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I have been learning over the last couple of years how to replace products such as deodorant and hand soap with homemade versions. Today I want to share with you some of my favorites from around the web. Click on the titles to link to the original web page.
I can’t stand the smell of hairspray, not to mention all the harmful chemicals you breathe in. This homemade version is simple and customizable.
Deodorant is a difficult product to replace with homemade. It’s not hard to make, but it can be difficult to find a recipe that works for you. This recipe works great for both my husband and myself. One note: baking soda deodorants can cause some people to break out. This is because the baking soda disrupts the body’s ph balance. This can be remedied by applying a bit of vinegar under the arms and letting it dry before putting on the deodorant.
Store-bought hand sanitizers are usually full of chemicals and fragrances. This recipe is easy to put together and a little goes a long way. You can even add different essential oils for different scents.
Bathroom Air Freshener
This spray has a clean, refreshing scent. I can’t find the webpage where I originally found this one; it seems to have been taken down. But it’s super easy:
- Fill a small spray bottle with purified water.
- Add about a teaspoon of witch hazel. This allows the essential oils to mix with the water.
- Add 6 drops each peppermint oil, lavender oil, and grapefruit oil.
- Shake to mix and spray when needed in the bathroom. (Or anywhere else you need it!)
My husband has horrible skin allergies, and this spray takes the edge off the itch for him.
What homemade personal care items do you use around the house?Let me know in the comments below.