DIY Health

I’ve been working the last few years to lighten my chemical load. Here are some links and recipes for natural health care products you can make yourself. I haven’t tried most of them, but as I do I’ll add some comments.

DIY Shampoo – I’ve seen recipes for this, but nothing grabs me. I love my Aubrey Organics Green Tea shampoo – might seem expensive but a little dab’ll do ya!

DIY Cream Rinse – The Green Tea Shampoo has a matching cream rinse. Not a huge fan, but probably won’t be making my own any time soon.

DIY flaxseed hair gel – I haven’t found a good completely chemical free one of these, so I’ll be trying this!

DIY face scrub – I don’t think there is a link to this, but I saw it on the Dr. Oz show. I like it better for a face scrub in the winter and it changes consistency depending on the temperature!

  • 1.2 c finely ground sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 drops lavender oil

DIY sunscreen – I’ve also read an article that says to just use coconut oil, but I think I need to try something a little stronger. I have stopped wearing sunscreen unless I’m going to be in the sun too long to not burn.

DIY bug repellants – got to get going on this one! I plan on ordering a lot of these plants I don’t have for my garden, so I don’t have to go out and buy essential oils, which gets expensive.

DIY Toothpaste or DIY tooth powder – I think I’m going to try the toothpaste first. I have those ingredients on hand.

DIY mouthwash – might try this after I make the toothpaste, but these days I just swish hydrogen peroxide in my mouth occasionally, or plain water.

DIY teeth whitening – could use this, but a little worried about scrubbing off too much enamel. I already have sensitive teeth. But I might just try the hydrogen peroxide swishing in my mouth part.

There you go. That’s it for now. I found this DIY Natural blog in the process. Seems like a good one, you might want to check it out.

Next up, healthy cleaning products.