I started the Toxic-Free DIY Mini Series a couple months ago and only had intended to post four recipes. Amazingly, more opportunities came my way and I was blessed to have such wonderful bloggers want to be a part of this series and contribute with fantastic recipes.
I thought a great way to wrap up the Toxic Free DIY Mini Series is by rounding up all the recipes on one page just in case you may have missed a week or two. Below you’ll find all 10 Toxic-Free DIY Mini Series posts…
Your skin needs a good exfoliation every once in a while to get the dry skin off and let the more radiant looking skin shine through. Making your own sugar scrub is super easy and super affordable!
Guest posted by my sister-in-law, Pamela.
Learn how to make your own shampoo that has been infused with rose petals and rosemary.
Guest posted by Heather from Rockin the Green Life
Use lotion bars as you would any lotion – they’re just solid, not liquid. To use, hold the bar between your hands until it begins to soften to the touch. Massage the lotion bar onto your hands for a few seconds, and let the wonderful oils soak in. They are so simple to make and require such few ingredients you will never want to go back to traditional lotion again! Read more and get the recipe here…
Guest posted by my sister-in-law, Pamela
The crushed fresh leaves of plantain can be applied directly to small cuts, sores, bee and wasp stings, eczema, insect bites and sunburn.
According to the Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, plantain has healing properties because of the high allantoin content. Allantoin is often found in over the counter moisturizers and salves such as this one. This salve is great for diaper rashes as well! Read more and get the recipe here…
Guest posted by Sheila of Love & Wild Honey
Mouthwash & Tooth Powder
Yes, folks, you too can make your own tooth powder and mouthwash with just a few simple ingredients— many of which you may already have in your home. The ones you don’t will be pretty cheap making this a very economical pursuit. In addition, you’ll be skipping out on all the questionable ingredients from store-bought dental hygiene products. Not to mention saving the earth, one plastic toothpaste-tube and mouthwash-bottle at a time. Read more and get the recipe here…
Guest posted by Vanessa Query of They Call Me Oystergirl
One Ingredient Teeth Whitener
Activated charcoal adsorbs things. This means it acts as a magnet to all the stains and holds it in it’s pores without damaging your teeth. Pretty awesome right? What’s even more awesome is that it is extremely safe on your teeth, doesn’t scratch them and doesn’t remove the calcium salts from your teeth. Oh and it can actually help the pH and health of your mouth! Meaning, it is effective with preventing cavities and killing the bad bacteria that is present in tooth decay and gingivitis. Read more and get the recipe here…
Anti-Itch Oatmeal Paste
Summer is coming, and that means spending more time outdoors with our kids. Time outdoors can be full of fun and adventure, but it can unfortunately include sunburns, rashes, and bug bites. With kids, these annoyances can be a big deal. They’re uncomfortable and they itch. You can make an all natural anti-itch oatmeal paste to soothe their discomfort! Read more and get the recipe here …
Guest posted by Meghan Visser of Growing Up Herbal
Oatmeal Banana Scrub
Learn how to make an all natural facial cleanser and scrub made with banana, oatmeal, apple cider vinegar and honey. You let it sit on your face for 10 minutes, wash it off and your skin is left feeling smooth and clean. Read more and get the recipe here…
Guest posted by Aubrey of Homegrown and Healthy
Sunburn Relief Tonic
Guest posted by Stephanie Heald of Naturally Mindful
Beeswax Candles in Silicone Molds
Natural beeswax candles help purify the air. They have a warm, subtle honey smell and burn much longer than conventional paraffin candles. Beeswax candles produce negative ions that cling to the junk in the air (positive ions). When they attach together, the particles get neutralized and either get sucked back into the candle or fall to the ground.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I have. Stay tuned for next week’s Toxic Free Giveaway!!