Monday, April 8, 2013

Natural DIY Products

Wanted to take a post and share some Natural DIY face/body/hair products that I have made and been using for 3 weeks now and loving. Some I found the recipe on Pinterest, others I just made up!

The first is Body Butter. I normally have been putting this on before bed, because it does leave your skin so smooth, but also somewhat greasy.
It's great for me trying to keep my skin moisturized so as not to get stretch marks. I didn't get any with Greyson, but if lil Squish is bigger than her, it could be a different story.
Baby Lotion. (Organic)
medium size tub of Vaseline
1.5-2cups of Coconut Oil
5-8 Vit E Tablets squeezed in or just Vit E Oil
Vanilla (if you want that scent)

You literally just dump all these products in a bowl and mix them with a mixer on high for 5-8 minutes. The coconut oil will kind of turn into a whip, which is awesome. Then dump it in a cool container like this one.
Again, it is greasy, so right before you get dressed in the morning is not ideal. I am going to try to get mine less greasy next time so I can replace my store bought lotion 100%.

*I made a travel size Face Lotion last week with just Coconut Oil and the leftover Shea Butter. Lovin this as well.

Face Wash
I tried this out in travel size before making a huge batch. But I am loving this! No chemicals, no detergents, no dry face... just pure goodness.
2 TBS Olive Oil
2 TBS Baby Shampoo/Wash
2 TBS Water
2 TBS Coconut Oil melted
Baking Soda.

(click to buy!) The reason there is no measurements for the baking soda is because a. I cannot remember how much I used and b. you can kind of eye it and make it as watery or thick as you want. I'd pour in a TBS at a time and see how you like it. You really don't need too much, it's just an added cleanser and exfoliater.  As you can tell in the picture above, mine is pretty runny. You only need a dime size when washing your part? Removes make-up! It may take your face a few days to get used to it, just definitely put lotion on after using. And shake before you use!

Almost done...

End of the Day Face Wipes
First you need an air-tight container.  I am using an old Neutrogena face-wipe box. Works great.

Air-Tight container
Paper Towels cut up to fit into the box you use

Equal Parts:
Coconut Oil (melted)
baby wash/shampoo
1-2cups of warm water

Mix Coconut Oil and Baby wash. Warm up water, mix in other 2 ingredients, then pour over paper towels in the bowl. Lift the layers and flip over to soak up the mixture. Keep doing until all the cut-up towels are wet, back and front. Wring them out if you have to or mix up more to pour over. Depends on your bath size. I just made about 50 to start off and try them.
There are different ways to make these, so I'd recommend making a small batch and then if you don't like, trying a different one.

I use these mostly every night and then put on a tiny bit of lotion.

I will actually modify this recipe and use it on lil baby girl for cleaning, etc.

Last thing...

Baking Soda Shampoo
The middle bottle that says "S" was what I made up and tried.
It was 1 cup of warm water and 1 TBS of Baking Soda, shaken well.

This is not fun to shampoo your hair with. No lather. BUT, I actually am getting used to it and would recommend trying it. It cleans your hair like it's supposed to. I then used the Redken All Soft conditioner and then Jojoba and Moroccan Oil as I dried and straightened. Turned out great. I won't do this every wash since I deep condition my hair 1-2x a week still and that much Coconut and Olive Oil in my hair would not come out with just baking soda.
My hair felt really soft after this! Every hair texture is different, so you gotta play around until you figure it out. :)

I love that all this stuff is so much cheaper... but mostly I love it because it's so much better for you.

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