Monday, May 16, 2016

Coconut Oil Suncreen Recipe

I've mentioned before how the Princess and I have been hosting Homemade Toiletries class for our fellow homeschool friends (and their mamas!). We love this special time together, making fun concoctions of useful stuff that we can rest easy about because they're made with non-toxic ingredients.

Some of you probably already know the benefits of Vitamin D3, which is most easily obtained from direct exposure to the sun (i.e. with no sunscreen).  We try to get our D3, so we don't always use sunscreen, but if we are going to be out in the sun for hours and hours, we do use sunscreen to avoid being burned.  Here's the sunscreen recipe we used in our Toiletry Class. We love how it turned out!

Coconut Oil Sunscreen


~ ½ Cup Virgin Coconut Oil
~ 2 Tablespoons Non Nano Zinc Oxide (Non Nano Zinc Oxide does not enter the bloodstream, so it is safe to use Other types of Zinc Oxide will enter the bloodstream, so it's important to use Non Nano).
~ 1 Teaspoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil
~ 3-4 drops of a child safe essential oil of your choice

TO MAKE: Wear a mask and make sure not to breathe in Zinc Oxide. Make sure to research your essential oil choice to ensure it is safe for a person your age to put on their skin.  Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Transfer to your container & label your jar. 

Easy Peasy! Enjoy your worry-free sunscreen!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Healthy, Homemade Hand Sanitizer

So this year, The Princess and I have been hosting Homemade Toiletry classes for some of our homeschool friends who have girls her age.  It's been super fun teaching them recipes for things we've been making for awhile, and also learning new recipes to teach for our class.  We've done some really awesome things, which I hope to catch up on in the blog at some point soon.

Today we hosted a class on Healthy, Homemade Hand Sanitizer. It was so FUN! Seriously, you guys, this stuff is so easy and cheap to make, I wondered why I haven't been doing this my whole life! It also helps us keep our hands clean, while avoiding that toxic, cancer-causing commercial stuff.  That stuff gives me the heebie geebies!  So, here's the recipe:

You'll want to purchase a glass bottle to keep it in since it contains essential oils, and those things can corrode plastic.  I purchased some like this.

For 2 oz bottles, you'll use:
1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil.

**Please note, if you will be using this sanitizer on a child under 2 years of age, please omit the cinnamon essential oil, as it is not safe for children under 2 to use cinnamon EO topically.

We put all the ingredients in a small glass jar and stirred them around with a fork.  Then, using a funnel, we poured them into our spray bottles.  You could also just put all the ingredients in the spray bottle, put the cap on, and shake it.