Deodorant can contain a lot of harmful chemicals 😏. Save time and money by making this natural homemade deodorant with coconut oil, baking soda & oils 🤗
Prep Time 20 minutes
Author Katie Wells
2 TBSP shea butter
3 TBSP coconut oil
3 TBSP baking soda
2 TBSP arrowroot powder (or organic cornstarch, optional)
essential oils (optional)
🔸️ Place the shea butter and coconut oil in a quart size mason jar 🍯
🔸️ Place the mason jar in a small saucepan of water and heat over low heat until the shea butter and coconut oil have just melted.
🔸️Remove from heat and add the baking soda and arrowroot if using.
🔸️Add the essential oils if using, and pour into a glass container for storage. It does not need to be stored in the fridge.
If you prefer, you can let it cool and pour it into an old deodorant stick for easier use, though it may melt in the summer 😉
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Oil cleansing can be a total game changer for just about any skin type and condition 😉. Although it may seem counterintuitive to wash your face with oil, it’s actually brilliant. An oil cleanser dissolves excess oils on your skin, as well as makeup and sunblock—without any of the surfactants, harsh ingredients, or necessary preservatives in foaming cleansers. This means that your face gets a super-deep clean, without any “stripping,” or disruption of the skin’s natural microbiome 🤗
After switching to oil cleansing you’ll notice clearer, softer & brighter skin 🤩
If you’re wearing heavier makeup, start by removing that. This regular oil-cleansing routine is enough to remove light makeup, though 😊
Rinse face with warm water, then pat dry.
Dispense a nickel- to quarter-size amount of oil into palm, spread over both hands, and apply to full face and neck ☺
Massage! Take a full minute to work the oil into your skin. This is an opportunity to give your face some love, dissolve some of the tension of the day, and tend to the deeper layers of your skin by increasing circulation of blood and lymph, as you deep clean your pores 😍
Warm washcloth removal. This step is key to oil cleansing working for you. Wring out your washcloth, drape it over your full face, and press the warmth into the skin. Next, remove all of the oil with the washcloth. This may require multiple passes. Be thorough but not rough.
What kind of oil best to use?
The most common kitchen-cabinet recipe usually includes a mixture of castor oil and extra-virgin olive oil. A standard one-to-one ratio is a good starting point, but you can adjust as needed depending on your skin type 😊
🔸️Normal Skin: 1:1 ratio of castor oil to extra-virgin olive oil
🔸️Oily Skin: 3:1 ratio of castor oil to extra-virgin olive oil
🔸️Dry Skin: 1:3 ratio of castor oil to extra-virgin olive oil
Benefits of Homemade Cinnamon Mouthwash – Yes, this amazing homemade mouthwash is exclusively used for getting rid of bad breath 😉. But how does it remove that stinky smell from your mouth? The secret lies in its ingredients and their individual benefits 😁
Cinnamon – This is one of the best natural ingredients for treating bad breath. It can destroy all those bacteria which are responsible for causing foul smell in our mouth, thereby helping us get rid of bad odor successfully 😁
Lemon 🍋 – The stinking smell caused in our mouth can efficiently be masked by the refreshing aroma of lemon. The strong citrus scent plays a key role in increasing the power if cinnamon in this homemade mouthwash 🤗
Honey 🍯– Honey has high level of antimicrobial content (methylglyoxa), which speeds up the procedure of killing oral bacteria.
Baking Soda 🍚– It also comes with bacteria-killing properties and you can also get whiter teeth by using it in your mouthwash.
Things you need:
🔸️Cinnamon powder – (1/2) tablespoon
🔸️Lemon – 1 small 🍋
🔸️Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
🔸️Warm water – 1 cup 💦
🔸️Pour the cinnamon powder into the bottle.
🔸️Squeeze out the juice of the lemon and pour into it.
🔸️Add in baking soda.
🔸️Finally, pour warm water into the bottle and keep stirring the mixture with the help of a spoon until well combined. (You can also shake the bottle well by fitting the cap tightly.)
Once all the ingredients blend well together, set the cap on the bottle tightly and store it 🤗
This homemade mouthwash gives the best results when used every day in the morning 😉. You can brush your teeth followed by washing your mouth with this solution 👅. All you need to do is to shake the bottle well, take 1 to 2 tablespoons of the liquid (depending upon your tolerance) in your mouth and swish for a minute or so. Empty your mouth in a basin and swish plain water around it. Voila! 😁
Damaged hair. We’ve all been there 🤷🏼♀️. Blow dryers, products, and weather take a toll on our locks, so here’s a mask, which is perfect for repairing and moisturizing damaged hair 🤩
What you’ll need:
1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil 🥥
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey 🍯
Shower Cap (optional)
Step 1: Mix Ingredients Together
Mix the ingredients together and as an extra step to help your hair follicles open up, slightly heat the mixture up on a stovetop in a small sauce pan. Long or extra damaged hair? Just add a bit more of these ingredients.
Step 2: Apply to Hair
The mask can be applied to dry or wet hair, although we’ve found that it’s easier applied to wet hair. Have a towel around your neck to protect your clothes and section your hair off. Apply generously from top to bottom, focusing on the ends where most damage occurs.
Step 3: Relax for 30-40 Minutes While Mask Soaks In
Wrap your hair in a bun and let the mask soak in for 30-40 minutes. While you wait for the mask to do its magic, flip through a magazine, read a book, or paint your nails to pamper yourself some more.
Step 4: Rinse and Voila! 🤗
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This sage and blackberry sugar scrub recipe is a perfect way to achieve smooth, sexy legs 😍
3 cups white sugar 🍚
1/3 cup coconut oil 🥥
8 to 12 large sage leaves 🌿
1/2 cup blackberries 🍇
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process on high until smooth
Put in glass jar with snug fitting lid
Store at room temperature for up to 1 week
To use, wet skin, gently scrub with sugar scrub, and rinse with warm water. Pat dry.
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Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type 🤩
– sugar or salt of your choice 🍚
– oil of your choice 🍶
– fruit or vegetable of your choice 🍒🍓🍅🥑
– air-tight containers
1. Choose your container, and measure your exfoliant so that the container is 3/4 full.
2. Measure out your oil. You’ll want a 2-to-1 ratio. So, twice as much salt or sugar as oil.
3. Combine oil and salt or sugar in a bowl, and stir until just combined.
4. Add in the fruit or vegetable chopped as finely as you can get it, and muddle the mixture together until just combined. You don’t want to mix it too much or the granules will start to dissolve.
5. Decant into your storage container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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You will Need:
2 tablespoons bath salt
2 teaspoons oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
2-3 tablespoons water 💧
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a paste.
Apply the paste to your feet and scrub for 10 minutes 😁
Wash and follow it up with a moisturizer 😍
How It Works
Oatmeal has a coarse texture, which makes it a great exfoliator. It also softens the skin on your feet and soothes minor rashes and itches. Combining it with bath salt and baking soda enhances its exfoliating effect 🤗
DIY Cinnamon Sugar Scrub
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 🥥
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Transfer in a pretty jar and decorate with ribbons 🤗
When in the shower, rub your skin gently with the scrub and rince with warm water 🧖♀️
“Kiss Me” Sugar Lip Scrub 👄
This recipe is a classic! A little honey combined with sugar and almond oil is all you need to moisturize and slough off dead skin. All you need is:
2 teaspoons sugar 🍚
1 teaspoon honey 🍯
1 teaspoon almond oil / coconut oil 🥥/ olive oil
Mix everything together in a small bowl until you have a paste. Apply to lips with fingertips and massage into your lips to gently slough off dry, dead skin cells 😍. You’ll be tempted to eat the mixture – it tastes pretty darn good 😅! Rinse with warm water and follow with lip balm. Keep any extra in a small container 😊
Source: https://helloglow.co – check it out for more DIY Natural cosmetics
Let’s make a natural homemade cosmetic with it!
How about a conditioner for your hair? 😍
Just mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, microwave for 15 seconds, and comb the mixture into your hair 🧖♀️. After leaving it in your hair for 20 minutes covered in saran wrap, rinse an shampoo your hair and you’ll come out with silky new locks to show off 🤩