There is no secret that I am very conscious about what I put in and on my body. Extreme allergies will do that to you 😉
So many skincare products, makeup, soaps, perfumes, washing products are filled with toxins, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and questionable additives. Trying to get my health back to a good place I definitely don’t need more of that ❣
That’s why I figured that it is best to go back to basics. Making most my own skincare products, with ingredients I can eat as well. If it is safe enough to put in my mouth it is safe to put on my skin. A great rule of thumb 👍
I wanted to share 2 recipies I use. One for lip balms and one for my deodorant. A little goes a long way. Last time I made deodorant was actually one year ago. So yes by doing this you can actually save some money.
The cool thing about this recipes is that you can easily switch out some oils for what you already have in the pantry. I am a big fan of using what you have.
Only thing you need to remember with switching is to replace the oils or fat with something in the same consistency. Liquid oils with other liquid oils. Hard fat like cacao butter can be switched with beeswax. Just switch it up and have some fun playing around ❤ it is easy to make several things at once while you are at it. Make double and use for both?
Lip balm (approx 6 containers)
1 spoon beeswax
1 spoon cacao butter
1 spoon avocado oil
1 spoon grapeseed oil
10 drops of your favourite essential oil
Melt the beeswax and cacao butter over a water bath. Add the rest of the oils and stir. Pour in containers. Let it cool. Voila ❤ If you are feeling experimental you can add some beetroot powder or cacao powder for color
1 spoon cocoa butter
1 spoon shea butter
2 spoons coconut butter
1 spoon beeswax
1/4 cup of arrow root or cornstarch
1,5 spoons of baking soda
1 spoon of green clay (can be skipped)
10-15 drops of essential oil
Melt all the butters and wax over a water bath until liquid. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour in container and let it chill. Ready for action. Smelly free and au natural ❤