make with me – DIY-ing in the bathroom


As I mentioned in my last empties post I am trying to reduce the amount of products and plastics that I am using in my life and one way to do that is by making some things myself. Some of the things I make have ingredients that came packaged but generally work out to less plastic than the products I can find in the store.

I am going to keep making things as my products that I do have run out, but am very excited by what I have done so far.

Scented Bath Salts

This is probably the easiest DIY ever as all I have done is mixed Bath Salts (bought in a very large container from Costco) with a few drops of essential oils in a large mason jar. Then you can sprinkle some in your bath and have the benefits of epsom salts with a nice scent. Even better I can switch out the scent each time with what I am feeling like at the moment (currently it is grapefruit)

You need:

  • Epsom Salts
  • Essential Oil of your choice (I like grapefruit, peppermint, and eucalyptus

Bubble Bath

For this recipe I followed the directions in this blog here:
Bubble bath is one of the things that I was going through a lot of and while I love my Lush bath products I don’t want to be using them every time I have a bath. The recipe just uses three ingredients and while I had to search a little to find vegetable glycerin the amount I bought should last me a long time.

You need:

  • Castile Soap (scented or unscented)
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Water
  • Essential Oils (if desired and using unscented castile soap)

Liquid Hand Soap

I am not a fan of bar soap, there I said it, but bar soap is often found in only paper packaging and is quite often much cheaper than its liquid counterpart. I found online however that you can easily turn bar soap into liquid soap and decided to give it a try. By melting equal parts (oz to cups) soap and water together in a saucepan and then letting it cool you have made yourself liquid soap. I made myself a batch and while it may take a few tries to get the consistency just right I am really happy with how it turned out.

You need:

  • Bar soap (shredded into small pieces)
  • Water

These are the three things I have made for my bathroom so far and I am excited to see what I can make next. Do you DIY any of your products? If so, what?

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