In an attempt to reduce plastic waste in the bathroom, I have started to buy less things in bottles. Several bottles will not be finished up for a while, but regulars like body lotion and shampoo are now replaced by solid bars.
Body lotion as a bar is great. It is surprisingly easy to apply, comes in lovely fragrances and the best bit is, you can put your clothes on immediately after applying it.
I have now had a go at making some things myself using recipes I have found online.
Bath bombs - made with oat flakes, citric acid, bicarbonate of soda and olive oil. I must have done something wrong because the mixture bubbled up and spread all over the worktop when I put it in the mould. The website says to stop this happening, you should carefully add the citric acid right at the end. Will have to try again.
Hand cream (solid) - This is made by gently melting beeswax and cocoa butter, adding some olive oil and essential oil for fragrance. At first it was too soft and oily, but it has been standing near the kitchen sink in an open bowl for a while and now has a good consistency. I put apple scented essential oil in it but you can hardly smell that now - may have to use more next time.
Mouthwash. Dead simple recipe. Only makes a small amount - I don't trust it to keep for more than a couple of weeks. Boiled, cooled, water, a spoonful of bicarbonate, a spoonful of xylit and a few drops of peppermint oil and tea tree oil. Tastes nice, too.
Please share your recipes and especially tips for getting things right, if you have ever tried to make your own cosmetics.
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