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Bar Into Liquid Hand Soap

Bar Into Liquid Hand Soap
I have a confession to make: I hate bar soap. It gets dirty, is annoying to handle, and takes too long to use up. Despite this, people like to give me bar soap as a gift, which I feel guilty not using. Then it occurred to me that I might be able to convert the bar soap into liquid hand soap. So I tried it and was thrilled to find that it works great! Glycerin is made from plant oils and is commonly used in soaps, shampoos, and moisturizers. Ingredients: 1 c soap flakes 10 c water 1 Tbs glycerin Equipment: Cheese grater A large pot Measuring cup and spoons A spatula for stirring A soap container with a hand pump A container to hold excess soap Funnel Directions: First, grate the soap. One bar of soap yielded a little over 1.5 cups of flakes. In a large pot, combine 1 cup soap flakes, 10 cups water, and 1 Tbs glycerin. Let the soap cool completely, then pour into containers using a funnel. As I mentioned, this recipe makes a lot of soap, about 6 bottles worth. Good luck!

Make Your Own Antibacterial Soft Scrub Cleanser I have been so excited about this post I could hardly wait for today to come! That is either a sign that it’s a really great idea…or that I really need to get a life! lol. Either way…I think you are going to LOVE this one! A big “Thank You” to Emily at Live Renewed for sharing this homemade solution I never knew I always wanted to try! Before I tell you how to make it…I’m going to have to eat my words on any past disparaging remarks I have made about liquid castile soap. Well, I don’t know what happened before….because I LOVED the way it worked in this recipe. I did make one tweak to Emily’s recipe and added some Tea Tree Oil for its’ antibacterial properties. Ingredients 3/4 cup baking soda (you can add a little more if it seems a little thin after it’s all mixed together.) 1/4 cup castile soap (I used Dr. In a medium sized bowl, combine the baking soda and castile soap. After the first 3 ingredients are well combined, SLOWLY add the vinegar.

Top 10 Natural Homemade Shampoos New Here? LIKE Natural Health Beauty on Facebook to get daily updates about health & beauty recipes using the most natural ingredients. Follow our board on Pinterest (beautynhb) too. It’s fun and exciting! Homemade shampoo has become more popular these days due to the rise in cost of shampoos and the much different confusion over which shampoo to use. (Do you believe that this shampoo will cost you $149.93?) You can get what you need out of your shampoo without the hassle of trying many different ones just to find out they were not right for you. Shampoos are meant to strip your hair of all the unwanted grease and daily grind and replace it with mineralizing concoctions that will make it look healthy and radiant again. 1. 2. This all natural ingredient shampoo contains rosemary, sage leaf, lavender, and Nettle leaf to get your hair shiny and clean. Read the full ingredients and step-by-step how to make it: Homemade Herbal Shampoo (Countrymommacooks.com). 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars Tired of Takeout? YOU can cook real food simply and easily with meal plans! Meal planning has now been revolutionized! Customizable 'real food plans' couldn't be any EASIER! Try these REAL FOOD meal plans today! 71.2K 130Google +465 110K 328 Make your own non-toxic homemade sunscreen lotion bars with this easy homemade sunscreen lotion bar recipe. Why a Non-toxic Homemade Bar? If you didn’t already know, commercial lotions can be toxic due to potential endocrine disruptors and other nasty chemicals. However, I live in Texas and the sun can get pretty brutal during the summer. I was inspired by Robin Konie of Thank Your Body to make non-toxic homemade lotion bars after reading her eBook, Toxic Free. What I love about this bar is that it is goes on easily and soaks right in without being overly greasy. Non-Toxic Homemade Lotion Bars Homemade Ingredients Homemade Lotion Bar Directions Homemade Notes These homemade sunscreen lotion bars will melt in the hot sun. Pin it here!

DIY Toilet Bombs - Deodorize & Disinfect, Just Drop Them In The Bowl Remember I told you in my previous post that the next product in my store will be an "outside the box" one? Well, you've been warned;-))) I came up with the idea of Toilet Bombs a few months ago. At first I thought it would be embarrassing to make a post about them but I fell so much in love with these toilet bombs that I just HAD to share the idea with you - I'm seriously addicted! When I drop them in the toilet bowl they start fizzing (= exploding;-) and not only do they smell amazing they also deodorize, kill the bacteria (including the odor-causing ones!) and keep the bowl clean. And on top of that, these bombs became a part of my bathroom decor - don't they just look adorable? WHAT I USE: (for approx. 24 bombs) --1 1/3 cup Baking Soda - amazing for all-natural cleaning AND deodorizing! --1/2 cup Citric Acid - (low-strength acid that exists naturally in fruits like lemons & oranges) - used in many kitchen & bathroom cleaners for its cleaning, whitening & deodorizing properties

Bug Repellent Lotion Bars Want all of your favorite DIY Beauty Recipes in one place? My NEW eBook, Homemade Mommy Beauty Essentials, will give you the tips you need to avoid commercial toxins and make your own therapeutic personal care products! Get your copy here! 48Google + I know DEET is the active ingredient in bug repellent that has been proven to work the best, however, DEET is not my favorite thing to put on my body or my daughter’s body on a regular basis. I really like essential oil blends for this bug repellent bar because it makes my life easier. There is an additional benefit to having Purification oil on hand: you can dab a drop onto any bite or sting and it will take the itch out. Bug Repellent Lotion Bars Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil1/4 cup grated cocoa butter or shea butter1/4 cup grated beeswax, firmly packed1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (optional)1/4 tsp Purification oil blend (where to buy)1/4 tsp Thieves oil blend (where to buy) Directions Love these? Further Reading from Around the Web

20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda 20 Amazing Uses for Baking Soda You’ll be amazed at the myriad of remedies you can whip up if you have a box of baking soda handy. Among them: Splinter removal: Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a small glass of water, then soak the affected area twice a day. Many splinters will come out on their own after a couple of days using this treatment.Sunburn remedy: Add ½ cup of baking soda to lukewarm bathwater, then soak in the tub for natural relief. When you get out, let your skin air dry, rather than toweling off the excess baking soda, for extra relief. Baking Soda is an Excellent Household Cleaner, Too After you’ve stashed a box of baking soda in your medicine cabinet, put one under your kitchen sink, in your bathroom and with your cleaning supplies too … Baking soda is great to scrub your bath and kitchen with. Read full article | Image baking sodaDIYNatural Products Related Posts

Homemade Bug Repellent Bug Repellent...another thing with way too many scary chemicals in it! And I don't know about you, but I think the reason the bugs stay away isn't because of what's in the repellent, it's because of how smelly it is! Here are some essential oil buy spray recipes to try that won't leave your nose burning! Lemon Repellent Peppermint Repellent Citronella Repellent I found the little spray bottle pictured above at Target for less than $1 in the travel section. Since these recipes contain citrus oils this spray is best used on your clothing or around the area you are in instead of on your skin. Do you make homemade bug spray? Get even more great articles! Get a free ebook, Fast Breakfasts! Keep in touch by signing up for our weekly newsletters and get my free mini ebook, Fast Breakfasts with recipes and inspiration for quick, from-scratch breakfasts! Tagged as: Green Living, Make Your Own Disclaimer: This post may contain a link to an affiliate.

Homemade Shaving Cream – Silky & Natural 8K+ This recipe/post has been a long time coming. Feels like forever since I wrote down the note on my idea board "Homemade Shave Cream". I think for some reason I was thinking it would be difficult to make or require something I didn't have on hand. Turns out that neither of those things were true and I'm glad I finally took the plunge! This recipe for Homemade Shaving Cream is so easy to make and leaves your skin silky smooth. You can add essential oils to give it a little scent or just leave it unscented for those with fragrance issues. Easy Homemade Shaving Cream What You Need: 1/3 c. The ingredients! Just like with coconut oil, with Shea Butter you want to pick a good unrefined, unprocessed kind. Start by melting the shea butter and the coconut oil on a low heat on the stove top. Once it's melted, pour into a container and add in the olive oil and stir. Once it's solid again you can take it out of the fridge and put it in a bowl you can whip it in. Whip it! Isn't it beautiful?

Orange Peels & Vinegar = DIY All-Purpose Cleaner | Buy Nothing Project DIY All-Purpose Household Cleaner or What To Do With All Those Holiday Season Orange Peels by Rebecca Rockefeller Do you spin your dreidel for satsumas? Orange Peels in the Jar, 2 Days Old Fill a glass jar with orange peels (any variety of orange works well). Have you tried this? Click Through For More DIY Cleaning Tips at Trash Backwards Happy house cleaning! Like this: Like Loading...

4 DIY Natural Drain Cleaners By Cris Carl, Hometalk Having a clogged sink begs the old chestnut about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. There are a lot of things that should never go down a drain, especially if you have a septic system. To avoid clogs to begin with, you have to avoid allowing food particles, grease, and hair from going down the drain. It’s helpful to have a small piece of wire mesh over your drains to catch food or hair particles. Now, for a dose of reality, no one is perfect. I have two drains that tend to clog more often in my house, the tub and the laundry sink. The problem with commercial drain cleaners is they corrode pipes, are bad for septic systems, are toxic to ground water, and they can damage the materials that your sink or tub are made of. Before you try a DIY drain cleaner It’s best to remember to use your DIY drain cleaners routinely before the clogs happen. Just like in the Heimlich maneuver, look first to see if you can actually see the clog. Boiling water

Four Homemade Cleaners This was easier than I thought it would be. One of Betsy’s goals for the year was to ditch some of our standard cleaners that we use around the house and make them! Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this project mainly because I wasn’t sure that homemade cleaners would really get the job done. And my lovely wife is a bit of a neat freak so there’s no way she would use something that didn’t perform well. So a couple of weekends ago she went out and bought a few staple ingredients and some empty spray bottles and we spent a few minutes mixing up four different homemade cleaners that have since replaced 90% of the cleaners we use around the house. For the last few weeks we’ve been using them now and I’ve been so impressed by how well they are working, I thought I’d share them all with you in case any of you are interested in ditching the chemicals. The Cost of Cleaning. Basic stuff. Really Clean Cleaning. The Basics. - Homemade: How to Make 100′s of Everyday Products Mixing the Solutions.

DIY Deodorizing Carpet Powder I plan on having a lot of foot traffic through my house for the holidays, and this year is the first year we will have a dog in the house. I really want the house to smell inviting, and not like a dog, so I am whipping up some homemade carpet powder. Here’s the basic recipe I am using: Ingredients: 1/2 cup baking soda1/4 cup borax15-20 drops essential oils {I’m using cinnamon to give it a more holiday feel} Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Bring on the Holidays! ~Mavis This post may contain affiliate links. Related posts:

How To Make Your Own Natural Non-Toxic Deodorant | High Existence Deodorant is an essential ingredient to combat body odour. We all love to smell nice, and perhaps more importantly, we know the social consequences if we don’t. The problem is that most deodorants don’t really do a good job of helping us out. I found out the hard way. About a year ago I moved further away from the city center of Amsterdam. Even during the harsh dutch winter, biking is by far the best way of transportation. Steamy sweat was inevitable. It happened time and again that after my first ride I started smelling. After my second ride back home, the deodorant I put my faith in had obviously let me down. I had been using deodorant for years. They lied. I am tempted to mention the possible hormonal and cancer risks of parabens, PEGs, synthetic fragrances and antibacterials, petrochemicals, or aluminum compounds. I also found that with a few simple ingredients you can easily prevent these micro organisms from thriving. Trust me, I now smell amazing. The Three Essential ingredients 1. 2.

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