Color Me Green

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In addition to my 'Make, Do + Mend' mission for 2018, there's another theme I've been embracing. Simply - if the book falls off the shelf - read it! That is to say, when I feel something in my gut or feel like the Universe is pushing me in a new direction, I should embrace it!

One particular aspect of that is a desire to go minimal and green with all of the consumable products in my home. I'm talking household cleaners, makeup, health and beauty. We already eat organic and hope to be supplying a lot of our own food in the future. I've been a fan of vinegar, baking soda and lemon to clean for years, I use cloth diapers and my detergents are free and clear but I know I could do better for myself and for my family.  I also know that I can't do everything all by myself and sometimes I just have fall back on whatever works. Rome wasn't built in a day, but I'm ready to start laying a better foundation. 

So this is where I'm asking for your help. In the comments, could you share one or two things you've done to either a) make your own cleaning or health/beauty products OR b) found a product that's effective with minimal ingredients? Could I use almond oil instead of body lotion (something I already do - but is there a better option?) I already use aluminum free deodorant (like... every three days or something?) but is there something else that works I could make myself? I've tried baking soda on my hair with ACV rinse but it was not successful. I know better than to trust every Pinterest claim of banana face masks (maybe they do work?) and DIY tooth whitening, but you guys must have some secrets to share, right?

Ladies! Give me your wisdom!