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160 Uses For Coconut Oil

@Mrs. S Thanks for your questions! I love to share my knowledge on this amazing product. For dandruff, I like to soften the coconut oil (if it is solid to the core due to cold weather) theen rub it into my scalp, leaving it on for about 30 minutes. For internal use I prefer to use the highest quality coconut oil – unrefined virgin coconut oil. For acne, I suggest the following:Before getting in the shower, apply a thin layer of coconut oil all over the face. Good luck! Related:  DIY Soap, beauty, household

Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars Tired of Takeout? YOU can cook real food simply and easily with meal plans! Meal planning has now been revolutionized! 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 Combine the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a glass bowl placed over a hot pot of water or use a double boiler. Homemade Notes These homemade sunscreen lotion bars will melt in the hot sun.

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. So unless I am camping, I choose to make my own non-toxic bug repellent. 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 Directions Using a glass bowl set over a simmering pot of water, gently melt beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa or shea butter. Love these? Further Reading from Around the Web More Essential Oil recipes here!

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. 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. What homemade shampoo you’re using right now?

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! 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? Use this homemade shaving cream the same as you would any store bought shave cream! Want more DIY projects and natural health and beauty make-your-own ideas? Enter your email below to get our weekly newsletter!

Homesteading Archives - Homestead Honey When the sun sets at 5pm, and you don’t have electricity to light the house, there is not much else to do in the evenings but read. While I have always been a huge lover of books and reading, I don’t think have ever read as many books as I have this winter (well, perhaps when I had nursing newborns!) Over the past few months, I’ve excitedly poured through Waldorf Education curricula, zipped through a few novels, listened to several children’s novels that Brian has read aloud to Ella, and mostly, read many, many homesteading books. While I have homesteaded over a decade, there is really no end to the learning that I will do. There is always a new skill to learn, always an interesting approach to a homestead problem, always new sources of inspiration. And that is exactly what I’d like to share with you today – books for homestead inspiration. Fresh Eggs Daily I love Lisa’s blog of the same name, so I excitedly ordered her new book. This may be my favorite homesteading book ever.

Ways Anyone Can Be More Self Sufficient – How to Be Self Sufficient 1K+ I firmly believe that being self sufficient is one of the most important things a person can do. We rely on someone else for almost everything in our lives... We rely on the electric companies to keep our homes running. What would happen if one of those resources were suddenly gone? I've heard many excuses over the years....I can't be more self sufficient because I live in the city. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Want more DIY projects and preparedness ideas? Enter your email below to get our weekly newsletter! No spam here! These are easy things that you can start with to become more self sufficient, no matter where you live or what your situation is. Best Emergency Preparedness BooksEmergency Preparedness ListEmergency Foods Supply List (Whole Foods to Stock Up On)Items You Need For Basic Skills What are some things that you think anyone can do to become more self sufficient? Disclaimer: This post may contain a link to an affiliate.

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