Wouldn’t you rather treat your hair and body to fresh, natural ingredients? Here are a few examples of toiletries you can make from simple household ingredients. Most of you will have this stuff in a cupboard somewhere if not there are plenty of available options online. Give your wallet and the environment a rest and try out these DIY recipes. They work just as well as what you can buy in the store.
Natural Toiletries You Can Make From Scratch
This is easier to make than you think. A tablespoon of baking soda, 1.5 cups of water, cornstarch to add thickness, and your choice of essential oils makes the perfect natural homemade shampoo. You can even condition your hair afterward with a blend of avocado, olive oil, and lavender. Check out the best natural conditioners for your hair type.
Making your own soap is super fun as you get to mix your own smells! Try out this delicious recipe. There’s nothing more luxurious than adds aromantic essential oils to a creamy milk-base. Your skin will be thanking you for days. Have a go at some homemade natural exfoliators as well. With just a few ingredients such as rock salt, essential oils, green tea, and citrus flavors, you can find the perfect DIY body scrub.
Olden day toothpaste used to be made from a number of strange and abrasive materials such as animal hooves and burnt eggshells mixed with pumice. Nowadays what you get in the store is a lot more chemical. Glycerin, fluoride, saccharin (funnily also used as a sweetener), hydrogen peroxide ie, bleach, maybe not the kind of things you want to think about on your teeth. A simple homemade recipe is just 1 tbsp baking soda, 1tbsp salt, 3 drops of essential oil and a few drops of water. Nothing you need to steal from a lab.
In bikini season we all make certain expensive trips to the salon. It can set you back, and in exchange for not the most relaxing of experiences. Why not consider a more natural option you can make at home? It’s simple and easy, melt 1 cup of granulated white sugar over a low heat and then when caramelized, stir in 1 tbsp of lemon juice and ¼ cup of honey, you want it to be the consistency of butter, then leave it to cool and voila!
There’s one key ingredient to sun protection and that’s zinc oxide. If you want to save money on sun cream, you could just take your favorite smelling lotion and add the zinc oxide, it’s even available to buy online. If you want to make your own sunscreen completely from scratch, choose your favorite oil, almond, or coconut for example, and mix a ¼ cup with ¼ cup of beeswax, 2 tbsp of shea butter and the essential oils of your choice.
If you come across any issues while you’re busy experimenting in the bathroom, you can contact an emergency plumber. Have fun and stay safe!