DIY zero waste cosmetics

Zwoice . Jul 20, 2018

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Deodorant

Deodorant - a glass jar containing white deodorant

Ingredients

  • 50g coconut oil
  • 50g baking soda
  • 40g corn flower
  • 5 drops palmarosa or lavender essential oil
  • 1 hermetically closing glass jar

Preparation

  • Let the coconut oil melt in a bain-marie.
  • Add the baking soda and corn flower, and stir well.
  • Add the essential oil.
  • Pour into a hermetically closing glass jar.
  • Let the mix rest a few hours, until it becomes a less liquid.
  • Occasionally, you might need to stir the mixture before use.

Use

  • Essential oils are not recommended for pregnant women and children under the age of six.

Toothpaste

Toothpaste - smiley face with nice white teeth

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp calcium carbonate
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil
  • 1 hermetically closing glass jar

Preparation

  • Put all the ingredients into the glass jar.
  • Mix them well. 
  • Occasionally, you might need to stir the mixture before use.

Use

  • Essential oils are not recommended for pregnant women and children under the age of six.

Hair styling spray

Hair styling spray - woman with long brown hair gently shaking her head

Ingredients

  • 150ml distilled water
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp argan oil
  • 3 drops essential oil
  • 1 spray bottle

Preparation

  • Warm up the distilled water.
  • Add salt and let it melt in it.
  • Wait for the mix to cool down.
  • Add the argan and essential oils.
  • Stir the mixture.
  • Pour into a spray bottle.


Use

  • Spray onto wet hair and dry as usual, to give your hair a more voluminous and stronger look.
  • Essential oils are not recommended for pregnant women and children under the age of six.

Make up remover

Make up remover - rose petlas on water

Ingredients

  • 75ml rose water
  • 20ml almond oil
  • 100ml bottle


Preparation

  • Pour the rose water into the clean bottle.
  • Add the almond oil.
  • Store in a cool place, ideally the fridge.
  • Shake a little before each use.


Use

  • Rose water helps regenerate and avoids ageing.
  • Almond oil has softening, hydrating and nurturing properties.

Body scrub

Body scrub - cinnamon sticks sparkled with brown sugar

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp spices
  • 1 hermetically closing glass jar


Preparation

  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Put into the jar.

Use

  • Start with a warm shower to warm up your skin and open the pores.
  • Apply the scrub onto your skin and massage it in for a few minutes.
  • Carefully rinse with warm water. 
  • Feel free to experiment with the ingredients. Try different oils and spices, use salt or coffee grains instead of sugar or add essential oils. 

Face mask

Face mask - women with a red hairband and a natural white mask rubbed on her face

Ingredients

  • 20g fresh yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Preparation

  • Crush the yeast into small pieces.
  • Add olive oil and mix until smooth. 
  • Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes.

Use

  • Remove all makeup, then wash and dry your face.
  • Apply the mask, skipping the eyes and let dry for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash the mask off with warm water. 
  • Yeast contains a lot of vitamin B and helps deep-clean, vitalise and remove excess grease from your skin. This recipe suits best sensitive skin. For oily skin, simply add a little more yeast. 

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