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DIY Recipe Book

Please scroll down for recipes.  These are taken from various places and not all are my personal recipe.  I have used many of them since starting in 2015.

2020 DIY Recipe Book

 

Use bulk ingredients to make your own cleaners and personal items.

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Shaving Creams and Soaps

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Foaming Shave Soap

1/4 cup Natural Aloe Vera Gel
1/4 cup Liquid castile Soap
1 TBSP Olive or almond oil
1/4 cup warm Distilled Water
Vitamin E or Grapefruit Seed Extract
Essential Oils for scents
8 ounce or larger Foaming Soap Bottle

    Foaming Shave Soap Instructions

    1. Mix ingredients in foamer bottle and shake gently until mixed.

    2. Shake well before each use

          3. Lasts two Months

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     Soap Berry Shaving Soap

    1. 16 soap berries (they have natural sufacants)

    2. Add soap berries to 2 cups of water gently boiling, stir, cover, and turn off burner.

    3. Let sit for 1 hour minimum.

    4. Strain liquid into bottle. Refrigerate.

    5. This should last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. (boiling will leave a scent in the house so not recommended if you will have company over soon).

    6. Once cooled you will have a concentrated soap. Place some in a bowl and use an immersion blender to aerate the soap to foam up.

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    Shaving Cream Recipe

    1/4 cup olive, almond or coconut oil
    2-3 TBSP Shea or Coco Butter
    1/4 cup Aloe Gel or honey
    1 TBSP Kaolin clay or white cosmetic clay
    2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 cup Liquid Castile Soap
    Vitamin E or GSE (to preserve)

      Shave Cream Instructions

      1. Melt the oil and shea/cocoa butter in a double boiler until just melted

      2. Remove from heat and add other ingredients

      3. Whisk or blend well for several minutes

      4. Transfer to jar or container to store

      5. Check while it is cooling to make sure it doesn’t start to separate. If it does, shake or mix well to re-incorporate.

      6. Lasts up to two months

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       Bar Shave Soap Recipe


      1 bar of natural, handcrafted soap
      1 TBSP olive or almond oil or aloe vera gel
      1-2 TBSP white clay, french clay, kaolin, or cosmetic clay

        Shaving Soap Instructions

        1. Grate soap and on low heat, melt soap down with oil or aloe vera. It will take a while, so be patient and stir often.

        2. Once melted, stir in the cosmetic clay.

        3. Pour into molds or old mugs and let set for several days until it re-hardens. Will last months and will cure more over time, making it longer lasting.

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        Dental Recipes

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        Homemade Mouthwash

        1/4 Cup of Aloe Vera gel or 3 Medium Leaves
        1 Cup of Distilled Water
        2 Teaspoons of Xylitol
        2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda

          Mouthwash Directions

          1. Place the aloe gel in your blender. Blend it on high for about a minute and then strain it through a fine mesh sieve if fresh leaves are used.

          2. Add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil for a fresh minty taste.

          3. Make sure to shake it well before using.


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          Homemade Tooth Paste

          this ingredient is not completely necessary, but just keeps it from tasting bitter

          • 3-5 parts coconut oil to achieve desired texture

          • Optional ingredients: essential oils for flavor ; mint, cinnamon, and orange , myrrh.

          Mix all powdered ingredients (baking soda, xylitol) well in a bowl.

          1. Add coconut oil one part at a time until you get desired consistency.

          2. Add any optional ingredients, including essential oils for flavor (my favorite is peppermint orange)

          3. Store in small container like ½ pint glass jar. To use, either dip clean toothbrush into it, or use Popsicle stick or spoon to put on toothbrush.


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          Homemade Tooth Powder

          Ingredients

          2 tablespoons bentonite clay
          2 tablespoons baking soda
          1 tablespoon xylitol optional, for adding sweetness
          ½ tablespoon sea salt
          15-20 drops peppermint essential oil

           

          Instructions

          1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a non-metal spoon.

          2. Drip essential oils into the mixture and stir well to combine.

          3. Transfer to a small container or jar with a tight-fitting lid.

          4. To brush with tooth powder, simply dip your toothbrush into the powder, or carefully squirt some onto a wet toothbrush. Brush teeth as usual.

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          Bathroom Items

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          Toilet Cleaning Fizzies Ingredients

          Toilet Cleaning Fizzies Instructions

          1. Mix the baking soda and citric acid in a glass bowl.

          2. Slowly mist the dry power wi You want to barely wet the powder to get it to stick together in the mold. Literally 1-2 sprays should be enough and too much will cause fizzing .

          3. Add the essential oils and continue mixing.

          4. When done mixing, you’ll need to separate this mixture into single use sizes. You can either use a 1/2 – 1 tsp measure and place them on a piece of parchment paper until they dry, or use a silicon mold.

          5. Let dry overnight and carefully place in an airtight container like a jar.

             

          Liquid Hand Soap

           

          Ingredients:

          • ½ cup Castile soap

          • ½ cup distilled or boiled water

          • 1 tbsp vitamin E

          • 1 tbsp sweet almond oil

          • 15 drops tea tree oil

          • 5-10 drops another essential oil

          Directions: Mix well in container with pump. Can be very watery so you can add some Xanthan Gum to thicken.

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          Cleaners/Misc

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          All Purpose Cleaner Ingredients

          All-Purpose Cleaner Instructions

          1. Place borax, washing soda, and soap in a spray bottle (preferably glass).

          2. Add 2 cups of warm water. Distilled is best, but any water that has been boiled will work.

          3. Add essential oils of choice.

          4. Cover bottle and shake well. Use as needed. Use as bathroom cleaner, floor pre-treater, kitchen cleaner and on toys.

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          Febreeze



          • 15 drops of essential oils

          • ½ cup white vinegar

          • 1 ½ cup water

          Febreeze instructions



          1. Mix all ingredients in a glass spray bottle.

          2. This recipe can be doubled or ad more vinegar to make stronger.







          Linen Spray

          Linen Spray Ingredients

          Linen Spray Directions

          1. Combine the vodka and essential oils in the spray bottle, and give it a good swirl to combine. Let sit for 15 minutes for scents to combine. Shake again.

          2. Add water until almost full, leaving about ½ inch of space at the top.

          3. Cap the bottle and shake again to combine.

          Instructions: How to Use the Linen Spray

          • Shake the bottle well before each use, and liberally spray on fabrics as desired.

          • This spray is safe for most fabric types, but a small area can be patch tested if there are any concerns.

          • The linen spray can be used on bedding, clothing, fabric-covered furniture, etc., for a fresh scent.

          • With the alcohol, this spray will last for months without the need for refrigeration.



          Homemade Mirror and Glass Cleaner

          Combine everything in a spray bottle. Shake to mix well. Spray onto glass surface and wipe clean. Shake before each use.

          Linen Spray

          Linen Spray Ingredients

          Linen Spray Directions

          1. Combine the vodka and essential oils in the spray bottle, and give it a good swirl to combine. Let sit for 15 minutes for scents to combine. Shake again.

          2. Add water until almost full, leaving about ½ inch of space at the top.

          3. Cap the bottle and shake again to combine.

          Instructions: How to Use the Linen Spray

          • Shake the bottle well before each use, and liberally spray on fabrics as desired.

          • This spray is safe for most fabric types, but a small area can be patch tested if there are any concerns.

          • The linen spray can be used on bedding, clothing, fabric-covered furniture, etc., for a fresh scent.

          • With the alcohol, this spray will last for months without the need for refrigeration.



          Homemade Mirror and Glass Cleaner

          Combine everything in a spray bottle. Shake to mix well. Spray onto glass surface and wipe clean. Shake before each use.

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          Window Cleaner

          Ingredients:

          • 1.5 cups hot water

          • 1 cup white vinegar

          • 5 drops Castile soap

          • 10 drops essential oils

          Combine all ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Shake before use.

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          Soap Berry Cleaner

          • 16 soap berries (they have natural sufacants)

          • Add soap berries to 2 cups of water gently boiling, stir, cover, and turn off burner.

          • Let sit for 1 hour minimum.

          • Strain liquid into bottle. Refrigerate.

          • This should last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. (boiling will leave a scent in the house so not recommended if you will have company over soon).

          • Once cooled you will have a concentrated soap.

           









          Dish Detergents



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          Homemade Liquid Dish Soap

          1. Combine distilled water with salt, stirring until the salt is dissolved.

          2. In a separate bowl, combine the vinegar, Sal Suds, and lemon juice. Stir this mixture into the salt water mixture, and stir until thickened.

          3. You may wish to add 10 – 15 drops of lemon essential oil both for scent and for disinfectant properties.

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          Homemade Liquid Dish Soap

          Easy Version

          • ½ cup Sals Suds

          • 1 quart of water

          • Add essential oils (citris)

            Directions

          1. Combine and mix ingredients.

          2. This is also a great combo for mopping floors.



          Dish Washer Tablets

          **these can be tricky and work one time and not the next

          Ingredients:

          • 2 cups washing soda

          • 1 cup baking soda

          • 1 cup citric acid

          • ½ cup kosher salt

          • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp white vinegar

          • 1 tsp Castile soap

          • 15-20 drops of lemon essential oils

          Directions:

          • Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl

          • gradually add vinegar a little but at a time and mix well – some fizzing will occur.

          • Mix in Castile soap and essential oils

          • Pack in to ice cube trays

          • set out to dry at least 24 hours

          • take out of tray and store in tight lidded container.









          Laundry

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          Laundry Detergent

          ** tested and used for 5 years, still do**

          • ½ cup Borax or baking soda

          • ½ cup  Super Washing Soda

          • ¾ cup of Dr Bronners Castile Soap

          • 2 gallons of water

          • Clean, empty gallon jugs  (i.e. recycled juice/milk jug)

            Directions

          1. Place 2 inches of water in a two gallon tub

          2. Pour in dry ingredients. Borax or baking soda and super washing soda

          3. Sri or use an immersion blender to dissolve.

          4. Put in the remainder of the two gallons of water.

          5. Add 30-40 drops of essential oils if not scented castile soap

          6. Add castile soap and stir with long wooden spoon

          7. Use a funnel to transfer detergent to gallon jugs

          Use 1/3 cup for normal load. This works great in HE washers and is also septic safe (low suds). Castile soap is not recommended for Baby diapers.

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          Homemade Fabric Softener

          • 5 ½ cups water

          • 15 oz bottle of natural hair conditioner

          • 2.5 cups white vinegar

          • 20 drops of essential oil

          Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into empty storage container.Use approximately ¼ cup per normal wash load prior to the rinse cycle. 

          Soap Berry Cleaner

          • 16 soap berries (they have natural sufacants)

          • Add soap berries to 2 cups of water gently boiling, stir, cover, and turn off burner.

          • Let sit for 1 hour minimum.

          • Strain liquid into bottle. Refrigerate.

          • This should last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. (boiling will leave a scent in the house so not recommended if you will have company over soon).

          • Once cooled you will have a concentrated soap.

          • Use 2-3 tbsps per load

           













          Cleaning

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          Homemade Dusting Spray

          • 1 Tbsp castile soap

          • 15 drops lemon essential oil

          • 2 cups water

          Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake gently to combine. Use as you would any typical dusting spray, either spraying onto a clean cloth and wiping, or spraying on the surface and wiping. (I’d start with the first option, or test a small area of the furniture first).

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          Homemade Wood Polishing Spray

          • ¾ cup olive oil

          • ¼ cup white vinegar

          • 30 drops essential oil, optional (I like lemon, orange, or lavender best)

          Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake vigorously. Spray directly on wood furniture and buff with a clean, dry cloth. Shake before each use. 

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          Homemade Carpet Freshener (With Added Benefits)

          In addition to freshening the smell in a room, this combination of ingredients can disinfect, kill fleas and their eggs, and act as a rodent deterrent.

          • 2 cups Borax

          • 1 cup baking soda

          • 10 drops essential oil

          Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Store in an air-tight container. When you’re ready to use, just sprinkle around the carpet and let sit for about half an hour. Vacuum up, and you’re good to go!

          Homemade Carpet Stain Remover.Sprinkle the stain with baking soda and let it sit for about 10 minutes, then vacuum it up.

          Next, mix 1 Tbsp Dawn dish soap, 1 Tbsp white vinegar, and 2 cups of warm water.Sponge this onto the stain and blot with dry cloth, repeating until stain disappears. 

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          Homemade Oven Cleaner

          • ½ cup baking soda

          • 2 – 3 Tbsp water (or more/less)

          • White vinegar (1/2 cup or so)

          In a small bowl, mix ½ cup of baking soda and stir in 2 – 3 tablespoons of water, adjusting as needed to get a spreadable paste.

          Spread this all over the walls of your ovens, rubbing it in for a scrubbing effect.

          Let that mixture rest overnight.

          In the morning, you will put some vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz everywhere you see baking soda, which will create a foaming action. Wipe clean with a damp cloth, rinsing until clean.



























          Bath Salts & Masks

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          Bath Salts- Ingredients

          Bath Salts- Instructions

          1. Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl.

          2. Store in an air-tight jar and use 1/4 cup per bath.

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          Salt Detox Bath Recipe

          Salt Detox Bath Instructions

          Dissolve salt, Epsom salt, and baking soda in boiling water in a quart size jar and set aside. Fill tub with warm/hot water and add apple cider vinegar. Pour salt mixture in and add essential oils if using.

          Soak in bath for 30 minutes or as long as desired. Note that with any detox bath, you may feel tired or lightheaded when you get out. *****It is not recommended that you do this while home alone or before going somewhere in case you are tired or need help.

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          Clay Detox Bath Recipe


          Clay Detox Bath Instructions

          Dissolve the Epsom salts in a warm/hot bath and add essential oils if desired. For the clay there are two options:

          1. Vigorously mix the clay in to a small amount of water until the clumps are mostly dissolved. Do not use metal for this! Mix with a plastic spoon in a glass jar. Add the clay mix to the bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.

          2. Mix that clay with a small amount of water to make a paste. Stand in the tub full of water and rub the clay mix all over your body to create a skin mask and let dry for 5 minutes before sitting down. This provides direct contact with the skin and effectively pulls toxins from the skin. Soak in bath at least 20 minutes or as long as desired. While soaking, use a wash cloth to scrub any remaining clay off the skin.

          This bath is great for removing a lot of toxins as the clay binds to heavy metals and the Epsom salts help pull a variety of toxins from the body while replenishing magnesium levels.

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          Oxygen Detox Bath Recipe

          This bath is especially helpful during illness as the ginger helps clear congestion or alleviate body aches. It can also be helpful for allergies or skin irritation.

          Oxygen Detox Bath Instructions

          1. Fill the tub with warm/hot water and add the hydrogen peroxide and dried ginger.

          2. Soak in tub for 30 minutes or as long as desired.








          Vinegar Detox Bath Recipe

          This is an excellent bath for soothing skin problems since vinegar balances the skin’s pH.

          Apple cider vinegar has a whole host of benefits, and I find it helps not only my skin but leaves me with soft skin and shiny hair as well.


          Vinegar Bath Instructions

          1. Once or twice a week, fill a tub with warm to hot water and add 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar.

          2. Soak for 20-30 minutes, using a washcloth to clean my face and making sure to get hair wet as well.

          After bathing, rinse off in a cool shower, though some sources recommend letting the vinegar water dry on the skin.

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          Charcoal Mask


          Charcoal Mask Instructions

          1. In a small glass bowl add the water and essential oil.

          2. Sprinkle the bentonite clay over the top of the water mixture in the bow. Allow it to absorb for about 10 seconds before adding the rest of the ingredients. This makes the mixture easier to combine.

          3. Use a small rubber spatula to mash and mix everything together. The clay will want to stay lumpy, so this takes a few minutes to mix thoroughly. You’ll have enough mixture here for two face masks.

          4. Once your mask is mixed, apply it liberally to your face. Allow it to dry, about 10 minutes, before washing off with soap and warm water.



          Note: This mask is meant to be used in one use and will not store well, as it does not contain preservatives.

          Tips

          • Charcoal can and will stain light-colored fabrics, and possibly your sink. Be sure to avoid getting it on your clothes, and immediately clean it off of your sink when using.

          • This mask can be tough to get off, and gentle soap helps to get the rest of the charcoal off of your skin. Using a washcloth helps too, but it may permanently stain, so use an old one. A washcloth also scrubs the charcoal across the skin, which may be too irritating for some skin types.

          • This charcoal face mask may be too drying for some skin types, especially after using soap to remove it. If you find your skin needs it, then apply a thin layer of oil, like sweet almond or pumpkin seed oil, or your favorite natural face lotion afterward.



          Body Wash

          Ingredients:

          • 1/3 cup castile soap

          • 1/3 cup of honey (raw)

          • 1/3 cup of olive, jojoba, refined avocado, or almond oil.

          • 30-60 drops of EO optional

          Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix thouroughly . Pour into container to use. Shake well before using.

           

          Sugar Scrub

          ½ cup sugar – white or brown but organic

          ½ cup of oil – olive or coconut

          EO

           

          Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight jar.

           

          Variations:

          Pumpkin Pie Scrub: 1 cup of brown sugar, ½ cup coconut oil, ½ tsp vitamin E, ½ tsp pumpkin pie spices.

          Vanilla Brown Sugar – 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup almond oil, ½ tsp vitamin E, 1 tsp vanilla extract.

          Lemon Hand Scrub – 1 cup white sugar, ½ cup olive oil, ½ tsp vitamin E,, 15-20 drops or more of lemon or orange EO.

          Vanilla Lavender relaxing facial scrub – 1 cup white sugar, ½ cup almond oil, ½ tsp vitamin E. ½ tsp vanilla extract, 15 drops of lavender EO.

          These last about two months.

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          Hair

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          Homemade Hair Detangler

          Ingredients

          10 teaspoons distilled water

          1 teaspoon aloe vera gel

          1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerine

          10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

          2 drops apricot oil

          1 spray bottle(2 ounce size)
          Combine all ingredients in your spray bottle. Swirl to combine.

          Store in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.

          To use:  Spray onto hair and use brush to gently smooth out tangled strands.

          This recipe will have a shelf life of a few weeks.
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          Homemade Shampoo

          • ¼ cup coconut milk

          • ¼ cup Castile soap

          • 20 drops of essential oils

          • for dry hair add ½ tsp olive or almond oil

          How to make shampoo:

          1. Combine all ingredients in an old bottle or jar.

          2. Shake well to mix

          3. Keep in shower for up to a month

          4. Shake well before use

            Some people use a 50:50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water to use as a rinse

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          Aloe Vera Hair Spray

          • 1 cup warm water

          • 1 tbsp aloe vera gle or juice ( the gel holds better)

          • 5 drops of essential oils

          Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into and empty bottle. Spray generously on to damp hair and lightly onto dry hair.

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          Homemade DIY Flaxseed Gel Recipe

          • 1/4 cup Brown Flax Seeds

          • 32 oz Distilled Water

          • 2 oz Hemp Seed Oil

          • 1/4 cup Marshmallow Root

          • 1 tsp Guar Gum

          • 20 Drops Fragrance

             

          Optional Ingredients

          • 1 oz Aloe Vera Juice or Gel (Do not cook)

          • Other oils

          • 1% Preservative

          Materials

          • Stove

          • Small Pot

          • Small Strainer

          • Whisk

          • Small Spatula

          • Mason Jar for Storage

             


          STEP 1

          Fill a small pot with 2 cups of water, bring water to a boil, and add Marshmallow Root. Boil for 10 mins. After boiling, strain Marshmallow tea into Mason Jar.

          STEP 2

          Pour the tea back into the pot on low heat, sprinkle Guar Gum into the pot stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Use a whisk to avoid lumps. Once it becomes a gooey paste, remove from heat.


          STEP 3

          Place the Guar Gum paste into the mason jar and set aside. You will later add the Flax Seed Gel base to this and stir/shake well. 

          STEP 4

          Bring 2 cups of water to a raging boil and then add Flax Seeds to pot. Boil for 7-8 mins while stirring occasionally. Watch the pot carefully as it may overflow. 


          TEP 5

          once there’s a “foam-like” layer - similar to egg whites, quickly remove from heat. Place a strainer on top of the mason jar and begin to strain the seeds from the gel. 


          STEP 6

          Pour the gel little by little, allowing the gel to separate easily. Don’t let the gel sit too long in the pot, it will be difficult to separate seeds from the gel. Pour any extra gel into another container.

          STEP 7

          Now add Hemp Seed Oil & Fragrance into the jar. Stir and shake to mix all the ingredients. Refrigerate to cool gel before using. Refrigerate when not in use. Gel lasts appx. 2 weeks in the fridge.

          On clean, sectioned, and detangled hair, add a dollop of the gel to your section and work through your hair using fingers or comb. Continue until you ccomplete all secrtions..

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          MISC

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          DIY Weedkiller

          Ingredients:

          • 1 gallon vinegar

          • ½ cup Liquid soap

          • 2 tbsp salt

          Directions:

          • Combine and shake. Place in spray bottle and spray leaves and stems only

          • Spray in the evening.





















          Beauty – Lotions, Toners, deodorants

          Aloe Vera Toner

          Ingredients:

          • 6 tablespoons of witch hazel

          • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

          • 5-10 drops or tea tree oil

          • couple drops of vitamin E

          Using funnel , pour ingredients in to spray bottle, that's it, shake before use. Mist face or use reusable face squares to apply.

          Green Tea Repairing Eye Cream

          Ingredients:

          • 2 tbps almond oil

          • 1 tbsp shea butter

          • ¾ tsp beeswax

          • 1 bag green tea

          • 1-2 drops vitamin E

          Melt the almond oil, shea butter, vitamin E, and beeswax in a double boiler.

          Once the oils are melted, open the green tea bag and pour into the melted oils.

          Let the tea steep for 20 minutes over low heat on the double boiler.

          After 20 minutes, pour the mixture through a strainer to remove the green tea bits.

          Pour into a tight lidded container and let it return tho room temperature over several hours.

          To use: Apply using your ring finger by tapping lightly under and around your eyes.

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          Lotion Bars

          Ingredients:

          • 1 cup coconut oil

          • 1 cup shea butter, cocoa butter, or mango butter, or mix all three

          • 1 cup beeswax

          • 1 tsp vitamin E

          Combine all ingredients ,except for the essential oils, in a double boiler. Stir constantly until they are melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Gently stir by hand. Pour into molds or deodorant container. Allow to cool completely before taking out of the mold.

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          Lip Balm

          ***love this recipe and have used it for the past 2 years

          Ingredients:

          • 1 tbsp beeswax

          • 2 tablespoons shea, cocoa, or mango butter

          • 2 tbsp coconut oil

          • 13 drops of rosemary EO

          • 7 drops of peppermint EO

          Fills about 18 tubes.

          Place all ingredients except for the essential oils in a double boiler and melt. Stir in EO. Carefully fill containers. Top off after about 2 mins.let sit several hours. They will last about a year if stored in a cool dry place.. This is medium firm if you would like firmer add more beeswax, for les firm and more oily reduce the amount of beeswax.

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          Natural deodorant

          Ingredients:

          • ½ cup shea butter

          • ½ cup jojoba oil

          • ⅓ cup arrowroot powder

          • cup white kaolin clay

          • ¼ cup wax

          • optional, 10 drops cedarwood essential oil

          • optional, 20 drops bergamot essential oil

          • also optional, 10 drops marjoram essential oil

          Combine jojoba oil, arrowroot powder, and clay in a small bowl. Stir well until fully combined and no lumps remain. Place a glass measuring cup in a pot of boiling water (or use a double boiler). Add wax to the measuring cup and melt. Once melted, pour in the jojoba oil, clay, and arrowroot powder. When all is liquid once again, add in shea butter and stir until just melted. Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly. Add in essential oils and stir well. Let your homemade deodorant cool until slightly thick, but still pourable. Pour into deodorant tubes and allow to cool completely before adding caps. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.

           

           

          Homemade facial sunscreen

          Ingredients:

          ¼ cup shea butter

          • 2 tbsp argan oil

          • 1 tbsp candelilla wax or 2 tbsp carnauba wax or beeswax

          • 1 tsp vitamin E oil

          • 10 drops red raspberry seed oil

          • 1 tbsp zinc oxide powder

          • 4 drops lavender essential oil

          • 4 drops frankincense essential oil

             

            Melt Shea butter and wax double boiler method until full melted.

          1. Remove from heat and add argan oil, red raspberry seed oil and vitamin E oil.

          2. Slowly add zinc oxide powder while whisking, make sure to remove all clumps. *And be VERY careful NOT to breathe it in! Wear a mask if you have to!

          3. Add Essential oil and mix until combined.

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          Gardeners Hand Cream

          Ingredients:

          • 4 ounces of shea butter

          • 2 ½ tbsp sunflower or olive oil

          • 1 ½ tsp corn starch or arrowroot powder

          • 5-10 drops EO

          Directions:

          • Whip butter in a stand mixer or hand mixer until light and fluffy.

          • Add oil and corn starch and beat until incorporated.

          • Add Eo if desired.

          • Beat a final time, until it is like fluffy buttercream frosting.

          Store in a cool dry place and it will keep for 6 months to a year.