Today I realized I was out of many of my favorite homemade morning routine goodies! Soooo....to the pantry I went to gather my ingredients. I quickly whipped up a batch of my homemade toothpaste with a little variation for my little guy! This time I added some lemon and orange oil instead of the peppermint oil. Hopefully this change will make for an easier transition for him.
|And why yes that is my super sexy toothbrush!|
I also needed to make some shampoo (well it isn't really shampoo)...its a mixture of:
1 Tbsp Baking Soda
1 Cup Water
Wet your hair and apply as much or as little to your hair as needed depending on the length, let sit for about 2 minutes then rinse. Eventually you won't need to wash your hair each day. Sometimes I will go up to 3 days without washing! (I even get compliments on my hair after not washing several days!) Go figure...
Instead of conditioner I use a mixture of:
1 Tbsp Apple Cider vinegar
1 Cup Water
I only use this when I use my "shampoo"
For both I used old bottles and mix a triple batch...
Since we are talking about health/beauty items I'm going to share a few other things!
Face wash: I had to find a face wash that doesn't require being refrigerated or mixed daily (because seriously who has time for that!) I found this recipe...using vegetable glycerin, honey and castile soap. Three ingredients and I have been using it for over a month with no major breakouts and for me...that is a pretty big deal! (I normally don't have much luck with facial cleanser so I was quite pleasantly surprised!)
Body wash: I found a recipe I liked however it is not as thick as I would like it to be....so I have modified it a bit. You will need Castile soap, glycerin, distilled water and your favorite essential oil! It is also recommended to utilize a foam pump dispenser.
1/4 Cup Castile Soap
3/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup glycerin
About 10 drops of oil...once again I like to make it in bulk so I don't add the oil until I put I am ready to use it! My favorites are lavender for the kiddos and tea tree for myself and the hubs.
I normally like to post a few pics for you, however since most of these items are found in my shower... I thought I'd spare you!!!!! But then again...here is a safe picture!
Hope everyone has a blessed day and don't be afraid to try some homemade goodness...You will definitely feel like you are making a difference in your home and life when you know exactly what you are putting on your body and your kiddos!