I was thinking today about how much (or little) I spend on body care products. I don't wear makeup. I use Dr. Bronner's for shampoo, body wash and face wash, and I use Almond Oil for lotion. Dr. Bronner's is about $12 for a 32oz bottle and it lasts me about 6 months. Almond Oil is about $10 for a 16oz bottle, which also lasts about 6 months. That's less than $50 a year!
I'm trying to find a good replacement for toothpaste. I used toothsoap for a while, because my mom bought it for me. I loved the ingredients and the way it made my teeth feel, but I don't like the chips. There is something just gross about picking the chips out of the container with my fingers. Even though my hands are clean, I feel like stuff will get on the other chips and grow or something. And toothsoap is expensive! So, I want to find a homemade recipe or buy some kind of toothpowder or liquid, but I can't decide which one.
I'm also looking for a natural deodorant replacement or essential oil perfume, and a good homemade exfoliater. After all that, I should still easily fall under $100 a year for myself and two kids!