I think most of us have some concerns about the chemicals we use in daily personal care.
I’ve been reading up on a few of the most commonly used hygiene products and the list of chemicals will make you a little sick to your stomach!
When I came across this recipe for toothpaste, and this recipe for deodorant, I couldn’t resist trying them….I had everything I needed on hand and they seemed rather easy.
Courtney actually ended up mixing both for me.
First, the toothpaste.
I didn’t have mint or stevia to add. Surprisingly, it wasn’t so bad and my teeth felt amazingly clean after I brushed!
Two weeks now since I first started using it and I’m still happy! From what I’ve read, coconut oil is very good for your health….and I can tell my teeth are whiter even after a couple of weeks. I’m VERY happy with the results!
Coconut Oil Toothpaste
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp baking soda
- 25 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1 packet stevia
Place the coconut oil and baking soda in a bowl and mix until blended. Add the peppermint essential oil, and stevia. Continue to mix until you’ve reached a toothpaste consistency.
I placed mine in a small tupperware container in the bathroom cabinet.
Second, the deodorant was a big surprise!
- 2-3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/8 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/8 Cup Cornstarch
- (I also added a few drops of lavender oil)
Mix the dry ingredients until well blended. Microwave coconut oil until liquified and add to dry ingredients. Mix well and spoon into a small container. Again, I added mine to a small tupperware container. Once it cooled and hardened, I was able to use it as a stick. Nice!
Oddly, nothing in this would have made me expect it to work. It will not stop perspiration. That said, I’ve also used it for a couple of weeks and have no odor issues. None. Why have I been paying $3 per stick of deodorant all these years? The worst thing I can say is that when you apply the stick, it can flake off a bit.
Do you make your own personal products?? Care to share a recipe??
2 thoughts on “Pinterest- Homemade Personal Products”
I haven’t tried making deodorant yet, but I do make toothpaste – I use 3 TBSP coconut oil, 3 TBSP baking soda, 10 drops lemon oil & 1 packet of stevia. I got a great dental report just one month after I began using it!
Okay, first things first – a math question to get through your security?? I barely made it!
Anyhoo – LOVE homemade deodorant. If you ever have chafing issues, up the cornstarch or take a day off, and I try not to apply directly after shaving.
Also, LOVE the toothpaste…except for what I already told you about accidentally adding eucalyptus instead of peppermint. Definitely don’t do that. We have had good reports from our check-ups! Oh and I have never added stevia, hadn’t seen that mixture before.