For years I’d been thinking about it but it always seemed like it would be so complicated, so overwhelming.
As with most things, all it took was the push to finally take action to help me realize how simple it could be to reduce the toxins in my home even more.
You’re here, so let me share with you how 20 minutes saved me time, money and stress.
When I go to the store to buy deodorant or toothpaste, it can sometimes take a while. I know exactly what I want to avoid in my products but it still takes me time to scan the labels for ingredients that are not as safe as I’d want them to be. This is really important when you’re thinking about self-care products because you are applying them to your largest organ (your skin) every day, over and over again.
With the knowledge I’ve gained about toxins, those 99¢ bottles don’t have a place in my home anymore. The upfront savings is not worth the risk of future health concerns for me and my family. It’s true, many of the less toxic options come with higher prices tags but sometimes you have to be willing to make an investment in a healthy future. Luckily, when you make your own products, you have the chance to simplify the ingredient list significantly and save money when compared to many of the products that are available.
Did you know that stress is a toxin? It can affect your cortisol levels and play a major role is disease and illness, so you always want to come from a place of minimizing stress. Knowing what’s in your products and feeling confident about what you are putting on your body can reduce your stress because you don’t have to worry every time a new report comes out about a particular company or ingredient. That’s quick and easy peace of mind!
With all of this in mind, I want to share the recipes that my daughter and I used to create toothpaste and deodorant for our family that we could feel great about and that really work for us! The deodorant even passed the test of my husband’s long and labor intensive work days!
Xandra’s Quick and Easy Toothpaste and Deodorant Recipes!
For the toothpaste, combine:
5 tablespoons aluminum free baking soda
3 tablespoons organic coconut oil (liquefied by running jar under hot water)
3‐5 drops of essential oil (peppermint, cinnamon, or any other of your choosing)
Store in glass jar
For the deodorant, combine:
¼ cup aluminum free baking soda
¼ cup arrowroot starch
5 tablespoons organic coconut oil (liquefied by running jar under hot water)
10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil (or any other of your choosing)
Store in a glass jar.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
If you’d like to learn more about tackling toxins, join me at the Inspired Family Conference on March 22nd.
Peace, Love, and Wellness,
Wow, making my own toothpaste and deodorant this is so cool.
I didn’t realize it was that easy. Do you have any posts on how to derive essential oils? For example, I’m growing mint in my garden so can I get the mint oil for the toothpaste at home?
Wow, I had no idea it was that easy to make toothpaste. I mean, I’ve seen that people brush with straight baking soda, but I wasn’t really too interested in trying that option. Thanks for sharing!