5 Oh So Simple DIY Beauty Products!

hyacinth-747131_1280This past weekend was my husband and my 6th anniversary. It also marks the beginning of my lifestyle change. It has been 6 years since I looked at that bottle of chemicals full of warning labels and felt that slight swoon from the toxins filling my lungs as I cleaned my house. I knew then that there must be a better way then those toxins to clean my house. Since that day it has been a slow progression to where I am today. When I look back I realize just how much has changed in my lifestyle. A little life change here and small decision made there.  I didn’t just wake up one day and throw out all the chemicals, processed food and medications, No it has been a long journey. My journey. And one I am still traveling.

This year I have begun to  evaluate my personal care products. Have you ever really looked at the ingredient labels on some products like lotion, soaps or make-up? Ekkk! Some of those products have been linked to sever medical issues, even cancer and yet they are still approved to be used in products that are applied to our skin. Those toxins then seep into our skin and find their way into our blood stream. My philosophy is “If I can’t eat it I probably should not use it on my body.” Now of courses there are some things that aren’t wise to eat but non-toxic when used on your skin (wintergreen oil for example) but I use this as my basic rule.

lavender-products-616444_1280Then, once you start throwing out your old products you must replace them with new products. Call me a skeptic, but I don’t trust most companies to tell me the truth. I have found in many cases that making thing on my own with quality ingredients is the safest and healthiest. But making your own can be a very daunting task! It is time consuming, you have to buy strange ingredients that you have never heard of, it’s time consuming, you have to experiment with recipes, and did I mention it is time consuming?! I for one do not have a lot of time to find recipes, search for ingredients and then make the actual product.

In an effort to use better products and save time (and money) I have found these amazing beauty short cut ideas that I just love! No need for strange ingredients! All of these items can be found at your local supermarket. I would love to help you purchase your oils. You can email me at babygreenbean@live.com for more information. And all these recipes will take you less then 5 minutes to whip up! Plus you’ll get that satisfying feeling when saying “Why yes, I make my own body lotion!” ;~)

 5 DIY Beauty Products

1. Lotion

7 oz Glass Bottle (If you have a Harris Teeter near by, their grape seed oil comes in a 7 0z glass bottle!)

Grape Seed Oil (I like grape seed oil over olive oil. I doesn’t have a smell and it is more easily absorbed.)

35 drops total of your favorite EO (I like to use Myrrh, Frankincense and Lavender)

1. Place the EOs in the glass bottle.

2. Fill the bottle with grape seed oil and shake well.

3. Use as need as a daily moisturizer.

 

2. Oil Pull Chews

Ok, If you don’t know about oil pulling you are missing out an amazing oral hygiene routine! To learn more about the benefits of oil pulling click here!

1 cup Organic Cold Press Coconut Oil

20-30 drops EO

Silicon Candy mold or other small molds (Silicon is easier then plastic to get your chews out of.)

1. Melt coconut oil in a small saucer on low (Do not let it boil). Once coconut oil is completely melted remove from burner

2. Add your EOs to the coconut oil and stir together.

3. Pour into candy molds and allow to set in the refrigerator until hardened.

4. Pop them out and put them in a mason jar. Place them back in the refrigerator to prevent them from melting.

My top Oil Pulling EOs:

Clove-  tooth pain, infections, candida, fresh breath

Peppermint- tooth pain, fresh breath, sinus congestion, morning pick-me up

Lemon- Teeth whitening, anti-fungal, fresh breath

Protective Blend- tooth pain, infections, anti-fungal, fresh breath

 

3. Hand Sanitizer

Witch Hazel

2 oz glass spray bottle

20 drops Protective Blend

Pour Protective Blend in to the glass bottle. Fill with witch hazel and shake well. Use as needed.

 

4. Make-up Brush Cleaner

2 oz glass bottle

10 drops Melaleuca

10 drops Lavender

Distilled Water

Pour Melaleuca and Lavender into the glass bottle and fill with distilled water. Shake well before each use. Use daily on make-up brushes to keep bacteria from growing.

 

5. Bath Salts

This is the easiest of them all

Glass Jars

Epsom Salt

Your favorite EO

1. Pour Epsom salt into the glass jars

2. Add several drops of your favorite EOs to the salt or when you empty a jar of EO, place the empty jar in the larger jar and cover with salt. The Epsom salt with draw out the left over oils in the jar.

3. Allow to sit for a day or two and then remove the oil jars.  Viola! You have bath salts!

*I do this to all my empty bottles. I make different salts for calming, energy, congestion, immunity, etc. Add 1/2 cup of salt to your hot bath water with 1/2 cup of baking soda and soak for 20 minutes for a relaxing detox bath.

 

I just love these simple DIY products! They are fun and easy. I hope you will enjoy trying them out as well!

 

 

Please Remember, We ARE NOT doctors. We can not and will not prescribe, diagnose or promise a cure.

We ARE essential oil users and advocates for our own and your wellness. We desire you to have the best health possible and simply share information.

We encourage YOU to BE YOUR OWN ADVOACTE! Do your own Research and study. Decide for yourself what is best for your life and your family.

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23 comments on “5 Oh So Simple DIY Beauty Products!

  1. I have been wanting to make my own lotion for so long but all of the DIY recipes I came across seemed so complicated but I really like yours. I actually have all the ingredients in my pantry right now! Also I keep reading about the health benefits of oil pull chews so maybe it’s time I start making some! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Victory,
      I know right! I do a lot of make at home recipes. I also work, have two kids under 3, cook dinner almost every day, and well live! Quick, easy recipes are my Fav! I hope you like using it! 🙂

    1. Yes, I didn’t even get in to the money savings. Many DIY products use the same ingredients (like my diaper cream and sunscreen) so I make shopping a little easier as well.

  2. Love this! I’m always for DIY, organic beauty products. I make my own soap + shampoo at home, and it’s been so much better for my health. More economical and feels better too! I’m really interested to try those oil pull chews – thank you for sharing!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I love my chews. Oil pulling is something I do almost daily and the chews make it so easy to grad and go. I usually do it on my way to work.

    1. Deb,
      Do beware! Once you start it’s hard to stop! 😉 I have just fallen in love with making my own products, especially when it is so easy!

  3. I too have recently gotten into EO’s and have been making my own beauty products. It really is crazy what is in the stuff at the stores! These are some great ideas and I will be trying them. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Theses are some great tips. We make our own peppermint sugar scrub to help with the horrible dry skin of winter… it came about though as a way to help remove dried on paint, a tip from my grandfather. It’s lovely.

    Thank you for sharing these!

    Marissa

  5. With each product described, I kept thinking to myself that I need to try it! The make-up brush cleaner and lotion are ones I for sure want to try. These are all great ideas and I am adding your link to my blog round-up 9!

  6. These are great recipes! I cannot wait to try these with my teenage girls! There seems to be so much junk in beauty products, I would love to invest in oils! Thanks for the info!

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