Friday, December 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
This is so ridiculously simple that I hesitated to even post it. It is easy and quick to make your own scrubs. You just need something rough like sugar, salt or coffee grounds, and an oil like almond, jojoba or olive. Mix them together and you have a scrub.
For this one, I used a larger grain sugar, olive oil, and peppermint and coffee essential oils to make it like a peppermint mocha. It smells amazing, & I may have eaten a spoonful. I had some serious dragon scale hands going on, and after using it they are silky smooth.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Alternate post title would be how to make homemade clay toothpaste. I have had to buy alternative toothpaste for years now because fluoride breaks my face out in a rash. I finally got tired of spending $7 a tube and decided to figure out how to make myself. I knew I did not want to use a recipe with baking soda because I was afraid it would be too harsh for daily use. My teeth tend to get sensitive very easily.
This recipe is based on bentonite clay, and I am very happy with how it turned out. Several recipes online use a mixture of peppermint and tea tree oils, but I wanted to make more of a holiday flavor.
Here is the recipe, it is very easy. Mix 2 tablespoons bentonite clay with about 2 tablespoons distilled or purified water and a pinch of real sea salt. You want to do this without using any metal bowls or instruments because the clay can pull metal out. Then mix in liquid stevia to taste, I did 7 drops, and your essential oils. I did one drop of cinnamon, one drop of clothes, and 7 drops of orange. Store in a glass container, I used an empty baby food jar.