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3 Easy DIY Natural Body Care Recipes

As we head into winter and find that we’re hibernating at home more, it’s the perfect time to slow down, relax, and indulge in a little self-care with easy-to-create homemade body care products. The best part about making your own skincare products? No label reading to suss out bad-for-you ingredients because you know everything that’s in your DIY potion. You put healthy foods into our body, so why not put healthy, homemade products on our bodies? Plus, making your own is simple, fun, and inexpensive.

1. Happy Head Scalp Rinse

Natural Homemade Body Care: Happy Scalp Hair Rinse

Cold winter days and blow dryers are a surefire way to stress out your scalp. The solution to a dry scalp is rinsing with apple cider vinegar. Sounds a bit weird and stinky, But it really works! We promise!

Find a plastic squeeze bottle to hold the vinegar and keep in right in your shower. Shampoo first to clean and invigorate your hair, then squeeze about half a cup of vinegar all over your scalp. Work your fingers over the scalp and throughout your hair. Allow the vinegar to sit for a minute or so, then rinse well before conditioning.

Bonus tip: For extra shiny hair rinse with cold water for the last few seconds of your shower. If your hair still smells faintly like vinegar, fear not! As it dries, the scent will dissipate.

2. Rock Your World Deodorant

Rock Your World Deodorant

This little gem might be our all-time favorite homemade body care product. Natural store-bought deodorants don’t work for everyone and the aluminum-packed variety is not the healthiest option. Without fail, this recipe will work every time and is free of chemicals to boot.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup coconut oil
3 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons baking soda
15 drops lavender or cedar essential oil (or any essential oil you choose)

Instructions:
Whip ingredients vigorously by hand.

3. Homemade Toothpaste

Homemade Natural Body Care : Homemade Toothpaste

There are a few good natural toothpastes out there, but they can be expensive and sometimes leave you feeling not-so-fresh. This easy recipe lets you create the intensity you like, while using ingredients you have around the house.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons + 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons baking soda
25 drops peppermint essential oil (or anise or grapefruit essential oil)

Instructions:
Whip ingredients vigorously by hand.

 

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