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Does anyone have any great recipes on homemade beauty products? Or maybe a good website or book to check out? I'm looking to make shampoo, face wash, conditioner, things of that nature. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:">
 

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I have simple recipes for pretty much everything.<br><br><br><br>
Shampoo-baking soda and enough water to make a thin paste.<br><br><br><br>
Hair rinse- half vinegar half water. add a few drops of fuity eo and spritz on after washing. leave in for 1 minute then rinse. it seals the cuticle of the hair leaving it soft shny smooth and tangle free.<br><br><br><br>
My face washes are not vegan.<br><br>
honey, and ground oatmeal w/ or w/o milk powder. Rub into skin and rinse in cold water.<br><br><br><br>
Anything else? I have zillions of them, plus herbal remedies and house cleaning supplies.
 

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Oooo! I have been meaning to start a thread on this. I have to go to work but when I come home I can post recipes for several things.
 

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Yay for homemade beauty products <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I'll definetly have to try some of the things mentioned <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Hippymama anything you wanna send my way would be greatly appreciated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Good idea for a thread, I dont have any recipies but I will try some thats posted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I like single ingredient items that can be used in many ways. I have 10 pounds of shea butter. It can be used to moisturize anything, skin, hair, lips. It also makes nails nice and shiny and makes a great eyemakeup remover.<br><br><br><br>
BS with a few drops of eo makes a great deodorant. Use a puff or brush to dust it on as a powder, or mix with a little water to form a paste.<br><br><br><br>
BS paste makes an effective toothpaste.<br><br><br><br>
Witchazel with a few drops of peppermint oil makes a great bug repellant.<br><br><br><br>
Titanium oxide (diaper cream) is a very safe, natural sunblock. I use Boudreaux's Butt Paste on my baby.<br><br><br><br>
I can't think of anymore. Ask me for anything else you need.
 

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Thanks Hippymama those are all very cool ideas...gonna have to try some of these out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Face Wash</span><br><br><br><br>
3 TB aloe vera gel<br><br>
3 TB flower water (I use a mixture of rose and lavender flower water but you could use water with a few drops lavender EO to make flower water. I also haver found cheap rose flower water in the baking aisle of the supermarket)<br><br>
2 TB grapeseed oil<br><br>
10-15 drops lavender EO<br><br><br><br>
Whisk together and decant into a clean jar. Shake before you pour a little in your hand to wash your face as it can separate.<br><br><br><br>
This is really soothing and good for sensitive skin. The grapeseed oil is perfect for oily skin as it is really light.<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Chocolate body scrub</span><br><br><br><br>
1 cup brown sugar<br><br>
2 TB liquid soap<br><br>
3 TB cocoa powder<br><br>
1 tsp vanilla essence<br><br>
vegetable oil<br><br><br><br>
Mix all ingredients and then pour in oil and stir until the dry ingredients are saturated and there is a thin layer of oil on top. Store in the shower and just scoop out what you need to scrub your body. You may need to stir with your finger to mix it up before you scoop out. You will need to rinse the tub afterwards but it smells so divine and your body will be so smooth and soft you won't care.<br><br><br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Deodorant</span><br><br><br><br>
1/4 cup water<br><br>
1/4 cup aloe vera gel<br><br>
1/4 cup witch hazel<br><br>
10 drops lavender EO<br><br>
10 drops tea tree oil<br><br>
10 drops lemon EO<br><br><br><br>
MIx and decant into clean spray bottle.<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Lip and cheek tint (like Benetint)</span><br><br><br><br>
45g (1 1/2 oz) raw beetroot, grated<br><br>
3 TB vegetable gycerine<br><br><br><br>
Put the ingeredients in a double boiler and heat fro 15 minutes. Cool and then strain out the beetroot and pour into a small clean bottle. Shake before use then apply a dab to your cheeks blending well. Can be used as a lip gloss too to provide a bit of natural colour--but slick on a bit of clear after to help you rub your lips together. This will give you an all natural just got back from the seaside rosy glow.<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Sage lash conditioner</span><br><br><br><br>
25g (1 oz) fresh sage or 10g (1/2 oz) dried sage<br><br>
2 TB each caster oil and olive oil<br><br><br><br>
Infuse the sage in the oils in a double boiler. Let cool and then strain the sage out and you will have dark greenish brown oil. decant in a clean small necked bottle. Using a clean mascara brush apply very lightly to lashes every night before you sleep. This will help condition your lashes and help them grow as well as gradually darken them (sage is a natural hair darkener) Wash the brush well after use and let it air dry.<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Willow Blemish Buster</span><br><br><br><br>
10g (1/2 oz) fresh willow leaves<br><br>
2 oz apple cyder vinegar<br><br><br><br>
Chop the leaves and pour the vinegar over them. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate, shaking every day. After a week strain out the willow and pour into a sterilized bottle. Apply the liquid with a cotton bud (Q-Tip) to zits. Willow contains salycilic acid--the same thing used in many over the counter acne meds like Clearasil.<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Carmelite water (a perfume)</span><br><br><br><br>
50g (2 oz) angelica leaves<br><br>
50g (2 oz) lemon balm leaves<br><br>
10g (1/2 oz) coriander seeds<br><br>
1 heaped tsp grated nutmeg<br><br>
10g (1/2 oz) cloves<br><br>
1 cinamon stick<br><br>
300ml (1/2 pint) vodka<br><br><br><br>
Put everything in the jar and cover with vodka. Leave it in a warm place like a windowsil and shake every day for 3-4 weeks. Strain and decant into a sterilised bottle and use within 6 months.<br><br><br><br>
These are all fairly easy but produce great results and no harsh chemicals and no strong preservatives. Enjoy!
 

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Great recipes Spidergrrl! Gonna have to try them out, I really like the sound of the lash conditioner one.
 

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It depends on your skin and hair type: dry or oily.<br><br>
But here's my contribution:<br><br><br><br><b>Deodorant</b>: Freshly squeezed lemon, let dry a bit, then add powder to dry the rest. NO SMELL ALL DAY! It's a modern day miracle.<br><br><br><br><b>Lotion</b>: Olive oil or Cocnut oil (mild smelling ones). A little goes a long way.<br><br><br><br><b>Conditioners</b>: Various combos of honey, (olive, coconut, almond, jojoba etc) oils, avocado. Clearly these are moisturizing. They are amazing for deep conditioning.<br><br><br><br><b>Face washes</b>: Washing with olive oil (properly) actually cleans and clears the face, contrary to general belief. For exfoliation, adding sugar to the mix is great. Mix with honey if you desire. These are also excellent whole body scrubs. I do a honey, sugar, olive oil scrub once per week before a shower. I suppose it can be done after the shower too.<br><br><br><br>
Adding a few essential oils to these would work nicely too.<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>TheFriskyCat</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hippymama - where did you get all these great recipes?</div>
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I've been collecting them for nearly 10 years. You can do a search for natural remedies, natural home products, home remedies, etc. There's tons of stuff out there.<br><br><br><br>
I have more.<br><br><br><br>
Aloe gel makes a lovely facial moisturizer and heals skin irritations.<br><br><br><br>
Sugar body scrub-add enough olive oil to moisten sugar. Add vanilla for scent.<br><br><br><br>
Lemon salt foot scrub-Add the juice of one lemon and olive oil to coarse salt.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>TheFriskyCat</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hippymama - where did you get all these great recipes?</div>
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I've been collecting them for nearly 10 years. You can do a search for natural remedies, natural home products, home remedies, etc. There's tons of stuff out there.<br><br><br><br>
I have more.<br><br><br><br>
Aloe gel makes a lovely facial moisturizer and heals skin irritations.<br><br><br><br>
Sugar body scrub-add enough olive oil to moisten sugar. Add vanilla for scent.<br><br><br><br>
Lemon salt foot scrub-Add the juice of one lemon and olive oil to coarse salt.
 

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<b>Scented bath salts</b>-1 cup Epsom salts and 1 tsp of essential oil. Mix together and add food coloring if you feel the need. I like lavender and peppermint.<br><br><b>Lip Gloss</b>-Vaseline and peppermint make a nice combo. You can take the last nub of your favorite lipstick and melt it in. I've also done small amounts of vegan chocolate and peppermint for holiday lip gloss. That was yummy.<br><br><br><br>
We regularly make our own soap from vegetable glycerin, essential oil, and herbs. It's super cheap and usually turns out really well.
 

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Eden, how do you wash your face properly with olive oil? I have some extra-virgin olive oil in the cupboard but i'd like to avoid any breakouts <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
any recipes for acne-prone skin? I'm afraid I have no recipes to contribute but I can test them! The only part of my face that tends to break out are my cheeks, for some reason. I think they are more dry than the rest of my face, but moisturizer doesn't seem to help.
 

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Eden, how do you wash your face properly with olive oil? I have some extra-virgin olive oil in the cupboard but i'd like to avoid any breakouts <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
any recipes for acne-prone skin? I'm afraid I have no recipes to contribute but I can test them! The only part of my face that tends to break out are my cheeks, for some reason. I think they are more dry than the rest of my face, but moisturizer doesn't seem to help.</div>
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This is what is generally done:<br><br><br><br>
Rinse face with warm water.<br><br>
Apply EVOO richly to the the face. Use swift, circular motion.<br><br>
Using a <b>warm,</b> wet cloth/ rag, remove the oil from the face. The oil and dirt are removed together.<br><br>
No need to moisturize, either.<br><br><br><br>
Ta bom!
 

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I like single ingredient items that can be used in many ways. I have 10 pounds of shea butter. It can be used to moisturize anything, skin, hair, lips. It also makes nails nice and shiny and makes a great eyemakeup remover.<br><br><br><br>
BS with a few drops of eo makes a great deodorant. Use a puff or brush to dust it on as a powder, or mix with a little water to form a paste.<br><br><br><br>
BS paste makes an effective toothpaste.<br><br><br><br>
Witchazel with a few drops of peppermint oil makes a great bug repellant.<br><br><br><br>
Titanium oxide (diaper cream) is a very safe, natural sunblock. I use Boudreaux's Butt Paste on my baby.<br><br><br><br>
I can't think of anymore. Ask me for anything else you need.</div>
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Great thread I'm going to use some of these ideas.<br><br>
My son's skin is very sensitive.<br><br>
I only use 7th Generation wipes because he breaks out with all the others. I found the best diaper rash cream to use on my baby is cornstarch.<br><br>
It's cheap and it works faster than any cream and it does not burn him when I apply it on his skin.<br><br><br><br>
Peace,<br><br>
Jen
 

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Try a wet baby washie instead of a wipe. My first had very sensitive skin and after a few months of making wipes (Viva paper towels, water with a drop baby wash and a drop of baby oil) I finally switched to easy cloth wipes. Just toss them in a pail and wash like regular laundry. If you use cloth dipes, throw them in the pail with the dipes.
 
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