How to no ‘poo
Dissolve about 1 teaspoon of baking soda in half a cup of water. Apply this to your roots only; work it in then rinse. Do the same to your arm pits to help deodorise.
I keep a spray bottle of half vinegar, half water in the shower and spray onto your hair then rinse.
No ‘poo troubleshooting
Remember, there is a transition period from two weeks to two months depending on the person. Here are a few tips:
• If your hair becomes frizzy, try using less baking soda or leaving it on for a shorter period of time. Adding honey may also help.
• If your hair becomes greasy, try using less apple cider vinegar, switching to lemon or lime juice, leaving out the honey, and/or using a comb instead of a brush. Also, make sure you’re applying the apple cider vinegar just to the ends of your hair.
• If your scalp itches, try the following essential oils; tea tree, lavender, rosemary. If your hair becomes dry, try a tiny bit of oil (any oil, I use olive) smoothed on bottom of hair.
1 cup baking soda
1/3 cup salt
3 teaspoons glycerin
Flavoring for taste (wintergreen or peppermint oil)
Mix baking soda and salt together. Add 3 teaspoons of glycerin and mix thoroughly. Add flavoring to taste; five to 10 drops usually works, but find out what is best for you. Put paste into a squeeze bottle. Use as you would commercial toothpaste.
You can add a drop of food coloring to add a little color. Add a little more glycerin for thicker toothpaste.
Use liquid castille for general soap use.
Baby wipes solution
1 cup of distilled or boiled water
Up to 1 tablespoon liquid castille soap
1-2 teaspoons vegetable-based oil (apricot, olive, grapeseed, almond)
1 teaspoon 100% aloe vera
A drop or two of essential oil for example: jojoba oil, calendula oil, tea tree oil, lavender oil.
Use enough solution that the wipes are just damp. You can also keep the solution in a spray bottle by the changing table and keep only water on the wipes so you can use the wipes for a quick face wash as well as bottom wiping.
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup citric acid
1/8 cup epsom salts (optional)
*witch hazel in a spray bottle
various essential oils & dried herbs
Sift all dry ingredients in a glass bowl.
Add essential oils (about 10-20 drops per recipe – *see below for blends*)
Spray 3 times with witch hazel and mix well. Keep spraying the mix until it clumps when you squeeze it in your hands, but make sure it is not wet.
Add dried herbs if using. Press firmly into moulds (ice cube trays, soap moulds…) Let sit one minute in mould,
then carefully take them out and place on wax paper. If your house/appartment is humid, remember to place a clean
tea towel over the bombs and place under a fan. This will prevent the bombs from activating. Let dry 24-48 hours.
Here are a few aromatherapy blends:
Stress Relief Blend:
5 drops ginger
7 drops bergamot
2 drops geramium
(use dried geranium)
5 drops Chamomile
10 drops lavender
(use 2 tbsps of dried lavender and/or chamomile)
5 drops ylang ylang
5 drops patchouli
5 drops sandalwood
(use dried rose petals or buds)
6 drops lemongrass
15 drops Petitgrain or Neroli
(use dried lemongrass or dried lemon peel)
8 drops Clary Sage
10 drops Lavender
(use dried lavender flowers)
What You Need
• Large glass or metal mixing bowl
• 2 cups Epsom’s salts
• 1 cup Sea salt, rock salt or coarse salt
• Food coloring
• 1/4 teaspoon Glycerin
• Essential oil for fragrance such as vanilla, citrus or peppermint, optional
• Clean, dry jars with cork stoppers or metal screw-on lid
How To Make It
1. Try and do this on a day with low humidity, the salt will absorb moisture from the air.
2. Combine salts in bowl and mix well. Add a couple drops of food coloring and mix well.
3. Add glycerin and essential oil (4 or 5 drops) and mix well.
4. Spoon salts into the jars and close them.
5. Make a gift tag with the scent (if you used one) and suggesting using 1/3 to 1/2 cup in the bath.
6. Makes 3 cups of bath salts.