Turns out that shea butter, one of my favorite butters/oils, does not make a very good bath oil on its own — it melts funny and is really too heavy on your skin afterward. I’m kind of greasy now, but quite well moisturized.
Aren’t you glad I’m doing all this rigorous testing to pass on the highest-quality bath and beauty knowledge to you? It’s such hard work, though: I’m not sure I can stand to keep taking lavender-scented baths all week, it’s just so hard on my morale :)
When I asked around, it became clear that one product that a lot of folks were hoping to see at The Beauty Hag was natural, SLS- and fluoride-free toothpaste. So I’ve been doing research and testing, and I think I’ve hit on a formula that works. It’s very simple — and all of the ingredients are pronounceable and edible! Right now I’m making it in peppermint, which makes my mouth delicious and tingly-clean. I have the means to make it it cinnamon, ginger, tea tree, lemon, or any number of other flavors, though, which I’m excited about. Take a look at the making-of pictures below!
A quick note on testing: I’ve spent the day sitting in my living room, thoughtfully brushing my teeth and saying “hmmm”. When I hit on a good formula, I hand it over to my spouse. Not only is the process 100% cruelty-free, but my teeth have never been cleaner!