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5 Homemade Natural Beauty Products

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5 Homemade Natural Beauty Products

By Sawyard Rebhal, Networx

In this eco-conscious time (and in this tough economy), everybody’s trying to go green while saving some green. And the good news is, these two often go hand in hand. Some of the quickest ways to eliminate chemicals while also eliminating extraneous spending begin in your very own bathroom.

DIY grooming is easier than you ever imagined, and believe it or not, these simple recipes result in homemade products that actually out-perform that fancy store-bought stuff you’ve been slathering on for years. Pinky swear!

1. Homemade Deodorant

Believe it: this WILL work better than any product you’ve ever bought. Just ask the thousands of runners, athletes, dancers, and generally awesome/busy people who use it every day. This stuff is a game-changer!

DIY deodorant is super easy to whip up at home. All you need is coconut oil, baking soda, corn starch, vitamin E oil, and some essential oil if you like a touch of fragrance. The proportions are actually pretty forgiving, but a general recipe is 1 part coconut oil, 2 parts baking soda, 2 parts corn starch, a dash of vitamin E oil (this can be omitted; add more coconut oil), and a drop or two of essential oil. Give this recipe a try, and prepare to have your mind blown!

2. Coconut Oil as Lotion

Coconut oil is making quite a scene in the culinary world right now, and for good reason (that stuff is delicious!), but did you know that it’s also an amazing moisturizer? It’s true! Just plain, extra virgin coconut oil is one of the greatest things you can do for your thirsty skin. Not only will it clear your complexion and give you that that “glow,” but it’s also a natural antimicrobial agent. Bonus!

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3:11AM PDT on Apr 12, 2014

For the beauty of both ourselves and our environment

6:16PM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

Great starting point! I swear by most of these already but haven't tried the aloe for my hair. Thanks for the tips!

6:43AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

brilliant! thanks so much, can't wait to try out the deodrant

6:21AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try some of these!

4:51AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Great read! Time to add coconut oil to the list and get more aloe!

1:46AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Have discovered these myself over the last year - am hypothyroid and having to avoid fluorides and other halides (such as contained in toothpastes and deodorants). Coconut oil is very good - buy organic if you can!

8:44PM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

great info thanks

10:30AM PDT on Aug 11, 2013

Thanks!

9:30AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

thanks.

9:30AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

thanks.

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