Earth day and the DIY (do-it-yourself) movement go hand in hand. We are constantly inspiried by new ideas of reusing things we already have in new and interesting ways. For some, sewing or canning is a satisfying DIY project. Others might take more of a craftsman approach on the DYI, such as refinishing furniture or sewing new covers for existing decorative pillows.
I have a few green DIY beauty recipes that are so easy that no matter what category you fit into, even if it is the non-DIY category, you can do them and be so happy you did.
Recipe from Waking Up and Speaking Out
• 1 cup Baking Soda
• 1/3 cup Water
• Food colouring
• Muffin Tin, Liners, or a silicon muffin tray
• Essential oils
Add your 1 cup of baking soda to a glass bowl.
Slowly add 1/3 cup of water to the baking soda. Add a little bit at a time. Add more if it needs it. It’s supposed to look pasty.
Mix well. Add any food coloring that you’d like.
Put into a silicon muffin tin or a paper-cup lined muffin tin.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Add 2 drops of each scent to each cooled puck. (It will seep through to the bottom!)
Once the essential oils have been completely absorbed (I left mine overnight), hop in the shower for a long, steamy, session.
Easy DIY Lemon and Rosemary Salt Hand Scrub
A refreshing hand scrub to exfoliate and deodorize your hands.
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 1â…“ cup scrub
• 1¼ cup coarse Kosher salt
• 4 Tbsp. olive oil
• Juice and zest of 2 lemons
• 3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, crushed
Mix all ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Store in airtight container.
To use, place a few tablespoons of scrub onto wet hands and rub gently. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Homemade Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo
Recipe by Homemade Mommy
• 1/2 cup castile soap
• 1/2 cup distilled or filtered water
• 16 drops Rosemary essential oil
• 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
Add the castile soap to a container with a flip top and then add the Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils. Finally, add the filtered water. That’s it!
To Use: Apply a few nice squirts on your hair and shampoo and rinse normally. Follow this up with a gentle conditioner.
I hope you enjoy giving these super easy DIY beauty treatments a try. Chemical free, and so much cheaper than the store brands….Love!!