There comes a point when living plastic-free means making stuff. Sometime you just cannot buy what you want and so your only option is to get all Blue Peter, source the ingredients and actually produce something. Turns out it’s quite fun and not that hard! Here are some of the skills I have mastered..erm….sort of ….maybe.
Making your own clothes is probably the only way to get them totally plastic-free. Plus the only way I can afford fair trade organic clothes is make them myself. And I get to support local fabric shops
How & why to sew plastic-free here
Fabric & Sewing Supplies
Who knew? Baking – it’s not that bad! Check out the plastic free cook book here
Making Make Up
Its quicker then trying to choose between a hundred different shampoos and it’s really simple, fun to do, so much cheaper and I get to control what goes on my body, where it comes from and what environmental impact it has.
See all our homemade lotions, toothpaste, fake tan & the rest.
i don’t make many cleaning products. I use bicarb neat and occasionally vinegar. Mostly I scrub with natural bristles. You can read about my cleaning products HERE
An introduction to some of the stuff you need to make the above
Made From Plastics
up-cycling plastic is a good way to use up waste plastic. Have a look at what these talented folk have done over in the arty crafty part of this blog and check out my PINTEREST board. Lovely but by no means the answer to plastic over consumption.