Zero Waste: Self-Care

Previously I made a post about self-care investments that will help you save money in the long-term, click here if you are interested in reading that post. On today’s post, I want to share with you self-care products that can be made at home. These products have fewer chemicals and less plastic. Living a frugal life doesn’t just help us save money, but it also benefits our health and our planet’s health.

1.Shampoo/Conditioner Bars

There are several recipes online for these bars, they are quite easy to make, and I love what they do to my hair!

2.Soaps

There are so many recipes online with really natural ingredients for you to make at home. It’s also a really good activity to do with kids and teach them a bit about a plastic-free life!

3.Moisturiser

I’ve seen plenty of recipes online and even tried one. Absolutely loved it, it made my skin super smooth. Definitely try this at home.

4.Toothbrush and Toothpaste

I 100% advise you to get a bamboo toothbrush, they work just as well as the plastic ones but are way better for the environment. You can make toothpaste at home, I tried one recipe that had coconut oil, and I wasn’t a big fan of it! I’m still on the hunt for a more natural toothpaste with a pleasant taste.

5.Deodorant

To be honest, I’ve never tried to make deodorant at home, but I have bought natural, free of chemicals deodorants, and let me tell you, they are great! You don’t get stinky throughout the day, and it makes your skin super hydrated. I definitely want to try to make one at home, it will be a lot cheaper.

These are all the tips I have for you today! Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to Cut Down Plastic

We all are aware of how bad the plastic is for the environment, but the reality is that we’re so used to have plastic products on our daily lives that it becomes difficult not to use them. So, what I want with this post is to give you a few tips on what you can change so we can all cut down the plastic usage.

1.Say “No” to plastic bags

Get fabric bags instead. I love this tip, you can have really cute bags when you go grocery shopping, mine have different sayings and cute patterns. I also have smaller ones for fruit and vegetables (and they all match haha). What I also love about this is that you can throw them into the washer and they’re brand new again.

2. Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Quit buying shampoo and conditioners stored in plastic containers. You can buy or make your own! I find that my shampoo bars last a lot longer then the “normal” shampoo I used to get, it actually saves me money. I also noticed a huge difference in my hair, it’s a lot healthier and growing faster because it’s not getting harsh chemicals like it used to.

Shampoo and Conditioners Inspiration

3. Household Detergents

Make your own household cleaners and store them in glass containers. This will help the environment, and it will also be beneficial for you health since they won’t have harsh chemicals.

Household Products Inspiration

4. Body Products

Make your own deodorant, toothpaste, body soap, body creams, etc and store them in plastic free containers.

Body Products Inspiration

Body Products Inspiration #2

These are the tips I have for you today if you have additional ones leave them down below in the comments.

Thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.