Homemade Shea Body Butter

Homemade Shea Body Butter for Natural Hair !!!

body-butter

When I say body butter it’s just that, I use this homemade Shea butter from head to toe. I start with my hair to seal in moisture and proceed to use it all over my body to soften my skin. This is one DIY project I will continue to use because it so simple to make. I have made it several times and changed the essential oil for variety in scent.

  • 1/2 cup Shea butter
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons  Grape seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons Jojoba oil
  • 5 drops Essential oil ( your choice) a little goes a long way.

Your amounts can vary depending on how firm you like it. For more stiffness add more solid butter, (i.e the Shea or a Coconut) vs. the liquid oil makes it more buttery or smooth. 

 

Shea Body Butter

Shea Body Butter

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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

 

No-Bake Energy Bites

I love these “No-Bake Energy Bites.

Some mornings I do not have time to cook breakfast, so these energy bites are a great grab and go treat.  They are packed with fiber, protein and fruit.  A couple bites will easily take away the morning hunger pains.  I often change up the recipe by using different nut butters or raisins instead of dried cherries. They can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. The recipe makes 25 to 30 balls depending to the size of the balls.

 

No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites

1 Cup (dry) Oatmeal – (old-fashioned oats)

2/3 Cup toasted coconut flakes

1/2 Cup sunflower seed butter

1/2 Cup ground flaxseed

1/2 Cup dried cherries

1/3 Cup honey

1 Teaspoon vanilla

 

Method:

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Let chill the refrigerator for half an hour then roll into balls.  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week,

Makes about 20 -25 balls