Hygiene

How To Make Homemade Baking Soda Body Scrub

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

How to Make Homemade Coconut Beard Oil 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 with baking soda

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. …

Using Arrowroot Powder as Homemade 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. …

Unscented Homemade Body Powder

Unscented Homemade Body Powder RecipeDIY Homemade Unscented Body Powder Recipe

Everybody finds themselves in need of a little moisture control from time to time and a simple homemade body powder is be the perfect fix.  Whether you're getting sweaty being all athletic or if it's just hot out having a good homemade body powder handy can make all the difference between being perfectly comfy or being uncomfortable and clammy.

This homemade body powder is very similar to my homemade deodorant recipe however the ratios are a little different.  Since deodorant has the tougher job of fighting odor it has a lot more baking soda than this recipe does.  Since with this recipe we are fighting moisture we have more absorbent than anything else!

Let's make our homemade body powder! …

Homemade Clay Pore Cleansing Facial Mask

homemade clay pore cleansing facial mask

Homemade Clay Pore Cleansing Facial Mask

I'll admit it, I've got some nose pores that tend to be a little more dirty than I'd like.  It isn't a huge deal, but it just seems like I can't ever really get them scrubbed clean.  Store bought face wash only works ok.  Over the years I've tried a ton of different products with more or less the same result of not as clean as I'd like.  So, when I came across a simple homemade pore cleansing solution that was just powdered clay and apple cider vinegar I decided I should give it a shot.

As a guy I haven't ever been overly eager for a “facial” before, not anti mind you, I never went out of my way to get one though.  For some reason, lately my silly nose pores have seemed a little more uncooperative than usual, so I decided to give this homemade pore cleansing clay mask a shot.

Here's how to make your own simple homemade pore cleansing face mask:

Time: 5 min …

DIY Mason Jar Shaker

diy mason jar shaker

– Quick DIY Mason Jar Shaker –

Here is a great way to make your own diy mason jar shaker, and best of all it costs next to nothing to make.  My grandma gave me a bunch of her old mason jars, and I've been trying to find some good uses for them, and this fits the bill.  These homemade shakers are great because you can make them in any size that you want and can be used for anything from spice shakers to homemade carpet freshener.

Making your own shakers is a great alternative to buying a new shaker, especially as an alternative to plastic.  Don't worry if you don't have any mason jars laying around you can also use any glass jar with a metal lid.

Time: 5 min.

Eight Homemade Deodorant Powder Recipes To Keep You Fresh

8 Homemade Deodorant Powder Recipes
Here's Eight Easy Homemade Deodorant Powder Recipes

There aren't a ton of homemade deodorant powder recipes around, so I scoured the internet and found a few awesome homemade deodorant powder recipes.

I haven't tried out all of these recipes myself yet, but they all use basic non-chemically ingredients that should all mix together to fight odor, and absorb moisture.  I will definitely be trying out many, if not all, of these recipes over time, and will make updates as I do.

Now pick a recipe and start fighting odor without a ton of chemicals smeared in your armpits all day!

Several of these recipes use essential oils, so if you're just getting started with making your own homemade goods, check out this essential oil starter kit to get your essential oil collection kick-started.

How to Make Homemade Dry Shampoo

homemade dry shampoo

How to Make Homemade Dry Shampoo


Making homemade dry shampoo is really really easy, which is great since dry shampoo can be really handy in a pinch.

The homemade dry shampoo recipe is perfect for anyone out there who doesn't want to wash their hair everyday because shampoo is hard on their hair, for those who want a way to stay clean while they're camping, or for anyone who has run out of shampoo and aren't in the mood to make their own wet shampoo or for a trip to the store.

Time: 2 min.

Sign up For Homemade Updates

 

Signup today for free and be the first to find out what Homemade experiment is next!

Scroll to Top