These are the most versatile ingredients that should be fixtures in your pantry
Cold Pressed Coconut Oil: Use for deodorant, moisturizer, hair treatment, lip balm & toothpaste
Baking Soda: Use for deodorant, “shampoo”, face & body scrubs, toothpaste, cleaning abrasive
Arrowroot Powder (Cornstarch): Use for deodorant, absorbs moisture
Castile Soap: Basic soap base, use for hand and body soap, basic home spray cleaner.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Use for hair rinse, skin toner, acne treatment
Raw Honey: Use for face masks, soaps, spot treatments. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, & anti-inflammatory
Use as a moisturizer, or in soaps and face & hair masks
Dry Skin: Jojoba, Olive and Avocado Oil. Great for intense moisture masks
Sensitive skin: Sweet Almond and Calendula Oil
Oily Skin: Coconut, Jojoba, and Grapeseed Oil
Start out with one or two oils you are fond of. I find lavender, tea tree and rosemary are the ones I use the most. Please be mindful; use essential oils only for topical use and always dilute when using.
Rosemary: Regenerating, uplifting, use in shampoo
Lavender: Calming, anti-bacterial, use in deodorant
Tea Tree: Strongest natural anti-septic, used in deodorant or toothpaste great for acne and troubled skin
Peppermint: Energizing, cooling. Used in shampoo or foot rubs
Eucalyptus: Energizing, anti-viral, great for sore muscle and joint pain
STORAGE & PREPERATION:
Be mindful selecting containers. While glass or ceramic is best for storage, unbreakable containers are more suitable for the shower.
Soap Dispensers: Have one for each sink and shower
Small metal bowls: Use for mixing and for hair rinse
Glass jars with tight fitting lids: Find what works best for each of your products (easy to use, size, etc)
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