If you know my blog, you know I am a dedicated DIY girl. I love trying out new recipes and creating my own bathroom and beauty products. After a recent talk with Emma Wallis for the radio show Pulse, where I talked about my Zero Waste lifestyle and actually shared my mascara recipe, I received a few emails, where I was asked about the time investment that goes into making my products and also, whether there were alternative products people can use that don’t want to make everything themselves.
Very valid questions in my opinion, since I always make living a Zero Waste lifestyle out to be this easy thing while constantly posting new recipes that people can try.
So I feel the need to clear something up:
Just because you live a Zero Waste lifestyle, it does not mean that you have to make your own products.
I make products as a hobby, because I enjoy it and because I love experimenting with new things. DIY products are great and cheap gift ideas and a fun activity that you can do with your friends, but by no means are they a necessity to a Zero Waste lifestyle.
These are the 4 single ingredient items that you can substitute your packaged products with without having to lift a finger in terms of DIY.
Here are the 4 single ingredients you’ll ever need for ZW.
Baking soda: Can be used as toothpowder, deodorant, cleaning products, stain removal.
Castille soap: can be used as dishwasher soap, hand soap, shower lotion, shampoo.
Coconut oil: can be used as makeup removal, lotion and facemask, conditioner,
Distilled white vinegar: can be used for every cleaning purpose, as softener for your clothing, conditioner for your hair, limescale removal,