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HOMEMADE NATURAL AND MOISTURIZING LIP BALM

Today it’s going to be all about how you can make your very own natural and moisturising lip balm! It only consist of 4 ingredients and it is super easy to make.

If you haven’t noticed it yet, then I can tell you that I love to make homemade skincare products. This time it was time to make homemade lip balm. I can absolutely not take credit for the recipe as I’ve mainly just followed ones I’ve found on the internet, but I’ve left out any kind of essential oils and just added some vitamin E oil. That is just my preference to leave out essential oils since I often find that lip balms can get too perfumed, and I actually just prefer the smell of more discrete and natural ingredients such as coconut oil and shea butter, this just smells divine, if you ask me!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs of shea butter
  • 1 tbs of coconut oil
  • 1 tbs of beeswax
  • A few drops of vitamin E oil

This amount fills 4 of these small tin containers. 

 

How to do it

You put all the ingredients into a doubled boiler and wait for it all to melt and mix. Pour it all into small tin containers, I bought mine from Naturligolie.dk, and then put them in the fridge for about 1/2 hour. Easy peasy, now you’ve made homemade natural and moisturising lip balm!

 

“This is also a lovely little gift idea, which you can either give alone or you can make a little gift basket filled with homemade body butter, a body scrub and lip balm!

Environment Sustainable Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

ZERO WASTE BATHROOM ESSENTIALS

I made an article a while ago for Sustain Daily about ways in which you can make your bathroom more sustainable. I thought that I would translate it into English and add some more things on it as well and show you, how you can make your bathroom more zero waste.

 

1. Switch to reusable cotton pads

Instead of using single-use cotton pads, buy some reusable ones which you can just wash after use and then use again and again. For make-up removal use some almond oil and water on the cotton pad and use this to fx take off mascara.

2. Use a shampoo bar and an applecider vinegar hair rinse

Instead of buying plastic bottles of shampoo and conditioner, try to switch to a shampoo bar, and to make your hair more soft after using it try using an apple cider hair rinse afterwards.

3. Switch to a menstrual cup

Save money and save the environment from a lot of trash by switching from single-use tampons and pads to a menstrual cup, reusable cotton pads or menstrual panties.

4. Use a bamboo toothbrush

Next time you’re buying a toothbrush go after one in bamboo instead of plastic, then it can be composted once you are done using it.

5. Make your own body products

There are a ton of DIY recipe’s out there. You can make your own deodorant, make your own body lotion and so much more.

6. Go for skincare in glass, steel containers or without any packaging

Whenever you are buying skincare products, strive for fx oils in glass or cremes in steel containers. Or go for soaps without any packaging or soaps wrapped in cardboard which can be recycled afterwards.

7. Switch to a safety razor

Instead of buying plastic razor heads, then try to switch to a safety razor. This will also save you money in the long run since the blades are much much cheaper.

8. Make your own toothpaste

Make your own toothpaste in a glass container, easy, cheap and better for the environment.

9. Get a wooden hairbrush

If you have a hairbrush, then of course just use that, but if it is time to get a new one then go for a wooden one.

10. Make your own scrubs and face masks

You can easily make your own scrubs or face masks out of natural food ingredients such as coffee grounds, avocado, oats, salt, sugar, honey, bananas etc. There are so many awesome recipe’s out on the internet, just google!

Read also: 10 ways to cut down your plastic use

DIY Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TOOTHPASTE

Mit første DIY (do it yourself)-projekt under min zero waste rejse var at prøve at lave min egen tandpasta. Det var enormt nemt, godt nok kan jeg prøve nok så mange produkter af på min hud uden at være bekymret, men jeg må nok indrømme at jeg er lidt mere forsigtig i forhold til tandpleje, da jeg ikke tør at risikere at der pludselig er noget galt med mine tænder. Så jeg bruger den hjemmelavede tandpasta engang imellem, men jeg supplerer stadig med en købe tandpasta størstedelen af tiden (Aloe vera tandpasta fra Forever Living). Jeg ved dog at der er mange zero wastere som kun bruger den hjemmelavede tandpasta opskrift, og Lauren Singer har brugt den i årevis og har ganske fine tænder!

Men, hvis du også gerne vil prøve at lave din egen tandpasta, så følg med her!

Ingredienser
2 spsk kokosolie
1 spsk natron
15-20 dråber pebermynte æterisk olie
En lille smule stevia pulver

Fremgangsmåde
Du blander simpelthen bare alle ingredienserne sammen i et glas og rører godt rundt, og så har du tandpasta! Pga. kokosolien som smelter ved for meget varme, kan den have tendens til at blive for ‘vandet’. Hvis det sker, propper du den bare ind i køleskabet i lidt tid, og så stivner den og bliver klar til brug. Jeg opbevarer normalt min tandpasta i køleskabet, og de dage jeg bruger den, husker jeg bare at tage den ud ca. 1-2 timer før jeg skal bruge den.

My very first DIY (do it yourself)-project during my zero waste journey was to try to make my own toothpaste. It was incredibly easy, but while I have no problems trying products on my skin without much concern – I must admit that I am a bit more cautious when it comes to dental hygiene, since I do not want to take any risk with my teeth. So I use this homemade toothpaste once in a while, but I still complement with using a bought toothpaste most of the time (Aloe vera toothpaste from Forever Living). However, I do know that many zero wasters are only using the homemade toothpaste recipe, and Lauren Singer has used it for years and have fine teeth! 

But, if you want to make your own toothpaste, then follow along!

Ingredients
2 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of baking soda
15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil
A little bit of stevia powder

Procedure
You simply combine all the ingredients together into a glass and mix it well together, and then you have toothpaste! Because of the coconut oil melts at too warm temperatures, it can have a tendency to become too liquid. If that happens you can just pop it into the refrigerator for a while and it will stiffen and become ready to use. I normally store my toothpaste in the refrigerator, and the days that I use it I just remember to take it out 1-2 hours before I need to use it.

Read also: Oil pulling and its benefits

Read also: Tooth health: The Do’s and Don’ts

DIY

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BODY BUTTER

I dag blev det så tid til at jeg skulle lave min egen body butter, eller body lotion, for første gang. Denne body butter kan du bruge til at smøre dig ind i efter et dejligt bad, og få blød og skøn hud – og så er den kun fyldt op med naturlige ingredienser! Man kan følge mange forskellige opskrifter, og jeg skal bestemt eksperimentere med lidt forskellige ingredienser i fremtiden. Men den jeg lavede i denne omgang blev lavet af sheasmør, kokosolie og mandelolie.

Ingredienser
2 dl sheasmør
1 dl kokosolie
1 dl mandeolie

Fremgangsmåde
Put alle ingredienserne i en ‘dobbeltboiler’, og varm den op og få alle ingredienserne til at smelte. Når alle klumper er væk og det hele er smeltet, sætter du skålen ind i køleskabet. Når substansen så er blevet hvid og nogenlunde fast, så tager du den ud og bruger et piskeris til at røre den sammen indtil den har en cremet konsistens. Herefter kan du proppe den over i en lille beholder, og voila så har du altså hjemmelavet body butter, som du kan bruge til at holde din krop dejlig blød med.
(Andre ingredienser du også kan bruge: kakaosmør, olivenolie, jojobaolie osv.). Hvis du vil se en mere udførlig demonstration af hvordan man laver denne body butter, så kan du tjekke denne video ud, jeg har nemlig fået min inspiration fra Lauren Singer.

Today it was time for me to try to make my own body butter, or body lotion, for the first time. You can use this body butter to put on your body after a nice bath, and get lovely smooth skin – and it’s only filled with natural ingrediens! You can follow many different recipes, and I’m definitely going to experiment with different ingredients in the future. But this time I made it with sheabutter, coconut oil and almond oil. 

Ingredients 
2 cups of sheabutter
1 cup of coconut oil 
1 cup of almond oil

Procedure
Put all the ingrediens into a double boiler and heat it up and let all the ingrediens melt. When all lumps are gone and it’s completely melted, put the bowl into the refrigerator. When the substance gets white and hardens, take it out and whip it with a whisk until it has a creamy consistency. After this pour it into a little glass or container, and voila you’ve your own body butter, which you can use to make your body smooth with. (Other ingrediens you could use: cacaobutter, olive oil, jojoba oil etc.). If you want a better demonstration on how to make this body butter, you can check out this video, because I’ve got my inspiration from Lauren Singer.

 

Read also: Make your own natural products

Read also: How to make your own deodorant

DIY Sustainable & Conscious living

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DEODORANT

Denne opskrift er tyvstjålet fra Lauren Singer fra Trash is for Tossers. Det er altså opskriften på at lave en naturlig deodorant. Jeg har selv lige lavet den, og er spændt på om den kommer til at fungere, hvilket jeg skam nok skal melde tilbage omkring.

Opskrift på deodorant
2 spsk arrowrod pulver (kan fås i helsekost butikker)
1 spsk natron
1 spsk kokosolie
1 spsk sheasmør
Få dråber af eget valg æterisk olie

Først blander du arrowrod, natron, kokosolie og sheasmør i en dobbeltkoger, og rører rundt indtil det bliver helt flydende. Så tilføjer du nogle få dræber af æterisk olie af eget valg, jeg proppede 2 dråber af tea tree oil i min, fordi jeg ikke er så fan af deodorant med for kraftig duft. Så hælder du det op i et glas eller beholder der kan lukkes, og sætter det i køleskabet i ca. 20 minutter indtil det er blevet hårdt. Så er meningen bare at man smører lidt af massen under sine arme og voila, så har man hjemmelavet naturlig deodorant!

This recipe I’ve completely stolen from Lauren Singer from Trash is for Tossers. It is a recipe for how to make your own natural deodorant. I’ve just made this myself the other day, and I’m excited to try out if it actually works, which I of course will report back about.

Recipe for deodorant
2 tbsp of arrowroot powder
1 tbsp of baking soda
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of sheabutter
A few drops of your own choice of essential oil

You start out by mixing arrowroot, baking soda, coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler, and stir it around until it becomes liquidy. Then you add a few drops of essential oil of your own choice, I used 2 drops of tea tree oil in mine, because I’m not a huge fan of deodorants with a strong smell. Then you pour it up into a glass which can be closed, and put it into the fridge for about 20 minutes until it has hardened. Then you can just put it under your armpit and voila, there you have a homemade natural deodorant!


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Make your own natural products

Holistic beauty & skincare Sustainable & Conscious living

MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL PRODUCTS

Jeg er på det sidste begyndt at lave mine egne hjemmelavede produkter. Jeg finder det ikke kun ganske sjovt og hyggeligt, men ved at lave mine egne produkter ved jeg også præcis hvad de indeholder. På den måde kan jeg sikre mig at det jeg putter i og på min krop er så naturligt og godt for mig som muligt.

Husk på at din hud er kroppens største organ, og hvad du propper på den bliver absorberet ind i din krop. Du bør derfor altid prøve at gå efter så naturlige produkter som overhovedet muligt. Og hertil kommer de hjemmelavede produkter ind i spil. Her kan du nemlig tilføje lige nøjagtig de ingredienser du vil bruge, og ikke mere end det.

Der er mange produkter i dag som proklamerer at de er naturlige, og uden dit og dat, men kigger du ingrediens listen igennem så finder du hurtigt ud af at det indeholder en masse ting. Og oftest en masse navne som du slet slet ikke kender til. Dette kan du undgå ved at prøve at lave dine egne produkter. Og som sagt, så er det faktisk rigtig hyggeligt og sjovt.

Jeg er blevet mere optaget af mottoet “less is more”, og især når det kommer til hudpleje. Før i tiden har jeg altid brugt tonsvis af forskellige slags hudpleje rens, skrub, toner, serum, cremer osv. Men er nu kommet frem til at jeg for det meste af tiden bare bør lade min hud klare sig selv. Så nu holder jeg mig til bare at bruge vand, lidt sæbe engang imellem og olie til at fugte huden (hvis bumserne nærmer sig, dupper jeg lidt tea tree oil på dem, som er med til at udtørre dem).

Jeg skal nok dele opskrifterne på de forskellige produkter jeg laver med jer herinde, så i også selv kan prøve at lave dem.

Har du selv prøvet at lave dine egne produkter? Og i så fald, hvilke?

I have recently started to make my own homemade products. I find it quiet fun and cozy, and by making my own products I know exactly what is in them. In this way I can ensure that what I put inside or on my body is as natural and good for me as possible.

Remember that you skin is your largest organ, and what you put on it gets absorbed into your body. You should there always try to go after as natural products as possible. And this is where homemade products come into the picture. Because by making your own products you can choose exactly which ingrediens you want in the products, and nothing more.

There are many products in the market today who proclaims to be natural and free from this and that, but if you look at the ingrediens list you will find that they contain a lot of things. And often a lot of names which you don’t even know what are. You can avoid this by making your own products. And as I said, it is actually quiet cozy and fun.

I’ve become very fascinated by the motto “less is more”, and especially when it comes to skincare. Earlier on I used to use so many different products on my skin cleansing, scrubs, toners, serums, creams etc. But I have come to realize that it is better to mainly just let my skin handle itself. So now I just stick to using water, a little bit of soap sometimes and some oil to moisturize my skin (and if the pimples are coming, I just put a little bit of tea tree oil on them which will make them dry out).

I will of course share the recipes for the different products I’m making with you, so that you can try to make your own products as well.

Have you tried making any products yourself? Which ones?

Holistic beauty & skincare

DIY LIP SCRUB FOR DRY LIPS

Det er vinter, og jeg har tørre læber, og jeg er sikker på at jeg ikke er den eneste! Hvad kan man så gøre? Jo, du kan bruge en lip scrub. Du kan vælge at købe en, eller du kan lave en af 3 simple ingredienser, som virker helt fint.

Alt du skal bruge er:
– Brun sukker
– Oliven olie
– Honning
– En lille beholder

Så tager du bare ca. lige meget af alle dele, og blander det sammen i den lille beholder og voila, så har du din egen lip scrub. Så tager du bare lidt på læberne, skrubber det lidt rundt og skyller det af med vand (eller spiser det, for den smager virkelig sødt og syndigt). Og så afslutter jeg med et lag læbepomade, og så er mine læber simpelthen så bløde og dejlige!

It is winter, and I have dry lips, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one! What can you do about it? Well, you can use a lip scrub. You can either buy one, or make one yourself out of 3 simple ingrediens, which works perfectly.

All you need is:
– Brown sugar
– Olive oil
– Honey
– A little container

Then you just take the same amount of all the things and blend it together in the little container and voila, then you have your own lip scrub. You just put some on your lips, scrub it around and wash it off with water (or eat it, because it tastes so sweet). And then I finish off with some lip balm, and then my lips are soft and nice!

Read also: Do you take care of all of your body?

Inspiration

Lav din egen kalender!

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Yes, super simpelt og billigt. Du skal bare bruge 1 papir, 1 tusch og 1 lineal! Og så ellers bare tegne ind som ovenover, og så selvfølgelig lige huske og tjekke at “d.1.” starter den rigtige ugedag og så skrive tal på.

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Egentlig bruger jeg normalt kalender på computeren, men da jeg har en (sød) glemsom kæreste som ikke kan huske alle de ting vi skal, tænkte jeg at en fysisk kalender, hvor vi kunne skrive vores planer og aftaler ned, var på sin rette plads.

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