Hydrating Bastille Soap Recipe Plus Practical Tips on Flu Prevention

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What’s the story with the coronavirus? Is it really worth a full on toilet paper war? And more importantly, how can I protect myself from the coronavirus and diminish my chances of getting sick? Learn why the coronavirus shouldn’t be dismissed as your average flu. Plus easy, everyday tips on reducing your chances of becoming infected with COVID-19. I’m also sharing my favorite, hydrating Bastille soap recipe. It’s perfect for dry hand relief from overuse of cheap liquid hand soap and alcohol based hand sanitizers. Plus it’s the perfect project (new hobby?) to make while practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of coronavirus in your community.

What you need to know about the coronavirus. Learn why the coronavirus shouldn’t be dismissed as your average flu. Plus easy, everyday tips on reducing your chances of becoming infected with COVID-16. I’m also sharing my favorite, hydrating Bastille soap recipe. It’s perfect for dry hand relief from overuse of cheap liquid hand soap and alcohol based hand sanitizers. Plus it’s the perfect project to make while practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of coronavirus in your community.

Why Do We Need to Be Concerned About the Coronavirus?

The coronavirus has everyone up in arms. Whether you’re taking a no nonsense approach to the whole situation, are totally freaked out, or you simply think everyone is overreacting, it’s THE news right now. What I find the most troubling about COVID-19 is what we don’t know. As of yet, we have no clue if the virus will disappear once we have regular warm weather. It doesn’t act like a typical flu virus. It’s also highly contagious.

The current statistics put 3.65% people dying from the coronavirus worldwide. (In Wuhan, that number was 4.9% of the infected population. Source. With the death rate in Italy as of 3/13/20 at 6.7%.) Which, during a bad flu season, isn’t unheard of. However, approximately one in five people who develop this illness have to be hospitalized. 10% of which will require ICU treatment, per the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

To make matters worse, whereas the typical flu infects only 2 to 11% of the population each year, The Atlantic states that COVID-19 has the potential to infect 40-70% of people around the world. (This is now the generally accepted position among epidemiologists as well.) And that’s where it really starts to put this virus into a very sobering perspective. At that rate, it would have the ability to kills millions in the US alone.

So if this thing spreads like wildfire, like it has in China and Italy, it can seriously hamper, and even overwhelm, our health infrastructure. (Canada is already reporting that their hospitals would be unable to cope with a coronavirus outbreak.)

And it’s not just a concern for those with weakened immune systems, cancer or anyone over the age of 60. This virus is especially dangerous to anyone with diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, anyone who smokes or vapes and those with heart, lung or kidney disease. Many of my friends and family fall into one of these categories. And while I’d like to believe I’m invincible to anything life throws my way, I know that I’m not. I’m especially concerned for friends who recently had cancer (and have weakened immune systems,) my brother who has lupus and my dad who has both high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. But beyond that, I care about the rest of the people in the world as well. Which is why I felt it was so important to address this topic on my blog.

I know I’ve made jokes, both publicly and personally, in regards to this being the beginning of the apocalypse and the start of the toilet paper wars. But what remains is that we all need to be diligent and treat this as a real and possible threat. Maybe not to the point we’re rioting outside of Walmart in Cleveland because baby formula is sold out and there’s nothing to cut crack with. But with reasonable measures in which we take not only our safety into account, but also the consideration and safety of others — most especially those at risk.

So if you’re over there hoarding toilet paper, ibuprofen, face masks and hand sanitizer, maybe check in with neighbors and donate some to those in need. I promise you don’t need a year’s supply of provisions to survive this thing. And we need the rest of the population to be able to protect themselves from the coronavirus as well. (If you have doubts, here’s a first hand account of someone who has actually had COVID-19.)

Common Sense Ways to Protect Yourself from the Flu. Learn why you need to be concerned about the flu. Plus easy, everyday tips on reducing your chances of becoming infected with flu. I’m also sharing my favorite, hydrating Bastille soap recipe. It’s perfect for dry hand relief from overuse of cheap liquid hand soap and alcohol based hand sanitizers. Plus it’s the perfect project to make while practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of flu in your community.

Common Sense Ways to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

Taking all this into account, here are some common sense ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

  • Practice social distancing. That means avoiding close contact with anyone who is sick, as well as distancing yourself from people if the coronavirus is spreading in your community.
  • Avoid crowds or crowded areas and events.
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds, using soap and water. This is especially important if you have been in a public space.
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. (You may want to carry some with you at all times.) To use, rub hands together until they feel dry. (If hand sanitizer is sold out, here’s how to make DIY hand sanitizer that meets CDC minimum guidelines.)
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands.
  • In public, stay 6 feet (or a coughing distance) from others. 
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Disinfect your travel mug after every outing. 
  • Keep disinfectant by every entrance to your home.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces every day. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks. Household disinfectants should be at least 70% alcohol or an EPA-registered household disinfectant. Alternately, you can also use a bleach solution comprised of 4 teaspoons of bleach combined with 1 quart of water. (Or 1/3rd cup bleach per gallon of water.)
  • Avoid anyone with a cough and stay away from poorly ventilated areas.
  • If you need to cough, do so into your elbow or into a tissue, which is preferable, as it can be disposed of afterwards.
  • If possible, work remotely from home rather than going into the office. Most people get sick at work.
  • As there is a global shortage in face masks, donate yours to communities in need such as senior care facilities and caregivers to help slow the spread of transmission. You only need to wear a face mask if you’re sick, or caring for someone who is sick.
  • Donate excess supplies of hand sanitizer to those in your community who have none.
  • Make preparations in the chance that you do get sick and are quarantined. You will need two weeks worth of provisions, including food. (Not ten years of toilet paper.)
  • Don’t share anything with other people that comes in contact with your mouth or nose.
  • Ensure proper ventilation by keeping air circulation either by opening a window or using a fan. 
  • Use a humidifier. Higher humidity will keep the protective membranes in your nose from drying out, which makes them less effective as they try to keep pathogens out. Mid-range humidity also appears to cause some viruses to decay faster.

Tips to Prevent Flu Infection. Plus Proper Hand Washing with Soap and Water. Washing your hands is still the best way to protect yourself from the flu. Get tips for washing your hands correctly with soap and water. Plus how to make a hydrating Bastille soap recipe that won't dry out your hands like liquid hand soap or alcohol based hand sanitizers.

Hand Washing with Soap and Water

Washing your hands is still the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus. (I mean, we can’t all hide under a rock forever.) Unfortunately, most cheap, liquid hand soaps aren’t real soap. Much like alcohol based hand sanitizers, they can also dry out your hands when used frequently. This leaves hands feeling tight, dry and itchy. Sometimes they even crack. In turn, this leads to an endless cycle of hand washing followed with moisturizers.

But what if there was a soap that didn’t dry your hands out? An alternative that left your hands clean and also offered some level of dry skin relief?

There are actually a number of these alternatives. Many handmade, cold process soaps meet this criteria. And believe it or not, bar soap is no less sanitary than using liquid hand soap. It does the same job, without the drying side effects, provided the formula isn’t overly cleansing. 

Soap can’t moisturize skin. It is, after all, a wash off product. However, it can hydrate skin. And by choosing a soap with a high level of conditioning and a lower cleansing level, you can actually avoid dry skin all together. Don’t let the lower cleansing level scare you, however. All that means is that it strips fewer oils from your skin. Soap, the combination of a fat and an alkali, is still soap. What hand washing with soap does is mechanically remove germs and pulls unwanted material off skin. Bar soaps does that.

In fact, good old soap and water is more effective than alcohol-based hand sanitizers, especially if hands are visibly dirty. This is because the proteins and fats found in things, such as food tend, to reduce alcohol’s germ-killing power. It’s also favorable over antibacterial liquid hand soap containing triclosan, which contributes to antibiotic resistance. Studies have shown that both antibacterial soap versus good, old fashioned soap and water perform the same against bacteria. However, when tackling cold and flu viruses, antibacterial soap has no benefits over soap and water. This is because viruses aren’t affect by triclosan.

Tips for Washing Hands

When washing hands, there is a right way and a wrong way. Here are some tips to get the most out of washing your hands with soap and water.

  • Avoid scrubbing your skin when washing hands. This can easily damage skin and cause cracks and small cuts that give pathogens a place to grow.
  • As bacteria likes to live under fingernails, it’s wise to keep your nails short so the area underneath is easier to clean.
  • Use a hand lotion or other moisturizer after washing your hands. This helps to keep your skin barrier intact. 
  • Take your time when washing your hands. It takes about a minute to properly wash your hands. (Most of us take about 5 seconds.) However, washing your hands for a full 30 seconds can drop the bacteria count by 99.9%.

Bastille Soap Recipe. How to make cold process Bastille soap. This hydrating Bastille soap recipe won't strip your skin and dry out your hands through repeated hand washings like liquid soap does. Learn the benefits of homemade Bastille soap, how it's made and how you can use DIY Bastille soap when hand washing with soap and water to help prevent flu transmission and infection. Plus tips for washing hands the right way to remove germs.

How to Make Bastille Soap

If you’re in the midst of social distancing, now is a great time to learn how to make soap! And with a number of wonderful soap making suppliers online, you don’t even need to leave your home for supplies. A basic Bastille soap recipe is an easy way to get started. Not only is this hydrating Bastille soap recipe great for repetitive hand washing throughout the day, if you or your family have sensitive skin, it can also help to alleviate some of your other skin care issues.

(This portion of this post originally appeared as a guest post, written by myself, on Everything Pretty.)

What is Bastille Soap?

Formulated with a high percentage olive oil in combination with additional soapmaking oils, Bastille soap is a modern twist on traditional Castile soap which is made using only olive oil. While a traditional Castile soap recipe contains 100% olive oil, modern Castile soap has a looser definition in which Castile soap is defined as any hard soap made from olive oil in addition to other fats and oils. However, purists reject any soap not made with 100% olive oil as Castile soap and instead term soaps made primarily, but not wholly, with olive oil as Bastille soap.

Like Castile soap, Bastille soap still entertains a high percentage of olive oil. Any cold process soap made with at least 70% olive oil is considered a Bastille soap. However, because Castile soap has low lather and requires an extended cure time, Bastille soap makes a wonderful substitute that results both in a better lather as well as a harder bar.

Additionally, as olive oil historically creates a gentle soap that is well suited for sensitive or delicate skin, Bastille soap tends to be gentler on skin than other types of soap. This includes many commercial soaps and beauty bars made with detergent foaming agents and poor quality ingredients. With bastille soap there is also less of a chance that you might develop an allergic reaction to the ingredients used as typically the ingredients for homemade soaps are chosen for their purity and benefits in skin care.

My hydrating Bastille soap recipe that I’m sharing with you today is comprised of 80% olive oil. I also have included coconut and castor oil for better lather and cocoa butter to make a harder soap bar, thus shortening the cure time considerably over Castile soap.

Bastille soap recipe for dry skin or sensitive skin. Get dry skin relief for your dry or sensitive skin by using a handcrafted, cold process Bastille soap bar. Learn how to craft this natural soap recipe is made with 80% olive oil for a hydrating, skin conditioning soap that won't strip skin of its beneficial oils that lead to dryness and itching. A modern twist on traditional Castile soap, this moisturizing Bastille soap recipe is the perfect option for your family's natural skin care routine.

Tips for Making a Bastille Soap Recipe

While making homemade soap from scratch using fats (soapmaking oils and butters) and an alkali (lye or sodium hydroxide) involves a bit more know how than crafting your own melt and pour soaps, getting started with a basic recipe isn’t as difficult as one might presume. In fact, this basic bastille soap recipe can made in about hour and is a lot like baking a cake in many ways, though with weights rather than liquid measurements.

There are however, certain safety precautions you should take to avoid harm when working with a caustic material such as lye. These include wearing gloves, safety glasses and a safety mask that covers your mouth and nose. Nature’s Garden actually has a wonderful article on soap making safety where you can learn more about how to best protect yourself when working with lye.

If you’ve never made cold process soap before, I have an in-depth, cold process soapmaking tutorial here that instructs you on how to get started making homemade soaps from scratch. In addition, you can also find a plethora of soap making videos on YouTube, something that wasn’t available when I first started making soap many many years ago. So hopefully you’ll feel comfortable diving right in once you have a grasp of how it all works.

I know this information can seem like a lot at first for someone new to soapmaking, however, I promise you that once you start you won’t want to stop. Not only are cold process soaps a blessing for troubled skin, but they also make beautiful and functional homemade gift ideas for friends and family.

My hydrating Bastille soap recipe yields approximately six 3.5 oz. soap bars.

Hydrating Bastille soap recipe for dry skin or sensitive skin. Get dry skin relief for your dry or sensitive skin by using a handcrafted, cold process Bastille soap bar. This natural soap recipe is made with 80% olive oil for a hydrating, skin conditioning soap that won't strip skin of its beneficial oils that lead to dryness and itching. A modern twist on traditional Castile soap, this moisturizing Bastille soap recipe is the perfect option for your family's natural skin care routine.

Hydrating Bastille Soap Recipe

Ingredients:

1.6 oz. refined coconut oil (10%)
.8 oz. castor oil (5%)
12.8 oz. pomace olive oil (80%)
.8 oz. cocoa butter (5%)

4.85 fluid oz. distilled water (30.5% of oil weight)
2.05 oz. sodium hydroxide (8 % super fat)

1 Tablespoon sodium lactate (60% solution), optional
.5 oz. essential oil (or essential oil blend) of choice

Instructions:

To make this hydrating Bastille soap recipe, you’ll begin by measuring out the water into a non-aluminum, heat safe container. Next, using a digital scale, weigh out the lye.

In a well ventilated area, slowly pour the lye into the distilled water, then stir until all of the lye has dissolved. Now set the lye-water aside to cool.

Meanwhile, while the lye-water cools, weigh out and combine the soap making oils (coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil and cocoa butter) in a non-aluminum pot. Then heat on the stove over medium-low heat until all the oils have melted.

Remove the soap making oils from heat once the oils have melted and allow to cool.

Once both your soap making oils and lye-water have reached about 90° – 95°F you’re ready to make your hydrating Bastille soap recipe!

If desired you can add one Tablespoon of sodium lactate (60% solution) to your lye-water prior to making soap for a harder bar and to give your soap an additional boost in lather.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the liquified soap making oils then blend with a stick or immersion blender until you reach a light trace.

Weigh out the essential oil you’ve chosen to use, if a fragrance is desired, then add to the soap batter.

Continue mixing with a stick blender until you reach a medium trace, then pour the Bastille soap batter into a six-cavity rectangle silicone soap mold.

If desired, you can add flowers or decorative, cosmetic salt to the tops of your freshly poured soap. I added blue cornflowers to the tops of my hydrating Bastille soap bars.

Cover the soap lightly with plastic wrap then set aside in a safe location for 24-48 hours.

Once your Bastille soap bars are no longer soft, remove them from the mold and allow the bars to cure in a cool, dry location for four to six weeks.

If you need to resize my hydrating Bastille soap recipe to fit another soap mold, or to make a larger batch, you will need to run the recipe back through a lye calculator prior to doing so. You can find more information on how to use a lye calculator as well as additional information on how to create custom soap recipes here.

Not ready to make my hydrating Bastille soap recipe? You can purchase a number of lovely, handcrafted Bastille soap bars from artisans on Etsy here.

Bastille soap recipe for dry skin or sensitive skin. Get dry skin relief for your dry or sensitive skin by using a handcrafted, cold process Bastille soap bar. Learn how to craft this natural soap recipe is made with 80% olive oil for a hydrating, skin conditioning soap that won't strip skin of its beneficial oils that lead to dryness and itching. A modern twist on traditional Castile soap, this moisturizing Bastille soap recipe is the perfect option for your family's natural skin care routine.

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Best Natural Deodorant Recipes to Fight Odor Causing Bacteria This Summer

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Conquer summer sweat with this collection of the best natural deodorant recipes to kill odor causing bacteria this summer! And they’re all baking soda free so they’re suitable for even the most sensitive skin!

Best Natural Deodorant Recipes to Kill Odor Causing Bacteria This Summer! Conquer summer sweat with this collection of the best natural deodorant recipes to kill odor causing bacteria this summer! And they're all baking soda free so they're suitable for even the most sensitive skin!

Ah summer. It’s the perfect time for outdoor adventures. Swimming, hiking, lazy Sundays on the river. But it’s also hot. And occasionally humid. And that means sweat! While many of us aren’t thrilled at the idea of sweating, there’s nothing worse than stinky summer sweat.

Underarm odor is caused by bacteria being broken down by the apocrine glands in our arm pits. And while many of us, myself included, turned to anti-perspirants for years to tackle tough odors and stop sweat, it’s not the best solution. With concerning possible links to both breast cancer and prostrate cancer, I’d rather not gamble with my health. Therefore I opt for using a natural deodorant with safe ingredients.

Best Natural Deodorant Recipes to Kill Odor Causing Bacteria This Summer! Conquer summer sweat with this collection of the best natural deodorant recipes to kill odor causing bacteria this summer! And they're all baking soda free so they're suitable for even the most sensitive skin!

While underarm sweating is often a challenge when making the switch to a natural deodorant, it’s definitely a healthier lifestyle choice. After all, we are supposed to sweat.

I’ve heard stories of professionals who actually place panty liners inside the armpits of their blazers to absorb excess sweat. After all, it’s hard to always appear in command of your job if your blazer looks like it’s being worn by a nervous nilly. However, opting for a natural deodorant can and does work. While there may be some sweating to contend with on those muggy hot days, you can still smell as fresh as lovely as a summer rose!

Learn why you should make the switch to a natural deodorant!

I’ve been through my own set of challenges in my quest to find the right natural deodorant for my skin. Like many others before me, I tried the natural baking soda deodorants that wrecked my pits with a painful red rash. I’ve also tried other natural deodorant brands that seemed like they just didn’t do anything at all. This led to me formulating my own homemade natural deodorant recipes.

Following is my collection of the best natural deodorant recipes without baking soda to kill odor causing bacteria this summer. I hope that you enjoy these natural deodorants recipes as much as I do. And that you find the a healthy, natural solution that works for you!

Best Natural Deodorant Recipes

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics! If you've been on the fence about switching to a natural deodorant, then you must try this sensitive skin deodorant recipe! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash. #deodorant #diy #health #natural #skincare

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics

If you’ve been on the fence about switching to a natural deodorant, then you must try this sensitive skin deodorant recipe! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash.

Formulated with magnesium hydroxide for its deodorizing properties, my sensitive skin deodorant recipe also contains arrowroot powder and Fuller’s Earth clay to help absorb excess wetness. The addition of probiotics then additionally helps to destroy tough odors caused by bad bacteria by contributing to the biodiversity and strength of your skin microbiome. Get the recipe here.

The BEST natural deodorant recipe for summer! This non-irritating homemade deodorant recipe contains NO baking soda so it's perfect for sensitive skin. Plus the higher melt point makes it a perfectly travel worthy skin care solution for tough sweat and odors. Stash this DIY deodorant in your backpack and take it along on camping trips and to summer festivals without worrying about it turning into an oily mess!

Palmarosa + Lime Natural Deodorant Recipe with Aloe Vera Oil

Specifically formulated to be travel worthy during hot summer months, this natural deodorant recipe with essential oils has a higher melting point than other natural deodorants. That way you take it with you on hikes, camping or to summer festivals without having to worry about it melting.

Crafted with arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bentonite clay, this no baking soda natural deodorant recipe won’t irritate sensitive skin. Plus palmarosa and lime essential oils combine for a fresh scent and to help to fight odor causing bacteria. This is one of the top best natural deodorant recipes for an active and adventurous summer! You can find this natural deodorant recipe here.

Natural Deodorant Recipe with French Green Clay! Whether you prefer a stick or a cream deodorant, this versatile lavender bergamot deodorant recipe with French green clay offers some of the best wetness and odor protection yet! And it's completely 100% natural. #deodorant #diy #health #wellness #skincare #recipe #natural #beauty #lifestyle

Lavender Bergamot Deodorant Recipe with French Green Clay

Whether you prefer a stick or a cream deodorant, this versatile lavender bergamot deodorant recipe with French green clay offers some of the best wetness and odor protection! Not only is it free of coconut oil (for those with allergies) it’s also completely 100% natural. Learn to make this natural deodorant here.

Manuka Oil Deodorant Recipe! This manuka oil deodorant recipe is a great choice for anyone wanting to switch to a natural, non-irritating deodorant. Made with antifungal and antibacterial manuka essential oil and detoxifying, mineral rich sea clay, this natural manuka oil deodorant fights body odor without synthetic or controversy ingredients and offers a fresh, uni-sex scent perfect for summer.

Manuka Essential Oil Deodorant Recipe with Detoxifying Sea Clay

This manuka oil deodorant recipe is a great choice for anyone wanting to switch to a natural, non-irritating deodorant. It’s formulated using antifungal and antibacterial manuka essential oil as well as detoxifying, mineral rich sea clay.

Created to have a slightly higher melting point to compensate for warmer indoor temperatures during summer, this natural manuka oil deodorant recipe fights body odor without synthetic or toxic ingredients and offers a fresh, uni-sex scent perfect for summer. Get this natural, no baking soda deodorant recipe here.

This natural lavender cream deodorant recipe is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. In addition, it can be used for other skin care issues. In addition to using this lavender cream deodorant under your arms to fight odor, also try it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, on your face solo or underneath makeup to keep your face shine free and fight acne, or you can even use it as an acne fighting face mask! How's that for a four-in-one product?

Natural Lavender Cream Deodorant Recipe with Bentonite Clay

This natural cream deodorant recipe is good for more than just a deodorant. In addition to using this natural deodorant to fight underarm odor, it also works great as a spot acne treatment for oily summer skin. You can also use it on your feet to keep them from sweating and stinking in hot shoes, underneath makeup to keep your face shine free or as an acne fighting face mask!

Like my other best natural deodorant recipes, this one is free of irritating baking soda and contains only natural ingredients like arrowroot powder, magnesium hydroxide and bacteria fighting neem oil. Get the recipe for this 4-in-1 deodorant and skin care cream here.

This natural neem oil deodorant recipe is a no baking soda deodorant that won't irritate skin. Learn how to make your own plus choose from two awesome printable deodorant labels for your own no baking soda neem oil deodorant. Choose from a Star Wars inspired deodorant label for a Wook Control Stick or a basic Natural Neem Oil Deodorant label.

Natural Neem Oil Deodorant Recipe

This natural no baking soda deodorant recipe won’t irritate skin and is made with tough, odor fighting anti-bacterial neem oil and organic essential oils. Learn how to make your own neem oil deodorant plus choose from two awesome printable deodorant labels for your finished product. Discover this natural deodorant recipe and the free printable labels here.

Best Natural Deodorants to Buy This Summer

Looking for an effective natural deodorant you can buy rather than DIY? I recommend the Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver Deodorant with Neem Oil. I tested out this deodorant after running out of my own and being unable to locate a baking soda free deodorant with magnesium last minute locally. Formulated with Propanediol, a tested effective natural ingredient derived from Corn in a fermentation process, this deodorant really does provide 24-hour odor protection.

I also like SmartyPits Natural/Aluminum Free Prebiotic Deodorant in Rosemary Mint. An aluminum-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free natural deodorant, this brand takes a smart approach to odor control by getting to its source. It feeds our body’s good bacteria with prebiotics in order to fight the odor causing bad bacteria.

I’ve found that Smarty Pits deodorant controls wetness better than the Nubian Heritage deodorant. However, it does not control odor for nearly as long. I sometimes apply both of these deodorants on super hot, sweaty days. The Nubian Heritage first, followed by Smarty Pits, for the perfect combination of both odor and wetness control.

(I buy SmartyPits deodorant from Grove Co. to save money on this and other natural home and health care products.)

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Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes for A Spa Day at Home

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own easy holistic beauty and skin care recipes for a spa day at home! Keep reading to discover 60 natural beauty and skin care recipes that are easy to make, for the perfect clean beauty products to enjoy during your spa day at home.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

My roommate’s house is heavily wooded in the backyard. As a result, a multitude of strange insects, not to mention bird poop, tend to drop from the trees. So my car is often covered in odd looking spiders with turquoise pedipalps and slimy looking larvae. Don’t even get me started on the tree sperm. (Er, pollen.) There’s simply no escaping it.

Yesterday evening I walked back into the house after taking my dog, Jasper outside. I then retired to my bedroom to watch television with my boyfriend, Greg, after dinner. It didn’t take long to discover a black segmented insect of some sort crawling on me. My immediate reaction was to jump up and down and frantically brush off my body and clothing to rid myself of whatever this bug was.

Greg laughed at me and told me he really enjoyed my dance. But, he stated, “You would never survive in the deep South.” This then led into a less than favorable discussion about palmetto bugs – which are fricking huge flying cockroaches! – and the like. Unknown or simply gross insects are kind of my kryptonite. If they have the ability to spike my anxiety, or even worse, bite and potentially poison me, I want it gone as soon as possible.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

The same can be said for toxic skin care products. It wasn’t that long ago that Johnson & Johnson lost a lawsuit claiming that their talc based baby powder caused cervical cancer. It was ruled that there was a link between talc and cancer in a court case involving 63-year-old Eva Echeverria. She later died of cervical cancer on Sept. 20, 2017. This ruling – and the award – was later overturned. However it does raise questions about potentially harmful skin care and beauty products. And whether or not we can trust the companies selling us these products.

As we discover more about the cancer causing and potentially toxic ingredients that the beauty industry has been putting in our beauty and skin care products over the years, it’s no wonder there’s a shift toward holistic skin care. With the average lifespan for women lengthening and the cost of healthcare rising, who can afford to get sick? (The cost for treating cervical cancer can run as much as $82,324 for just the first year of treatment!)

Luckily there’s been a shift in the skin care and cosmetics industry here in the United States towards more natural beauty products. A lot of these natural skin care products tend to be more expensive than their synthetic alternatives however. But you don’t have to pay a high prices tag for your health where beauty and skin care is involved. You can make your own easy holistic beauty & skin care recipes at home.

How to have a spa day at home. Easy holistic DIY beauty and skin care recipes for a spa day at home. The perfect answer to self care during times of stress. You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own easy holistic beauty and skin care recipes for a spa day at home! 60 natural beauty and skin care recipes that are easy to make, for the perfect clean beauty products to enjoy during your spa day at home. #spaday #homespa

Enjoy a Spa Day at Home with These Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes

Following is a collection of some of my favorite, easy holistic beauty & skin care recipes. While the initial start up cost of some of these holistic beauty and skin care recipes may be high, you can use the natural ingredients in a plethora of other natural skin care recipes. Thus you reduce the overall cost of your completed homemade products in the end. I hope that you enjoy making these natural beauty and skin care recipes as much as I do.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Holistic Beauty Recipes for a Spa Day at Home

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Foaming Ginger & Turmeric Face Polish Recipe

This natural foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & organic essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties for the best in easy holistic beauty that you can craft at home. Learn to make it here.

Herbal Dry Shampoo Recipe

You’re going to love this natural herbal dry shampoo recipe made with natural botanicals, clay and essential oils. This natural dry shampoo not only keeps your hair looking great, but it smells amazing! A must have holistic beauty product for summer, this dry shampoo absorbs excess oil that can leave hair looking dirty & greasy while also adding volume to fine, limp hair. Get the recipe here.

Natural Hair Gel Recipe

This natural hair gel recipe contains only natural ingredients to help tame your lively locks. With flexible hold that enhances your hair’s texture and manages frizz, you’ll love this healthier hair care option that omits ingredients you can’t pronounce or simply have never heard of. Learn more here.

Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar

This Yerba Mate Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair’s natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s wonderful for all hair types. Find this natural holistic hair care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Coffee Lip Balm Recipe

If you love coffee then you must try this easy 3-ingredient coffee lip balm recipe! Made using a coffee infused oil for flavor and scent, this easy and all natural DIY lip balm saves you money while also offering a quality product. This is a favorite among readers as far as budget friendly holistic skin care recipes go. Get the recipe here.

Tinted Vegan Lip Gloss Recipe

This plant based tinted vegan lip gloss recipe is both all natural and, well, kind of amazing! Naturally tinted with alkanet root infused sweet almond oil, this easy holistic beauty recipe for a vegan lip gloss gives lips the perfect pop of red to compliment your own natural beauty. Learn more here.

DIY Sheet Masks for Sensitive Skin

Learn how to make your own natural sheet masks for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this easy holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your homemade sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly sheet face masks. Discover this beauty tutorial here.

Natural Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth

Make this easy holistic beauty recipe for hair growth! This hair mask recipe contains natural neem oil and castor oil as key ingredients that help to encourage hair growth. In addition, this hair mask recipe for hair growth also contains coconut oil and sal butter to help moisturize and repair hair and a blend of essential oils for scalp health. Find the recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Natural Beauty Balm Recipe

This natural beauty balm recipe for clear, beautiful skin is naturally formulated with organic essential oils and carrier oils that promote skin health and diminish the appearance of aging. This homemade anti-aging beauty balm recipe is a wonderful natural holistic skin care recipe that you can craft at home for clear, beautiful skin. Get the recipe here.

Lemon & Ginger Natural Lip Balm Recipe

Give your lip some love with this natural homemade lip balm recipe! It’s lightly scented with natural lemongrass and ginger essential oils and contains an optional bronze mica for just a hint of sheer shimmer. Discover this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe

This natural homemade tinted lip butter recipe is made with yummy agave syrup and is naturally scented with cocoa absolute and ginger essential oil. While natural alkanet root powder gives lips a beautiful, subtle tint. You will love how kissably soft this easy holistic beauty recipe makes your lips feel as well as the lip gloss like shine! Find the recipe here.

Natural Translucent Finishing Powder Recipe

This natural translucent finishing powder recipe goes on similar to a translucent fair pressed powder to help mattify shine and give your makeup a final touch. Apply over makeup and foundation or brush on alone for a natural look that helps to give the appearance of a more even skin tone. Learn how to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Anti-Aging Rosehip Face Serum Recipe

This simple skin care recipe requires only a few key natural plant based ingredients that work in union to reduce the appearance of aging and help to prevent acne. It can even help to reduce the appearance of scarring! Learn more about this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Anti-Aging Natural Night Cream Recipe

Get healthy, youthful skin naturally with this non-toxic holistic beauty recipe for crafting your own anti-aging night cream recipe made with real plant extracts. It’s a cruelty free natural skin care recipe for making a natural anti-aging night cream recipe to reduce the signs of aging and promote skin health and wellness. This homemade night cream recipe is about to become your new favorite holistic beauty and skin care product. Get the recipe here.

Anti-Aging Coffee Eye Cream Recipe

An easy holistic beauty secret to more youthful, healthy looking skin, this natural coffee eye cream recipe is made using coffee infused herbal oil to help diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines. Plus it helps fight aging by promoting skin health and wellness without toxins, chemicals or synthetic ingredients! Find the recipe here.

DIY Eyebrow Shaper Wax

This natural homemade eyebrow shaper wax provides hold without being sticky or leaving clumps behind like other eyebrow shaper wax pencils can. Plus it won’t pull out eyebrow hair with use as I found was sometimes an issue. Find this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Rose Skin Care Recipes for Natural Beauty & Gifts! Vegan DIY 3-in-1 Beauty Stick! Learn how to create your own rose scented DIY 3-in-1 beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks. This vegan plant based beauty stick is glides onto skin with ease and blends beautifully. It also makes a great eyeshadow base!

DIY All-in-One Beauty Stick for Lips, Eyes & Cheeks

Learn how to create your own natural, rose scented DIY 3-in-1 beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks. This vegan plant based beauty stick glides onto skin with ease and blends beautifully for natural makeup you can trust. It also makes a great eyeshadow base! Learn to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

DIY Rose Scented 4-in-1 All Over Cream Beauty Stick

This natural, plant based makeup recipe creates a naturally scented rose 4-in-1 all over cream beauty stick! This easy holistic beauty recipe works as a bronzer, eyeshadow, blush and lipstick – all in one! Plus there are free printable labels for gifting! Discover the recipe here.

DIY Pink Shimmer Finishing Powder

If you’re looking for more easy holistic beauty options for your makeup and cosmetics, then try this DIY pink shimmer finishing powder! This naturally formulated finishing powder gives skin a warm illuminating glow without unnecessary chemicals or preservatives. Not only will your skin look and feel better when you switch to natural skin care and beauty products, but you’ll also save money! Get the recipe here.

Holiday Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

This easy holistic beauty recipe creates the perfect pout for your next holiday party! The deep red of this natural lip balm glides easily onto lips. It looks natural while also giving lips a bit of color oomph for that perfect holiday smile. Find the recipe here.

This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing of clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of bronze brown shimmery tint!

Tinted Lip Plumping Lip Balm Recipe

This natural lip plumping lip balm recipe contains organic clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of (optional) bronze brown shimmery tint! You’ll love this homemade lip balm for everyday not just special occasions. And, because it contains lanolin, it’s perfect for dry or chapped lips! Learn to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Natural Face Luminizer Recipe

This natural face luminizer recipe highlights and accents eyes, cheekbones and lips by giving skin a sheer glow without too much shine or sparkle. It’s perfect as an eyeshadow base too! Find the recipe to make it here.

DIY 2-in-1 Lip Stain & Cheek Color

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to mass market cosmetics that are free of preservatives and parabens, then try this 2 in 1 DIY lip stain and cheek color! This easy holistic beauty recipe is a snap to make and can be poured directly into lip balm pots or molded into cute flower shapes for gifting! Get the recipe here.

Intense Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe

This natural homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe with organic mint essential oils is made with natural ingredients that intense moisture to hair ravaged by the elements. It also makes a lovely homemade hand cream! Find this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Holistic Skin Care Recipes for a Spa Day at Home

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Matcha All Over Moisture Stick Recipe

This budget friendly DIY for crafting your own natural, holistic matcha all over moisture stick recipe is a simple skin care solution that really works! Homemade with just three natural ingredients, this moisturizing stick nourishes, conditions and protects skin all over your body – lips included! Get the recipe here.

All Purpose Salve Recipe

Learn how to make your own custom herbal salve recipe. Whether you want to test the waters by making a simple holistic salve or want to learn how to create your own custom salve recipes, this easy 4-ingredient all purpose salve recipe is a great springing board for developing your own natural herbal salve recipes. Get the recipe here.

DIY Liquid Hand Soap for Eczema

This healthy holistic skin care recipe for a natural liquid soap recipe for eczema is a wonderful alternative to harsh commercial products. Crafted using natural Castile soap, moisturizing avocado oil and vitamin E, this natural skin care recipe for eczema also contains a blend of organic essential oils to promote healing. Get this simple holistic skin care recipe here.

Rose & Lavender Body Wash Recipe

This homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe is so simply to make that you won’t believe how luxurious it feels on skin! It even contains aloe vera gel for those summer days you may have spent too much time in the sun! Learn how to make it here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Vegan Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

This natural vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It’s the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. It also works wonders as a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows! Discover this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Holistic Cleansing Clay Beauty Bars

Two natural facial cleanser DIY’s. These homemade natural clay cleansing bar recipes are a soap free alternative to cleanse and care for your face naturally. Crafted with natural ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne, these holistic skin care recipes for clay cleansing beauty bars are a great for sweaty or oily summer skin! Get the recipes here.

Natural Lavender & Chamomile Bath Bombs

These natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile are homemade using all natural vegan ingredients. These homemade bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub! Get the recipe here.

Essential Oil Skin Care Recipes

Learn how to use essential oils for natural health and wellness with this collection of easy holistic beauty and natural essential oil skin care recipes! Get started using organic essential oils in your own homemade skin care products, plus learn more about the classic essential oils that you’ll use the most. Find four natural skin care recipes here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser Recipe

This natural vegan facial cleanser is both gentle on skin and easy to customize. Formulated with soothing chamomile, coconut milk and colloidal oatmeal, this easy holistic facial cleanser and scrub gently exfoliates with bamboo extract for a healthy looking complexion! Get the recipe here.

Holistic Beauty Recipes for Natural Face Masks

Learn how to craft two holistic DIY nutrient rich homemade clay face mask recipes with plant based ingredients like green tea, French green clay and honey powder! Put forward a fresh face and give your skin a healthy dose of nutrient rich, detoxifying face food! These all natural clay mask recipes are so easy to make. Made with natural skin care ingredients these homemade holistic face mask recipes are a must for healthy youthful skin! Get the recipes here.

Plant Based Holistic Calendula Salve Recipe

Use this simple natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings. This homemade holistic beauty and skin care salve also makes great gifts for the holidays for anyone interested in natural skin care products! Get the recipe here.

Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe

This homemade cracked heel repair balm contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. Plus, it’s also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips – pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love! Learn to make it here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Holistic Rose Body Butter Recipe

Moisturize and promote healthy skin with this holistic homemade vegan rose body butter recipe. Crafted using only natural vegan ingredients, this homemade rose body butter soothes and moisturizes dry skin without feeling greasy. Organic frankincense essential oil further lends its holistic anti-aging properties and further promotes skin health. Find this simple holistic skin care recipe here.

Natural Callus Treatment Balm Recipe

Craft up your own batch of this holistic homemade callus treatment salve recipe to naturally promote foot health and banish tough calluses for good. A wonderful natural skin care product that you can make at home with plant-based, holistic beauty ingredients like turmeric, coconut oil and tea tree oil. Get the recipe here.

Dry Skin Salve Recipe with Baobab Oil

Give your skin the love and nourishment it’s craving with this natural holistic skin care recipe that’s perfect for both dry and maturing skin. Crafted using almost 50% baobab oil, this homemade salve is non-greasy. Plus the presence of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids in baobab oil add beneficial anti-inflammatory properties to this natural beauty recipe and help to promote soft healthy skin. Get the recipe here.

Magnesium & Arnica Body Butter Recipe with Essential Oils

This holistic homemade magnesium and arnica body butter recipe is scented with a delightful lavender and orange fragrance and is great for everyday aches, pains and bruises. Find this natural skin care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Matcha Body Butter

This smooth and ultra creamy DIY matcha body butter is another wonderful, budget friendly holistic skin care recipe. A wonderful natural moisturizer, this holistic skin care recipe is made with natural antioxidant rich matcha green tea and is naturally with lavender essential oil to help soothe and comfort skin. Learn more about this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Pedi Foot Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil

This super exfoliating pedi foot scrub recipe with coconut oil will leave your feet feeling like you just had a professional spa pedicure! Made with all natural ingredients, this pedi foot scrub exfoliates with fine sea salt and pumice. It then hydrates skin with shea butter and coconut oil for softer, smoother feet with every use! Learn more about this recipe here.

Soothing Rosacea Cream Recipe

This all natural, holistic rosacea cream recipe with black cumin seed oil not only soothes and calms rosacea, but it is also effective at fighting acne, calming eczema, and diminishing scars, dark spots, and the signs of aging. Find the recipe here.

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

Craft this easy holistic beauty recipe for your own baking soda and coconut oil face scrub! This natural skin care recipe helps to conquer blackheads and acne for clear, beautiful skin! Get the recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Rose Sugar Scrub

Exfoliate and moisturize your skin naturally with this holistic skin care recipe for crafting a simple homemade rose sugar scrub recipe. Naturally scented with rose absolute, this natural sugar scrub recipe also contains with dried rose petals and skin conditioning safflower oil. This easy four ingredient, lush DIY rose sugar scrub combines simple yet luxurious natural ingredients your skin will love! Find this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

DIY Shaving Cream with Witch Hazel Extract

This natural shaving cream recipe with witch hazel is perfect for anyone who suffers from sensitive or dry skin. Not only does this homemade holistic shaving cream help to prevent razor burn, the ultra rich formula also moisturizes and protects skin. While the addition of witch hazel works to soothe the irritation, damage and inflammation that often comes from frequent shaving. Get the recipe here.

Half and Half Milk Soap Recipe with Turmeric

Naturally colored with skin brightening turmeric, this homemade half and half milk soap recipe offers a plethora of holistic skin care benefits due to the additional fat content and the alpha hydroxy acids naturally present in milk. Learn to make it here.

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This holistic homemade carrot complexion soap recipe is naturally crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal. Suited for even sensitive skin, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face and is formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Discover this homemade soap recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe with Tea Seed Oil

This simple holistic skin care recipe for a natural rose body balm is made using just three natural ingredients. Not only is this natural rose body balm incredibly luxurious, it’s also budget friendly! Crafted using natural tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this homemade holistic rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely handmade gift for someone special in your life! Find the recipe here.

Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe with Coconut Oil

This natural chocolate rose body cream recipe with coconut oil is another easy holistic beauty recipe that you can make at home. Crafted using only natural ingredients, this holistic DIY body cream contains moisture intense coconut oil and a blend of cocoa absolute and rose essential oil. Not only does this natural skin care recipe smell amazing, it’s lush formula is deeply nourishing. Learn to make it here.

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe

Your skin is going to love this natural holistic home remedy for athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and candida with key ingredients like an antifungal essential oil, neem oil and coconut oil. This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their reoccurrence. It also makes a great spot treatment for acne! Get the recipe here.

Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe

Treat your feet with this all natural rosemary & neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails. This handy little homemade foot salve recipe is made using a calendula, comfrey and plantain infused herbal olive oil for one of the best holistic skin care recipes out there! Discover this recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Lavender Body Butter with Neem Oil

A wonderful holistic skin care recipe for eczema and dry skin, this natural lavender body butter is crafted using neem oil and organic lavender essential oil! Not only does this easy holistic beauty product offer amazing skin protection and moisturize skin, but it can also soothe shingles pain as well as improve common skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Find this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics

You’re going to love this natural holistic deodorant recipe as part of your non-toxic, healthy natural skin care routine! Formulated for sensitive skin, this homemade magnesium & probiotic deodorant recipe is crafted using healthy natural probiotics and the mineral magnesium! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash. Learn to make it here.

After Sun Moisturizer Recipe

This holistic after sun skin care recipe with organic essential oils is a must for summer! A natural pain and burn relief remedy, this after sun moisturizer is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, organic essential oils and aloe vera gel to help soothe skin and promote healing. Get the recipe here.

Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe with Essential Oils

This holistic natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you’ll find this homemade burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns. Discover this easy holistic beauty and skin care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Soothing Moisture Whip Recipe

This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using only natural ingredients, this ultra luxe holistic moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promote skin health while a calming, organic essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties. Learn to make it here.

Lavender Mint Balm Recipe

This plant based, homemade natural lavender mint balm recipe with organic lavender essential oil is easy to make and is the perfect homemade gift idea for lavender lovers! Use this skin nourishing, holistic lavender salve on your hands, body and even lips to promote healing and moisturize skin! You can find this holistic skin care recipe here.

Rose Body Cream Recipe with Rosewater & Essential Oils

This holistic, plant based rose body cream recipe is perfect for nourishing and moisturizing dry skin. It soothes sunburns and also feels extra lush on freshly shaved legs! Naturally scented with rose and ylang ylang this holistic skin care recipe also contains natural aloe vera gel. Get the recipe here.

Homemade Rosewater Toner Recipe

Keep your skin balanced and beautiful with this easy natural homemade rosewater toner recipe. Crafted with witch hazel, rosewater and a blend of natural essential oils, this easy holistic beauty and skin care recipe keeps your complexion looking its best! Get the recipe here.

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DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin for Less Than 10 Cents!

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Make this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin for under 10 cents! Guest poster Cari from Everything Pretty will teach you what ingredients to use, why she chose them, and where to buy sheet masks to use.

DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin. Make this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this simple holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your DIY sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly DIY Sheet Face Masks.

Every day, I wash, tone, use serum, and apply moisturizer to keep my skin healthy. On the weekend, I use a mask to hydrate and moisturize, and mid week I use a clay mask or a microdermabrasion scrub to exfoliate. Lately, I’ve been using sheet masks because they are so easy to make and work well with my skin.

You can’t walk down the beauty aisle in any drug store without seeing a display of sheet masks. They are inspired by the Korean beauty craze that’s becoming popular in the United States and all over the world. Sheet masks are a cotton or muslin sheet of cloth that are cut to fit your face with nose and eye holes cut out of the fabric.

Most masks work by exfoliating your skin or cleaning your pores so they appear smaller. Sheet masks work a little different. They usually have anti-aging products or skin serums for hydration.

DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin. Make this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this simple holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your DIY sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly DIY Sheet Face Masks.

DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin

The liquid in a sheet mask is water based, so it evaporates quickly. Without the fabric sheet, you wouldn’t get as many benefits from the products because they evaporate too quickly. The sheet stops evaporation, so the products can get absorbed deeper into your skin.

Another benefit to using sheet masks is that you can switch them up without a big commitment to one product. Sometimes I need a mask for acne, and other times I need one for hydration. With a sheet mask, you can use a different kind each week without having several bottles on the shelf.

I use a sheet mask about once a week. I’ve seen them as low as $2 per mask, but good ones cost $10 or more. Cheaper masks don’t always work well because they evaporate too quickly even with the sheet of fabric or they use low quality ingredients that just won’t help your skin.

If you use a $10 mask once a week, you’ll spend $40 a month just on masks. I bought a pack of 100 sheet masks for under $10 shipped! At less than 10 cents per mask, it’s a significant savings.

DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin. Make this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this simple holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your DIY sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly DIY Sheet Face Masks.

Ingredients Used in This DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is the base of this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin. Chamomile is known for being calming, but it also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Chamomile can also cleanse and soothe your skin.

Milk

Raw milk is the best type of milk to use topically because heating milk destroys some of the enzymes that help your skin and changes the fat structure. If you don’t have raw milk, you can use any type of milk or even milk powder.

Raw milk is rich in alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants, calcium, and B vitamins. It’s a wonderful moisturizer for sensitive skin because it won’t irritate your skin.

DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin. Make this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this simple holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your DIY sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly DIY Sheet Face Masks.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is has antioxidants to help fight the signs of aging. Oats are a natural way to treat inflammation and reduce itching. They also help moisturize your skin.

Honey

Honey wonderful for most skin types. It’s naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It naturally moisturizes your skin without making it oily, and the enzymes in honey help exfoliate the top layer of skin so it reach deeper in your skin.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is considered one of the most gentle oils for the skin. It’s said to be soothing and can be beneficial even for skin affected by eczema or psoriasis.

DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin. Make this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this simple holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your DIY sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly DIY Sheet Face Masks.

Recipe: DIY Sheet Mask For Sensitive Skin

Ingredients:

¼ cup brewed chamomile tea, cooled
¼ cup milk
2 tablespoons rolled oats, ground
2 teaspoons honey
3 drops lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Start by brewing chamomile tea. I used one tea bag in 8 ounces of water and let the tea bag sit in the water until cool so it was more concentrated.

Meanwhile, grind the oats in a food processor or clean coffee mill.

DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin. Make this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this simple holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your DIY sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly DIY Sheet Face Masks.

In a shallow bowl, combine the brewed chamomile tea, milk, ground oats, honey, and lavender essential oil. Stir well.

DIY Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin. Make this DIY sheet mask for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this simple holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your DIY sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly DIY Sheet Face Masks.

Dip the sheet mask into the mixture and let soak for a minute. Pull the mask out and let drip dry. You want it to be wet but not dripping, so you may have to squeeze out some of the liquid.

Open the mask completely and place on your face. Smooth out any wrinkles so the mask is laying flat on your skin.

Let sit for 30 minutes. Remove the mask and discard. Rinse your face and follow with your favorite moisturizer if desired.

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Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe to Promote Foot Health

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This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their recurrence. Keep reading to learn how you can have healthier feet with this simple, all natural homemade salve.

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe - a natural holistic home remedy for athlete's foot, toenail fungus and candida with key ingredients like an antifungal essential oil, neem oil and coconut oil. This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their reoccurrence. #antifungal

I love warm weather. Not only am I able to to be more active when the weather is nice, but there are so many more activities I can enjoy outside. It’s also a great time to chuck my tennis shoes for flips flops and sandals – or simply go barefoot at the river or by the pool.

If you're going to be spending time out on the water this summer, then you need to take extra care of your feet. Learn how to make this natural antifungal foot salve recipe to promote foot health and prevent athlete's foot, toenail fungus and even candida!

Just last weekend Greg and I were down by the river (on a very rainy day!) freeing a snapping turtle who’d wandered too far. We found the little guy in the parking garage for Greg’s apartment building not far from a very busy street. As it was dark outside when we found him, we took the turtle in to stay the night with us. We put him in a large bowl with a few water drops and some greens until morning.

Freeing a snapping turtle down by the river that we found in the parking garage.

The next day we ventured off to the boat access off the greenway just across from where Greg lives to let the turtle go. The river was insane that day as we’d had multiple days of rain. So I set the turtle in the grass about five feet back from the river so he wouldn’t get swept away. Seeming pleased, that little guy took a few steps then nestled himself beneath the grass so he could chillax.

If you’re ready to start embarking on your own warm weather adventures, you’re probably going to want to lose your shoes at some point. However, if you have athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, that’s not something you can hide if you aren’t wearing shoes. My natural antifungal foot salve recipe can help alleviate symptoms and prevent the reoccurrence of athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and even candida.

About My Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe

There are many common natural antifungal ingredients that you’ve probably already heard of. These include things such as black walnut hulls, coconut oil, garlic, lavender buds, neem oil, wild oregano oil, turmeric and tea tree oil. These ingredients are found in many of the natural home remedies that are used to treat foot related fungal infections. However, holistic home remedy options for foot or nail fungus don’t have to be complicated – or even contain a lot of ingredients.

The base for my natural antifungal foot salve recipe contains a blend of just three holistic ingredients. Those ingredients are organic cosmetic beeswax, refined coconut oil and neem oil. Both neem oil and coconut oil have strong, proven antifungal properties. Because this salve contains neem oil, however, the addition of organic essential oils will make your natural antifungal foot salve smell a lot better. And these essential oils have their own benefits when used in skin care too.

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe - a natural holistic home remedy for athlete's foot, toenail fungus and candida with key ingredients like an antifungal essential oil, neem oil and coconut oil. This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their reoccurrence. #antifungal

What is Neem Oil?

Neem oil is a natural carrier oil. It is derived from the pressed fruits and seeds of the neem tree – an evergreen tree that is endemic to India. Due to it’s natural health and skin care benefits, neem oil has a long history of use in both Ayurvedic and Unani medicine.

Both a powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic, neem oil also possesses antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. As such, it’s often used topically in natural skin care preparations to fight rheumatism, eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, chronic syphilitic sores, infected burn wounds, and slow-healing skin ulcers. Additionally, neem oil can also help to control various skin infections including scabies and candida.

Therefore neem oil is a key component of my natural antifungal foot salve recipe. Combined with the natural antimicrobial properties of coconut oil in addition to its antifungal agents, like monocaprin and monolaurin, this foot salve sets you up for optimal foot health.

Discover more natural skin care recipes with neem oil.

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe - a natural holistic home remedy for athlete's foot, toenail fungus and candida with key ingredients like an antifungal essential oil, neem oil and coconut oil. This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their reoccurrence. #antifungal

AntiFungal Essential Oils

There are many natural essential oils with antifungal properties. In addition to both oregano and tea tree essential oils previously mentioned, many other essential oils naturally deter the growth of fungus. These antifungal essential oils include thyme, clove, lavender, geranium, chamomile, cedarwood, cinnamon bark, frankincense, lemongrass, pine, ravensara and rosemary.

Some of these essential oils can irritate skin, such as clove, cinnamon bark, pine, ravensara, cedarwood and thyme. Therefore use these essential oils with caution for topical applications. However many others are safe to use when properly diluted. You can use up twelve drops of essential oil per ounce. This is normally considered a safe amount for skin care applications such as my natural antifungal foot salve recipe. So feel free to craft your own natural antifungal essential oil blends to suit your nose.

(Pregnant women should avoid certain essential oils. Always consult your health care provider before trying any alternative or holistic therapies. It’s also important to note that the recommended usage rate of essential oils for children is much lower than it is for adults.)

Get started with essential oils with four basic skin care recipes.

Ready to give my natural antifungal foot salve recipe a try? Then let’s do it! You can find this holistic skin care recipe below.

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe - a natural holistic home remedy for athlete's foot, toenail fungus and candida with key ingredients like an antifungal essential oil, neem oil and coconut oil. This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their reoccurrence. #antifungal

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1 oz. organic cosmetic beeswax
1 oz. refined coconut oil
2 oz. unrefined cold pressed cosmetic neem oil
12 drops wild oregano essential oil
12 drops tea tree essential oil
12 drops lavender essential oil
12 drop peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Weigh and melt the oils and beeswax.

Weigh out the beeswax, coconut oil and neem oil using a digital scale. Then combine these ingredients for my antifungal foot salve recipe in a double boiler. Heat over low heat until all the ingredients have melted.

Add the essential oils and combine.

Remove the oil and wax mixture from heat. Then add twelve drops of each of the essential oils using a dropper or graduated plastic transfer pipettes. Stir to combine.

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe - a natural holistic home remedy for athlete's foot, toenail fungus and candida with key ingredients like an antifungal essential oil, neem oil and coconut oil. This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their reoccurrence. #antifungal

Pour your antifungal foot salve into jars.

Pour the anti-fungal foot salve into two 2 oz. glass jars. Once cool and the salve has solidified, screw on the lids.

To use, simply apply this salve to your feet after bathing and cover with socks.

You can also use my antifungal foot salve as a spot acne treatment. It’s especially awesome at pulling out white heads that are still beneath the skin overnight. And, it does it without drying out your skin. So you aren’t left with flaky, red irritated skin that store bought acne medications with benzoyl peroxide tend to give you.

When not in use, keep your anti-fungal foot salve stored in a cool, dry location. Your foot salve should last up to 12 months when properly stored.

Holistic skin care recipes for natural health and beauty that you can make at home. These topical natural beauty products contain only natural ingredients such as herbs, plant extracts, phytonutrients and antioxidants, and essential oils.

Explore More Natural Skin Care Recipes

I hope you like my natural antifungal foot salve recipe as well my holistic approach to foot health. If you’d like to explore more natural holistic skin care recipes, then be sure to check out my Holistic Skin Care Recipes for Health & Living Pinterest board. It contains a collection of holistic skin care recipes for natural health and beauty that you can make at home. These topical natural beauty products contain only natural ingredients such as herbs, plant extracts, phytonutrients and antioxidants, and essential oils.

Alternately, my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board contains everything related to DIY bath and body. There you’ll find homemade soap recipes, natural homemade lip balm recipes, beauty DIY’s and natural skin care recipes skin care and beauty products. Or shop for holistic artisan beauty and skin care products and natural home remedies on Etsy.

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Additionally, you may also like my matcha all over moisture stick recipe. Homemade with just three natural ingredients, this natural beauty DIY works great as a spot treatment for dry hands, feet and elbows. Also use it as a moisturizing lip balm, an eyeshadow primer, an under eye balm and a dark circle corrector. It’s a simple and affordable skin care solution that really works! You can find the recipe here.

Homemade callus treatment balm recipe! Before you fall down that foot care rabbit hole and are ushered into an unforgettable foot care mishap by slapping on a shiny new set of foot peeling shoes, you're going to want to read this article. Then craft up your own batch of this homemade callus treatment balm recipe to lead your feet back into health.

Discover More Natural Antifungal & Foot Care Recipes

These natural foot care recipes are another great way to promote foot health. Many of these recipes also contain naturally antifungal ingredients such as neem oil and tea tree oil. So they do more than simply moisturize and nourish skin. Rather they address overall skin health.

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