Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Personal Hygiene Recipes

I make a lot of the personal products that we use here at home. Deodorant isn't one of them. I love Primal Pit Paste. It is organic, all natural and comes in some great flavors. My favorite is the Lavender. They have other products also, like Poo Poo Powders, Lip Balm and more. To visit their site and get information or to order just click on their banner in the sidebar.  

This is a serious thing for me. I'm not putting chemicals in my body if I can help it and toothpaste is one of the worst offenders! It is full of all kinds of bad stuff like sodium fluoride, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and hydrated silica!! I don't even know what that stuff is and if I don't or can't pronounce it, it's not going in my body.

I did quite a bit of research and found this recipe that I have been using for about three months now and absolutely love! You can change it to match your own tastes, which makes it even better. I personally love the lemon flavor!

normal2 Tbsp bentonite clay
normal2-4 Tbsp distilled or boiled water that has cooled
normal4 drops tea tree oil
normal5 drops liquid stevia
normal10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
normaltiny pinch of Real Salt


To make peppermint flavor, combing combine 2 Tbsp of water with clay in a non-metal bowl and mix well using a non-metal spoon (the clay should never come in contact with any metals).
Add tea tree oil, stevia and 10 drops of peppermint essential oils. Mix well.
Add pinch of salt, mix well and taste. Add additional stevia and/or peppermint essential oils and/or water to taste and texture, adding oils one drop at a time and water ½ Tbsp at a time.
The flavors will meld together over time, so wait 48 hours before making significant adjustments to the flavor.
Store toothpaste in a glass or plastic jar with a lid.
The toothpaste will dry out over time if left uncovered. To rehydrate, add water 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.
See notes for lemon and orange flavors.

** To make lemon toothpaste, reduce tea tree oil to 2 drops, substitute lemon essential oil for peppermint essential oil and substitute lemon flavored liquid stevia for unflavored liquid stevia. Follow the method above.
** To make orange toothpaste, reduce tea tree oil to 2 drops, substitute wild orange essential oil for peppermint essential oil and substitute orange flavored liquid stevia for unflavored liquid stevia. Follow the method above

For more information and great DIY recipes visit Tiffany at Don't Waste The Crumbs.


My favorite foot scrubs are just made with coconut oil, sugar and a few drops of whatever flavor of essential oils that you like. I use peppermint a lot in mine. Go grab a mason jar and experiment until you get the consistency that you like. You can't mess it up! I use mine every day because I hate wearing shoes so my feet get very dirty running around on our homestead.

Face- I personally haven't made this yet but am going to as soon as I get all of the ingredients. It sounds wonderful but again, please do your own research.

1/2 tsp beeswax
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tbs almond oil
1/2 tsp of shea butter (or you can just use more coconut oil)
1 tsp vitamin e oil
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 tsp honey (Try to get some local honey if possible)
1/2 tsp bentonite clay
5-10 drops lemon essential oil
*You can double the recipe

In a double boiler, sauce crock pot, or microwave safe dish place first 4 ingredients and heat slowly until melted. Pour into a blender and let cool. In a separate bowl, mix together aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, lemon essential oil, and honey. Once the beeswax oil mixture has completely cooled and become almost the texture of lip balm, mix it with a spoon a little to break it up, and add the aloe mixture into the blender. Blend until well combined. Place back in a non-metal bowl and add 1/2 tsp bentonite clay, and stir with a non-metal utensil. DO NOT LET IT COME INTO CONTACT WITH METAL! You get the point :). Place cream in a glass or plastic container and store in cool dry place.

The reason this is a night cream is because it contains lemon essential oil which can cause photosensitivity in the sun. If you want to make this a day time cream just eliminate the lemon essential oil. You could make one cream for day and one for night!
Visit Amy over at A Blossoming Life for more details!

What's your favorite recipe?

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