au naturel

I’ve been whipping up a few beauty concoctions that I thought I’d share.

* The Queen of Hungary’s Water. A blend of soothing herbs made into an astringent for your face. I use it after I clean my face. It is very refreshing and smells lovely. The recipe is from this AWESOME book.

* Homemade deodorant ~ Amy’s recipe.  This is my 4th batch. Each one lasts about 6 months.

* Magic tooth cleansing solution. Also Amy’s recipe from her last mailorder issue. It’s not bad.  It took a little bit of getting used to, but now I almost prefer it.

***Hair Update*** It’s been 2 months now since I last used shampoo in my hair.  I’m just using the baking soda and water rinse and it is STILL magically working. I really can’t believe it. With the hot weather and me exercising almost daily, I’ve been having to rinse a little more frequently, but that’s okay.

And check out our pretty little tomatoes. We’ve been happily eating a little handfuls every other day or so. My inverted tomato plant is just HUGE!

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9 Responses to au naturel

  1. Erin Leigh says:

    This is so cool. You are superwoman. I love that you are always experimenting + learning + making. i’m impressed.

  2. So jealous of your tomatoes! I can’t wait until ours finally start fruiting.

    How do you apply the homemade deodorant?

  3. Kate says:

    I really need to get on that homemade bodycare product thing! Someday soon… :-)

  4. Teresa says:

    I’ve been no-poo for about 3 years now and would never go back…
    Your little tomatoes look lovely – it’ll still be a while before we have any tomatoes here…

  5. You just take a bit with your finger and rub it in. In the winter it gets a little hard so you have to soften it up with your fingers a bit. Angry chicken wrote how to make them into pucks here –>
    http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2010/04/pucks-of-deoderant-not-teh-best-title-in-the-world.html
    It’s really warm here now and it’s pretty soft and easy to use. I really love it though.

  6. Melly-D says:

    I love the look of your deodrant as i have made mine before following as recipe using beeswax and various EO’s and felt it was too firm;just one thing if you don’t mind me sharing-a wise herbal woman told me once never to use a microwave in preparations only a bain-marie;I never have;she said it killed the chi.Hope thats ok to share.xx

  7. kerri says:

    i bet the products are nice, too- but i think the labels are so cute! :)

  8. Nancy Rector says:

    Can you give the specific mixture and directions for the baking soda hair wash? Is there any place that speaks of the benefits of this method rather than shampooing?

    Sure enjoy your blog. Ü
    Nancy

  9. I mix 1 tbsp baking soda with 1 cup water until baking soda is dissolved, then pour it into my hair, a little at a time, working it into all of my hair (my hair is VERY thick and long). There are other methods too. Some people make a paste and work it in. Here is a really good link for you to look into it further.

    http://babyslime.livejournal.com/174054.html#dandruff

    Here is more info:
    http://www.naturemoms.com/no-shampoo-alternative.html
    http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/go/index.php/389/why-you-should-go-no-poo/

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