Recipes For Natural Body Products

Baby Wipes

  • Cut paper towels in quarters and stack in a closable plastic box. Run tap water over them, drain the excess. Add 1 tsp. grain alcohol and/or borax liquid on top. Close. Put a dab of the Quick   Cornstarch Softener recipe on.......More

Borax Liquid Soap

  • Empty 1 gallon jug 1/8 cup borax powder Plastic funnel Funnel the borax into the jug, fill with cold tap water. Shake a few times. Let settle. In a few minutes you can pour off the clear part into dispenser bottles. This is the soap! Easier way:.......More

Brushing Teeth

  • Buy a new toothbrush. Your old one is soaked with toxins from your old toothpaste. Use only water or chemically pure baking soda if you have any metal fillings. Put a pinch in a glass, add water to dissolve it. Use food-grade hydrogen.......More

Contact Lens Solution

  • A scant cup of cold tap water brought to a boil in glasssaucepan. After adding ¼ tsp. aluminum free salt and boiling again, pour into a sterile canning jar. Refrigerate. Freeze some of it. ....More

Cornstarch Skin Softener

  • 1 tsp. lysine powder or 8 tablets, 500 mg each 1 tsp. Vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid); or 8 tablets, 500 mg each 3 tsp. cornstarch (see Sources) Vitamin E, 1 capsule 400 mg ¼ tsp. apricot kernel oil (optional) 1 cup water Boil starch and water.......More


  • Your sweat is odorless. It is the entrenched bacteria feeding on it that make smells. You can never completely rid yourself of these bacteria, although they may temporarily be gone after zapping. The strategy is to control their numbers. Here.......More

Foot Powder

  • Use a mixture of cornstarch and zinc oxide poured into a salt shaker with a lid. Add long rice grains to fight humidity. You may also try arrow root or potato starch. If you don't have zinc oxide use plain cornstarch. ....More

For Dentures

  • Use salt water. It kills all germs and is inexpensive. Salt water plus grain alcohol or food-grade hydrogen peroxide makes a good denture-soak. ....More

For Dishes

  • Don't believe your eyes when you see the commercials where the smiling person pulls a shining dish out of greasy suds. Any dish soap that you use should be safe enough to eat because nothing rinses off clean. Regular dish detergents,.......More

For Laundry

  • Borax (½ cup per load). It is the main ingredient of non-chlorine bleach and has excellent cleaning power without fading colors. Your regular laundry soap may contain PCBs, aluminum, cobalt and other chemicals. These get rubbed into your skin.......More

Hair Spray

  • I don't have a recipe that holds your hair as well as the bottle of chemicals you can buy at the store. Remarkably a little lemon juice (not from a bottle) has some holding power and no odor! Buy a 1 cup spray bottle. Squeeze part of a lemon,.......More

In The Dishwasher

  • Use 2 tsp. borax powder pre-dissolved in water. If you use too much it will leave a film on your dishes. Use vinegar in the rinse cycle. ....More

In The Sink

  • Use a dishpan in the sink. Use ¼ cup borax and add a minimum of water. Also keep a bit of dry borax in a saucer by the sink for scouring. Don't use any soap at all for dishes that aren't greasy and can be washed under the faucet with nothing but.......More

Lip Soother

  • For dry, burning lips. Heat 1 level tsp. sodium alginate plus 1 cup water until dissolved. After cooling, pour it into a small bottle to carry in your purse or pocket (refrigerate the remainder). Dab it on whenever needed. If.......More

Massage Oil

  • Use olive oil. It comes in very light to heavy textures. Pick the right one for your purpose. Alginate mixtures can be used instead of, or added to, oil. Starch solutions are good, too. ....More


  • A few drops of food grade hydrogen peroxide added to a little water in a glass should be enough to make your mouth foam and cleanse. Don't use hydrogen peroxide, though, if you have metal fillings, because they react. Don't use regular drug store.......More

Nose Salve

  • (When the inside of the nose is dry, cracked and bleeding.) Pour ½ tsp. pure vegetable glycerin into a bottle cap. Add ½ tsp. of water. Applicator: use a plastic coffee stirrer or straw; cut a slit in the end to catch some cotton wool salvaged.......More

Other Skin Healers

  • Vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid, not the same as citric acid). Put a large pinch into the palm of your hand. With your other hand pick up a few drops of water from the faucet. Rub hands together until all the powder is dissolved and dispensed. It.......More

People Wipes

  • ¼ tsp. powdered lysine (you may crush tablets) ¼ tsp. Vitamin C powder (you may crush tablets) ¼ cup vegetable glycerin 1 cup water Prepare wipes by cutting paper towels in quarters. Use white, unfragranced towels that are strong enough to hold.......More

Personal Lubricants

  • Heat these together: 1 level tsp. sodium alginate and 1 cup water in a covered non-metal pan until completely dissolved. Use very low heat and stir with a wooden spoon handle. It takes a fairly long time to get it perfectly smooth. After cooling,.......More

Quick Corn Starch Skin Softener

  • 4 tsp. corn starch (see Sources) 1 cup water Boil starch and water until clear, about one minute. ....More

Recipes for Natural Body Products

  • You can use just borax (like 20 Mule Team BoraxTM) and washing soda (like Arm & Hammer Super Washing SodaTM) for all types of cleaning including your body, laundry, dishes and your house! You don't need all of those products you see in.......More


  • Borax liquid is ready to use as shampoo, too. It does not lather but goes right to work removing sweat and soil without stripping your color or natural oils. It inhibits scalp bacteria and stops flaking and itching. Hair gets squeaky clean.......More

Skin Healer Moisturizer Lotion

  • 1 tsp. sodium alginate 1 cup water Make the base first by heating these together in a covered, non-metal pan until completely dissolved. Use low heat–it will take over an hour. Use a wooden spoon handle to stir. Set aside. Then make the following.......More

Skin Sanitizer

  • Make up a 5 to 10% solution of food grade alcohol. Food grade alcohols are grain (ethyl) alcohol or vodka. Find a suitable dispenser bottle. Mark it with a pen at about one tenth of the way up from the bottom. Pour 95% grain alcohol (190.......More

Sunscreen Lotion

  • Purchase PABA (see Sources) in 500 mg tablet form. Dissolve 1 tablet in grain alcohol or vodka. Grind the tablet first by putting it in a plastic bag and rolling over it with a glass jar. It will not completely dissolve even if you use a.......More

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