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Body Products On a Budget

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

With inflation cresting 9%, many people are feeling pinched, and as a result, they are looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their budgets.

We get it. And, just to give you a sense of where we are, no wonder we're feeing it!

So, we thought you might appreciate some easy recipes that will save you money because, let’s face it, personal care and body products can rack up quite a bill, considering we need them and we use them every day.

Like food budgets, it’s well known that best practice is to buy your food and make it yourself if you want to save money - and be healthier. When you buy manufactured goods, whether it's food or beauty products, you pay more money and get less quality, real, ingredients. It’s just how the factory model works.

Granted, it’s not feasible to make everything from scratch ourselves, so choices need to be made where we sacrifice quality for convenience. Another option is to find ways to make products that are so simple you end up not sacrificing convenience much at all. Plus, you get better quality because you choose the ingredients used!

It so happens this is where we excel.

So, if you’re up for making your own, you can try mixing some simple ingredients you either have in your kitchen or can easily find online or at your a local store.

  • Shampoo = Mix Castile soap and coconut milk. The drier your hair, the more coconut milk you'll want because it is the emollient part of the equation. For normal hair we use 2:1, soap:coconut milk.

  • Pain Relief = Add peppermint essential oil into your lotion or body cream.

  • Lip Gloss/Balm = Pick up some plain old lanolin.

  • Deodorant = Mix equal parts coconut oil, corn starch and baking soda. Chill to harden. Add your favorite essentials oils to scent.

  • Lash Treatment and Conditioner = Apply a tiny bit of castor oil along lash line. Great for brows too!

  • Dry Shampoo = Blend corn starch (40%), rice flour (40%) and baking soda (20%). To scent, spray a cotton ball with any fragrance you like, add it to the powder and shake/stir. Before use, remove the cotton.

  • Skin Tag Remover = Mix baking soda and castor oil into a paste, apply to tag and cover. Skin tags will either pop off or slough off slowly.

We have some other DIYs too!

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