Saturday, March 15, 2014

DIY All-Natural Health & Beauty Recipes (Part Three: Hygiene)

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This is the final installation of a three-part series! If you're just tuning in, be sure to check out Part One: Ingredients and Part Two: Cosmetics!

In this edition of my DIY All-Natural series, I thought I'd begin with the one health & beauty product that started it all, deodorant. Often, the active ingredient in deodorants and antiperspirants is an aluminum compound, which can actually increase the chances of breast cancer and Alzheimer's Disease when used, especially after shaving. It should come as no surprise then, that this is the first product I dumped when I realized that I needed to cleanse my cosmetics cupboard and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Luckily, I've found some really wonderful blogs that provide great resources on making your own! Read on for even more health & hygiene DIYs!

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Non-Toxic Deodorant at Keeping it Clean
Easy Non-Toxic Deodorant Recipe at Common Sense Home
How to Make Natural Deodorant by Wellness Mama
Deodorant Bar Recipe by Wellness Mama (a thicker recipe for making bars)
All Roads Lead To The Pits: Homemade Deodorant by Crunchy Betty
Effective Homemade Deodorant: My Baby Steps Story at Kitchen Stewardship
Homemade Deodorant at Angry Chicken
DIY Natural Stick Deodorant at A Blossoming Life
Natural Homemade Deodorant at DIY Natural
DIY All-Natural Deodorant at My Organic Life
How to Use Milk of Magnesia as Natural Deodorant at Whole Natural Life

Original CC image courtesy of kahvikisu

Homemade Natural Skincare {Getting Started} at A Blossoming Life
7 Important Natural Skincare Ingredients by Crunchy Betty
DIY All-Natural Skin Care Products at Making Nice in the Midwest
Homemade Lotion Recipe from Wellness Mama
DIY Healthy Facial Moisturizer at Say Not Sweet Anne
Homemade Lotion at DIY Natural
Homemade Eczema Cream & Skin Moisturizer at DIY Confessions

Acne Treatments:
DIY Cinnamon Spot Treatment by The Glamorganic Goddess
6 Natural Acne Busting Treatments You Can Make At Home at ecouterre
7 Secrets to Cure Acne Without Chemicals at Empowered Sustenance
White Willow Bark Anti-Acne Toner at Humblebee & Me

Original CC images courtesy of Marc Samsom

Toothpaste:
Homemade Toothpaste at DIY Natural
How To Make Natural Toothpaste by Wellness Mama
Squeezable Homemade Toothpaste by Wellness Mama
12 All-Natural Toothpaste Alternatives at Holistic Health Naturally
DIY Remineralizing Toothpaste by The Paleo Mama
3 Simple Homemade Toothpaste Recipes at Mother Nature Network

Mouthwashes:
DIY Mouth Wash - 3 Tasty Recipes by Mary Crimmins
Homemade Mouthwash for Whitening & Remineralizing at The Nourished Life
Herbal Mouthwash Recipe by Wellness Mama
DIY: Mouthwash Recipe Made With Essential Oils at dōTerra Everyday

Original CC image courtesy of Matt Macgillivray

Shampoos:
Homemade Shampoo at DIY Natural
Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo at One Good Thing by Jillee
Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub by Curly Nikki (for natural hair)
All Natural DIY Shampoo at Thank Your Body
pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe at Thank Your Body

Dry shampoo:
DIY Dry Shampoo for Light or Dark Hair by Wellness Mama
DIY Natural Dry Shampoo for Light or Dark Hair by The Hippy Homemaker

Conditioners:
Homemade Conditioner for Hair at DIY Natural
DIY Recipe: Honey-Almond Conditioner at Young Black Nappy (for natural hair)
Homemade Coconut Lavender Conditioner at the Free People Blog

Detangler:
DIY Hair Detangling Spray at Wellness Mama
Recipe for Homemade Herbal Detangling Spray at Frugally Sustainable

If this post has been a bit confusing, try reading Part One of my All-Natural Series, in which I share links for common ingredients to look out for and purchase if you're looking to make some of these recipes yourself; or check out Part Two: Beauty & Cosmetics Recipes to learn how to make some of your own makeup!

I hope this series has been helpful to you! Be sure to comment if you know of any tips or recipes that I may have forgotten. Thanks for reading!

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