26 May 2011

4 Steps to Your Natural Beauty

I love how much blogging has helped me expand my interests and gain knowledge in so many fields. Who would have thought some years ago that technology can actually be an aid in getting a more ecological and natural way of life!

Today I want to share with you several tutorials on making natural substitutes for well-known commercially successful products. Of course, "substitute" is quite an inappropriate word to use in this case, because when you come to think of it, people have used and developed the natural products for quite a long time before "upgrading" them into factory-produced chemical mixtures.

Let me start with my greatest shock for the past month. I was absolutely unaware that I could wash my hair with simple baking soda but here I am, doing exactly that for 4 weeks and my hair is clean, sparkling and strong as never before!

Edit: Since I wrote this post in 2011 I have learned the hard way that baking soda is extremely detrimental to hair. You can read a very thorough article with my findings, called Baking Soda Destroyed My Hair and see for yourself. I do not recommend anyone to ever wash their hair with baking soda.
And there you are, 4 easy to achieve steps to keeping yourself fresh, clean and natural from head to toe!

Do you have more recipes for natural beauty? Share them with us in the comments, so that we can grow together.


  1. Excellent post! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Wow, I'll have to check out those links, I always love new recipes!! Thanks so much for sharing, off to peek now... ;)

  3. Baking Soda? You just blew my mind.

  4. Rachel, this exact use of baking soda is the discovery of the year for me.

  5. Rebecca, thank you for posting your how-to!

  6. Simply Smitten, I saw a cool recipe on your blog about cleaning your toilet the natural way :)

  7. Great tutorials, Sonya!
    I can share a bath salts recipe!

    I am with you on the being grateful for
    blogging and sharing on multi passions.

    I think a blog that just focused on soap would
    be a little narrow. That's why I choose to blog on lots of different things.


  8. Can the baking soda shampoo be made ahead and kept in old empty bottle in the bathroom?

  9. Can the baking soda shampoo be made ahead and kept in old empty bottle in the bathroom?

    1. I would recommend that you make it just before showering. It takes less than a minute to dissolve 1 table spoon of soda in a glass of water.