Alternative Hygiene Products

There are a great number of alternative recipes to make your own body creams.  Check out our large pinterest account.  Click this link for more on Pinterest.  https://www.pinterest.com/constablechiro/natural-body-care

HOMEMADE ECZEMA CREAM

http://diyconfessions.com/2012/11/15/homemade-eczema-creamskin-moisturizer/

 

1/4 cup of oats- contains healthy fats which help to add moisture to soften and repair skin.

3/4 cup of coconut oil- fat in the oil helps reduce appearance of wrinkles without irritation.

Few drops of rosemary oil {optional} - helps in toning skin and removing dryness.

1 tbsp of olive oil- contains linoleic acid, a compound not made by the body, prevents water from evaporating.

 

Finely grind the oats to a powder/flour consistency and set aside. Over a low heat, melt the coconut oil in a pan until it has a liquid consistency.  Add in a few drops of Rosemary Oil {if adding}. Add ground oats and mix until well blended. Now, pour the olive oil into the mixture until blended.

Once all ingredients are mixed, remove from heat and pour in to a small storage container. {It filled up 1 1/2 baby food jars.} Let harden for several hours.

Apply to hands and skin as needed and feel the magic at work!  This recipe lasts for a long period of time so enjoy!

 

 

Toothpaste

½ cup Coconut oil

3 Tablespoons ground calcium lactate

2 Tablespoons fine sea salt

25 drops essential oil (like: eucalyptus, grapefruit, or peppermint)

1 ½ teaspoon stevia

 

 

 

Homemade Coconut Oil Sunscreen                                                                         1

From: http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2013/06/homemade-non-toxic-coconut-oil-sunscreen-recipe/

Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup Shea butter 

1/8 cup sesame oil or jojoba oil

2 tbsp. beeswax granules 

1-2 tbsp. zinc oxide powder (optional*) 

1 tsp. red raspberry seed oil

20-30 drops carrot seed oil (NOTE: This is NOT carrot seed essential oil.)

Essential oils of your choice** (lavender, rosemary, vanilla, and/or peppermint …)

 

* Look for a high-quality, specifically for cosmetic applications... handle with care

** safer to avoid citrus oils

 

 

 

Natural lotion

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½ cup Coconut oil

1 ¼ cup Coco butter

4 Tablespoons Olive oil and/or

Essential oils as preferred (try tea tree, peppermint, lavender, almond)

OR

1 cup Coconut oil

1 cup Coco butter

Essential oils as preferred (try tea tree, peppermint, lavender, almond)

 

1. Melt ingredients together over low/medium heat (4-5 min.)-- may simmer lemon rind on low heat for a few minutes for wrinkle treatment.

2. Let cool (if shaking, see #4) OR cool until soft solid in mixing bowl

3. (Add essential oils)

4. Shake vigorously, let rest and shake again OR mix until light and fluffy (about 10 min.)