Nonnas' Homemade Body Cream, Deodorants & Cleaners.
My first use was for Flu & cold symptoms, I loved the relief I got using peppermint, lavender & Frank. (as you become familiar with the oils, you'll know that 'Frank' is Frankincense, the Oil of Kings)
My next major need for the oils was Lavender after I walked into a Paperwasps nest. I ended up with 8 stings, I applied a drop of Lavender to the stings which relieved the pain & itch. I only used it once the next day & the stings were a past memory, though the welts still appeared without the usual itching that continues for a week.
But the use of Lavender didn't stop there, it's brilliant for infections, headaches, sleeplessness with a calming effect. I've cleared up several serious inflammations & infected cuts, even impressing the Boss (Nonno)
Upon using the oils I received several recipes which once again achieved great results.
Pain Relief Cream
Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil & add
15 drops of Lavender
15 drops of Lemongrass
15 drops of Ice Blue
I apply this to my shoulder & arm muscles, knees, calves & ankles or any muscle or joint pain. It works wonderfully, lately I've added Magnesium Chloride to the salve as well.
I like using Magnesium Oil topically.
1/2 cup of magnesium chloride, add
1/2 cup of boiled water and stir.
The Magnesium dissolves quickly leaving a liquid, when used feels oily but dries into the skin. Magnesium is easily depleted due to daily stress.
I Love my Deodorant!
1/2 a cup of arrowroot powder mixed with
1/4 cup of bicarbonate soda, then add
6 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix thoroughly the add essential oils.
As most are either anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic, they are all useful in keeping the bacteria in check. My fave is Lemon & Lavender. Eucalyptus is refreshing also, I like to smell the oils but it doesn't need to be strong to work. I'm going to make a male fragrant using the woody scented oils, cinnamon, sandlewood....
1/4 cup of coconut oil
2 tabs of beeswax
3 tabs of shea butter
Combine these ingredients & melt them over heat. I used the microwave, gently, stirring to keep the heat even & melt the wax.
When its smooth let it cool then whiz the mix & spoon into a container. Add oils, Lavender for a calming cream, citrus for a refreshing, uplifting fragrance, Lemongrass for inflammation, and so on.....
You can add Magnesium also.
I'm in a great co-op & have been able to buy minerals locally, including pure soap powder, bi-carb, borax, magnesium chloride, epsom salts to name a few.
Homemade Washing Powder using
2 cups of dry washing soap - is a degreaser- (all the recipes I googled used bars of soap)
1 cup borax - is a stain remover& whitening- ( sodium Borate is alkaline,a salt & safe to use. Boric acid is acidic & not to be used)
1 cup washing soda - removes odors & is a water softener.
Mix these ingredients, add some refreshing fragrant doTerra Oils & use 1 scoop per load of washing, 2 scoops for very dirty clothes.
I'll keep updating this blog on more of my chemical free adventures. Happy to hear from you & your thoughts on homemade products without the fillers. Savings on packaging & waste.