Eco Beauty, Body and Bath

So many bathroom and beauty products come with plastic rubbish, not to mention ingredients that we are probably better without.

Start making your own ecofriendly and natural  beauty and body products with simple to follow recipes and ingredients. 

 

Below is a growing selection of useful green beauty recipes that are simple to make yourself and lovely to use.

I'll also share some great Eco conscious and sustainable products and brands that focus on natural ingredients and minimising environmental impact.

October 9, 2019

Have frizzy, curly or dry hair, and need a zero waste alternative to leave-in conditioners? Here are 4 amazing plastic-free options you need to try! It has taken me a long time to get the perfect zero waste hair care routine but completely worth the effort. But finding good leave-in hair products has been the hardest.

September 20, 2019

Dandelion salve is easy to make and a really handy item to have in your collection of natural bathroom lotions. In this recipe, you'll be using fresh dandelion flowers to infuse oil, beeswax or plant wax and a little coconut oil.  This step by step tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to create a homemade dandelion salve to use on dry skin, hands,sore muscles and eczema.

September 13, 2019

Make your own dandelion infused oil in just a few simple steps.  Here is everything you need to know to collect your flowers, dry them out and create your dandelion oil infusion. Many people consider dandelions to be an annoying weed that ruins the lawn, but they really are a nutritious and useful plant that is so often overlooked. Dandelion infused oil has healing and soothing properties and having it on hand will allow you to reap the benefits in your own homemade skin care and beauty products.

September 7, 2019

One way to re-purpose those used coffee grounds after your morning brew is to make your own exfoliating coffee scrub. There are lots of different recipes you can try, but this one is my favourite! Homemade scrubs are brilliant for exfoliating and moisturising your skin. They contain all natural ingredients, are quick to make, and are so much more cost effective than store bought beauty products.  And of course, is package free!

March 22, 2019

Melt and pour soap bases are a great way to begin making soap at home, without the hard work. Here are all the steps you need to make your own handmade chocolate soap at home using a melt & pour base and cacao powder. They make perfect little Easter gifts and can be set into any silicone mould (or even chocolate moulds) you already have.If you can't find a melt & pour base, you can totally use soap bars you already have. So this can be a fun way to melt down slivers of soap you have been saving up.

February 11, 2019

Making your own natural face powder at home is super easy and I'll explain how. With a basic DIY recipe using arrowroot flour, cacao powder and clay, you can get the perfect colour match for your skin. This is a fabulous zero waste option to store bought translucent powder that is better for your skin AND the planet.

January 26, 2019

Make your own zero waste foaming hand soap with this simple 2 minute DIY recipe and stop buying liquid soap in disposable single-use packaging. Using castile soap, Coconut Oil and Essential Oils, you can create your own hand soap, like this Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime blend which smells like summer. (Oh, and if that still sounds too hard, I have a great lazy cheat too!)

January 19, 2019

This DIY, Natural Spot Gel Recipe contains Aloe Vera Gel, blended with Lavender and Manuka Essential Oils for a gentle and effective solution for outbreaks. For anyone wanting to swap to natural skincare and home made recipes, having  reliable and effective solutions is a must. I absolutely love this recipe and after years of using a variety of pimple creams and spot gels, this is the gentlest. Making homemade skin care at home means you can avoid all the extra stuff that is put into products AND tailor the strength to your own skin.

December 27, 2018

This DIY recipe makes a beautiful refreshing face cleanser using organic cucumber, raw honey and mint leaves that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and nourished. This can easily be a zero waste cleanser, as not only are you using ALL natural ingredients, which can be found package free, you are also avoiding cleansers with additives, colours and fragrances that aren't doing your skin any favours at all. (If you do have little kids, you can involve them too and maybe have a mini mummy and me spa session and know is is 100% safe and natural).

September 2, 2018

Bathrooms can be a huge source of waste in the home creating trash that fills up your recycling or landfill bin. This post will take you through some low waste and zero waste choices you can make to be more ecofriendly in this room of the house. This post is part of the War On Waste Challenge series - If you missed the start, head here.

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