful skin. Kiwis are rich in pectin and fiber, which strengthen digestion. They also may prevent wrinkles and blemishes. Pomegranates are also superb for overall skin health. 2. 3. 4. 5. Natural secrets to glowing and healthy skin are based on a well balanced diet. . © Newsmax.