30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 12: Homemade Toiletries)

Zero Waste Toiletries

Spread the Sustainable Gospel!

The bathroom is usually the second most wasteful part of anyone’s house. We use so many products! Sadly, for most of the products we buy, they are not recyclable. Even scarier, they are filled with tons of harmful chemicals that our bodies definitely don’t need. There are many items that cannot be purchased in the bulk sections of the bathroom, so making homemade toiletries is our best plan B and will again, save us money. Yay! If you don’t have time to make your own homemade toiletries, don’t fret. I don’t always have time. Support companies who choose sustainable packagings like cardboard, glass, or metal.

Below, are a few items that can be made at home with easy zero waste ingredients:

Toothpaste: This is a very simple product to make at home. Just baking soda (bought in the bulk bins or in paper to compost/recycle), organic unrefined coconut oil (bought in glass which is recyclable or can be upcycled), and essential oil (bought in glass and is recyclable). Check out my recipe HERE!

Lotion: Honestly, I just use that same organic coconut oil right out of the jar.

Scrubs: I mix organic coconut oil, sugar (bulk bin), and essential oils.

Lip Balm: Check out this recipe here!

Hairspray: Check out this recipe here!

Moisturizer: I use a combination of coconut oil and vitamin e oil. I might have an obsession with coconut oil.

I could literally go on and on and on with the copious amount of products you can make at home with very, VERY simple ingredients but that would take all day! 😉 Go to Pinterest or just Google DIYs on alternatives to the products you currently use. Think of all of the money you’ll save!

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6 thoughts on “30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 12: Homemade Toiletries)

  1. Hi Elizabeth! I bolded and underlined the links to make them easier to find for toothpaste, lip balm, and hairspray. This post was kind of a quick tip so I'll get more in depth for some more recipes later. 🙂

  2. For people who find coconut oil breaks them out, sweet almond oil and Shea butter are amazing alternatives and are 100% non-comedogenic. I use my sweet almond oil instead of a face wash and then apply Shea butter as a moisturizer.

    • There are a few options. Bidets, family cloth – which is using cloth to wipe as opposed to toilet paper, or toilet paper wrapped in paper only. I personally use recycled TP wrapped in paper so that I can compost the paper and cardboard after.

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