At Thank Your Body I like to put you in the driver’s seat for better health. While most people know to eat well and exercise, a lot of people don’t realize how toxic most commercial products are – including the stuff you slather on your skin! Luckily, it’s super easy to do-it-yourself and make your home a safer (and more frugal) place to live.
The all natural care products below are easy to make, frugal, and very versatile. You don’t need a lot of crafty skills for these diy projects (trust me, I’m not crafty!), and most of the stuff you need you can find easily at your local health food store or online. I’ve listed my favorite ingredients and resources to have on hand below.
Scroll down to find the mother-load of DIY recipes and tutorials for homemade makeup, beauty products, personal care items, and cleaning.
Favorite Ingredients, Resources, & Supplies
BASIC MUST HAVE INGREDIENTS
These are the things I always have on hand in my pantry because they go in so many of my DIY products.
Organic Beeswax Pellets
These are so much easier than grating beeswax. Click here to view.
Organic Shea Butter
So nourishing and yummy for your skin. Click here to view.
Organic Cocoa Butter
Another favorite often found in balms, butters, and lotions. Click here to view.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Not just for your tummy. Coconut oil is awesome for DIY products. Just remember, if there is a lot of it in your recipe and your home gets hot it will get melty. Make your fridge your friend. Click here to view.
A Great oil that’s super nourishing and has a high smoke point. Click here to view.
Vitamin E Oil
Good for the skin and helps preserve your products. Click here to view.
I’ve found my share of fun jars for my products. I look for glass or metal as much as possible (especially if I’m making something with quite a bit of essential oils as the oils can eat through plastic). Here are some of my favorite finds. I can’t promise they’ll always be in stock, so I apologize if the links don’t always work.
Essential oils add a whole lot more than a good smelling product (without the nasty artificial fragrances). Therapeutic grade essential oils have their own powerful properties to bring a whole new level of healthy to your DIY. In the same way that I care deeply about the quality of my food, I also care deeply about the quality of my oils. Click here to learn how I get wholesale prices of my favorite essential oils.
DIY Recipes & Tutorials
DIY NATURAL HAIR CARE
PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT RECIPES
Homemade Deodorant Stick for Sensitive Skin
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
Facial Cleanser: Oil Cleansing Method
All Natural Homemade Toothpaste
Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
DIY Blemish Remover
Oatmeal and Lavender Foaming Body Wash
DIY Natural Facial Toner
All Natural DIY Insect Repellent
DIY All-Natural Tooth Powder
Homemade Chest Rub for Kids
Homemade Skin Cream
HOMEMADE SPA TREATMENTS
Peppermint Whipped Body Butter
Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub
All Natural Body Spray Recipe
Belly Balm for Stretch Mark Prevention
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
Natural Ways to Detox Your Body
Honey Orange Lotion Bars
Shaving with Honey
Good Morning Wake-Up Spritzer
16 Amazing Homemade Spa Treatments
DIY CLEANING PRODUCTS & TUTORIALS
DIY Natural Produce Wash
Unclog Your Drains without Chemicals
DIY Borax-Free Homemade Dish Detergent
Borax-Free DIY Laundry Detergent
All Natural Laundry using Soap Nuts
Homemade Air Freshener
Fabric Softener Alternatives
Natural Bleach Alternative
All Natural Foaming Cleaner