DIY Bathroom Basics

It’s not uncommon for bathroom benches and shower recesses to be filled with plastic bottles: bottles for shampoos and conditioners, hair treatments, face washes, toners, moisturisers, deodorants … and that’s just the basic products! Then there are all the other lotions and potions that promise great things and claim to have unique properties that will keep your face looking younger, your skin supple and your hair shiny.

The amount of waste produced by these products is becoming an increasing problem as they end up in landfill and, sometimes, in our oceans. With recycling systems falling apart, even our attempts to do the right thing by recycling are falling short.

Store-bought products are also full of all sorts of ingredients that may have damaging effects on our health and wellbeing. By making your own products, you know exactly what is in them and you don’t need Google to decipher what you’re putting on your body.