It is so easy to make your own personal care products and the advantages are huge; you get to control what goes on your skin, be way more eco-friendly and save a whole load of cash. You can make almost anything the cosmetic companies sell but without the palm oil, dodgy chemicals and weird colors. Though you can have all those too if you want.
In the U.K.. you can buy some ingredients locally, (mainly coconut oil), but for most of them you will need to go online. And almost certainly they will come packed in plastic. BUT you will get so much product from one bag that this will represent a massive cut in your overall plastic waste creation.
Check out the links below for suppliers and recipes.
It is so easy to make your own creams and lotion that once you start you will never look back ...Read More
Seems you can buy refillable inhalers. You soak the cotton wick in essential oils of your choice, put in the ...Read More
This is a quick introduction to Shea Butter Semi soft buttery oil. Read more about butter oils and waxes here ...Read More
One of the joys of living plastic free is that you have all kinds of useful base ingredients in the ...Read More
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While I was in Malaysia I got to see some orangutangs. Most of them were in the rehabilitation center which ...Read More
Microbeads.... the newest way to exfoliate. These tiny particles, or microbeads, scrub away at the skin supposedly leaving it wonderfully ...Read More
Bought a bottle of hydrogen peroxide from Big C Supermarket in Thailand. The bottle is glass the cap is metal. Plastic ...Read More
Fats and oils are used to keep the skin supple and prevent moisture evaporation. Many oils and waxes can be used ...Read More
I have long had the complexion of a teenager – all spots and grease. While in India this situation got ...Read More
I got these from green ladies blog I haven't tried them because I have no use for such things but ...Read More
Dentifrice - toothpaste or toothpowder whichever, it is basically an abrasive to clean and polish the teeth. However it comes packed ...Read More
Oh the risks I take for you... this year I am going to make my own sun block. If I ...Read More
Every year they, the fashionistas, say that pale is interesting - well up here in the windswept north of England ...Read More
I read that Britains get through 15 million plastic bottles a day. How many? I find that utterly shocking. So ...Read More
Well looks like winter is finally here - again - and the need for a good lip balm has never ...Read More
There are many different ways to wash your hair, including not washing it. But in my experience shampoo is one ...Read More
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WHY CUT PLASTIC
About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items.
Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.