Plastic-Free July Challenge #25: Make your own Personal Care Products

Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Bath Salts and oils

For every purchase of a new personal care item, a container will end up in the landfill or the ocean. Instead you can reuse a bottle or container for your own homemade personal care products.

Hemp Shampoo by Sote's Skin Care, available in in refills

There are so many products that you can make at your very own home! There are ways of DIY deodorant, hand sanitizer, makeup remover, lip balm, hand cream, body soap, lip crawl, and so much more. To make them is very simple. For example, the only ingredients you need for your DIY deodorant are: baking soda, non-gmo arrowroot powder, organic unrefined coconut oil and essential oils. Essential Oils could be grapefruit, tea tree, spruce and sweet orange! (Hansard, Homemade Deodorant that really works)

Alternatively you can purchase products in larger bottles and containers rather than replacing smaller ones more frequently, or better yet purchase from merchants who offer discounts on refills such as Sote's Skin Care.

Today’s Challenge:

  • Reuse your own jars and containers, and try making your own personal care products!

  • Share a photo and tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly to earn 1 ENTRY!

How can I win prizes?

Step 1: Follow @onepieceaday1