This 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.
Then, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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
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!
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