It’s obvious that glad wrap isn’t a sustainable packaging option and that way too much of this toxic material is finding it’s way into landfill. Lucky for our Earth (and you), there’s a cost effective and creative solution! Why not make your own Beeswax wraps at home? Here’s a step by step guide:
It’s no surprise that organic and natural skincare is expensive (or any skincare for that matter) and as always, it’s important to know what you’re putting on and into your body. Here's a few recipes that you can easily use at home to create luxurious and nourishing products that are safe to use everyday.
NOURISHING FACIAL SCRUB
Combine quarter of a cup of honey, one tablespoon of cinnamon and a pinch of tumeric in a jar. Stir until all ingredients are combined . Rinse face with warm water to open pores then gently massage scrub over face for 2 minutes. Leave scrub on face for up to half an hour to let the honey soak in and use its antimicrobial properties. Rinse with water.
Take 2 sprigs of aloe vera, peel them, cut into pieces and then mash them into a liquid inside a jar. Add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of coconut oil and combine. Can be used on all body parts but is especially good for treating sunburn. Leave lotion on for as long as possible so that it has the chance to soak in and then rinse with cold water.
If you're wanting to invent your own natural body products, here's a list of great ingredients to use that have exceptional healing properties.
Chemical cleaning products are expensive, unhealthy and also pollute waterways but luckily there are natural, safe and cheap options available!
Scrub the inside of your oven with wet steel wool then cover with baking soda. Leave for around 20 minutes and then rub clean with a damp cloth.
BURNT SAUCEPAN MIRACLE CLEANER
We've all been there! Left the saucepan on the stove too long and burnt the bottom.. You've probably tried to convince yourself that it's easier to just throw the saucepan away rather than spend hours scrubbing away at it but you only need one thing to solve this problem fast! LEMON! Cut a lemon in half, squirt the juice onto the burnt patch and leave for 15 minutes. come back to clean it and it will simply wipe away. Magic!
There’s plenty more organic and easy recipes for various products and that’s why I’ll be sharing more in the weeks to come! If you have any natural products that you have made at home and would like to share, make sure you let us know by sending through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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