Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Homemade Natural Moisturizing Body Wash and Body Cream Recipe

Today was a busy day. I worked from 10am to 4pm. But it's ok because tomorrow will be a slow day for me.

Anyway, I was surprise to learn that somebody was waiting for my blog update. I didn't actually know that she know about this blog but that's ok, at least I have an instant reader. 

So as I've said on my Facebook, I don't have any plan to work full-time anymore so the least I can do is to save as much as I can to help the budget. Since I have the time to mix, melt, shake and steer, so why not do Homemade household products myself. 

Me and family started having allergy when we moved here in Mississauga on year 2010. I don't know why but we really don't have any issue when we were residing in Etobicoke. I am guessing 2 possible reasons.

First, from a small townhouse with small front yard and no backyard, to a semi-datached house with a big backyard with a pretty much a medium size front yard, and of course my neighbors have the same size. So imagine all the grasses and plant around us. So we started sneezing, cold, sinus etc.. I don't even buy tissue box before. But now, the bulk tissue box from Costco last only a month or less, especially during allergy season.

Second, the water here is kinda hard. I sometimes smell chlorine on the tap water which probably the cause of our itchy, rashes and dry skin.

So I have to stop using, all this synthetic house fragrance and switch to burning Beeswax with few drops of my favorite essential oil on my electric wax warmer which is all over my house now. Thanks to Google for learning this because it really help. I used to drink allergy pills everyday, but now, only if I feel that allergy will attack me.

My doctor advice me to use mild or non perfum laundry detergent when I show him all  my rashes. These mild or non scented laundry detergents are still made from chemical so it didn't helped that much until I use plant based or natural detergent. |However, these natural or plant based laundry detergents are expensive. It was okey before, since I am working full-time, but now that I am not, this is kinda eating up our budget.

So on my journey in finding a cheaper laundry detergent, I found Pink Solution, which I will share to you on the following days to come on this blog.

Aside from the Pink Solution, what really excites me are all the recipes available on the internet for me to follow and to try what works. And I am so amazed to learn how much money I can save for doing my own household products. I actually tried some of the recipes which me and my family are using now, and one of which is the Moisturizing Body Wash, and Body Butter. or cream.

So this is the recipe for Moisturizing Body Wash. Very luxurious and I really love it. I also use this basic recipe as Hand Soap and even use it as feminine wash. I just change the type of essential oil.

         I/2 Cup of Liquid Castile Soap
         1/2 Cup of Raw Honey
         1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
         20 drops of Essential Oil

I melt the raw honey and Coconut Oil together like butter and mix is all up. Shake Shake Shake and  yessss, a very luxuriois Moisturizing Body Wash. Very Cheap!!!! The only disadvantage I notice is that, my bath tub gets greasy faster than usual. But that's ok because my skin is more important than my Bath Tub. Beside, I have all the time to clean it often...

I purchased the Castile Soap and Raw Honey at Whole Food Market. Its half price cheaper to buy it at New Direction Aromatics but they have $100 minimum purchase so I'll buy it at New Direction Aromatics next time.

I usually use Lavender Essential for everything except for Kitchen Hand Soap where Tea Tree Essential Oil or Citronella is better for its antibacterial preperties.

For the Body Butter Recipe,

3/4 Cup of oil (Grapeseed Oil, Olive Oil or Coconut Oil)
1/4 Cup Beeswax
1 Tbsp Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
20 drops of essential oil..

Mix and melt but not boiling
Cool then whip with spoon.
Looks delicious and smells so good!!!

Now I don't have to buy Body Wash and Lotion no more. All the ingredients I have right now will probably last a year. And I don't have to worry about the harmful Chemicals of all these Body Wash and Lotions I buy at the stores. This recipe will save us money !!!