How To: Homemade Daily Shower Spray

homemade shower spray

I’m also doing what I can to save money in all aspects of my life. I have been making a lot of my own cleaning supplies, as well as, beauty stuff too. Recently, I shared my recipe for homemade rosemary shampoo, and a reader request for my diaper solution spray and butt balm. This week I want to share what I am using as my daily shower spray.

Steps 1-3 are optional, but I do not personally enjoy the scent of vinegar. These steps give it a citrus scent and help cut through soap scum.

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1. Enjoy 2 oranges or 3-4 clementines or tangerines!

2. Place citrus peels in a jar, and pour in vinegar until full. Recap jar

3. Let this jar sit for about 2 weeks. Whenever I’m around the jar I shake it up a bit, but this is an unnecessary part of the recipe.

4. Strain vinegar into your spray bottle.

5. Add the required amount of water.

One part vinegar to three parts water.

6. Spray surfaces after each shower. I’ve also been told that if you add a few drops of a citrus oil it will help dirt slide off when the walls get wet during your shower.

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Homemade Diaper Spray Solution and Butt Balm for a natural diaper change

I’m a cloth diapering mama, and a huge fan of cute fluffy bums! I’m sure the future will hold a few posts about cloth diapering. Today, I am bringing you a reader request for the recipes I use for my diaper spray solution and butt balm. Both of these items are all natural, and the balm is cloth diaper safe too.

I want to start off with the diaper spray, because, it is the easiest to make. I usually make a large bottle full. In turn, I fill a smaller spray bottle that I use to either spray the cloth wipes or directly on the little man’s tush.

Natural Diaper Spray Solution

Ingredients

Dr. Bonner’s Castille Soap Baby Formula- 1 tablespoon

Sweet Almond Oil- 3 tablespoons

Purified Water- fill to the top of the bottle

(The bottle I use is 16 oz)

Directions

1. Add you Dr. Bonner’s and almond oil to your bottle.

2. Fill the rest of the bottle with purified water.

You can use less oil if you want. The older Jazz has gotten, and occasionally dealing with rather sticky poo, I feel the oil helps me to wipe it off the mess easier.

Next up is the cloth diaper safe butt balm. I had been using CJ’s BUTTer in Mango Sugar Mint. I loved using this product, but I wanted to try my hand at making my own version. Something cheaper, but not inferior.

Natural Butt Balm

Ingredients

Coconut Oil- 1/4 cup

Beeswax- 1/4 cup

Sweet Almond Oil- jar use: 1/4 cup

It will melt with the warmth of your hands, but will be messier to use in my opinion.

stick use: 1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons

Because, it will be applied with a stick, instead of your fingers, the extra almond oil allows it to spread easier.

5-7 drops of essential oils (optional)

I used my old CJ’s BUTTer stick, but you can use a clean, used deodorant tube instead.

Directions

1. Melt your coconut oil and beeswax. You can do this in a small sauce pan over the stove, or a glass jar in the microwave. If you use the microwave I’ve heard it is recommended to do short 30sec bursts and stir in between.

2. Stir in the sweet almond oil and essential oils.

3. Allow the mixture to cool for a minute before pouring into your container of choice.

Any extra can be saved in a small jar and melted down and added to your next batch.

How To: Homemade Rosemary Shampoo

Homemade Rosemary Shampoo

I’ve made this shampoo recipe a few times now and have been very happy with the results. It doesn’t cost much, and is really easy to make.

ingredients

1/4 cup hot water

1 tablespoon dried rosemary

1/4 cup liquid castile soap

2 tablespoons sweet almond oil

few drops of tea tree oil

1/4 teaspoon essential oil(optional)

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Steep the dried rosemary in the hot water for a few minutes stirring occasionally to help release the fragrance. Combine everything else in a small spray bottle (The spray bottle helps regulate the amount used, since, it is so runny.) After the rosemary has steeped add the wate to the mixture.

To use you may keep it in the shower. Just shake it up before spraying on your head. Massage scalp for a few minutes before rinsing out. With my short hair I do not need a conditioner, and my daughter’s fine hair does well too. Longer, thicker hair may need a conditioner to keep tangles at bay.