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DIY Bathroom Recipes

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DIY Bathroom Recipes

Welcome to the second part of our low waste bathroom saga. If you haven’t yet check out our top tips for transitioning to a low waste bathroom in our last blog post here. We love making simple shifts with products being created to support this lifestyle but we know they aren’t easily available for everyone. It can be hard to buy things in bulk or maybe you want to keep it simpler. Check out some of favorite bathroom products made right at home. 

  • The Shampoo and Conditioner Rinse

    Now this is not your average shampoo and conditioner. It will take some adjusting as it did for us. Yet it is the simplest and easiest rinse we have found that actually works. It also is perfect when you are traveling because what is needed is accessible wherever you are in sustainable packaging. 

    • Shampoo: 1/2 cup baking soda with 16oz water. 

    • Conditioner: 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 cup water 

    • Both have the option to add 4-5 drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil. We find this helps with eliminating the vinegar smell but also aids in stimulating the scalp and reducing dandruff. 

  • A Deep Conditioning Hair Mask 

    We love doing a deep conditioning hair mask before we wash our hair with the recipe above. It gives us extra shine and leaves our hair feeling soft. It truly could not get any easier either. 

    • Mix 1/4 cup of coconut oil with 4-5 drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil.

    • You can also add a few drops of castor oil into the mix it aids in hair growth!

    • Take 5-10mins and massage this mask from you scalp to your ends and give yourself some extra loving attention.

    • Once you’ve given yourself a scalp massage wrap your hair up in a bun or braids and sleep with this in. We suggest either wrapping your hair in a scarf of laying a towel on your pillow to avoid any stains.

    • To rinse first apply your shampoo rinse before getting your hair wet. Then rinse the solution and apply your conditioner rinse let sit for a few moments and rinse with water!  

  • Body Oil

    • Body oils are much needed especially heading into the drier months. You can simply just use a base of olive, coconut or avocado oil and add you favorite essential oils.

    • We currently love adding Palo Santo and Rosewood but the world is your oyster here. We do about 6-10 drops of each to every 8oz of oil. It can be easy to over do it on the essentials oils so we suggest keeping them light as they can be very active on your skin when to much it used. 

Having a few go to recipes you can make at home has made self care that much easier. We know all those fancy products out in the world look nice but we have so much right here in our own pantry that works incredibly well. Let us know if you give these recipes a try and what you think!