We all know how important it is to nourish our body, and sometimes we forget about our bodies largest organ... the skin! The skin is your largest organ and absorbs 60% of what you put on it. Think about this for a second… According to the Environmental Working Group, the average woman uses 12 “beauty” products per day, containing about 168 ingredients. That’s a lot of ingredients you’re putting into your body, and if we're not careful many of those could be toxic!

 

These DIY natural body-loving recipes are so nourishing for the body! Not only do these recipes smell delicious, they contain essential natural ingredients like coconut oil and almond oil to help restore moisture in your hair and skin, and sea salt to exfoliate away at those dead skin sells. Minutes to make, money-saving, body-loving recipes! 

Body Scrub

What you will need: 

- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup almond oil 
- 1/2 cup sea salt 
- Essential oils of choice (10 drops)

Mix all ingredients together in a jar, allow to sit for ingredients to absorb. Give your body some love & scrub! 

Hair Treatment 

What you will need:  

- 1/4 cup coconut oil 
- 1/4 cup almond oil 
- 2 tbsp argan oil 

Mix all ingredients together in a jar. Brush knots out of your hair and divide into sections, add the treatment to each section for even coverage. Massage into your scalp for a few extra minutes. Tie your hair up & leave in for as long as you wish (minimum 30 minutes). Rinse with warm water & wash as usual! 

Deodorant

What you will need:  

- 1/4 cup coconut oil 
- 1/4 cup baking soda 
- Essential oils of choice (5 drops) 

Combine coconut oil & baking soda then add in essential oils. Store in a glass jar & use for up to 2 months as you would usually! 

Here at Food Matters we are passionate about what we put on our skin! You can join us here as we peel back the outer layer to uncover the best natural skin care and the problems with the beauty industry! 

What DIY Recipes Do You Use? Share Yours With Us In The Comments Below! 

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