How To Make Your Own Zero Waste Vegan Moisturizer

zero waste Sep 23, 2018

It's not as difficult as you may think to make your own whipped facial moisturizer.

Method

In a bowl over simmering water (double boiler):

1. Add 115g of shea butter

2. 2 teaspoons of rosehip seed oil

3. 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil

4. 2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil

5. Stir until completely melted.

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.

Place in a clean glass jar.

Rosehip oil will help regenerate your skin, jojoba oil will hydrate, and sweet almond oil will dislodge any dirt and debris from your skin. However the beneficial qualities of these oils are almost endless.

How to use?

Apply a small amount on your face with clean hands. Heating it up in your fingers before you apply will help to blend the moisturiser into your face.

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How To Make Your Own Homemade Vegan Almond Milk

zero waste Sep 23, 2018

Before we even get started about almonds and almond milk, a lot of you may have heard that almond milk is horrible for the environment, especially those living in California. Well, hell no! It is way better than cow milk.

Almond has a bigger footprint than soy and oat milk - but as it is currently the most popular dairy alternative in both the US and UK, we wanted to make it a bit more eco-friendly by showing you how to make it at home.

We also have a dog treat recipe which uses up leftover almond pulp.

Method


1. Pour 1 cup of almonds in a bowl and cover with water

2. Leave to soak for 8 - 12 hours, or over night. The longer they soak the creamier the milk

3. Drain the water away and add the soaked almonds to a food processor with 3 cups of filtered water

4. Blend on high for around 5 minutes

5. Sieve the mixture through a fine sieve at least twice, saving the nut pulp for another recipe(dog biscuits). if you have a nut bag or a fine cloth you can also use that

6. Pour...

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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.

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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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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. 

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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.

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