Often people get intimidated by people who speak about reducing their waste and living a more ‘minimalist lifestyle’. What you must understand though, is that all it takes is a very small change to start, you don’t have to be implementing and worrying about reducing every tiny bit of waste in your life, initially. It all comes with practice and time and through that we can all do our bit. The great thing that I like about reducing waste and becoming conscious of it, is that it helps reduce our attachment to material things and allows us to really appreciate what we have. Through this you realize that you really do not need a lot of the things you think you may ‘need’.
Here is a basic break down on how to make your own natural and less waste body lotion and under arm deodorant. Once you know how, it’s really easy and fun to make your own, and think of all those plastic bottles that you will save from going to land fills around the world!
Read the full post on qoo.co.za, which shows the method used and more details about the exact amounts to use!
The main ingredients are:
- Raw Shea butter
- Coconut oil
- Raw Cocoa Butter (optional)
- Essential oils (Enough drops till you are happy with the smell)
- Almond oil (optional) (50 – 100 ml)
For the under arm deodorant, the process is exactly the same, the only added ingredient is bicarbonate soda. About 2-3 spoonfuls can be added when using 150 grams of shea butter and coconut oil, and it is added in method 3 when beating the mixture.
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