Making our own body care products

Which types of products are you interested in finding natural alternatives for?

  •  shampoo
  •  foot care
  •  nail treatments
  •  shaving cream
  •  spa treatments
  •  lotions
  •  scrubs
  •  toners
  •  balms
  •  masks
  •  conditioners
  •  foot soaks
  •  tooth powder
  •  massage oil
  •  lip balm
  •  bath salts
  •  deodorant
  •  hair care
  •  baby care
  •  make up
  •  perfume


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  • Dry Brushing

    Happy New Year and welcome new members!  I know I haven't posted in a while but I found something so cool last night that many of you may have already tried.  I dry brushed my body before showering. Now I have had this brush for maybe three years and never remembered using it.  (I know it's a…

    By Shekinah Lawrence

  • Shampoo Bars

    Favorite ones to buy or Favorite Recipe?I need something the is not too smelly,  even with natural stuff I am sensitive to strong smells.  Thanks for Sharing!!I am currently using ACV as a rinse with alternating between a bar of soap I made (but am not happy with the recipe) or Baby Castile Soap. …

    By Karen Shattuck

  • Lets smell good!

    Hello everyone and welcome to the group! So I've been filling out my collection of essential oils and and I want to use these wonderful smelling things on everything!Here's a couple of ideas for the new year:Take a relaxing bath with Epsom salt and add a few drops of tea tree oil and or sweet…

    By Shekinah Lawrence

  • Non-toxic cosmetics

    Hi all,Anyone know of fairly safe cosmetics.  I've read about Ava Anderson and some others.  Has anyone had any experience with these or like any that you use.  I'm so tired of slowly poisioning myslef with the cosmetics on the market and spending tons of money for those poisons.   Currently I've…

    By MM

  • Favorite Deodorant Recipe

    Below is my favorite deodorant recipe.  It is AMAZING!!!  My husband can ride his bike 70 miles in the blazing summer and still no BO!     I also love that it's a great alternative for my girls who are just reaching the age of needing deodorant.  It's easy to use and you can add essential oils for…

    By Anna

  • Resources

    Please share links to blogs, sites, videos and resources about making our own body care products!

    By Pat Robinson

  • Winter lotions

    I was thinking of doing s coconut oil and olive oil lotion with a touch of vanilla oil for scent. It will be a bit oily but it will smell great. Really easy to make and good for right out of the shower. If using for an infant leave out the vanilla oil. It would make them smell great but they be a…

    By Shekinah Lawrence

  • Natural Facial

    So a friend of mine went to an whole foods (not the store) products African festival in Atlanta. She met a a lady who gave a really cool recipe for a facial.Ingredients:Dry milkLemon juiceThe leaves from a green tea bagSo you mix all these items together then apply them to your face and let it dry.…

    By Shekinah Lawrence