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)
- Epsom Salts
- Essential Oil of your choice (I like grapefruit, peppermint, and eucalyptus
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.
- Castile Soap (scented or unscented)
- Vegetable Glycerin
- 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.
- Bar soap (shredded into small pieces)
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?