DIY Shampoo & DIY Conditioner in 5 min.

I’ve been curious to see if I can make my own shampoo and conditioner for a while. I finally tried two – and each only took 2 minutes to make! One was a hit at our house and the other was a miss. Let me know if you try either!

DIY Lavender Honey Body Wash

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy 5 minute DIY body wash recipe. This recipe is a simple way to reduce our plastic footprint and chemical consumption.

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Why DIY?

So why make stuff that is often easier and cheaper to buy? I like to do homestead projects because, for me, making stuff is just plain fun – at times it’s even meditative. But equally as important to me is the fact that there are often far fewer chemicals, waste and plastics involved with things that are homemade. ¬†I also tend to appreciate the things I take time to bring to life by hand more than anything I quickly purchase on impulse.

Humans are wired to create.

I find it interesting that when I take time to “make”, I am always more deeply satisfied at the end of the day. ¬†Additionally I love the bonus of community-building that can occur when I share or trade the things I make with others.

Try making something this week, however simple, and see if it doesn’t enrich your life too!

DIY: Whipped Shea Butter with Lavender & Vitamin E

I tend to have really dry hands due to spending all my waking hours¬†with kids – which always includes a lot of hand washing, messy projects, clean up and food prep. ¬†At times, particularly in winter and also when I attend hand drumming classes consistently, my hands can even develop painful cracks. ¬†Store-bought lotions typically […]