How to make Homemade Deodorant

What led me to make my own DIY Homemade Deodorant? I’ve been on a mission to eliminate beauty products which contain toxic ingredients for the past year (or so) of my life. I have learned a lot about how much your body absorbs through the skin and it opened my eyes to the ingredients contained in my everyday routine. Naturally, you think of lotions, perfumes, body wash, etc. as the beauty products which contain tons of chemicals and artificial fragrances. But what about deodorant? I had placed deodorant in its own “safe” category but the truth is…it is just as harmful, if not more harmful, than the other products! Fun fact: when it comes to your armpits, they absorb almost 100% of what we use on them. That equals a whole lot of rubbish for your body after everyday use!  The below ingredients are contained in several deodorants you find in the grocery stores today: ACH […]

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Homemade Citrus Body Wash with Essential Oils

“Live life naturally”. It’s a broad statement encompassing a lot of different lifestyle choices. While thinking of the name for Root + Revelry, I wanted to include the notion of living life naturally in every way possible. People generally think of food, fitness and even mental state of mind when asked what this means to them. But let’s fact it, this phrase is a huge umbrella for a lot of things! Today, I share with you one quick and easy was to live a more holistic lifestyle with my Citrus Body Wash.  Making your own bathroom toiletries is incredibly easy and it’s nice to be able to choose your favorite scents! I am not bashing all store brought brands by any means. I am simply sharing a quick and easy alternative if you, like myself, question the ingredients in the conventional products.  Why not reduce the amount of chemicals your body is exposed to day in and day out?  Our […]

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Homemade Essential Oil Laundry Detergent

Happy Sunday everyone!! I am so excited to share this DIY recipe with you all today. It’s quick, easy and saves you lots. Does the thought of creating your own laundry detergent send you running for the hills? I felt the same way when I first started making my own cleaning concoctions at home. Conventional brands have so many ingredients and I thought there must be a reason why nobody makes it themselves. Well, turns out it’s simple 4 ingredient combo that will get your clothes clean and smelling fresh. And it’s inexpensive unlike most eco labelled laundry detergent. Win Win!    Laundry Detergent Ingredients: 1 Cup Super Washing Soda 1 Cup Borax 1 Bar of Grated Soap ( I use Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap) 20 drops Essential Oils (I like Purity, Lemon and Lime).  I used Lemon, Lime, and Purify for this batch. You can also use lavender, wild orange or event eucalyptus essential […]

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DIY Natural Essential Oil Soft Scrub

Emphatically dubbed “miracle scrub” by my husband, this gentle yet effective cleaner has become a staple in our apartment. This Homemade DIY Soft Scrub opened my eyes to the power of natural cleaning. It has some major grime fighting ingredients and to top it off, I add lemon and orange essential oils for added cleaning power and a fresh scent.  Through research and endless google searches, I became all too aware of the unholy amount of harmful chemicals in everyday cleaning products. I won’t name any names but after doing a check on the supplies we use nearly everyday, I  decided to see how a natural cleaner would compare to the chemical filled mainstream products. My mind was blown at the results from this all natural cleaner. It tears through dirt and stops mildew in its tracks. The combination of these simple ingredients will take care of all your kitchen, bathroom and tile cleaning needs- naturally! […]

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