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Naturally Whitening Tooth Powder Recipe

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! Also, I would like to thank in advance those of you who choose to purchase through affiliate links on my site. You will be getting a product or service that I believe in and at the same time I will be blessed by your support. I receive a small amount of money from the company, but it doesn't cost you a penny extra! 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 Related:  skills and craftsHousehold

Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin All of us get ‘boo-boos’. Right? Some of us get them more often than others. Having something at home at all times to take care of all the minor boo-boos (minor cuts, scrapes, & minor burns) can be a real life saver. I use this for all the standard boo-boos – minor cuts, scrapes, minor burns. (note: please do not use this on severed fingers, broken or protruding bones, or other extreme boo-boos. And, don’t hold this exclusively for the boo-boos. Another great thing – it’s not hard to make at all. All of these ingredients work together to create a really powerful healing salve. You can purchase the herbs from my Etsy store already measured out for this recipe, if you like In a medium saucepan – combine the coconut oil, olive oil, comfrey, & calendula. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth (my favorite method) or coffee filter. Toss the herbs & wipe out any remaining herbs from your saucepan. Next is to add the beeswax. Stir in the essential oil, if using, at this point. Ingredients

Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health By Sayer Ji Contributing Writer for Wake Up World What Is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is an ancient Indian folk remedy first mentioned in the early Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita, which was believed to have been written approximately 1500 years ago. One oil pulls by simply swishing a tablespoon of oil (sesame, coconut and sunflower are commonly recommended) in one’s mouth for approximately 15-20 minutes on an empty stomach and then spitting it out. The Charaka Samhita describes oil pulling as effective for improving more than just oral health, but also 30 other systemic diseases ranging from headache, migraine to diabetes and asthma. Modern scientific inquiry increasingly confirms oil pulling’s benefit to oral health: Because oil pulling positively affects the composition of bacteria in the mouth by killing pathogenic microorganisms, it makes sense that it would be beneficial in other seemingly related health conditions. Root Causes: How Infected Teeth Damage Your Overall Health

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. 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. Hard, stable, long lasting - (palm oil, beef tallow, lard)Lathering - (coconut, castor, palm kernel)Moisturizing/Conditioning - (olive oil, canola, sunflower, soybean)Luxury/Super Moisturizing - (cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil, hemp oil, jojoba)(Many oils will have multiple characteristics - e.g. shea butter is super moisturizing and makes a very hard bar of soap as well. 30% tallow25% coconut oil45% olive oilThat would be a great, balanced basic bar of soap.

Handcrafted Soaps: How to Use Your Microwave To Create Your Own Making soap can be a hot, involved and even dangerous craft. Try working with lye and bubbling cauldrons of the white stuff and you’ll be running to the nearest Target for some bars of Ivory. However, handcrafted soap is a different story utterly and completely. You can craft soaps into various shapes with multiple “add-ons” to suit what is in season and your personal taste. Much better than working with lye! First things first, you need the actual soap base. Goat’s Milk Soap BaseShea Butter Soap BaseMolds (purchase or use kitchen molds)Fragrance OilsNatural Elements and FragrancesMicrowaveWooden Spoon and Microwave-safe Dish The real twist in this process are the “add-ons.” My mixes? Fresh Basil with Green Tea and Peony Oil with Shea Butter Base Fresh Lemon Balm with Lemon Extract, Green Tea and Peony Oil and Shea Butter Base Grapefruit Extract and Pomegranate Plum Oil with Goat’s Milk Base Dried Lavender Flowers and Relaxation Oil with Goat’s Milk Base 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Now we have soap!

Make Your Own Homemade Hairspray and Hair DetanglerOne Good Thing by Jillee I am constantly amazed by the intelligent people who read this blog. You provide me with so much interesting material to research and present. So Thank Youand keep ‘em coming! This blog post idea actually came from one of my sister’s (who just happens to also be an intelligent reader of this blog AND who just happens to have a blog of her own that you should check out!) She has two little girls, 8 and 6 years old, and is in that phase of Mommy life when she is constantly “fixing” their hair. Let’s start with the hairSPRAY: Homemade Hairspray Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons sugar 2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol 6-8 drops essential oils (optional) Heat water to a boil and turn off heat source. However, according to Diane at there are 3 SIMPLE but KEY TIPS to make this work: 1) Find the right concentration for you. 2) Use a spray bottle with a very fine mist. 3) Wait for it to dry 20 – 30 seconds between applications. So that’s homemade hair concoction #1. #2 is the….. 1.

homemade toothpaste Make Your Own All-Natural Deodorant {Stick or Spray}One Good Thing by Jillee Several months ago I posted a recipe for making your own deodorant. It was mainly in response to discovering that those hard to remove armpit stains (see how to get rid of them here!) are caused by the aluminum in commercial antiperspirants! I’d worked hard to figure out how to get rid of those stains! I didn’t want them coming back! While I have been perfectly happy with this deodorant…some people would prefer not to have to put their fingers into it to apply it and have requested a SPRAY or SOLID alternative. The SOLID version was actually inspired by my sister Rebecca. Her original recipe makes a BIG BATCH of deodorant, so I decided to cut it in half and it turned out to be the perfect amount to fill two empty deodorant tubes. Homemade Solid Deodorant Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil 1 1/2 Tablespoons beeswax pellets 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup cornstarch 10 drops each of Lavender, Lemon and Frankincense Essential Oils If you don’t have essential oils on hand, don’t fret. Directions:

All Natural First Aid Kit - Natural Family Today With children, it’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand at all times. The same goes for camping, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities where injuries can be common. But what do you do when you’re concerned about the ingredients used in conventional first aid kits and first aid products? The answer is simple: Make your own natural first aid kit! It’s really not as difficult as it may seem. And a basic first aid kit requires much less than you might think. Here are some of our favorite natural first aid remedies that we’ve included in our natural first aid kit. Cuts/Bleeding Hydrogen Peroxide – Soap and water is the best way to clean a minor wound. Tea Tree Oil – Tea trea oil is a natural antimicrobial which also helps to fight infections. Clove Oil – Clove oil is a natural numbing agent. Burns Aloe Vera – The aloe vera plant comes from Africa. Honey – It’s known for it’s ability to soothe burns, especially in the West. Headaches/Pain/Stress Stomach Upset Bites/Stings

Homemade Coconut Milk and Coconut Milk SHAMPOO (Revised)One Good Thing by Jillee A little over two weeks ago I posted a “recipe” for Coconut Milk Shampoo that proved to be VERY popular! Apparently I wasn’t the only one looking for an alternative to store-bought shampoo. While this was a much-viewed (and tried) idea…judging by the comments…it was met with mixed reviews. Even my own initial opinion of the mixture changed the more I used it. For the last several days I haven’t been able to get this out of my mind. Saturday I spent HOURS searching for an answer. Many, many recipes later…I have come up with the following semi-homemade version of Coconut Milk Shampoo that while not completely “natural” is still a vast improvement over typical grocery store brands. Semi-Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo Since I was anxious to try this new formulation and was out of canned coconut milk…I decided I might as well try my hand at making my own. As I suspected….it was super easy! 1/2 cup shredded coconut Into the blender (or food processor) with 1 cup HOT water. Push down on the

The “Naughty” Skin Care Ingredient You Absolutely Must Try! | The Mommypotamus | organic SAHM sharing her family stories and recipes Pop Quiz! What Beauty Ingredient . . . Do many beauty product manufacturers vilify while selling you on their expensive, patented formulas? If you compare labels between the “naughty” skin care product and theirs, which one would have a toxic slew of chemicals including, say, 5 ingredients linked to cancer, 3 penetration enhancers that may increase exposure to carcinogens, parabens and 20 chemicals that have not been assessed for safety? Most importantly, which product is uniquely compatible with our skin’s biology, leaving it supple and nourished after use? Ta Da! On the left we have Sample A (which we won’t mention for liability reasons), and on the right we have beef tallow! Good questions! Marketers who sold the public soy as a viable “alternative” to meat have made very convincing arguments that plant-based products are generally better for us and the environment, but it’s simply not true. The Perfect “Food” For Skin Tallow is uniquely compatible with the biology of our cells.