DIY – Homemade Deodorant

Embrace Change with homemade deodorant.

Try this healthy alternative to store brands. A homemade deodorant can be made with only 4 basic ingredients but I researched different recipes on Pinterest to come up with this blend.  I was surprised, just how easy it was to make and how effective it was when using.  

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A word of caution if you are normally use to an anti-perspirant DIY deodorant will allow you to sweat.  I didn’t experience any odor but the wetness caught me off guard.  I did enjoy using different essential oils for a fresh scent, lavender and jasmine was my favorite.  

Check out my Transformation Tips for others health alternatives.  

 

diy deodorant

Ingredients:

1/3 cup coconut oil

3 tablespoons beeswax pellets

2 tablespoons shea butter

1/3 cup arrowroot powder

2 tablespoons baking soda

15 drops lavendar essential oil — or a scent of your choice

5 drops of tea tree oil

Directions — fills 2 empty containers.

  1. Melt cdeodorant containeroconut oil, beeswax and shea butter. ( I used a double boiler)
  2. Stir in arrowroot and baking soda
  3. Add essential oil and tea tree oil 
  4. Pour in empty deodorant containers. 
  5. Let set or put into refrigerator until solid.  
  6. Replace caps 
  7. Use like any other deodorant.

deodorant

 

DIY Foam Soap

DIY Foam Soap made easy.

DIY Foam Soam

DIY Liquid Soap

I was just telling Rick (my husband) that DIY foam soap was next on my list.  I seen a post by Krystal Simpson on Facebook today so I though I would give it a try. Can I tell you,  easy. You guys know me, I needed to add a tweak to the to the recipe. I added  two tablespoons of olive oil.  Here is my version of foam soap.

Foam Soap

DIY Liquid Soap

1/3 cup of Castile soap

2/3 cup of water

2 tablespoons of olive

10 drops of lemon essential oil ( I used doterra oils – check out my site)

 


DIY Lunchable

Make this great DIY Lunchable were you control the calories.

I seen this ideal on Facebook, (sorry not sure of the original source) it is brilliant.  Make your own lunchable and you will save money, control calories and save the plant.  Love it.

I turned my health snack into a portable lunchable.  All you need is a 8 ounce ball jar, a empty fruit cup and your health snack.  This is such great for advance lunch prep, fix your snacks for the entire week.  This great ideal can be used on my any snack that you want to separate dry and wet items.  I also like it is a great portion control size.

DIY Lunchable

DIY Lunchabe

It is so simple. All you need is:

  • 1 – 8oz ball jar
8 oz Ball Jars

8 oz Ball Jars

 

  • 1 – Empty fruit cup
Empty Fruit Cup

Empty Fruit Cup

  • Cheese, Crackers and Meat 

 

  • Healthy Snack

    Healthy Snack

You take a “healthy snack” and make it a “DIY Lunchable”. 

diy-lunchable

Turn Snacks into Lunchables

Snack2lunchable

Snack to Lunchables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOUND THE SOURCE:

Embrace Change: Copycat Outback Bread

Homemade copycat Outback bread with a bread machine.

Enjoy the Outback Bread every day using this copycat Outback bread recipe.  I found this recipe at Pinterest — momcaster.com  and had to try it.  She used Oster Bread Machine which made a bigger loaf, but I needed to cut it in half to fit my machine.  The sugar, honey and molasses makes it sweet so for me its not an everyday bread … maybe every other day. lol

If it last, let it cool and slice for a great sandwich. I love to make my own herb butter and eat it warm. I promise you, this bread will make it into your weekly rotation.

For those who don’t own a bread machine check out your local Goodwill.  My machine was in great condition for $6.99.  I figured I would gamble with $6.99 to see if I would use it … great purchase. Last week I paid $4.99 for Soft Sub Rolls… almost made me want to give up bread.

So what changes did I Embrace:

  • New recipe
  • Savings on bread
  • New DIY
  • Recycled bread machine
Copycat Outback Bread

Copycat Outback Bread

Here are some tips for a successful loaf:

  • Warm water, coffee & milk to 100 degrees
  • Set out butter ahead of time so it will be at room temperature
  • Spray the honey measure cup with cooking spray for easy removal
  • Use Iodine salt not sea salt
  • Use the correct measuring utensil  “dry vs. liquid” cups it makes a difference

Copycat Outback Bread

Machine Bread

Machine Bread

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup coffee

1/4 cup evaporate milk

<warm the top three ingredients to 100 degrees>

1 Tablespoon Butter <room temperature>

1/4 cup honey <spray your cup with cooking spray for easy removal>

1 1/8 cup bread flour <I used bread machine floor>

1 1/8 cup wheat flour

1/2 tablespoon cocoa

1/2 tablespoon sugar

1/2 tablespoon molasses

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 teaspoon bread yeast

 

Mittens from old sweaters

DIY – Mittens

I went to a craft show and seen mittens made from old sweaters.  I was so excited I went home that night and searched for a DIY on Pinterest and YouTube. Can I just tell you I love the internet.  If you want to learn anything, search the internet and you will find it.

Sweater Mittens

Mittens from old sweater

Back to my mittens, when I say easy, this is a beginners project. You will have completed mittens within 2 hours.   Yes, from start to finish, done, ready to wear. The pattern is only 3 pieces.

Mitten Pattern

 

I went to the Goodwill and found a wool sweater for $3.00.  You can use a heavy knit but I prefer using a wool sweater.  For the lining I used fleece pj shorts.

Wool Sweater

 

I looked at several YouTubes and Pins on Pinterest but the best one for me was Sandy Luft-Schafer.  I liked Sandy video best because it was easy to follow and she included the pattern.

Need material:

  • Wool sweater
  • fleece material (old pj, shorts)
  • thread
  • paper
  • scissors
  • straight pins

Pattern – from Sandy Luft Schafer YouTube (below)

To Receive the Pattern:

  1. Email: “mittenspattern@gmail.com”
  2. An email will be returned instantly
  3. Click the links in the email
  4. Select “Print”
  5. Happy Sewing!!

This pattern is so easy I have already made 3 pair.  If you try it send me a picture.

Thanks Roxanne