Taking Care of Yourself at Home, NATURALLY
We know that it’s a time of stress for many… physically, emotionally, and even financially with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. This stress over time can cause our immune system to be compromised. This isn’t what we want heading into the holiday season when we want to be celebrating with our friends and family and feel our best! Here’s some great DIY recipes and tips to take care of yourself at home, NATURALLY, with minimal ingredients and cost.
Teeth Whitener Options:
Many commercial teeth whiteners can damage your enamel and contain toxic ingredients.
Activated Charcoal (draws stains to it and won’t draw minerals out of teeth)
Purchase activated charcoal powder and keep in a glass air-tight container. Dampen toothbrush and dip into charcoal powder and brush onto teeth covering the surface of the front of your teeth. Let sit on your teeth for 3-4 minutes. Brush off with a rinsed toothbrush and follow up with toothpaste. See results within 1-3 times. Recommendation: Since the charcoal can get messy, put it on before you shower, then brush and rinse it off in the shower where you have plenty of water.
Baking Soda & Salt (less abrasive than activated charcoal)
Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Put a small amount on your finger and then work it all over your teeth. Leave it there for two to three minutes. Rinse your mouth with water thoroughly.
Toothpaste Powder Recipe:
4 Tbsp Bentonite Clay Powder (provides minerals)
2 tsp naturally extracted Baking Soda
1 ½ tsp unrefined Sea Salt (provides minerals)
1 ½ tsp Myrrh Gum Powder or ground Cinnamon (anti-bacterial & anti-gum inflammation) 1 ½ tsp ground Mint or Peppermint Leaves
1 ½ tsp unrefined Stevia Powder
Mix and store in air-tight container (small mason jar works well)
Natural Homemade Deodorant:
Mix arrowroot powder and coconut oil until it forms a thick paste you can apply with fingertips. Store in an airtight glass jar. Can add a few drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil.
*Coconut oil is an antimicrobial, so it kills the bacteria that causes odor
Add 1-2 cups to your Bath:
Bentonite Clay powder -Detoxifier that draws toxins from body and is full of minerals
Epsom Salt – Soothes aching muscles and joints, restless leg syndrome, adds magnesium which most people are deficient in
Natural Face Products:
Witch Hazel – Use as a toner for your face (can find at target, drugstores) Coconut Oil and Argan Oil – Great moisturizers for face, lips, and body Rosehip Seed Oil – Good for aging skin
Jojoba Oil – Good for acne prone
*Deep Cleansing Face Mask – Mix ½ cup bentonite clay with 1/8 of a cup of raw apple cider vinegar making it into a paste and apply to clean skin. Only leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes until the clay dries. If you leave it on too long, your face will get very red and it might get irritated. Rinse and pat dry.
It’s okay to give your hair a break from the shampoo every once in a while. This dry shampoo made with essential oils is a great way to keep your hair looking, smelling, and feeling great for those days between washes.
- Put arrowroot powder, cocoa powder (if using), and essential oils into food processor.
- Pulse until well combined.
- Store in glass jar.
- To use, apply powder to roots and oily parts of hair using an old (washed) makeup brush.
We previously talked about low-tox living and the reasons to ditch conventional products, so if you’re interested in learning more about that, check out our article here: https://grangerhealth.com/low-tox-living-tips/
In Good Health,
Nutritional Wellness & Chiropractic