DIY + Zero Waste | 5 Bathroom Essentials

DIY + Zero Waste | 5 Bathroom Essentials

Simple ingredients, zero waste, all DIY. I came up with a list of five bathroom essentials yo can make yourself and share with others. My favorite part about this post is the fact that zero waste comes from making all of these things. And what else could you really need in the bathroom besides toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo + conditioner, face scrub, and an all-purpose cleaner?

I hope this post inspires you to make your own products, that will save money & waste!

  • Peppermint Toothpaste

Ingredients: 2 tbsp. coconut oil, 1-2 tbsp. baking soda, few drops of peppermint essential oil.

Measure out coconut oil and stir in small dish, slowly adding baking soda to make a creamy texture. Add peppermint essential oil for a minty taste!

  • Deodorant

Ingredients: 1/3 cup coconut oil, 3 tbsp. beeswax, 2 tbsp. shea butter, 1/3 cup arrowroot powder, 2 tbsp. baking soda (optional), few drops of favorite essential oil. 

Measure coconut oil and stir in dish until smooth. Add shea butter and beeswax to mixture (it doesn’t matter if it’s all stirred in yet). Then add arrowroot and few drops of lavender essential oil. Double boil mixture until liquid (but do not boil). Pour mixture into empty deodorant casing and let air dry until solid. Enjoy!

  •  Face + Body Exfoliate

Ingredients: Slice of lemon, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp  honey/or coconut oil. 

Get a small dish and put honey/oil into bowl, making sure it’s liquid. Then mix in 1/3 cup brown sugar until creamy texture. Add a couple of lemon drops and wa-la done! Wet face before applying and massage face +/ body thoroughly. After 1 min wash mixture entirely off. Repeat weekly. 

Enjoy smooth skin for up to 1 week! 🙂

  • Shampoo + Conditioner

Ingredients: (Shampoo) 1/3 cup coconut milk, 1/3 cup castile soap, 2 tbsp. almond oil (optional), favorite essential oil. 

Measure ingredients and mix in dish and stir thoroughly. Mixture will separate with time, just shake it up to get it ‘all mixed again. Now you’ll smell like a pretty flower 🙂
(Conditioner) 1 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup avocado oil, favorite essential oil.
   

Mix coconut oil and avocado oil together until creamy texture. Add almond oil (optional) and favorite essential oil (I use peppermint). Your hair will be silky smooth!

  • Toxic-Free All Purpose Bathroom Cleaner  

Ingredients: slice of lemon/or orange peels, 2 cups vinegar, dilute with water.
    

Mix all ingredients together and add to spray bottle (clean an old one and use that). Add slice of lemon or orange peels to get a consistent fresh scent. Use this spray for ANYTHING.

The baking soda, arrowroot powder, and coconut milk packaging will be 100% recycled and all of the jars used for packaging will be saved for my jar collection. I have included some almost-package free options to eliminate the amount of recycling even more so.

Unfortunately, almost all of my photo files for this post have been having some issues so I can’t upload photos of my results :/ After I figure out what’s wrong with them, I will most definitely insert them in here.

When I make something for myself, especially with my hands I feel more thankful for it because I had to create it myself. I greatly enjoy making my own products, as it makes me more present. I look forward to learning how to create more sustainable items in the future!

Have a lovely day xo

 

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