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DIY Lotion via Frugal Green Girl

I must admit, I usually tweak recipes. Mostly because I have to use trial and error due to inferior explanations.

Not with this one.

If you are a wannabe simple living expert like me, then you must check out Frugal Green Girl on YouTube. Her video’s are exceptional and her directions are flawless.

Today, I made homemade lotion thanks to Frugal Green Girl! Enjoy!

*My Special Tip: Use a 2-cup measuring cup. When your water reaches 120 degrees, pour your water into your oil until it reaches theย 2-cup mark. This gives perfect lotion consistency IMO. Adjust as you see fit ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

DIY Toothpaste – Save Money and Save Your Smile

So, I’m out of toothpaste, and I don’t feel like going to the store. What better way to experiment with DIY recipes then out of simple necessity.

I googled “DIY toothpaste” and boy howdy you find a lot of options.

Ones with coconut oil.

One with some kind of crazy gum in them.

Others with stuff we’d never find around here.

After reviewing several recipes, I went with the one from DIY Natural, which is a cool site I will check out more often. Here’s the recipe for your reference:

  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt (optional โ€“ direct application of the minerals in sea salt is great for teeth, but can be left out if the taste is too salty)
  • 1 โ€“ 2 tsp peppermint extract or 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil (or add your favorite flavor โ€“ spearmint, orange, etc.)
  • filtered water (add to desired consistency)

This is directly copied from DIY Natural so I do not own it nor try to act like I am smart enough to come up with this on my own.

I found another recipe that has very different measurements from this one — much smaller measurements. I’m trying it first and getting input from the Hubby and Little Girl. I will keep you posted on what we think!

Have you made your own toothpaste? Have a different recipe? Please share!

God bless!

~Chelle