Homemade Natural Shampoo and Conditioner

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You may have heard of the no poo method…that is a no shampoo movement for a natural way to clean and moisturize your hair. This version costs pennies and will leave your hair really shiny and cleaner in the long run.

I have been using this method for a few months now and I can say I’ll never buy store bought versions loaded with dyes, metals, and chemicals again.

Note: The first couple of times I cleaned my hair this way, I noticed afterwards my hair would be staticky and a little frizzy. You can help control this by using a small amount of coconut oil melted in your hands and run through your hair and on the ends. I also like to do a coconut oil mask for my hair once a month. After washing my hair in the evening and leaving the coconut oil in all night. When I wake up my hair is dry, shiny, and really soft.

After the first few times I cleaned my hair I noticed it was really shiny, and now I only have to wash my hair once a week, compared to the few times I would wash it using store bought shampoos and conditioners. Your hair will adjust and the pores will become cleaner resulting in stronger, shiner, cleaner hair!

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Yield: 1 cup shampoo, 1 cup conditioner

Ingredients:

1 cup baking soda (shampoo) https://amzn.to/3iDrLfq

1 cup apple cider vinegar -without the mother (conditioner) https://amzn.to/38xfQep

optional- coconut oil https://amzn.to/2DhfhKd

Preparation:

I keep 2 glass jars, a spoon, and a 2 cup measuring cup on a shelf I have in my shower.

In one jar add 1 cup of baking soda. In the other jar fill with one cup of apple cider vinegar.

When showering, first wet your hair. Then scoop out 2 level spoonful’s of the baking powder into the measuring cup. Fill with 1 cup of water and stir together well until baking soda is dissolved. So you have 2 tbsp. of baking soda to 1 cup of water.

Next tilt your head back and with your eyes closed carefully pour the mixture over your hair. Massage your scalp and hair and let sit for two minutes. You will notice that your hair will hold a lot of water and that’s good. Then rinse out and repeat the same method with the apple cider vinegar.

Mix 2 spoons of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Pour over hair massage and let sit for two minutes. Rinse off and towel dry.

Optional- Add coconut oil to the ends of your hair after towel drying hair and let dry and you’re done!

Have you tried this method of no poo yourself? Comment below and you can also connect with me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter @noshchefjulie.

Homemade Powder Deodorant

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This diy deodorant powder has 2 ingredients and is gentler on your body than store bought deodorant. Made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. This has no chemicals, metals, or dyes. Just natural ingredients for a healthier homemade version. Plus it costs pennies to make and lasts a long time!

Note: I’ve been using this for a few months now and it works great. It will take your body a couple of weeks to adjust so your pores clear, and sweat more naturally without them being blocked by the store bought versions of antiperspirant.

The first few days I did sweat a lot, and had more body odor, but stick with it your body will adjust naturally. On those days I just put more on in the afternoons. After the first week I noticed I sweat much less and now after a few months I’ve realized my body is adapted more naturally to the warmer temperatures and I feel cooler even on hot days.

Yield: 1 cup deodorant

Ingredients:

1/2 cup baking soda https://amzn.to/3gvuF3U

1/2 cup cornstarch https://amzn.to/38xT6uD

Preparation:

Add equal parts of cornstarch and baking soda into a bowl and mix well. Store in a small glass dish/ airtight container. Apply with a powder puff, large makeup brush, cotton ball, or reusable cloth.

Have you tried this recipe, or tried your own version of diy deodorant? Comment below! You can also connect with me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter under @noshchefjulie

Homemade Toothpaste

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This year I’ve really made an effort to make all my own natural bath and beauty products. I have been using this natural toothpaste recipe for the past few months and I love it. Its natural, has no chemicals, and my teeth look whiter too!

This easy recipe has minimal ingredients and costs pennies compared to the store bought versions.

Yield: 1/3 cup toothpaste

Ingredients:

1/3 cup baking soda https://amzn.to/3gvv6v4

filtered water

Optional: If you want a mint flavor add a few drops of mint extract https://amzn.to/2VSamWi

I also like to add a little bit of ground cinnamon to my recipe. https://amzn.to/3e9jWum

Preparation:

In a small glass jar add the baking soda and with a clean spoon add a very small amount of water about a 1/2 tsp. at a time. until your desired consistency is reached.

Too little water and it will turn into a paste. Add a tiny bit more to get a smoother consistency. If you added too much water just put in more baking soda. Add in any extract or cinnamon if desired. and mix well. Store and use like regular toothpaste.

Note: To keep toothpaste clean, use a clean spoon every time to get toothpaste instead of dipping your toothbrush into the mix. Or you can use a travel squeeze bottle, or even a cleaned out honey bear jar.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! Have you tried to make any of your own bath and beauty products? You can also connect with me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter under @noshchefjulie

Detoxing Spa Salt Bath

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This year I’ve been focusing on become more self sufficient and creating my own products from scratch and this also includes health and beauty items. Shopping at a supermarket or specialty store especially for bath and beauty products can really add up quickly.

Self care is so important and making your own bath soaks can save you time and money with no harsh chemicals and more money in your pocket. This bath is great to take in the evenings to relax and unwind from the day.

Yield: 1 bath

Ingredients: 

1 cup Epsom salts https://amzn.to/31Qwc0n

1 cup apple cider vinegar https://amzn.to/3gCyO6h

a few drops of essential oils like lavender, tea tree, or lemongrass https://amzn.to/3iB2K4r

Preparation: 

 

Draw a hot bath and pour the salt and vinegar under running water.  Add in the oils or tea bags if using. Soak in bath for 30 minutes and enjoy. This also works great for a foot soak, just scale down the ingredients to 1/4 cup of each.

Also make sure to drink plenty of water after the bath. Apple cider vinegar with the Epsom salts are detoxing for the body and its always important when detoxing to properly hydrate.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! You can also connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest under @noshchefjulie

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Lately I’ve realized the importance of self-care.  This easy sugar scrub is a life saver in the cold winter months, and you might already have these ingredients on hand. It will help keep your hands moisturized and last all season long. Just three ingredients to make it yourself!

Note:  These also make great gifts around the holidays. Feel free to add essential oils  like lavender, peppermint,  vanilla, or sandalwood.  I’ve even added a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg for a holiday feel that smells great too! 

Yield: about 2 cups worth,  around 96 servings (per 1 tsp.)

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut oil

 3/4 cup granulated sugar……any type works well. The bigger the grains of sugar the more exfoliating it is on your skin.

1/3 cup canola oil

Preparation:

Mix all into a medium bowl and store in a jar.

To apply use 1 tsp. at a time, rub over hands generously for 15-30 seconds and rinse with warm water and enjoy softer hands in seconds. 

 Let me know what you think in the comments below! Have you made any of your own natural beauty products?

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