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If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will already know that I have been trying to cut down on the number of chemicals that we use in our home. So far I have switched to eco-friendly cleaning products including my EcoEgg for the clothes washing, which by the way I’m still very happy with.
I have also switched to *Ecover for our washing up liquid. I have finally used up the last of the toilet bleach and I now plan to switch to bicarbonate of soda. I’ve been told it works really well. I’m a little sceptical but willing to give it ago.
One thing that I’m going to focus on other the next few months is beauty products. Ideally, I’d love to replace all of our bathroom products, my make up products and any other beauty products with natural alternatives.
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Organic Essential Oils
The 100% pure organic essential oils that I will be using to make my homemade beauty products are from a company called Sacred Soul Holistics. All of their oils are…
- Certified Organic by ACO
- 100% Pure (GC/MS Tested)
- Sourced for Quality
- Steam Extracted
I have the following oils to use…
- Lavender – grown organically at high altitude in the mountains of Bulgaria, lavender oil helps to relax and calm the mind or soothe the skin with the use of a carrier oil or in the bath.
- Ylang Ylang – sourced from an ethical producer in Madagascar, ylang ylang oil can help calm and balance your emotions and assist with deep meditation. Also claimed by many to be an aphrodisiac.
- Tea Tree – sourced directly from Australia, tea tree oil has a wide variety of household uses as well as therapeutic benefits.
- Eucalyptus Globulus – sourced from India, eucalyptus globulus can also be used for a wide variety of household uses as well as therapeutic benefits as well as to focus and energise the mind
- Peppermint – Also sourced from India, peppermint oil can lift your mood and boost mental alertness while helping to keep unwanted pests away
Here’s a list of some of the natural beauty products I plan to make…
Natural Homemade Deodorant
The first thing that I would like to attempt to create is a homemade deodorant. Store bought deodorants contain aluminium which has been linked to breast cancer in women. The aluminium blocks your pores which is what stops you from sweating.
I don’t know about you but I don’t like the idea of putting anything on my body that may increase my risk of breast cancer.
There are loads of homemade deodorant recipes online I guess it’s just a case of finding one that works for you.
The main ingredients in most recipes tend to be…
- Baking Soda
- Coconut Oil
- Essential Oils
One recipe that looks particularly good is by the Wellness Mama. Her blog is packed full of natural beauty recipes.
Although I love the smell of store bought perfumes they really don’t agree with me. After many years of trying different brands, there are only two that I have found that doesn’t cause me an allergic reaction.
I’ve slowly been using up the last of my store bought one and once gone I fully intend to make my own. There are hundreds of homemade perfume recipes using essential oils online.
Some of my favourites include…
- 15 Tantalizing Essential Oil Perfume Recipes by Simple Pure Beauty
- DIY Herbal Perfume Recipe by the Wellness Mama
- Make Pollinator Friendly Perfume with Beeswax by Angie the Freckled Rose
I already currently use Epson salts in my bath which is great for relaxing painful muscles and detoxifying the body. Now I have my essential oils I plan to add a few drops to each bath for a heightened relaxing experience.
I believe the Lavander essential oil would be particularly good for this as it’s known for its relaxation properties.
Natural Lice Repellant
Granted this one is not very glamours but very essential for anyone that has kiddies at school. Once there is a breakout at your school it can take months to get rid of them, especially when your daughter’s hair is down past her bum!
A while ago I bought a lice repellant and used it religiously every day on our daughter. It really worked but I wasn’t a hundred percent sure on what was in it so I’ve been researching making my own natural alternatives.
I’ve discovered that the lice hate tea tree oil so my plan is to create a recipe with my tea tree oil essential oil. You cannot put the oil directly onto the skin it always needs to be mixed with something else.
There have been a few studies into this including one by the US National Library of Medicine which concluded that…
‘The results of this study offer new potential application of natural compounds. The development of novel pediculicides containing essential oils could be, in fact, an important tool to control the parasitic infestation.’
This is the recipe that I plan to use…
- 56ml of water
- 12 drops of organic tea tree oil
This recipe was inspired by the study above which is the 1% solution that was 100% effective. I plan to spray it onto our daughters head every morning before school and brush it through. Hopefully, it will work.
A few other examples of natural homemade beauty products that you can make with essential oils are…
- Homemade Soap
- Homemade Shampoos
- Peppermint Foot Creams
- Homemade Body Wash
- Homemade Tick Spray
- Homemade Shaving Cream
I could go on but hopefully, this gives you an idea of the potential uses for essential oils.
Have you tried to make any homemade beauty products? If so I’d love to hear about it. Leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you soon.