Many don’t realize that Dining on a Dime is more then just a cook book. We have a huge section on how to make all of those homemade beauty products you are seeing on the internet in one easy to use spot in our book. We have the usual lip balms and glosses, salves, hand cleaners,tooth paste, liquid hand soap, toothpaste, after shave and the list goes on.
Where to find ingredients:
Essential oils and flavored oils can be found at health food stores, Walmart, craft or fabric stores and online.
Almond oil and beeswax can be found at health food stores and craft or fabric stores and online.
If you have Dining on a Dime check it out for more info and places where you can get the ingredients for many different homemade toiletries.
Here are just a few recipes from Dining on a Dime.
Herbal Foot Bath
Use any of the following dried herbs*:
Mix herbs and place in a small cheesecloth. Fill a bucket full with warm water for your feet and add herbs. Soak away all the pains of the day! Make several at a time and keep on hand after a long day.
*A few drops of scented oil may be used instead.
For aching feet, make yourself an Herbal Foot Bath or rub a peppermint lotion or salve on your feet. Wrap a warm towel around your feet and enjoy.
After Bath Splash
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 tsp. essential oil, fragrance oil or perfume
1 Tbsp. glycerin (optional)
Combine ingredients. Shake well before using.
1/2 cup beeswax1 cup of your favorite oil
(palm, olive, almond, jojoba, or coconut)
Melt ingredients together in a pan on medium heat. Pour into bar molds (or what ever shape you want to make). When cool, remove from molds. Rub over body as needed.
For more easy recipes and tips for homemade beauty products, check out our Dining On A Dime Cookbook!