Hygiene

Hello Charcoal Toothpaste Review: Tooth Whitening with Activated Charcoal!

Hello charcoal toothpaste review, box of Hello toothpaste

I love making things myself if I can, but sometimes it’s nice to try something new!

I have made a few different homemade toothpastes myself including baking soda toothpaste.

And a lot of these diy toothpastes work great, but, I am also pretty lazy sometimes so it’s nice to have some good go to products for when life gets busy and I run out of time to make it myself.

I have been seeing a lot of charcoal toothpaste recipes online and definitely plan to make my own before long, but honestly, I thought charcoal toothpaste sounded terrible. I just imaging a big handful of ashes from a campfire stuffed in my mouth. Not good.

Sooo…I decided to buy grab a tube of Hello charcoal toothpaste and give it a try.

DIY Baking Soda Body Scrub Recipe

Homemade Baking Soda Body Scrub

How To Make Your Own DIY Body Scrub

I like a good exfoliating body wash as much as the next guy.  You can find a million different body washes and scrubs at the store.

Unfortunately, a lot of these options are loaded with chemicals as well as tiny plastic microbeads that perform the task of exfoliation.  I’m not super into washing chunks of plastic down the drain every time I hop in the shower.  

Ever since I found out those lovely bits of scrubbing’ stuff were actually plastic I have been on the look out for a good homemade body scrub alternative.

Since it seems like you can clean pretty much anything with baking soda.  I decided I would put it to the test and making my very own homemade body scrub with baking soda and essential oils.

DIY Coconut Beard Oil Moisturizer

Coconut Oil Beard Moisturizer

How To Use Coconut Oil As Homemade Beard Moisturizer

Sometimes a beard just gets dry and itchy.  It’s no fun, but it’s part of the reality of sportin’ a beard.  If you have suffered from a dry itchy beard or know someone who has here is a super quick, easy, and natural way to moisturize your beard and skin for a delightfully itch free beard with a coconut oil beard moisturizer.

Here’s how to use coconut oil as the perfect basic beard oil moisturizer.

Simple Homemade Baking Soda Mouthwash

how to make homemade mouthwash

How To Make Homemade Baking Soda Mouthwash

Stinky breath is no fun.  In my opinion, neither is the typical store bought mouthwash that incinerates your mouth in the name of good smelling breath.  I wanted to see if could find a nice more soothing homemade mouthwash alternative to the nuclear option we typically pickup from the store.  I wanted to find a recipe that would help control bad breath as well as leave my mouth feeling squeaky clean and minty fresh.

This simple to make homemade mouthwash using only water, baking soda, and some essential oils.  Of course there are more complex mouthwash recipes out there, but if you are looking for a functional simple recipe that takes no time at all then read on!  Here is how to make your very own homemade mouthwash. …

How To Make Scented Homemade Deodorant Powder With Essential Oils

homemade deodorant powder

Homemade Deodorant Powder With Essential Oils

I’ve tried a couple homemade deodorant powders here on The Homemade Experiment.  I’ve tried just using Arrowroot Powder as Deodorant which actually works well. I’ve tried a combination of Arrowroot Powder and Baking Soda Deodorant Powder which works really well.

For this recipe I’m taking it one step further and adding in some essential oils.  We’re going beyond works well with this one into the realm of smells good too!

I’m not an essential oil expert, but I do know that depending on what essential oils you add you can get benefits ranging from wonderful scents to anti-microbial effects which can help cut down on the stink!  So depending on what essential oils you use you can make the perfect deodorant powder with this recipe.

Without further ado, here’s how to make homemade deodorant powder with baking soda, arrowroot powder, and essential oils. …

DIY Arrowroot Powder Deodorant Powder

Arrowroot Deodorant Powder

Arrowroot as Homemade Deodorant Powder

Previously I’ve made homemade deodorant powder using a combination of cornstarch and baking soda.  It’s a pretty simple recipe to be sure, but I wanted to see if it even needs to be that complicated.  I wanted to see if you really need both ingredients to make an effective deodorant powder.

I decided to try using starch and baking soda individually for several days each to find out either one can be used as effective homemade deodorant powder. …