Jojoba shampoo combined with coconut oil makes for an excellent shampoo alternative! The enriching properties of jojoba along with the nourishing, moisturizing properties of coconut oil – makes for super healthy hair strands worth the time it takes to prepare and use this recipe.
Adopting a chemical-free lifestyle is one of the best choices you could ever make for you and your family. This includes everything from home-made beauty products and cleaning supplies to the foods that we eat.
This article will focus primarily on hair care and alternative methods to cleaning hair without the use of harsh chemicals that strip hair of it’s natural oils. This causes the scalp to overcompensate and get even oilier – OR – leaves it feeling dry, brittle, and frizzy.
Making your own home-made beauty and cleaning supplies, such as organic conditioner, is slowly becoming all the rage as more people realize how beneficial it can be. The benefits include everything from less-chemicals, easier on the wallet, to increased health effects. Plus, they make for an excellent, alternative, and easy gift idea!
Let’s start at the top, with hair care. The health of our scalp determines the quality and texture of our hair, and how well each strands holds up against the onslaught of it’s atmosphere. Weather, temperature, moisture and humidity, among other factors. By taking care of your scalp you in turn, provide quality care for the health of your hair.
Making home-made beauty products is currently on the rise as several households are taking it upon themselves to create their own non-toxic, dye-free, additive-free household products. From beauty products to cleaning supplies to women’s perfume.
Many conventional perfumes on the market today contain over a dozen chemicals and byproducts that aren’t required by law to disclose on the product label. They may smell amazing and the packaging may look pretty, but they could very well contain ingredients that act as irritants to the skin.
Below you’ll find a few recipes for creating your own home-made perfumes. The trick is to find a ratio/blend of oils that are most appealing to the senses while using other organic ingredients to round out the base.
Nothing says “I love you health” quite like making your own home-made beauty products and cleaning supplies. Whether it’s skincare, hair-care, house-care, or any other form of care, home-made products are healthier and cheaper than store-bought brands. Plus, they can pack just as much of a beneficial ‘punch’ as any of the best stuff out there.
So why doesn’t everyone make their own products?
Simply put, most people aren’t aware most store-bought products can easily be made themselves. Either thinking the necessary ingredients would be too difficult to acquire or it would be more expensive to make than just buying it from the shelf. Other’s think they simply don’t have the time to make their own products when they always need refilled.
Yet the quality and quantity of home-made products not only last longer and aren’t made with various additives and chemicals, they also save time, energy, and long-term expenses not having to buy new replacements every so often from the store.
As the moon orbits earth, waxing and waning her way through a monthly cycle that influences the pull of the oceans and tides – so to do us women deal with an internal pull of sanguine tides each month. It is a natural cycle, and even if our monthly menstruation may not entirely align with that of the moon’s, it is still a passage of rights, as it were – to womanhood and mother nature.
However, dealing with menstruation does not have to be a pain-staking process each and every time, as there are plenty of ways to ease discomfort and agitation with natural, healthy alternatives. Instead of depending on the over-the-counter medications, alternative remedies to menstrual cramps and other related issues can be dealt with by adjusting to a healthier lifestyle, and using some simple ingredients that may already be in your home.
Oral hygiene plays a huge role in overall health and well-being, so it’s important to make sure we’re using the best methods to care for our teeth and gums. Anything that has the potential to enter our body and/or make it’s way into our bloodstream (in this case, via the oral cavity and saliva), should always be given due thought prior to consumption or implementation.
Thus, it usually makes better sense to opt for healthier, natural alternatives in comparison to anything riddled with chemicals and harsh ingredients.
There are hundreds upon thousands of different brands and fragrances of men’s cologne nowadays. Which one is right for you? Which one fits your budget and highlights your personality best? This can be too complicated a task to figure out, not to mention – is it even worth it?
85% of all cologne and perfume contains the word ‘fragrance’. This could mean any number of things went into it’s creation, most of which being a chemical concoction that is no good for the skin. There have been several incidents of various forms of allergens arising from this ‘fragrance’ label, irritation of the skin being the most prevalent.