I've been having great luck with my recipes so far! Super excited and want to replace all of my body care products with DIY ones. This list is for others who may want to create their own things, and for my records to come back to.
All oils come from Young Living. All links are to Amazon...
- 1/4 cup Liquid Castille. I use Dr Bronner's unscented Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade & Organic Castile Liquid Soap - (Baby Unscented, 32 oz)
- 3 Large Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel Fruit Of The Earth 100% Aloe Vera 24oz Gel Pump (2 Pack)
- 1 tsp Almond Oil w/ vitamin E Aura Cacia Nurturing Sweet Almond Natural Skin Care Oil, 16-Ounce Bottle
- Essential Oils of Choice
- I used: 20 drops Lavender
- 10 drops Lemongrass
- 18 drops Tea Tree
- 8 drops Eucalyptus
- Combine all ingredients in shampoo bottle 2 Pack Refillable 16 Ounce HDPE Squeeze Bottles With BOTH Press Disc Caps And Flip Up Spout Caps-Natural semi-translucent color, shake, and use. VERY small amount goes a long ways. I've never had a shampoo that goes so far. Loving it!
I have never brushed with a powdered toothpaste but I am sold now! My mouth and teeth have never felt fresher and cleaner after brushing! No flouride, no sugar or sweetener, no bad stuff...PERIOD!
You can add more coconut oil and make more of a paste if the powder is too hard for you.
- 1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil;Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 Ounce
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 4 TBsp bentonite clay 2 Pound Wyoclay Bentonite Clay
- 1 TBsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Trader Joe's Himalayan Pink Salt Crystals with Built in Grinder Natural and Pure Use in Any Dish You Would Use Regular Salt - 4.5oz
- Essential Oils for taste/scent (I used Peppermint and sweet orange)
- Combine coconut oil and baking soda, it will be somewhat lumpy, the more you mix, the less lumpy. Once combined add your essential oils and place in a glass jar. Wet your tootbrush with water, dip into powder, and brush!
Women's Perfume - in a roller bottle. Haven't come up with a 'name' for this perfume yet
- 10 drops Grapefruit
- 6 drops Frankincense
- 4 drops Copaiba
- 3 droips Bergomot
- Top with FCO (Fractional Coconut Oil) Molivera Organics Fractionated Coconut Oil 16 oz. Premium Grade A, 100% Pure MCT Coconut Oil for Hair, Skin, Massage and Aromatherapy Carrier Oils - Great for DIY - UV Resistant BPA Free Bottle
Men's After Shave - in small 8oz pump bottle
- 1/2 cup Aloe Vera Gel (see link above)
- 1/2 cup Witch Hazel Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera - 12 oz.(2 pack)
- 2 TBsp jojoba oil NOW Foods Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 ounce
- 1 Tbsp Vitamin E oil (I used the above Almond w/ E oil)
- 10 drops sweet orange oil
- 10 drops Cedarwood
- Combine all ingredients, mix well, into pump bottle. VERY small amount goes a long ways!
Used as a body spray, veggie cleaner, room deodorizer and lots of other uses. Young Living sells this Thieves Spray but it is super easy and cheaper to make yourself.
- 2 oz spray bottle
- 20 drops Thieves oil
- 3 oz witch hazel
- top with distilled water
- In spray bottle shake well before spraying
- Amber Spray Bottles 16oz with Reusable Chalk Labels (2 Pack), Heavy Duty Mist and Stream Sprayer
All Purpose Hand Balm - Many more lotions will be coming on this page but this was my first. Body butters, lotions, balms, they are all so wonderful for your skin, especially dry skin!
- 4 oz container
- 2 oz coconut oil
- 2 oz Shea butter Organic Shea Butter 1 lb (16 Oz) Raw Unrefined Ivory Grade A. Premium Quality Amazing Skin Nourishment, Great For DIY Body Butters Lip Balms Lotions Acne Eczema & Stretch Marks By Mary Tylor Naturals
- 10 drops Lavender
- 10 drops Tea Tree
- 10 drops Lemon
- The oils will change depending on if you are targeting something specific like eczema or dry skin, or spots or something
- in double boiler melt the coconut oil and shea butter, mix well then add your oils. Spoon into container(s)
More to come! I've made a wonderful lip balm, owie spray, and more. Stay tuned!
Other useful items needed:
Other useful items needed:
- Bormioli Rocco Fido Clear Jar, 17.50 Oz. to put my toothpaste in
- 100% Organic Yellow Beeswax Pellets 1lb (16 oz) Premium Quality, Cosmetic Grade, Triple Filtered Bees Wax Pastilles Great for DIY Lip Balm Recipes Body Creams Lotions Deodorants By Mary Tylor Naturals - for my lip balm but I'm finding there are lots of recipes using beeswax
- 4oz Cobalt Glass Boston Round Pump Bottles (4 Pack) - pump bottles
- Destination Oils 4 oz Blue Glass Bottles for Essential Oil, Aromatherapy, Perfume- Pump Spray - Set of 4- Highest Quality- Bonus Dilution Card - spray bottles
- Vivaplex, 24, Amber, 10 ml Glass Roll-on Bottles with Stainless Steel Roller Balls. 3 - 3 ml Droppers included - roller bottles
- Coolrunner Stainless Steel Mini Funnel for Essential Oil Bottles / Flasks - Pack of 6 will save you from lots of messes
- Loving Essential Oils Cobalt Glass Jars with Lids, 2 oz (Set of 12) - Blue - great looking round containers for lotions, balms, and everything in between