Make Your Pits Peaceful Without Baking Soda – DIY Baking Soda Free Peace Pits Deodorant Paste

One of my most popular posts on this blog is my classic DIY Peace Pits Deodorant Paste recipe. It's so popular in part because we are all trying to find a better alternative to the toxic antiperspirants and deodorants on the market, but it's also because that recipe WORKS! And it works REALLY well! The only problem with that recipe is that some people find themselves too sensitive to use baking soda based deodorants.
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Save Money Making Your Own Herbal Hydrosols and Flower Waters

I have a secret ingredient that I prefer to use in place of the water in ALL of my DIY beauty products and toiletries. Hydrosols, aka flower waters! I first came across hydrosols in my essential oil studies. I had learned that they were a result of making essential oils, essentially a byproduct. I was fascinated by these gentle essential oil infused waters. Along the way, I learned a lot more about them and their many uses and varieties. I wanted to purchase every hydrosol that I came across but was sorely disappointed when I realized that I couldn't afford  to purchase all of the hydrosols that I wanted. What is a DIY loving hippy to do? Make it myself, of course! Now you can too!

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Take Herbs On All Your Outdoor Adventures – DIY Herbal Outdoors Kit For Hiking, Camping, & Backpacking

I spent my childhood hiking, backpacking, and camping with my Dad, all over the West coast. I was the daughter that adored the outdoors and couldn't get enough, no matter how dirty or banged up, that I got. The addiction was solidified when we first started hiking through Yosemite National Park. With every trip we took, I soaked in the redwoods and sequoias, the glacier cut boulders and the majestic waterfalls that seem to only exist in Yosemite and my dreams. These trips made me realize that I was born to enjoy the outdoors and that my future was somehow going to be connected to my passion for this amazing place. Fast forward 20 years and now I am planning how I can instill the same great love of the outdoors, in my own son.  Continue reading “Take Herbs On All Your Outdoor Adventures – DIY Herbal Outdoors Kit For Hiking, Camping, & Backpacking”

Feel Rugged, Smell Amazing – DIY Natural Men’s Cologne Using Essential Oils

With Father's day nearly upon us, I have been thinking about what to make the Hippy Hubby this year, and then Syfy answered it for me, “what about a dad's perfume…like your perfume?”. Hmmmm…we could make him a cologne and that's a gift he would really love! Andy usually skips the cologne these days, because most of them contain toxic ingredients that we avoid in our cosmetics here in the Hippy household. A homemade natural cologne, using essential oils, would be the perfect natural gift for Syfy and me to make the Hippy Hubby!   Continue reading “Feel Rugged, Smell Amazing – DIY Natural Men's Cologne Using Essential Oils”

Is Your Shaving Cream Killing You? DIY Smooth Hippy Shaving Cream

Over a year ago I shared my recipe for the shaving cream that I accidentally made when I messed up the dish soap I was trying to make. I have since reworked this recipe to make it work even better for you and your soon to be silky smooth legs! With summertime in full swing, the one thing I can count on is the need to shave my hairy greek legs to feel that silky smooth feeling that you get when you stick your freshly shaven legs between fresh cool bed sheets on a warm summer night. I truly love that feeling, but it's hard to shave without a good shaving cream to help protect your skin from nicks, cuts, and even skin dryness. What's even worse is that most of the popular brands of shaving creams that are sold in YOUR local grocery stores are filled with toxic ingredients that are even banned in many other countries. We have talked about this before; your skin is your largest organ and up to 70% of what you put ON your skin can be absorbed into your blood stream. Continue reading “Is Your Shaving Cream Killing You? DIY Smooth Hippy Shaving Cream”

Homemade Peppermint Tea Tree Aftershave For the Hairless Hippy in Your Life – Hippy Homemade Holidays

Let's face it. Men can be really difficult to shop for during the holiday season. They can even be really difficult to make homemade products for too.I originally created my beard conditioning oil specifically for the Hippy Hubby and his grizzly beard that he has worn since the day I met him (I almost think he was born with that beard!), but not all men like to wear a beard. So, in an effort to help the rest of you out with a nice homemade gift, I have made an aftershave and shaving cream just for the guys who shave in my life. Continue reading “Homemade Peppermint Tea Tree Aftershave For the Hairless Hippy in Your Life – Hippy Homemade Holidays”

DIY Natural Beard Oil for the Hairy Hippy in Your Life

My Husband is a bearded man. He has had his beard the entire time that I have known him, and the very few times he shaved it off…he did not look right to me at all. I used to think that beards weren't attractive, and yet now I'd miss his terribly if he shaved it off. For this month's No Shave November (even though it's no shave monthly in our house) I decided to make a manly gift that every bearded man can enjoy; a masculine beard and ‘stache oil to soften those scratchy hairs and moisturize the manly face. You know the ladies would prefer to kiss a man with a soft beard, not a scratchy one! Continue reading “DIY Natural Beard Oil for the Hairy Hippy in Your Life”

DIY All-Natural Hair Styling Pomade That Rocks!

When we first went down the Hippy path, one of the first things that I started learning how to make was all of our bath and beauty products. I have always loved using a medium hold pomade to give my hair texture. The Hippy Hubby has had a mohawk for a few years now and through trial and error, we have worked on this oil based pomade to work for him too. Without water in this recipe, there is no need for preservation!
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