Are you on a quest for microbe-friendly personal care and household products? Look no further! Check out my favorite products of 2015 (all products are unisex).
Shampoo Rinse for Oily Hair:
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
IN A BOWL, COMBINE the apple cider vinegar and water. Apply to wet hair, working it through from the roots to the ends and massaging it into the scalp. Leave in for 5 minutes and then rinse with water. Do not shampoo or condition your hair afterward. Use once a month. May strip color if your hair is colored with hair dye or henna.
Moisturizing Hair Mask for Dry/Damaged Hair:
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ripe avocado
IN A SMALL BOWL, combine all of the ingredients and mix well to form a paste. Apply the paste to wet hair, working it through from the roots to the ends. Wrap your hair in a warm towel or plastic wrap and leave the paste in for a minimum of 30 minutes or as long as overnight. Rinse well with lukewarm water. Do not shampoo or condition your hair afterward. Use once a month.
Benedetta facial oil (moisturizer & cleanser) – great for eczema & rosacea
Coconut Oil Exfoliating/Moisturizing Body Scrub:
MOISTEN YOUR BODY AND hands with water and mix all of the ingredients in the palms of your hands. Gently rub the paste all over your body, paying special attention to any rough patches of skin. Wash off with lukewarm water and a clean wet washcloth. Use daily.
Beauty by Earth original lip balm, unscented
All Purpose Household Cleaner:
1⁄2 cup white vinegar
4 cups of water
12 drops of tea tree oil
12 drops of lavender essential oil
COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN A spray bottle and shake well before using.
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