Do It Yourself
Lavender Bath Bombs
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Citric Acid
1/2 Cup Organic Cornstarch
3 Tbsp Epsom Salt
2 Tsp Organic Sweet Almond Oil
3/4 Tsp Clean Water
15 Drops of Organic Lavender Oil
A few Tbsp Dried Lavender Flowers
Plastic Or Silicone Molds
In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and dried lavender. In a separate bowl combine almond oil, water and essential oil. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. If the mixture does not hold lightly, take a spray bottle and add more water. Avoid adding too much water as the mixture will start to fizz and not form in mold correctly.Once you have the formula the right consistency, form them into the molds and let dry at least two hours. I let mine sit up overnight and then set them up on a dry towel to dry even more. You can add a different oil too if you like. So many different variations. These make beautiful gifts and will not harm your body with chemicals. Cost effective to make as well, enjoy!
Foaming Face Cleanser
1/2 Cup Castile Soap
2 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 Drops Melaleuca Essential Oil
1 Cup Distilled Water
16 Ounce Foaming Soap Container
To a 16 oz foaming soap container add all the ingredients and shake vigorously and apply to face anytime for a natural glowing cleanse. I have used peppermint oil instead of melaleuca. Wow what a great morning wake up this wash is!
5 drops organic peppermint essential oil
5 drops organic tea tree essential oil
2 cups filtered water
Glass storage bottle
1.Pour all ingredients into a bottle. Shake to mix.
2.Take a small sip, swish mixture around in your mouth, gargle for 30 seconds and spit out. Do not swallow.
1/2 Cup Almond Oil Infused With Homemade Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Beeswax
2 Tbsp Zinc Oxide
2 Tbsp Shea Butter
Combine all ingredients except the zinc oxide in a pint sized glass jar. Fill a saucepan with several inches of water and place the jar with lid on loosely over medium heat. Melt and mix well. Add zinc oxide once all ingredients are melted and mix well again. Pour into storage jar or tin and store at room temperature.
Homemade Laundry Soap
1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap ( also a great stain remover-just rub on the stain)
3/4 Cup Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Washing Soda
3/4 Cup Borax
15 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Shred the soap with a food processor or with a hand grater. It seems to melt fine in the washer from the size of the hand grater. Dump the soap shreds in a bowl. Add the other supplies and combine. Essential oil is optional and probably can use any essential oil. Store in a glass jar. Use approximately 1-2 Tbsp. I used this soap for two weeks while staying with my sister and I loved it! I am ordering the stuff now to make this for a change over even from green laundry soap I purchase at the store. Making your own is more cost effective and I have control over the ingredients!
5 Parts Calcium Powder
1 Part Diatomaceous Earth
2 Parts Baking Soda
3 Parts Xylitol Powder
3-5 Parts Coconut Oil
Optional Essential oils such as cinnamon or peppermint, also trace minerals.
Mix all the powdered ingredients well into a bowl and then add the oil one part at a time until you get the consistency you desire. Add any optional items in and store in a small container like a 1/2 pint glass jar. Brush gently guilt free! Note: Part denotes whatever measurement you are using, example if you part is tablespoon, than 1 part is 1 tablespoon.
Alternative to Roundup
1 Gallon Distilled White Vinegar
16 table spoons Dawn Dish soap
So that is 1 tablespoon of Dawn dish soap to 1 cup of vinegar. Mix the ingredients together in your spray bottle and go at it!