16 DIY PRODUCTS YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY

Things to make on your own needs a lot of time, is hard to make and it complicated? Well, in this post I am going to show you that IT IS NOT.
As result, not only we save money every month, but also we avoid amounts of waste, plastics and unhealthy additives.

1.Deodorant

There are so many reasons, to avoid buying commercial does. Even natural cosmetics products you can leave at the supermarket, because you can create your roll-on deodorant in only couple of minutes and with simple ingredients.
Deo-creme made of coconut oil, baking soda and corn starch. Measure, stir and you’re done.
Even simple baking soda is sufficient for many as a deodorant. It’s worth a try.

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2.Mouthwash

Also commercial mouthwash can be replaced through much cheaper and equally good alternative. What I use for my mouthwash is water, herbs leaves (i use peppermint or sage), and essential oils. You can also use baking soda and mix everything. 

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3.Toothpaste
Especially toothpaste contains controversial substances such as micro plastic particles, fluoride or sodium, which are more often irritating to the skin. So why buying a toothpaste, when there are so many homemade alternatives? From toothpaste made of coconut oil and baking soda to toothpaste powder made of coconut oil and turmeric. And many many more. Of course we react differently on some ingredients that’s why you need to experiment a little bit and find out what works best for you.

4.Shampoo

A lot of people do not even use shampoo and they wash their hair just with water. Did you know that you can wash your hair well with rye flour too? I know that every hair has different needs so you need to test couple of alternatives. For some it might be coconut milk shampoo, chestnut shampoo or a dry shampoo made of cornstarch and cocoa powder. There are so many options that will save you money, waste and do not burden your body with unnecessary substances such as silicone and other artificial colors. 

5.Hair conditioner

The one think I can think of here is apple cider vinegar as much better and cheaper alternative.

6.Lip balm

Unfortunately, most lip care products contain mineral oils. Especially on mouth and lips we should prefer using natural alternatives. You can also add vanilla, honey, chocolate or cinnamon for a special effort. I make my lip balm just of shea butter and almond oil. Sometimes even coconut oil is enough.

7.Peelings

Commercial peeling products contain more plastics inside than in the packaging, which sooner or later end up in the ocean. Use homemade peeling alternatives such as coffee grounds sugar or salt instead.

8.Disposable pads

Ban disposable cosmetics pads and replace them with upcycling alternatives, where you can use old t-shirts and sweaters. Easy to wash and you can reuse them over again.

9.Body Lotions and skin creams

You can make skin lotions and body butters instead of using commercial chemical products. These alternatives are not only natural but also much better for the skin. I make my body butter from coconut oil, cocoa butter, almond oil and shea butter. I also add drops of vitamin E and if you like you can add also some drops of essential oils of your choice.

10.Laundry detergents and washing powders

In fall my laundry detergent lies on the ground in form of chestnuts. It is completely for free. As softener I use white vinegar and I sometimes also add essential oils.

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11.Air Freshener

The simplest one I make is simply water and essential oils. For another option mix alcohol, soda, tea tree oil and some water.

12.All Purpose Cleaner

White vinegar, water, lemon peels let it set for 2 weeks and there you have it. White vinegar and baking soda are perfect cleaners almost for everything,

13.Window cleaner

One of the most unnecessary products ever! In most cases you can use vinegar water. 

14.Herbal and fruit tea

For tea lovers, instead of buying tea in bags, which contain micro plastics, keep your eyes open. 

15.Plant-Based milk

Oat, almond, hazelnut or even soy milk are wonderful alternatives to cow’s and co. milks. Use a blender or mixer to make your own plant-based milk. 

16.Tasty Spreads

Nutella & Co. are delicious, but not exactly healthy because of the sugar. In addition, they almost always contain palm oil. Make your own chocolate or nut butter. Ingredients and proportions can be varied freely so you can use your creativity and make your individual tasty spread.

I am sure you can think of more things that you can produce yourself. Share your ideas and recommendations with me too.