• DIY zero waste and all natural toothpaste recipe
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    DIY Zero Waste Toothpaste and Dental Products

    At my local dentist office, I am the girl that makes my own toothpaste. True story, it’s written in my file. And every time I visit the dentist, the hygienist always asks me why and how I make my own toothpaste. I always tell them that I make my own because regular toothpaste tubes go straight to the landfill. It always a new concept to them! They never thought about it like that before. They are also pleasantly surprised– and reassured– at the simple ingredients! Plus it’s effective and healthy for your gums. This recipe is simple, inexpensive, and whitens your teeth. I posted this recipe/blog post when I first…

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    DIY Zero Waste Lip Scrub

    Happy #zerowastewednesday! Even though winter is winding down, I still find my skin and lips recovering from the dry, cold weather. I came up with this easy lip scrub recipe just messing around with ingredients in my kitchen. Plus I found a cute used glass jar to store it in! Time: 2 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 1 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp almond oil (or olive oil) 1 Tbsp brown sugar Similar to my lip balm recipe, the basic ingredient ratio is 1:1:1. Adding honey is super important for this recipe to keep the oil and sugar from becoming a lump. Directions Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Transfer…

  • DIY Zero Waste Flaxseed Hair Gel curly girl method
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    DIY Zero Waste Flaxseed Hair Gel (Curly Girl Approved)

    I switched to the curly girl hair method about eight months ago. (Updates to come on that front.) In sticking to my zero waste beauty routine, I needed a zero waste yet curly girl friendly hair gel. So flaxseed hair gel it is! This recipe is incredibly easy and it’s all over the internet. Yet, I managed to come up with a single portion size to not waste unused gel. Time: 7 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 2 Tbsp flaxseeds 1 cup water 2-4 drops of essential oil (optional) Yields a single serving of 3-4 fl oz portion. The traditional recipes uses 1/4 cup of flaxseeds and 2 cups of water…

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    My Zero Waste Shower Essentials

    My beauty routine is completely zero waste! Everything in my bathroom is all natural and produces little to no waste. When I evaluated my priorities for my beauty routine, I asked myself: what do I really need? In the end, not much. Plus, I make some of my own products (see here) and that saves me a good amount of money. A Minimalist List of Shower Essentials Safety Razor from The Copper Hat Conditioner from Plaine Products Homemade Castile Soap Cube (for hair, body, and face) Bamboo Comb (similar on Amazon) Hair Routine I have curly hair so most days I can get away with simply co-washing (or washing my…

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    DIY Zero Waste Lip Balm

    I actually love this recipe! And like most chap stick, it lasts for ages. I probably only need to make it once or twice a year. Or make a double batch to last the whole year. See how easy it is for yourself! Time: 5 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 1 Tbsp coconut oil (buy it here organic and in glass) 1 Tbsp beeswax pellets (here are is the exact product I bought from Amazon– and it’s in paper!) 1 Tbsp almond oil or sunflower oil 3-4 drops essential oil or vanilla extract This is recipe is for a single 1oz portion. I store it in a little 1oz metal tin…

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    Menstrual Cups 101

    Did you know haberdasheries sold menstrual products? Yes, any good haberdashery had ladies intimate wear, bra fittings,  and of course your supply of ‘monthlies.’ Now here is a product for a modern haberdashery: Now I must say this– not only women have periods. Anyone with female anatomy can have a period/periods. I hope this post can be helpful for all of us strong humans who have to deal with our uterus throwing a temper tantrum and crying tears of blood. This post is coming from a place of experience. Yes, I have had a positive experience with menstrual cups and want to share my supreme and vast knowledge! But in…

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    Zero Waste Deodorant and Hair Texture Spray

    Beachy waves for your hair? Yes, your underarms will get fabulous just-out-of-the-ocean curls with this spray. Related: Deodorant Debacle: The Problem with Traditional Deodorant and the Natural Solution Make sure you detox before switching to a natural deodorant. You can learn how to do that with the related post above. It’s not as essential as with my cream deodorant but I didn’t take any chances. Time: 10 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 2 oz filtered and/or previously boiled water 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt or sea salt Optional: 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil 5-6 drops of essential oil Materials: Glass spray bottle Directions Heat water to just…

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    Zero Waste Cream Deodorant

    I think this is the ultimate sign of going full on crunchy. Well, maybe besides not wearing any at all. This cream deodorant is my long lasting, super strength recipe for fighting BO. Make sure you detox before switching! Check out the why and how of natural deodorant on my related post: Deodorant Debacle: The Problem with Traditional Deodorant and the Natural Solution Time: 5 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 1/4 cup cornstarch (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup baking soda (4 Tbsp) 1/2 cup coconut oil (8 Tbsp) 25 drops essential oil (1 tsp) Directions Combine all ingredients in a jar and mix. You can slightly melt the coconut oil to help make…

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    Zero Waste Simple Face Lotion

    Who said going zero waste had to be time consuming? If you are new to zero waste or DIY natural beauty, this simple recipe is for you. This is only the first of many crunchy recipes to come. Time: 5 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) coconut oil 5-6 drops essential oil (optional) Directions Melt coconut oil in a double boiler for about 1 minute or until completely melted. I do not have a double boiler so I just put about an inch of water in a pot on low. Then I put my glass mason jar in the water and the coconut oil in my container. Storing…