Soft, hydrated skin is elegant, dare I say alluring. It’s easily recognizable as a result of the evident radiance. But here is the question: “Is it possible for me to have such soft and hydrated skin–and without harsh products?” The availability of DIY natural moisturizers that can be put together without complications make it possible for you to groom such enviable skin. We’re going to give you 8 natural moisturizer recipes!
(produces about a 1/2 pint of deodorant)
- 1/3 cup organic/non-GMO corn starch (or other suitable powdery starch such as arrowroot)
- Essential oils “to taste;” I like lavender, lemon, rosemary,peppermint, or cinnamon
- Coconut oil “to consistency”
- 1/8 cup baking soda
In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and starch until combined. Add the essential oil(s) by drops, mixing with a fork, until it is to the approximate strength you like. Remember, it will be more diluted once you have added the coconut oil. You can always add more essential oils at the end – it will just be a little harder to mix thoroughly.
Add several tablespoons of coconut oil, and mash and fold into a paste, making sure to mix everything together thoroughly. If it’s too sticky or pasty, add more coconut oil. Optionally, you can melt the coconut oil and add it to your dry ingredients in melted form. This makes it easier to mix; however, the particles of baking soda may drift to the bottom before it solidifies, leaving an uneven product which will require a bit more mixing after setting up.
You can adjust every amount in this recipe – more baking soda, less, none; more starch, no oils. Heck, you can even just use the coconut oil alone, although I can say from experience it is not as effective.
I tend to use less baking soda and more starch, as my skin is very delicate, and too much baking soda abrades.
I like to put mine into a pretty jar with a wide mouth to make it easier to get out.
It honestly is Just That Easy. It’s also cheaper, healthier and (in my opinion) smells better than commercial deodorants.
Homemade Deodorant Application:
Some folks like to stuff their new deodorant into used, empty stick deodorant containers. That works great until the bathroom gets hotter than 76 degrees and it melts and gets messy. Also, I don’t want any residual toxins left in the container. A jar works great for how I use it.
I simply scoop out a small amount, say 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per pit, and rub it into my skin. Depending upon how hard I’m working, I may have fairly stinky pits by the end of the day (we’re all friends here now, right?) To mitigate this, I also apply a thin layer of starch on top of the coconut oil deodorant, which not only helps to absorb moisture, but also helps to control odor.
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Tips for Natural Living – Coconut Oil Body Scrub
In my never ending quest to be as plastic-free as possible, I’ve been taking a closer look at the products our family uses on a daily basis. Which of them, if not all, can we DIY to eliminate the need to purchase yet another plastic container? Well, while researching the endless amounts of things that one can do with coconut oil, I came across this recipe by Deliciously organized for a Coconut Oil Body Scrub. I decided to tweak it a bit and go for it!
1 cup organic raw brown Turbinado sugar
1/3 cup dead sea salts or other sea salt
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons almond oil
1/2 tablespoon Vitamin E Oil
1/2 cup crushed Lavender Flowers (optional)
5-7 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Combine sugar and salt, then add in oils one at a time checking for consistency. If too dry at the end, add a bit more coconut oil. Then mix in any dried flowers and essential oils. I also love to combine Sweet Orange essential oil with Lavender or for a pick me up scrub use a combination of Peppermint and Rosemary!
This scrub is wonderful in the bath or bath or shower for all your edges and rough parts. Or by the sink as a nice hand softener. Just rinse with warm water and you’ll have yummy soft skin.
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