In an effort to produce less waste, I think the key will be to look at what we are buying.
I always feel bad throwing away packaging that cannot be recycled, and this often seems to be the case with toiletries and cleaning products…
SO… I am going to have a crack at making some of my own.
I broached the subject with hubby at some point last year, and he rolled his eyes, looked at me like I was mad, and has clearly been hoping I would forget all about it.
But I haven’t!
In fact, I have been ‘pinning’ recipes and ideas on a couple of Pinterest boards, and sneakily bought a few ingredients when I got the things to make Bath Bombs at Christmas.. 🙂
I have an Eco household hints and tips board on Pinterest, and a DIY beauty board (that is looking a little empty at the moment). I will be adding to these regularly, and then trying some of them out to see if they actually work.
What do you think, is this a step too far? Or a thrifty, sensible, planet saving thing to do..?
Newsflash update: I have just heard from Emma at Wiltshire Wildlife that there will be an event in Wiltshire during the Slim your Bin Campaign (you can read my post all about it here) making household cleaners and toiletries-yours truly will hopefully be there helping out (so I’d better get testing some recipes out…)-stay tuned!!
Another update! Having such a great response to this, and lots of people telling me they make their own. If you have any tried and tested recipes, can you e-mail them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post them in the comments section, and I will amalgamate them into a post!