Last Updated on July 9, 2020
I love creating an easy DIY. It’s a great way to save money and reduce your waste.
I know that a lot of people don’t have access to a lot of fancy clean beauty products without packaging, but never fear – I’ve rounded up my five favorite and EASY zero waste DIYs.
Today, I challenge you to try your hand at creating a DIY!
Now, we’re in the second phase of the challenge. These changes are lifestyle changes like learning to make your own snacks, decluttering your life the zero waste way, and conserving natural resources.
Tomorrow and for the final week of the challenge, we’re going to get into more activism!
Today we’re talking about creating easy zero waste DIYs.
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A lot of people don’t have access to amazing bulk stores like Rainbow Grocery that have shampoo, bath salts, body lotion, and all sorts of amazing products without packaging.
An easy way to reduce waste is to DIY some of those products!
Of course, I don’t think that you have to DIY everything, and now there are so many companies popping up with relatively zero waste options.
When I started Going Zero Waste in 2015, there were few options. I enjoy DIYing my products because I like having control over what ingredients I put into them.
I started going zero waste because I was trying to avoid endocrine disruptors.
You can read more about my zero waste story. Endocrine disruptors can be found in our beauty products, cleaning products, and plastic.
Why not try your hand at a DIY? There are so many incredibly simple DIYs out there that will prevent a ton of packaging waste.
As a bonus, they’ll save you a lot of money.
I used to be the DIY queen.
I had tons of DIYs rolling out all the time, but over the last year I saved all the good recipes for my book 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste which is available for pre-order!
The book includes a ton of never before seen beauty and cleaning recipes – definitely worth checking out if you’re interested in natural living and want to reduce your waste.
Of course, I’ve still got a ton of easy recipes on the blog I’m excited to share.
On the recipe posts, I explain where I bought the supplies without packaging!
I also have a YouTube video tutorial on how to make most of these products so be sure to check them out if you prefer video content.
1. tooth powder:
I love this zero waste tooth powder. I worked on it with a local dentist. It’s so simple and only three ingredients.
If you’re interested in getting the whitening version, be sure to check out the recipe in my book!
2. lip scrub:
This recipe is so simple to make and easily customizable.
You can choose any sugar you like whether that’s white sugar or brown sugar. You can also add in any oil like olive, coconut, or sweet almond.
3. face mask:
One of my favorite ways to treat myself is with a face mask. You can surprisingly whip up a bunch with just the ingredients in your kitchen.
Two of my favorites are a green tea aloe mask and a clay mask.
4. bath salts:
Most of the DIYs have been easy, but bath salts might just take the cake, plus it’s so easy to create any scent you want.
I always like to add dried flowers and herbs to my bath salts.
Some of my favorite add-ins are dried lavender, rose petals, and rosemary.
5. dry shampoo:
Dry shampoo has been a real life saver for me when it comes to stretching washes and sleeping in. As a bonus, I store it in this adorable salt and pepper shaker that looks like Nala!
take the challenge!
Over the next seven days, I challenge you to create one DIY!
Even if DIY isn’t your thing, creating one simple thing really connects you with the product.
You’ll appreciate the work that goes into your products, and you’ll cherish it just a little bit more because you had a hand in creating it.
Will you take the challenge?
Just starting out? Have 1,000 burning questions!?
Get access to my private Facebook group, where I’ll be hosting weekly lives throughout the challenge and I answer all of your most pressing questions.
PLUS! I’ll be sending out a brand new e-book at the end of the challenge called the Game On Handbook which is all about individual ways to fight climate change.
You don’t want to miss it.
miss a day?
- Day 1: Buy Less
- Day 2: Say No to Straws
- Day 3: Bring Your Own Reusable Water Bottle
- Day 4: Zero Waste Coffee
- Day 5: How to Actually Remember to Bring Your Bags to the Grocery Store
- Day 6: Use Real Stuff
- Day 7: Zero Waste Snacks
- Day 8: Declutter Your Life the Zero Waste Way
- Day 9: The Ultimate Guide to Zero Waste Cleaning
- Day 10: How to Compost
- Day 11: Conserve Natural Resources
- Day 12: Pick Up Litter
- Day 13: Zero Waste Grocery Shopping
- Day 14: Fight Food Waste
- Day 15: Meal Prep
- Day 16: Repair Something
- Day 17: Pack a Zero Waste Lunch
- Day 18: Use Cloth Napkins
- Day 19: Bring Home Leftovers
- Day 20: Zero Waste Dishwashing
- Day 21: Recycle the RIGHT Way!
- Day 22: Zero Waste Toilet Paper
- Day 23: Reduce Waste in Your Beauty Routine
- Day 24: Vote with Your Dollars
- Day 25: Be Prepared
- Day 26: Stop Junk Mail
- Day 27: Shop Secondhand
- Day 28: Shop Local
- Day 29: Start a Local Zero Waste Group
- Day 30: Get Involved in Local Government
- Day 31: Do a Trash Audit