Be a Natural Beauty

For some of us living green means avoiding ingredients that can endanger our health. For others living green can mean avoiding ingredients that contain animal products or that have been tested on animals. That’s why making your own beauty products (many of which, when manufactured commercially, are far from green) is such a great idea. Here are recipes for four health and beauty items you can whip up in your own home:

Deodorant

Mix well: 2 T baking soda and 2 T arrowroot, add 3-4 T extra virgin coconut oil.

Sage Body Scrub

Mix well: 2 C of white sugar, 2 C brown sugar, 2-3 T of coarse sea salt, 1/2 C grape seed oil, 1 sprig fresh sage (torn) and 8 drops sage oil.

Moisturizer

Mix well: 1/2 C coconut oil, 1 t vitamin E oil and 6 drops lavender essential oil and/or essential tea tree oil.

Toothpaste

Mix well: 2 T baking soda, 2 T coconut oil, 10 drops essential oil, dash of turmeric.

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