Do you ever find yourself maddeningly frustrated at the health food store? The scene plays out like this. You, in your newfound naturally crunchy paradigm of wanting to be “all natural, organic, and toxin-free” start perusing the colorful shelves looking for some pure deodorant, hand soap, facial cleanser, and lotion. You pick up product after product, reading the ingredient label carefully. Do you start wondering why so many toxic ingredients can be found in products at the health food store? Do you buy the questionable products anyway because the kids are tugging at your sleeve, you need to get home and fix dinner, you can’t bear another stop to find something else, and you want the product NOW?
Or the scene may play out like this: you find some natural DIY recipes for personal care products here on the fountain of all wisdom, the Internet, you try them out, and they don’t work? Do you ever feel like pulling your hair out over this conundrum?
May I present to you the answer to both scenarios. It’s a lovely ebook full of gorgeous photos of recipes that really work:
This PDF ebook, written by mommy blogger Heather Dessinger of mommypotamus.com, is chock full of DIY luscious recipes for personal care and beauty products that are naturally pure, toxin-free, and some even tasty enough to eat! It’s on sale for 25% off until Thurs. Oct. 10th. Just Imagine all the fun you can have whipping up mint chocolate body butter, see recipe below, or coconut soap! All of these recipes would make fabulous gifts for Christmas, if you are in to homemade gifting.
Click here to view the details and to buy and use coupon code SAVE25 to save 25% off, through Thurs. Oct. 10th. It’s regularly $24.95, so you can get it for $18.71 with 25% off.
If you buy the ebook you will get 50+ recipes of homemade treats for your body. How do these sound?
- Cinnamon and Vanilla Winter Scrub
- Sweet Orange and Honey Shampoo
- Beetroot Lip and Cheek Tint
- all natural hair gel
Here is one of the recipes from the ebook that Heather has allowed to be shared:
- 1/2 cup of cocoa butter, grated
- 1/2 cup mango or shea butter (you can also substitute another 1/2 cup cocoa butter. It will be a smidge less “light” when whipped up, but it is amazing!)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of jojoba or a mild olive oil (almond oil can also be used but it will decrease shelf life because it is more vulnerable to oxidation)
- 1-2 teaspoons peppermint essential oil (depending on preference)
- 2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder (if you would prefer a “white chocolate” version that is not a bronzer, substitute arrowroot powder or non-GMO
- 2 teaspoons naturally derived vitamin E (optional)
- Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice and fitting a smaller bowl inside. The inside bowl needs to be able to hold at least 4-5 cups of liquid.
- Using a double boiler or a pot of boiling water with a smaller pot fitted inside, melt cocoa butter and mango butter over a low simmer.
- Add coconut oil and melt until completely liquid.
- Remove cocoa butter/coconut oil mixture from heat.
- Measure 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into a small bowl and gradually add several tablespoons of jojoba/almond/olive oil. Mix thoroughly and then add to cocoa butter/coconut oil mixture along with remaining jojoba/almond/olive oil.
- Place mixture in chilled bowl (which should still be resting above the ice bowl) and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Add essential oil and optional Vitamin E once mixture has cooled, then remove mixture from ice bath and whip on medium/high until stiff peaks form. If after a few minutes it does not seem to be thickening return the bowl to the ice bath and whip there.
Store in an airtight jar – amber or cobalt are best but a clear jar is fine if kept out of direct sunlight (which promotes oxidation).
The oils and butters in this recipe have been selected because they are naturally antimicrobial. Cold-pressed, high quality oils are recommended as lower quality oils can go rancid quickly. Assuming quality oils are used this body butter can be expected to stay fresh at room temperature between 3-6 months without the optional Vitamin E. With the Vitamin E it can stay fresh for up to a year. Always use clean hands when scooping out a little whipped decadence!
If this butter is stored in a very warm environment it will melt. No fear, though, just chill and re-whip into decadent body care goodness!
That’s just a sample of what you are in for if you buy the book! You know you want to! Think of the money and stress you will save, never needing to pore over the shelves at the health food store ever again. Click here to buy and remember, use coupon code SAVE25 to save 25%.
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