Naturally Whitening Tooth Powder Recipe Welcome! You can now purchase my natural products, such as salves and magnesium lotion, through my on-line store. Sign up for my store newsletter for the latest information on products and sales! Although we really enjoyed my homemade toothpaste recipe, we love this tooth powder! Why not just use toothpaste from the store? So, we avoid smearing glycerin on our teeth. What You’ll Need 3 tablespoons bentonite clay: Bentonite clay is such a fantastic base for tooth powder because it is a very gentle cleaner. What To Do In a glass jar, pour all ingredients and mix with a wooden or plastic utensil. Linked-up at: Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways
The Whole Crunchy Blog New News and pH Balancing Your Old Homemade Deodorant Problems Hello, strangers! So, I have some good news and I have some bad news. The good news? Crunchy Betty is getting a makeover! (I’ll fill you in more about the superb details later, but for now, let’s just say the new concept for Crunchy Betty is “Go Deeper.” Now for the bad news … The bad news is, I can’t think of any bad news to tell you. Until August 1st, I’m going to try to share a few little things I’ve learned over the last few years, to kind of tidy up the “old” Crunchy Betty and make sure you have all the information you need to solve a few little problems you may be having. Today, I want to talk about a problem that’s pervasive – one I hear about occasionally, one I’ve solved one-on-one with several people, but I think it may help you with your baking-soda-based homemade deodorant – now or in the future. (And here I was hoping I could never talk about deodorant ever again.) And then, last week, itching started. Related Posts:
Creating a Basic Soap Recipe - Soap Making Recipe Basics - How to Make Homemade Natural Soap So you want to make some homemade soap? Just like consulting a cookbook, starting out by using a recipe from a book or website is great. It's good to learn the craft of soap making by using a tested recipe at first. But think of those recipes as just a starting point - because there's nothing quite like creating your own recipe from scratch. Whether it's because you only have certain oils on hand, or you're looking to create the perfect bar of soap, creating your own recipe allows you to control each and every ingredient. Though you can make soap using only one oil, the best soap recipes have a balance of oils. Each oil will contribute a different quality to the final bar of soap. A basic balanced recipe should have some of at least the first three oil categories - hard, lathering, and moisturizing. 30% tallow25% coconut oil45% olive oilThat would be a great, balanced basic bar of soap. (Note: I'm using percentages instead of measurements. My best advice is to not be afraid to experiment.
DIY Series: Make Your Own Deodorant Aluminum. Ok, what’s so bad about that? Parabens. Say what? Phthalates. Propylene glycol. Triclosan. Go ahead and wrap all these things up with several other questionable ingredients in a plastic container that will last forever (and probably end up in the ocean) and you have yourself some “fresh” and “protective” antiperspirant. That’s right, you are putting this stuff on your body. Aluminum, that stuff you cover up your leftover food with and stick in the freezer. Unfortunately, that sweat is coming out of your body for a reason (I like to think of this as your body being an efficient machine by getting rid of excess heat) and the sweat from your underarms contains proteins and fatty acids. The problem is, if you try to stop the process from happening by applying antiperspirant, you are increasing your risk for breast and prostate cancer. How about parabens and phthalates? Propylene glycol and triclosan, try saying that ten times fast. Ingredients 1/2 cup Shea Butter 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
How To Make Glow In The Dark Paint How to make an amazing decor for kids rooms ? It’s easy, because Rust-Oleum Specialty Glow In The Dark glows for up to 2 hours. Apply to wood, metal, plaster, masonry or unglazed ceramic. Washes with soap and water. Great for kids rooms, school projects and holiday decor. Orange & Clove Homemade Deodorant I made the switch to all-natural deodorant about a year and a half ago and I’ve never looked back. My thoughts are this: There have been conflicting studies as to whether commercial antiperspirants and deodorants can cause numerous negative side effects, the worst of these being cancer. However, I’m not about to wait until the “be all-end all” study comes out telling me whether putting a bunch of hard-to-pronounce chemicals on my pits is going to send me to an early grave. I’m just going to go ahead and go with the all-natural alternative now. I have been a big fan of Primal Pit Paste and have used their product with tremendous success. Success defined by: I don’t stink (that I know of – none of my friends/coworkers have run away yet), and my shirts don’t get those nasty yellow stains on them. But alas, being the DIY girl that I am, I decided to come up with my own version of deodorant that I can easily produce and even give as gifts if I so choose. Ingredients: 3 tbs (45 mL) Coconut Oil
Wine Bottle Design | Recycled Wine Bottle Torch | Package Design Firm | Sustainable Packaging 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum. This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. Here’s what you’ll need. Empty Wine Bottle (Use any bottle as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel. Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. Building Instructions The Hanger Decide where you want to mount your Recycled Bottle Torch. The Bottle Carefully and tightly wrap the 1/2-inch end of the Coupling with your Teflon Tape. Good Luck! -Erik
Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant - Nourishing Simplicity Have you tried multiple different natural deodorants without finding one that works well? If you’re like me you have spent too much money on expensive natural deodorants that don’t work. You need look no further. I found this recipe on Passionate Homemaking last year. I am so glad that I now have a frugal safe deodorant I can use. Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant 6 TBS Coconut Oil 2 TBS Grated Bee’s Wax ¼ Cup Baking Soda ¼ Cup Arrowroot Powder 10 drops lavender or tea tree essential oil (opptional) Heat the coconut oil and bee’s wax together. While still warm pour the mixture into a small container. I made this while it was still very hot out. Here is an article that I came across today that discuses the dangers of aluminum in antiperspirants and deodorant.
Animated Knots by Grog | How to Tie Knots | Fishing, Boating, Climbing, Scouting, Search and Rescue, Household, Decorative, Rope Care, Scratch Mommy – Life, From Scratch DeFunkifying DIY Deodorant For sweaty armpits: non-toxic & STILL no baking soda! | Scratch Mommy - Life, From Scratch Hey friend! It’s Jess, the original Scratch Mommy. Today I’m bringing you a new DIY skincare post..one that *many* of you have been requesting for quite some time… DeFunkifying DIY Deodorant for Sweaty Armpits! I apologize for the delay. There are always lots of fun things going on in the Scratch Mommy Laboratory! The response to my previously published non-toxic DIY deodorant recipe has been overwhelmingly positive. I have had hundreds of people whip up a batch, as well has hundreds more purchase a deodorant from the Scratch Mommy Organic Skincare shop. As you can see, reviews have been extremely positive… I have sensitive skin. My DIY deodorant works for the vast majority of people…BUT, I’ve had a small handful of people say it didn’t work as well for them as they hoped. When someone says that my (or any!) How long did you try it? When those questions have been explored, it’s also pertinent to think about diet (what you put in your body can come out in funny ways…even through smell). Tools
Tasty Backpacking Recipes Backpacking Recipes for Supper Dining out tonight? Follow Chef Glenn's backpacking recipes to create healthy, hearty, homemade meals for the trail. These dehydrated meals pack up light and tight and are easy to cook at your campsite using minimal fuel. How to Make Backpacking Meals: Cook a big pot of chili or stew, dehydrate and divide into individual servings.Dehydrate vegetables, meat and beans separately and assemble into meals.Enhance store-bought boxed meals with additional dried meat and vegetables.Create saucy backpacking meals by blending and dehydrating starchy foods like potatoes and beans into bark.Dehydrate tomato sauce for Italian style meals. All of the backpacking recipes linked below are for a single serving. Increase the ingredients proportionally by 1.5 or 2 times if you have a large appetite or you are cooking for two in the same pot. Chili & Stews Beef & Bean Chili Cook a big batch, dehydrate, and divide into meal size portions. Root Bark Stew Ratatouille Tuna Fish Casserole
How to charge your phone with fruit! - HD (1080p) How to Drill Your Own Water Well DIY Shibori (Japanese Tie-Dye) Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. Lauren and I first discovered shibori after discovering an old photo on the web. The idea of recreating an ancient Japanese dyeing technique inspired us to spend an entire weekend experimenting with our favorite deep blue, indigo. You’ll need:an indigo dye kitnatural fiber clothing or fabric2 5 gallon bucketsrubber glovessmall wood squaresrubber bandstwinea PVC pipea long wooden sticka drop clothrubber glovesscissors When choosing fabric or clothing, it’s important that made of natural fibers. Itajime shibori is known as the shape-resist technique. Fold it again in the other direction – again, like an accordion. Arashi is the Japanese term for “storm” and it’s also known as the pole-wrapping technique. Wrap the twine around the fabric. Continue wrapping, scrunching and tightening until all the fabric is compacted.