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Homemade Bug Repellent

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. Related:  alt.personal care

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?

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!

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

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.

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.

Un-Colgate your Colgate This weekend I decided to Crest the hill ofgood health and chemical free living and experiment with home made toothpaste. I have tried this before and was woefully disappointed and decided that I just didn’t give a Gum any longer and went back to my Colgate Total which is less than Aqua Fresh. I have sensitive teeth you see and any other toothpaste leaves me in pain after a few weeks. Oil pulling, the activity whereby you rid your body of some of it’s most annoying toxins by swishing coconut oil and a drop of your favorite essential oils for upwards of 20 min a few days a week, seems to help with my sensitivity, so I am hopeful that is a thing of the past. Does anyone else have a hard time with the 20 min rule? Anyhoo, as I said, I have tried the coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste and just was not impressed. The first recipe involved me boiling the egg shells from ourhappy hens. Dash of Sea Salt 3-4 T Water 1/2 t Xylitol 1 T coconut oil (optional) Add the warm water to a small bowl.

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!

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe: Remineralizing This homemade toothpaste recipe is 100% natural, perfectly edible, and full of the minerals your teeth need to re-build enamel and maintain healthy teeth and gums. It’s a long-held belief among conventional dentistry that you can’t regrow tooth enamel or heal cavities. But studies done by holistic dental care providers prove otherwise. When combined with a diet rich in the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K-2 and devoid of mineral-stealing anti-nutrients, a homemade toothpaste recipe like this one can transform your dental health. Why a homemade toothpaste recipe? Much of the research on remineralizing teeth was done back in the 20s, so I understand why people give me strange looks when I say I am using holistic dental care to heal my son’s cavity. Nevertheless, it’s not just a thing of the past. Most store-bought toothpaste contains glycerin, which has actually been shown to weaken tooth enamel over the long-term. Homemade Toothpaste Recipe Homemade Toothpaste Recipe: The Players 1. 2. 3. 4.

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.

Homemade Lotion Recipe - How to Make Your Own Lotion If you are still using the cancer-in-a-bottle store bought lotion on yourself or your family, there are super easy natural alternatives! In fact, this recipe is incredibly simple to make and all the ingredients are available here. It only has three basic ingredients and literally takes ten minutes to make! You can customize your lotion to your skin type and desired scent, and you can even make it for baby (calendula and chamomile…) There are endless variations, but some of my favorites are: Calendula and Chamomile for babyRosewater and Almond OilPeppermint, Wintergreen, and Ginger for sore musclesCoconut and Calendula for faceMint and green teaLavender and vanilla I’ve included my basic recipe below. NOTE: This is an improved recipe since many people were having trouble getting the temperatures exactly right to get the lotion to emulsify (as per the comments below). Organic Homemade Lotion Basic Ingredients: Note: All ingredients and many essential oils are available 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

DIY Dry Shampoo This DIY dry shampoo recipe will sop up any excess scalp oil, and help keep you lookin’ fab and fresh on those days you need a quick hair pick-me-up and don’t have the time (or energy) for a full-on wash! Cocoa Powder Dry Shampoo What you’ll need: 5 teaspoons of cocoa powder (unsweetened)2 teaspoons of cornstarch5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I especially like peppermint) This recipe is perfect for brunettes. About Sunny (Sunny's Profile) Longtime vegan, hardcore compassionate beauty junkie, serious cake aficionado, and lover of all things floofy and sparkly! Filed in: DIY vegan beauty products Tags: cruelty-free hair care • DIY beauty • DIY dry shampoo • dry shampoo • dry shampoo recipe • vegan hair care

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