The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
I’m trying to reduce the number of over manufactured products in my toilet bag.
I prefer not to have the plastic packaging, so much of which is rediculously over done. Rediculously elaborate bottles with boxes and lids and labels.
Meanwhile who knows what half the stuff is that goes in there. There’s a saying
If you wouldn’t eat it why put it on your face?
So far we’ve made soap, given up shampoo, got a packaging free deoderant (I’m still thinking about making that too) and quit most other things.
I still use moisturizer but would prefer a simpler solution so today I decided to make a lotion bar to see if that will do the trick.
There’s five ingredients.
I found the recipe on Treehugger.
It called for a simple ban Marie. So I used a jam jar in a pan of water.
Then melt it and pour in a mould. I put my silicon mould (which is probably meant for cupcakes) on a tray so it doesn’t flop about.
Add the vitamin E and essential oil as a scent.
It took about twenty minutes to make them.
How have you cut down on chemical bomb products at home?
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