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Challenge 2: Natural Health

February 6, 2018

The Quest for Ultimate Magicalhood continues! And this week (and hopefully for all the weeks!), I'm joined by Jimika Astwood, founder of Island Crown and proponent of all things natural.  One of the challenges during the quest is to ditch products with harmful ingredients, and this week, we're focusing on toothpaste and deodorant.  


There are many MBGs that have amazing natural bath and body recipes, so we cyber-stalked two of them. For the toothpaste recipe, I went straight to my FAVE Nikisha Riley, co-founder of Urban Bush Babes, model and owner of Folie Apothecary. Listen, she is EVERYTHING.  


(ps, In the video I mention her recent name change and wonder if she got married. Clearly I don't cyber-stalk her enough because, I caught up on her posts today and see she didn't get married - she's going through a divorce 😔.  Sending her lots of love + light.)


Looking for a natural deodorant recipe that was simple and easy led us to the Youtube channel of '20PearlsnCurls'.  I'd never seen her videos before but there are a ton on natural hair care, so we'll likely be swinging by her page again. 


So check out the video! Recipes are below.  We would love to hear if you try these out... and we'll be posting an update at the end of the week. (It's up! See below). 






Toothpaste Recipe:

4 tbsp bentonite clay

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

4 tsp of ground calcium magnesium tablets

2 teaspoons baking soda

4 capsules of activated charcoal

About 20 drops of essential oils - cinnamon, clove, spearmint and peppermint.


Deodorant Recipe:

1 ounce of pure shea butter (melted)

1/4 cup of cornstarch

2 tablespoons of baking soda

5 drops of tea tree oil

5 drops of lavender essential oil

A gloop of fresh aloe


Detox: a mix of bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice, and Bermuda honey





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