Stocking the DIY Personal Care Pantry

IMG_8462 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.

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A Couple of Sourdough Tips I Picked Up Along the Way

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I am by no means an expert at sourdough baking. I’ve been doing it on and off for about six years and have found it fascinating – and sometimes frustrating – right from the start. Having a small bit of bread making knowledge helped me to not be too intimidated by the bread making process… 

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What’s New at CFH: Save 10% on All Products and Pork & Kraut Soft Tacos

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This week you can save 10% on all Cultures for Health products.  We are also featuring a new pork and kraut soft taco recipe!

Sufu: Lacto-Fermented Tofu

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I don’t eat soy myself except maybe the occasional foray into soy sauce on rice. This is mostly because it’s just not something I ever think to eat or purchase. I know there are many concerns around the consumption of soy, most especially the industrialized, processed, genetically modified soy that saturates U.S. markets. That said,… 

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The Real McCoy

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Going to the grocery store is one of my least favorite chores, so much so that I have arranged my food buying very differently from most people. I run a small buying club out of my home, mostly so that local farmers and producers will deliver directly to me. Beautiful! I rarely need to shop,… 

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