“You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.”
– Andrew Well
Here are some of our favorite DIY recipes for dealing with the seasonal challenges that inevitably come up.
Our goal is to give you effective, actionable ways to prevent and/or minimize the issues that each season brings.
Organized by season, our recipes include everything from bug spray for the summer to allergy relief in the spring. And we’re always adding more, so check back often to see our new recipes!
This amazing lip balm has just 4 ingredients, and you can make it in 5 minutes. Use it when your lips need an extra boost of moisture. It’s especially amazing in the wintertime, when everything is so ridiculously dry. This recipe makes 12 lip balm tubes.
- 2 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 2 tbsp organic shea butter or organic cocoa butter
- 2 tbsp beeswax pellets
- 3-5 drops essential oil(s) of your choice (possible choices are peppermint, vanilla, orange, tea tree, lavender)
- Lip balm tubes
- Melt the coconut oil, shea or cocoa butter, and beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Once completely melted, add the essential oil and stir to combine.
- Pour into lip balm containers. (I used an eye dropper and have had the most difficult time cleaning it out; I may just throw it away to be honest. I would suggest a small funnel that can be cleaned with a small bottle brush.)
- Leave the containers to harden, and you can use it immediately.
Aloe vera gel or coconut oil both make amazing moisturizers, especially in winter when everything is so dang dry. But what if you want to make a moisturizer that’s a little fancier than just plain old aloe vera or coconut oil? Well, why not combine the two (plus a few other ingredients) to get a non-greasy moisturizer that’s perfect for those dry winter days (or any time of the year)?
- 1 cup aloe gel (Note: if it’s not thick enough, you may want to add an emulsifier and refrigerate it)
- 4 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 15 drops essential oil (I love lavender, but you could use any essential oil you’d like)
- Electric hand mixer or whisk
- Mason jar or pump bottle to store the moisturizer
- Allow all ingredients to come to room temperature, if they aren’t already.
- Combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
- Using your mixer, beat all the ingredients for about 1 minute. You can also whisk it if you don’t have an electric mixer. Either way, you want your mixture to have the same consistency as lotion.
- Transfer the moisturizer to the mason jar or pump bottle. Store in a dark, cool place for up to 3 months. The moisturizer may also be refrigerated, if you wish.
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