I just love having all-natural, homemade beauty products because they are much less expensive than store-bought items with the same ingredients, much healthier and I don't have to worry about the chemicals or how it was made. Click on any of the links to see the full posts I've written on each item!
In the Shower
Similar to my other post on homemade hand washing soap, I use the same recipe for my body wash, but remove the tea tree oil (since it doesn't need to be antibacterial). If you've never heard of this amazing soap, see here how it can not only be used for the body, but also for cleaning pretty much anything in the house! Dr. Bronner's is now sold in Target and I've even seen in it in Publix and other grocery store chains! I buy it by the gallon, since I use so much of it, and get a great price on Amazon.
When I get bored of the body wash, I will make this super cheap, super easy, effective and gentle body scrub. It exfoliates and cleans without leaving my skin dry. Plus, baking soda is something you can never have too much of if you make your own cleaning products, too!
These bath salts, made from Epsom and Dead Sea salts, detoxify the muscles and are the perfect way to end the day. I created a heavenly, sensual garden aroma with essential oils that adds the perfect finishing touch to these salts (where to buy high quality essential oils)!
I make my own shampoo and conditioner for literally just pennies per batch. The most amazing part is that baking soda and ACV have worked better for me than any other hair product – my hair is now the healthiest it's ever been in my life. And I have curly, thick, hair with it's own personality and zip code!
Shaving Cream – Coconut Oil and Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap
I have used both Dr. Bronner's and coconut oil (Tropical Traditions is my fav) as shaving cream. Both work very well, but Dr. Bronner's left my legs a little dry. Coconut oil works wonderfully and softens the hair to make shaving easy and razor bump free, and an added bonus is my skin is super soft afterwards.
Out of the Shower
I am crazy about the oil cleansing method – it's so easy, so pure and so moisturizing without being comedogenic. It also works as a makeup remover! What's there not to love?
I dilute one tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and dip a cotton ball or a washcloth in it to and wipe on the skin. It stops any itching from bug bites, eczema or other skin irritation. It works very well, and my son even asks me to put it on his bug bites when they itch and not Cortizone. It also leaves my skin feeling soft, like I have on lotion! Read all about the amazing properties and uses for apple cider vinegar here!
This is a yummy and very effective homemade lip balm – even my dad says its his favorite product! The coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax make a soothing, healing balm and essential oils add the flavor and finishing touch (where to buy high quality essential oils).