DIY Recipes

Chemical-Free for the Hands and Face

As I reflected on what I was going to blog about this morning, I remembered the Make ‘n Take that I had this last Saturday and figured, “Well, I haven’t posted a recipe for a bit.”  So, here you are!  I got two very simple and affordable recipes for you!

These recipes are not original to me.  I borrowed them from Melissa M. Poepping’s booklets, The Chemical Free Home and The Chemical Free Home 2.  I get a lot of my ideas from these little books.  Not only are the recipes doable, but the names that she chooses to call her items are rather humorous (i.e. “Not So Athletic Foot Powder,” and “Take That, Cinderella.” I sometimes just skim her book to get a laugh.)


At the Make ‘n Take, some of the items we made were a Foaming Facial Wash and a Foaming Hand Soap.  The containers I used were found on Amazon Prime right here, but if you use Young Living’s A.R.T. products, some of those bottles work well too.


The next thing you’ll need is a non-GMO, natural soap.  Melissa suggests Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap.  I purchased this here on Amazon as well.  It contains no fragrances, synthetics or preservatives and is labeled as vegan and organic.   It contains plant-based ingredients.  It’s a 32oz bottle that goes a long way!  I grabbed the Baby-Unscented so that I can add my own scents to it in whatever I make with it.


And last but not least, I use Young Living essential oils in my recipes.  I recommend becoming a member so you can get your own 24% discount on everything they sell.  You can do so by following this link, clicking on “Become a Member” and follow through the steps to yourself started on a journey that kicks the chemicals out of your body and home.  If you want to know why I choose Young Living, you can visit their Seed to Seal website here and check out their promise.


Now on to the goodies!  You have your ingredients (at least you know where you can get them), so let’s get foaming!

Foaming Facial Wash

  • 2 Tbsp Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
  • 10 Drops Orange EO
  • 1 Drop Frankincense EO (I use Elemi if Frankincense is in short supply)
  • 1 Drop Carrot Seed EO

You combine all the ingredients in your cute and nifty foaming bottle container, fill up to about 1 inch below the top with pure water, and shake shake shake!  Shake it up before each use.

Hands Down! Foaming Hand Soap

  • 2 Tbsp Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
  • Essential Oils
    • Bathroom Combination: 10 drops each — Lemon Myrtle, and Orange
    • Kitchen Combination: 5 drops each — Lavender, Rosemary, and Lemon
    • Children’s Bathroom Combination: 5 drops each — Lemon Myrtle, Lavender, and Cedarwood.

Same as above direction: Combine, add pure water, and shake it up!  You can also get creative and combine your own favorites for your own personalized scent!


If you really don’t like the whole “make your own” thing as much as I do, that’s okay!  Young Living has this stuff already made up for you.  It’s chemical free, and as a wholesale member you can order for yourself without having to deal with the middle man!  Trust me, I’d like to help you out and get you started, but I’m not going to be hunting for people to place a monthly order and then hunt you down to give you the product and get your money for it.  Young Living makes it so much easier for us, so I take advantage of that.

You can find Young Living’s Thieves Foaming Hand Soap here, and you can find their A.R.T. Gentle Cleanser here.  Don’t let the prices scare you.  If you’d walk into your department store, you could find expensive products there as well, only they would be full of synthetics, toxins, and chemical junk that our body doesn’t know what to do with.

Do yourself and your body a favor.  Start little by little to remove unnecessary chemicals from your home.  The Premium Starter Kit is truly the best deal you will find with Young Living, and it contains enough to get you going in the right direction to start replacing chemical junk in your home.  Let your body stand a change by having to detox less and less.  Make it easy for your body to thrive as it was intended to.  It’s baby steps, but at least it’s going on the right direction!

I love you all.  Keep striving and thriving!

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