Homemade Hippie Hot Hair Oil

Many of my Homemade Hippie fans know that I am the ultimate cheap skate. I was standing in the grocery store aisle reading labels (yes I am a Label Nazi, and you should be too!) and after much searching, finally found a deep conditioning hair mask that didn’t list the first two ingredients as water and alcohol. It has such yummy ingredients as coconut oil, olive oil, keratin, aloe vera gel and carrot seed oil. I then turned the bottle over and saw the price tag. $12.59! This bottle claims to treat your hair 2 times and contained 2 ounces of hair oil. I don’t know about you, but smoothing my split ends isn’t worth $6.29 per shower. So of course I decided to make it myself.

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First of all, to be very cheap you’re going to want to use what you have on hand. Just about any type of oil will nourish and moisturize your hair. If you want to be very specific:

OILS

  • Avocado Oil- good for very dry or very frizzy hair
  • Coconut Oil- Good for all  hair types, and works well for dandruff
  • Castor Oil- Good for those with oily hair or scalp
  • Sesame Oil- Good for thinning hair
  • Jojoba Oil- Good for oily hair or scalp, a very light oil and easy to wash out
  • Neem Oil-Excellent for dandruff
  • Argan, Almond, Apricot- Good for all hair, but expensive to be washing down your shower drain

Other Ingredients:

Essential Oils

Herbs

Aloe Vera Gel- Clarifies and strengthens

Eggs- A source of serious protein and keratin, things that hair is made of

With all of this in mind, make up your own personal oil blend. In a pinch grab whatever natural oils you have at home already and mix with a couple of raw eggs.

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Homemade Hippie Hot Hair Oil

This was compiled with ingredients that I already had, and for my specific type of hair. I have red hair that is very fine and thin and does tend to dry out easily.

  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 raw eggs
  1. In a small double boiler or saucepan gently heat oils and aloe, stirring to mix and melt. Remove from heat and whip in the eggs with a fork.
  2. Wet your hair in the sink and apply warm oil to wet hair. (you can apply to dry hair if you like. I just feel like it absorbs better when my hair is wet)
  3. Run a bath towel or large kitchen towel under very hot tap water. Wring out towel and wrap it around your head.
  4. Sit around with your oily head and watch the Lifetime Movie Network or check out old Homemade Hippie Posts (below) and plan your next concoction.
  5. I don’t time this, but it’s best to leave the oil on your hair as long as you can. 30  minutes minimum.
  6. You can rewarm the towel under hot water if you wish.
  7. Wash your hair as you normally would. You will probably need to wash it twice to remove all of the oil.

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MY COST:

2 TBSP Avocado Oil $1.33

2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil $0.81 cents

2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil $.047 cents

2 Eggs $0.00 The beauty of dating a chicken farmer If you aren’t so lucky, you can add approximately $0.25 to your total

For 1 hair treatment this cost me $2.61 and used 3 ounces of oil. That is $0.87 cents per ounce!

Calling all Cheap Skates

Calling all Cheap Skates

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The Use of Clay as Medicine

White Bentonite Clay

Who knew there were so many reasons to eat dirt. Apparently it is nearly universal around the world in the tribal and traditional rural societies, and extremely widespread in the animal kingdom. Many cultures mix clay with water and dip their food into this mixture while eating. Like a little dirt gravy anyone? So what did they know, that we don’t?

When mixed with water, clay forms a temporary colloidal system in which fine particles are dispersed throughout the water. Eventually the particles settle to the bottom of the container, but a variety of mineral ions will remain in the water. These mineral ions are available for absorption, while other minerals that form an integral part of the clay particles may be available for absorption through ionic exchange at the point of contact with the intestinal villi. Highly adsorbent families of clays have been demonstrated to cause the lining of the gut to change both on a cellular and acellular level, protecting the gut from chemical insults as well as alleviating ailments such as esophagitis, gastritis, and colitis.

Clay particles, defined as having a size less than 1-2 microns, have a very large surface area relative to their size. They carry a negative electric charge and can attract positively charged pathogenic organisms along with their toxins and carry them out of the body, Thus, clay compounds not only provide minerals but also can be used as detoxifying agents. As such, they facilitate assimilation and can help prevent intestinal complaints, such as food poisoning and diarrhea. They also will bind with antinutrients found in plant foods, such as bitter tannins, and prevent their absorption.

Green Clay

Clay for Internal Use

Preferably sun-dried, fine or superfine clay may be used internally thanks to its consistency, composition and cleanliness. Montmorillonite is the clay of election for internal use because it has a specific molecular structure which allows an extremely high adsorption as well as absorption capacity. By acting as a strong detoxifying agent, green clay removes whatever hinders the healthy biological processes in the body. In parallel, Clay also protects the gastrointestinal tissues, can neutralize acid or alkaline excess and heal a food poisoning crisis, and regulate bowel movement.

Clay has been used for centuries for:

  • Detoxification
  • Heartburn, stomach-ache, gastritis, stomach ulcer, flatulence, colitis, functional colopathy, food poisoning, abdominal bloating, diarrhea.
  • Gingivitis, bad breath, stomatitis, dental abscess, mouth ulcer.
  • Colds, rhinitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, bronchitis.
  • Acidosis, hepatic dysfunction, intoxication, parasitosis.
  • Clay like Illite is ultra rich in minerals and trace elements and can be used as a mineral supplement in combination with plants extracts or herbal teas. Minerals present in clay include: calcium, chromium, copper, iron, germanium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, selenium, silica, silicon and zinc.
  • Clay does contain aluminum, but because of the high silica content in clay, the aluminum is not deposited in the body. In fact, silica absorbs aluminum and other metals already in the body and carries them out.

Bottoms Up!

How to Use Clay Internally

Place 1 teaspoon of Azomite, Montmorillonite, Bentonite (or other) Clay Powder in an 8 oz glass of pure water and stir very well. Leave it sit until the clay sinks to the bottom of the glass. Drink the water, leaving the clay in the glass. Once your body has adjusted to this mixture (1-2 weeks) you can drink the whole glass, including the clay for a stronger detox.

Where to Buy Clay

When you start researching clay, you’ll discover there are zillions of brands and it can get very confusing. I actually buy mine from a local feed store. It is sold as a mineral supplement for chickens and is less than $1 a pound! Keep in mind that a little goes a very long way. This stuff is super absorbent. There are many varieties online and at the health food store. It’s definitely the cheapest thing you’ll ever buy at a health food store 🙂

There is a great confusion in the world at large about what makes bentonite bentonite, what makes montmorillonite montmorillonite, and what makes caclium bentonite a calcium bentonite and not a sodium bentonite… What is a volclay, and what makes a volclay different from a sea clay or a glacial clay? Ad infinitum.

What makes a bentonite a bentonite, and what makes a montmorillonite a montmorillonite, is simply the name people call it! Whether someone calls it by the French name or the American English name, what they are stating is that the clay is a smectite with certain particle characteristics. Smectite layers are stacked on top of each other, and the particle shape is rectangular; when hydrated, the colloid presents a zeta potential with a negative charge. Minedat.org has it correct when they list montmorillonite as a synonym for smectite, and list bentonite as a clay consisting primarily of bentonite. Therefore, when considering therapeutic clays, do not get too caught up in terminology.

Azomite Clay

Clay for External Use

Externally, clay may be used as part of powder, poultices, compresses, masks, baths, mouthwash, nose wash, wraps, shampoos and soaps. Poultices are made by adding a small amount of water to a bowl of clay, letting this mix rest until you have complete saturation, preferably under the sunlight. The poultices should cover the area to treat with at least a 3/4 inch thick layer, wrapped with a cotton cloth and be left on for at least one hour. Externally clay is a great treatment for:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Bites & Stings
  • Abscess
  • Boils
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Athletes foot
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Cramps
  • Swelling
  • Splinters (draws them out)
  • Surface infections
  • To eradicate finger/toe nail fungus

Making a Poultice

Cautions:

1. When taking clay internally, it is very important to keep the body hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily. The water helps soften and loosen impacted fecal material lining the walls of the small intestine and colon. This material is then absorbed by the clay and removed from the body through normal elimination.

2. Do not take clay at the same time as any medications, wait 1-3 hours. Do not use clay if you have chronic constipation or high blood pressure.

3.  I am not a doctor and never give medical advise. Contact your doctor for that.

4. Use pure water. I use distilled or spring water

5. Clay should not come in contact with any metal. Including the stirring spoon.

6. For external use it is important to place the clay directly on the skin, and then cover the clay with a cloth. This keeps the air off of the clay and allows the proper drawing/pulling action to take place.

I have personally used clay to heal a horrible ear/sinus infection in 4 hours. I spread a thick 1 inch layer of clay on the right side of my face and below my ear. I looked like the swamp thing! I washed this mixture off and replaced it with fresh clay every hour. By the 4th hour my fever was gone, my sinuses were clear, my nose was no longer congested and the searing pain in my ear was gone. I could literally feel the pulling, drawing sensation as the clay sucked the bacteria and toxins out of my body. It was a very cool experience, making me a total believer in the healing powers of clay. Since then I have used clay on several small cuts, to draw a metal sliver that was deeply imbedded in my palm, as a spot treatment for the occasional blemish, as an additive to homemade toothpaste, and a face mask (your pores totally disappear!). I also take it internally for 3 days and then rest for 4 days every week.

Homemade Hippie Body Wash

I may have previously mentioned that Rob is a mechanic and one of his favorite activities it to stand in my shower and drip grease and grime and various oils all over the bathroom. In the course of this activity the man goes through a lot of soap. A LOT of soap! I was buying either Dove plain, unscented or Kirk’s Castile soap. Neither of which is cheap. I’m sure you know by now that I am a big, fat cheapskate right? So, this recipe was invented purely to save money, and is not some girly froo-froo bodywash. It does lather very well, and it does make 1 bar of soap last about as long as 4 bars of soap normally would….so I am now paying 1/4 what I was for soap. Mission accomplished!

Homemade Hippie Bodywash

1 bar of Kirks Castile Soap (I do not recommend any other soap, because I haven’t tried them)

1 quart (4 cups) of water

  1. Grate the soap. I personally fed the whole bar through the food processor, then put the food processor directly in the dishwasher. It came out sparkling clean 🙂
  2. Place water and soap in a sauce pan and heat until soap is thoroughly melted. I let it simmer for 2-3 minutes to make sure the soap was really mixed well.
  3. Refill an old pump style hand soap dispenser. This soap is very runny, and should be squeezed directly onto a sponge/loofa/bodywash thingy.
  4. Ok, thats it. You’re done. Go take a shower.

P.S This may seperate as it sits in the jar. Just shake it up before you refill your dispenser.

P.P.S My local dollar store actually sells Kirks Castile Soap in a 3-pack for $1. Every store I have ever seen it in sells the 3 pack for $2.99, so this is an excellent deal. Go check your dollar store! I bought $40 bucks worth last time. We won’t run out of soap for a very long time 🙂

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Why You Never Have to Wear Suncreen Again

For every person who dies from skin cancer caused by excessive sun exposure, 30 people die of cancer related to vitamin D deficiency. These cancers are caused by insufficient sun exposure or too little Vitamin D in the diet. So we need to get sufficient sun exposure to prevent cancer, but not so much that we will suffer sunburns or increase the risk of skin cancers.  Without proper Vitamin D in our bodies we are at a much higher risk for osteoporosis, low libido, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, birth defects, depression, and all auto-immune diseases.

How do we get enough Vitamin D?

By not wearing sunscreens, which penetrate much more deeply into skin, and appear to play a much larger role in cancer promotion and skin aging than previously thought. Sunscreen also blocks the body’s ability to synthesize Vitamin D.

Can we just get enough Vitamin D from food? Well, the highest food sources of Vitamin D are anglerfish liver, cows blood and Cod Liver Oil. I don’t even know what an anglerfish is, and I haven’t gone anywhere near crazy enough to drink cows blood (yet. Ha!). So I choose to take Cod liver oil 3 times a day.

Groovy study:

“The University of Manchester team, led by professor Lesley Rhodes, began publishing relevant research in 1994, starting with two small tests in human subjects, designed to examine the effects of dietary cod liver oil (10 grams per day, containing EPA and DHA) on skin inflammation induced by solar radiation.

 Following the positive results of these preliminary investigations—which showed that people taking cod liver oil became increasingly resistant to sunburn over a three-month period—the Manchester team conducted two well-controlled clinical trials of omega-3s, whose results were published in 2003 and 2004. Both double-blind, randomized studies produced positive results.

The results showed that the groups taking cod liver oil enjoyed reductions in several early markers of cancer risk in skin, including sunburn, UVR-induced p53 [a cancer-suppressing gene], and strand breaks in peripheral blood lymphocytes.  These positive changes indicate that cod liver oil protects against the genetic damage in skin tissue associated with increased cancer risk.

While dietary cod liver oil does not block the sun’s UVA or UVB rays, or reduce the amount of direct tissue damage those rays can cause, it reduces the excessive, cell-damaging inflammation produced by the body in response to UV-induced tissue damage.  This is why it took more UV exposure to redden the skin of the University of Manchester study subjects who took supplemental cod liver oil.”

  • Storey A, McArdle F, Friedmann PS, Jackson MJ, Rhodes LE. Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid reduce UVB- and TNF-alpha-induced IL-8 secretion in keratinocytes and UVB-induced IL-8 in fibroblasts. J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Jan;124(1):248-55.
  • Shahbakhti H, Watson RE, Azurdia RM, Ferreira CZ, Garmyn M, Rhodes LE. Influence of eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, on ultraviolet-B generation of prostaglandin-E2 and proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 beta, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 in human skin in vivo. Photochem Photobiol. 2004 Sep-Oct;80(2):231-5.
  • Rhodes LE, Shahbakhti H, Azurdia RM, Moison RM, Steenwinkel MJ, Homburg MI, Dean MP, McArdle F, Beijersbergen van Henegouwen GM, Epe B, Vink AA. Effect of eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, on UVR-related cancer risk in humans. An assessment of early genotoxic markers. Carcinogenesis. 2003 May;24(5):919-25.
  • Jackson MJ, Jackson MJ, McArdle F, Storey A, Jones SA, McArdle A, Rhodes LE. Effects of micronutrient supplements on u.v.-induced skin damage. Proc Nutr Soc. 2002 May;61(2):187-9. Review.
  • Pupe A, Moison R, De Haes P, Beijersbergen van Henegouwen GMW, Rhodes LE, Degreef H, Garmyn M: Eicosapentaenoic acid, a n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, differentially modulates TNFa, IL-1a, IL-6 and PGE2 expression in UVB-irradiated human keratinocytes. J Invest Dermatol 2002; 118: 692-8 
  • Rhodes LE, Durham BH, Fraser WD, Friedmann PS. Dietary fish oil reduces basal and ultraviolet B-generated PGE2 levels in skin and increases the threshold to provocation of polymorphic light eruption. J Invest Dermatol. 1995 Oct;105(4):532-5. 
  • Rhodes LE, O’Farrell S, Jackson MJ, Friedmann PS. Epidermal lipid peroxidation. J Invest Dermatol. 1994 Aug;103(2):151-4. 

Interesting huh? Traditional cultures had an Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio of 1:1 to 3:1. In America the average person is at a ratio between 20:1 to 37:1. My thoughts are that if the sun reacts with the fats in the skin to prevent sunburn and synthesize Vitamin D, and the ratio of fats in the blood are all messed up, then you are more likely to burn and you will not synthesize Vitamin D properly. Make sense?

The Nutshell

Cod Liver Oil and more Omega 3 fatty acids in the diet can prevent sunburn, many diseases and a host of different cancers. Wearing sunscreen prevents the body from creating much needed Vitamin D, which causes many diseases and a host of different cancers. (not to mention the list of chemicals in sunscreen are a mile long).

My own evidence

I am a red-head with very fair skin. In intense summer sun, I usually have a sun burn in 30 minutes. I use a combination of Green Pastures High Vitamin Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil 3 times a day (6 capsules per day). I also slather coconut oil on my skin before going outside, and reapply it every hour or two. I haven’t had a sun burn in 5 years! I have taken 2 hour bike rides in the heat of the day and came back home very red. Within an hour my skin is back to normal color, and no burn ever results. How cool is that?

Homemade Hippie Hairspray (it really works!)

I have seen this recipe for years on the internet, and I just assumed that there was no possible way it could work. I mean who on earth would think that sugar water would work just as well as my $1.00 can of Suave? I don’t use hairspray very often, but when I do I want to spray it once in the morning and forget about it for the rest of the day. That stuff better hold! I also have very fine, silky hair that doesn’t hold a curl for even 1 second, so if I ever want curls there had better be a strong can of hairspray nearby.

I was really, completely shocked that this worked! Here is your 30 second recipe. Give it a try!

Homemade Hippie Hairspray

1 cup nearly boiled water

4 tsp sugar

  • Mix and pur into a fine mist spray bottle
  • spray , wait 30 seconds to dry, spray again.
  • stronger? add more sugar
  • Weaker? add less sugar

The above recipe makes a very “max hold” type hairspray. I actually had to add a bit more water and dilute mine, because I don’t need it quite that extreme.

I have been using this for a month now to test it out, and I have no complaints. It actually makes my hair very shiny, it holds all day, and NO it does not attract bugs 🙂

Suggestions:

  • Use the finest mist bottle you can find. I used an old hairspray bottle and it was perfect
  • Spray a very tiny amount on and wait for it to completely dry and then re-apply
  • As weird as this sounds, I spray all of my hair, let it dry, and then brush my hair. It adds just the right amount of texture to my hair, so I have zero static cling. Love it!
  • You can add any essential oil that you like (if you like to smell like a girl)

Now I have yet another household product that I don’t have to spend money on. I spend $5.98 on a 10 lb bag of organic sugar. So this recipe costs me exactly $1.6 cents!  ONE POINT SIX CENTS PEOPLE! Amazing. I love being cheap 🙂

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Homemade Hippie Lip Balm

I carry chapstick with me everywhere. I don’t wear much make-up, but I like to have nice, moist kissable lips. Who doesn’t? I thought there was some master formula for lip balm and that it would take a lot of time. I assembled all the ingredients, made the recipe and filled the container in less than 15 minutes. Trust me, you can do this!

Your basic recipe is 1 Tbsp oil of choice, 1 tsp beeswax and any flavorings or colorings that you wish. Pretty simple right? I wanted just a basic balm, so this is the recipe I went with.

Homemade Hippie Lip Balm

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp lanolin

1 tsp shea butter

1 tsp honey

1 tsp beeswax pastilles (Mountain Rose Herbs sells this)

I put the oils and beeswax in a small metal bowl and heated on the stove top until they were all melted together. I removed the bowl from the heat and stirred in the honey. I used a small funnel and poured it into empty lip balm containers that I had been saving.

It filled 4 of them (the tube type) with some left over! I left it sitting on the kitchen counter, and by the time I threw the dishes in the dishwasher it was set up and solid and ready to use. I made it “un-girly’ enough that Rob and I can both use it.

There are a zillion variations to this recipe. I think next time I’ll try half coconut oil and half Vitamin E.

Good oils to use for Lip Balm:

  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosehip seed oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Lanolin
  • Shea butter
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Avacado Oil

To add color:

  • Beetroot powder
  • Cranberry or other juice
  • Dried fruit pureed into a powder
  • Cherries

To add flavor:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Essential Oil of Peppermint
  • Ginger powder
  • Honey

Where to buy the ingredients? I use a combination of either Mountain Rose Herbs or iherb.com. If you go online to www.iherb.com you can use the coupon code HIF798 and receive a $10 discount and free shipping.

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Homemade Hippie Hand Lotion

My favorite part about making lotions and creams is picking the oils to use. There are so many oils that are excellent for the skin. I wanted this cream to be thick (because I do dishes two thousand times a day) and easily absorbed. Jojoba Oil is very close to your skins own sebum, so it really does the trick. You can mix and match any oils that you wish in this recipe. Make small batches, in case you don’t like the oil you picked.

Homemade Hippie Hand Lotion

1 1/3 c hot water

1/3 cup emulsifying wax

1/8 cup Olive Oil

1/8 cup Jojoba Oil

12 drops essential oil (I’m on a rose oil kick right now)

In glass jelly jar mix oil and wax. Set jar in a pan of warm water on a low flame until  melted.

In a separate cup heat the water, it doesn’t have to be boiling.

Pour the hot water into the wax mixture. Let it cool a little bit and then stir in essential oil.

Cool overnight.

You can use any oil that you wish. I have made it with 1/4 cup of coconut oil before. I have used half coconut and half jojoba. The mixture is totally up to you. I love this with a few drops of rose-water. I make it in the jar that I plan to keep it in, so its even easier! And emulsifying oil is cheap, you can get it at Mountain Rose Herbs for only $7.00 a pound. I bought mine 2 years ago and I’m still using it. My only suggestion is to make your lotion in small batches. It has a shelf life of about a month, unless you keep it in the fridge. Mine has never spoiled, because I use it up too fast. The fun part about small jars, is you get to experiment with different oils and scents that much sooner. If you’re looking for a lotion to make in large batches, that has a long shelf life, try the Simple Body Lotion recipe below.

Aroma Therapy

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Homemade Hippie Body Lotion

Homemade Hippie Mouthwash

Homemade Hippie Face Wash

Mineral Make-up

Homemade Hippie Wrinkle Cream

Homemade Hippie Lip Balm

Homemade Hippie Body Wash

Homemade Hippie Tooth Paste

Homemade Hippie Bug Spray

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Homemade Hippie Toothpaste

At our local health food store organic, fluoride-free toothpaste is $6.19 for a 5.5 oz tube! At the big chain grocery store Tom’s of Maine without fluoride is $4.25. So I was on a mission to make my own. I tried tooth powder for a while, but it isn’t cheap either. I’m too frugal to spend 6 bucks on something I’m just spitting down the sink.

Having said that, I know for sure that plenty of people don’t use anything on their toothbrush. The toothpaste isn’t cleaning your teeth, the brushing is. You can brush your teeth for the rest of your life with a naked toothbrush if you want to be extra frugal, but I like that minty fresh feeling, so here goes…..

Homemade Hippie Toothpaste

  • 3-6 Tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil.

If you stop here, you have tooth powder. Just dunk your brush in and have a ball. I like paste, so I continue…

Mix this in a small jar. Add:

  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut oil, softened.
  • 2-3 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel

Mix this with a fork until it is a paste-like consistency. This is where I stop.

If you want to take it one step further and make it exactly like the store-bought toothpaste for the haters in the household add 1-2 tsp vegetable glycerin. (find this in any drug store or pharmacy next to the band-aids). Mix the glycerin in with your fork and it will turn creamy and smooth like the poisonous stuff that you can buy at Wal-Mart for .50 cents.

For variety you can try clove oil, tea tea oil, spearmint oil etc. I’m a stickler for peppermint myself. I keep this in a small 4 oz jelly jar on the bathroom counter and just dunk my toothbrush right into it. If you have OCD or you are trying to hide your frugal hippie side from your spouse you can try to refill an old toothpaste tube.

If you can’t find glycerin for whatever reason, you can also use Xanthum gum (found next to the weirdo flours in the baking aisle).

See also:

Homemade Hippie Mouthwash

Simple Body Lotion

Mineral Make-up

Homemade Face Wash

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Wrinkle Cream

Homemade Windex

Homemade all-purpose disinfectant spray

Homemade Hippie Hand Lotion

Homemade Hippie Lip Balm

Homemade Hippie Hair Spray

Homemade Hippie Bug Spray

Homemade Hippie Body Lotion

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Homemade Hippie Wrinkle Cream

Rosehip Seed Oil

I have been researching oils lately. I love to use straight Jojoba oil out of the bottle as my facial moisturizer. In the shower, right before I get out I take a teaspoon or two of grapeseed oil and rub it all over my wet skin. I have tried Coconut oil in the past, but i find it too drying of an oil for my delicate skin. Recently I was asked to develop the perfect homemade anti-wrinkle cream, so I have been doing a lot of reading on the subject.

First of all, once you have wrinkles there is no magic potion that is going to make them disappear. Your best bet is prevention. That said, you can definitely reduce the appearance of wrinkles by staying properly hydrated, eating plenty of healthy fats (mmm butter!) exfoliating gently, and protecting your skin from the sun with an organic mineral makeup. I will post on mineral make up later, and my exciting discovery.

While many people spend small fortunes on external skin care—creams, potions and facials— healthy skin must start on the inside, nourished by a healthy diet. A diet low in refined carbohydrates and high in animal fats, rich in fat-soluble vitamins and the proteins that support skin and collagen integrity, is the basic recipe for skin health. Bone broths and stews rich in collagen help make skin thicker and healthier; lacto-fermented foods support intestinal health and gut integrity.

Just keep in mind that your skin absorbs 60% (at least) of everything that you put on your body. So put down that mineral oil laden bottle of junk from Walmart and lets get cooking on some homemade eye cream.

Lavender herb and essential oil

There are several oils that are excellent for the skin. The first is Rosehip Seed Oil. It is the best oil available for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.

The History
Rosehip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of a native rose plant which grows wild in Chile.  The oil has been used by native people in Chile for centuries, and has only been validated by scientists fairly recently.  The first major confirmation of its capabilities came in 1983, when the University of Santiago conducted research on 180 individuals.  These tests studied people with extensive facial scarring, acne scarring, deep wrinkles, UV damage, radiation damage, burn scars, surgical scars, premature aging, dermatitis, and other skin related problems.  In these tests, rosehip seed oil regenerated the skin, reduced scars and wrinkles, prevented the advancement of wrinkles and aging, and helped skin to regain its natural color and tone.  Since this time, other universities and labs have also completed studies, also yielding positive results.  Another well-known study in 1988 was conducted on twenty women between the ages of 25-35 with extensive premature aging to their skin.  Their skin was wrinkled, and had sun spots from overexposure to the sun.  After four months of applying rosehip seed oil daily, their wrinkles and sun spots had almost completely disappeared, and the skin had a fresher and healthier look.  Today, rosehip seed oil is exported around the world, and is used by the medical community, as well as in fine facial and cosmetic care products.

Benefits
Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase.  This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity.  Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin.  In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.  Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems:

  • Stretch marks
  • UV damage from overexposure to the sun
  • Scars from surgery, burns, and acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Wrinkles and premature skin aging
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Dermatitis
  • Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns
  • Age spots
  • Brittle nails
  • Dry and damaged hair

Directions for Use
Rosehip seed oil is considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily, and does not leave a greasy residue.  It is a wonderful hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin immediately.  This oil may be used straight from the bottle as a moisturizer, or can be incorporated into a cream, lotion, facial oil, or massage oil.  Because it is so gentle, rosehip seed oil may be used undiluted on the skin, even on sensitive skin.  Rosehip seed oil is a safe, inexpensive, effective, and non-invasive product for preventing and healing damaged skin.

I ordered a bottle of Rosehip seed oil from Mountain Rose Herbs and I can’t wait for it to arrive. I am going to use it for 2 months and then post about my results. Maybe I should use it on only half of my face and take pictures. What do you think?

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Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

3 tsp jojoba oil

3 tsp apricot kernel oil

3 tsp Rosehip seed oil

5 drops carrot-seed essential oil

1 1/2 tsp beeswax pastilles

5 tsp rose-water (optional)

Place beeswax, jojoba, rosehip and apricot oils in a double boiler (I put my hillbilly glass jelly jar right into a pan of warm water). Heat very gently to melt wax. Stir well, remove from heat. Slowly stir in remaining ingredients. Place in fridge until set. Makes a small 2.5 oz jar. Use under eyes in the morning and evening.

I think this would make an excellent gift don’t you?

This recipe featured Nourishing Treasures and A Healthy Home Economist and Meet Me Monday

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1 cup Jojoba Oil

1/2 cup Coconut Oil

1/2 c beeswax pastilles

1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil

20 drops any essential oil

  • Mix oils and wax in a glass jar or large glass measuring cup. Put this jar into a saucepan and fill pan with water, being careful not to get any water into the jar. Heat the water until wax/oil are melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Let jar cool to room temp. Stir every 15 minutes to emulsify. After thickened, add vitamin E and essential oil.

I make this in a pint size canning jar, and keep it in that jar. Then I don’t have to worry about the messy process of transferring the lotion into a different container. You can use any oil that your prefer as long as the measurements stay the same. I have  used grapeseed and almond oils. I’m trying to come up with the perfect combination for an eye cream next. I buy the organic oils and beeswax from Mountain Rose Herbs. I also do a alot of online ordering for Iherb. If you use the coupon code HIF798 you will receive a $10 discount and free shipping!

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