The other day we ran out of toothpaste. It was refreshing (no pun intended) to tell my family “Don’t worry, I’ll whip something up.” My husband took the children to town to run errands and I busied myself in the kitchen.
I worked on a few gluten-free sourdough recipes. I tidied up a bit. And I whipped up toothpaste without a recipe because I had the basic ingredients on hand – baking soda, bentonite clay, glycerin, coconut oil, and peppermint essential oil.
Much like stocking a kitchen pantry, having just a handful of staple ingredients on hand allows me to make everything from no fuss toothpaste to deodorants to shampoos to lotion and more. Here are my favorite personal care pantry ingredients which can be used to make an array of personal care products.