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How To Make Your Own Homemade Natural Vegan Lip Balm

zero waste Sep 19, 2018

No more vaseline, no more plastic or metal tubs. Let's make some DIY vegan lip balm!

Method

  1. In a bowl over simmering water add 1 tablespoon of candelilla wax
  2. 1 tablespoons of organic unrefined shea butter
  3. And add 2 tablespoons of organic unrefined coconut oil
  4. Stir until completely melted.
  5. Once melted, for added scent you may add 5- 10 drops of your favourite skin safe essential oil. 

Carefully pour the mixture into small airtight containers, or alternatively repurpose a tub or container you already might have at home, just ensure it is well cleaned and airtight.

Put in the fridge for 10 minutes, or until wait the mixture is hard.

I’m sure you know how to use lip balm. You are meant to put it on your ears. Just kidding. Simply apply on your lips as and when you want, and say hello to smooth and soft lips from your very own all natural lip balm. 

This recipe will fill around five small containers. So share the vegan zero waste lipstick lifestyle with your friends...

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How To Make Your Own Natural Simple Zero Waste Hair Spray

zero waste Sep 13, 2018

Today we will be making a simple green alternative to the current hair sprays that are on offer - which nearly 100 percent of the time come in plastic packaging.

This hairspray recipe is extremely cheap and easy to make.

We will be using 3 simple ingredients. 2 of them you definitely have at home - water and sea salt. And the third ingredient in this low impact hair spray is argan oil or any hair nourishing oil that works for you.

You may notice your hair is oilier on some days than others.

This depends mainly three factors: How often you wash your hair, with what you wash your hair, and the type of food you eat. So if you have oilier hair, then you can of course decrease the amount of argon oil or your oil of preference.

DIY hairspray

1. In a pourable container, add 1 cup of warm water

2. A tablespoon of sea salt

3. 1- 2 tsp of argan oil or any hair nourishing oil and stir until it has dissolved.

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How To Make Your Own Zero Waste DIY Washing Up Liquid

zero waste Sep 10, 2018

Method

  1. In a bowl add 3 tbsp of washing soda
  2. Add half a cup of boiled water and stir until it has dissolved.
  3. Once completely cooled, add half a cup of liquid castile soap, and stir.
  4. Place in a clean glass jar.
  5. After it has cooled down refrigerate until it is solid and opaque, and proceed to whip for 1 minute, or until it is white and creamy.

To use

Use 2 tablespoons per large sink of water. For any tougher dishes simply add plain baking soda alongside the washing up liquid and scrub all the dirt away.

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How To Make Your Own Zero Waste Deodorant At Home

zero waste Sep 06, 2018

Method

1. In a bowl add 4 tablespoons of baking soda, 4 tablespoons of cornstarch or arrowroot powder, and mix them. Once combined

2. Once combined, add 6 tablespoons of coconut oil, and mix until you have a thick creamy texture.

3. If you are sensitive to baking soda, simply cut the amount in half and test on your skin again.

4. For an added fresh smell, add 5 - 10 drops of tea tree or your favourite scented skin-safe essential oil.

5. Place your mixture in a clean glass jar.

To use, Apply a small amount with your fingers to each underarm daily.

Don’t forget to like and share this video to spread the zero waste love.

If you are sensitive to baking soda, you can always decrease the amount you put. You can also get your baking soda plastic free here from Zero Waste Club. 

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How To Make Your Own Zero Waste Face Acne Mask

zero waste Sep 04, 2018

INGREDIENTS & METHOD

In a bowl:

1) Add 2 tbps of bentonite clay

2) Add 4 tbps of water

3) Add 3 drops of tea tree essential oil

4) And mix!

5) Apply gently to your face avoiding the eye area. 

If you are looking for some plastic free bentonite clay, you can get it here from Zero Waste Club.

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Tag us @zerowasteclub and @plantbasednews on instagram to be featured.

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How To Make Your Own Zero Waste Vegan Body Butter

zero waste Sep 02, 2018

 

Ingredients

Shea butter 1 cup  

Coconut oil ½ cup

Almond oil ¼ cup

Your favourite scented essential oil  20 drops

A double boiler (or a pan you can heat hot water on and a glass bowl to put over it).

Method

1. In a bowl over simmering water, add the 1 cup of shea butter, the ½ cup of coconut oil and stir. 

2. Once it has completely melted add a ¼ cup of almond oil and 20 drops of your favourite scented essential oil.

3. Put the mixture in your fridge until it becomes solid and opaque and whip for 5 minutes with an electric whisker.

4. Place your mixture in a clean glass jar.

5. Apply all over your body, avoiding the eye area for soft and silky skin. 

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How To Make Your Own DIY Zero Waste Bin Liner

zero waste Sep 01, 2018

Uses

1. Use an old sheet of newspaper as a bin liner in small bins.

2. Or - you can use it as a bin itself. When you're done, simply crumple up the contents, and put them in your recycling bin or normal bin. 

Show us those bin trick shots by tagging us @zerowasteclub and @plantbasednews on Instagram.

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How To Make Zero Waste Toothpaste At Home

zero waste Aug 30, 2018

 

It's surprisingly quick and easy to make your own zero waste toothpaste. Just follow the simple steps below.

Ingredients

Baking Soda 4 TBSP  

Alkaline, neutralises acidity in your mouth.
Non-toxic
Low abrasion.

2) Bentonite Clay 4 TBSP

 Alkaline, neutralises acidity in your mouth.
 Rich in minerals.
 Low abrasion.

3) Xylitol 4 TBSP

Reduces bacteria that cause cavities.
Adds sweetness without the sugar!

4) Peppermint Essential Oil (optional, but recommended) 25 DROPS

To give you that minty fresh feeling!

5) Water 2 or 3 TBSP

To create the texture of a paste.

METHOD

1. Avoiding any metal utensils, stir all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Add the water.

3. Add the peppermint essential oil.

4. Add more or less water, depending on how thick you like your paste.

If you want to scale the recipe up or down, simply use equal parts of all dry ingredients, and add water and peppermint to your taste.

You can get all of these ingredients plastic free...

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How To Make Creamy Oat Milk In Under 30 Minutes

zero waste Aug 29, 2018

Ready to say goodbye to those milk cartons?

INGREDIENTS

1) 1 CUP OF OATS

2) 4 CUPS OF FILTERED WATER

Optional extras:

3) 1 tsp VANILLA ESSENCE

4) A DATE

5) A PINCH OF SALT

METHOD

1) Cover the oats in a bowl with tap water and let them soak for 15 minutes.

2) Sieve the oats, discarding the water, and rinse the oats thoroughly under the tap.

3) Add the oats, the optional ingredients, and 3 cups of filtered water to a high speed blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes.

4) Add up to a cup more water depending on your desired consistency.

5) Sieve the mixture through two sieves, TWICE, in order to remove any remaining solids. You should have a creamy liquid.

6) Transfer and store in a glass airtight container.

Store in the fridge for up to 6 days. But do not heat the mixture as it will turn gelatinous.

Enjoy on your cereal or in a mega milkshake!

The impact of switching milk

Conventional dairy milk is extremely wasteful, harmful to the environment, and to...

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Is Honey Vegan? Why Do Vegans Not Eat Honey?

vegan questions Aug 22, 2018

As vegans, we're asked these questions all the time. Do vegans eat honey? The answer is no. Why not? Because vegans do not eat animals or exploit other creatures, and that includes honey bees.  

Why don't vegans eat honey?

Bees do not make honey for us, they make it for their hive. To take it from them when they have no possible way to consent to producing honey for us is morally and ethically wrong, and does not align itself with the veganlifestyle.

Commercial beehives built to allow humans to take honey from bees are not natural; they are engineered. The queen bee is manipulated to remain in the hive, and her worker bees will not desert her. When humans want to steal their honey, honey bees are forcibly subdued and intentionally made confused, before the honey they made for themselves is taken from them and sold for profit.

Why else do vegans not eat honey?

There are a number of other reasons vegans can't eat honey.

  • Bees do not make honey for humans, they...
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