Personal Care DIYS

Learning how to make some of our own products has been so helpful in reducing a lot of plastic waste. Instead of buying products packaged in plastic with ingredients that we can't understand, we try to make it ourselves if we can! That way, we have control over the packaging, ingredients, and we can adjust it to fit our personal needs. 

This page has some of our favorite personal care or cleaning DIY recipes. If you decide to try a recipe, we recommend repurposing jars or containers that you already have and try your best to source the ingredients with minimal plastic. We offer some of the here and package everything in recyclable, reusable, or compostable materials!

We hope you enjoy these recipes and happy DIYing! 

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LIP BALM

 Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp candelilla wax
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops essential oil (optional)
  • Container of choice

 Directions: 

  1. Combine candelilla wax, shea butter and coconut oil in a heat safe bowl or container. 
  2. Place bowl over double boiler.
  3. Allow up to 5 minutes until everything is fully melted. 
  4. Add essential oils of your choice.
  5. Pour into desired container. You can reuse an old tin or glass jar! 

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DRY SHAMPOO

 Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional for darker hair)
  • 5-10 drops essential oil (optional)
  • Container of choice

 Directions: 

  1. Combine ingredients and whisk in a bowl.
  2. Add essential oils of your choice.
  3. Transfer to desired container.

Apply using an old makeup brush, or simply pat the powder through you hair! 

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LOTION BAR

 Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup candelilla wax
  • 1/4 cup shea butter 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 5-10 drops essential oil (optional)
  • Silicone mold

 Directions: 

  1. Combine candelilla wax, shea butter, and olive oil in a heat safe bowl. 
  2. Place bowl over double boiler.
  3. Allow up to 5 minutes for everything to fully melt.
  4. Add essential oils of choice 
  5. Pour liquid into mold. Let it sit for up to 4 hours or until completely solid. 
  6. Remove from mold and enjoy your lotion! 

Store in a glass jar or metal tin in a cool area. 

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MAKEUP REMOVER

 Ingredients:
  • Witch Hazel 
  • Choice of oil (olive oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, hempseed oil, etc) 

 Directions: 

  1. Simply combine equal parts witch hazel and choice of oil. 
  2. Transfer to container of choice

To use, apply to Makeup Remover Rounds or cotton cloth and wipe areas with makeup. 

Note: You can also use oil itself as a makeup remover, witch hazel just helps to cleanse the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. 

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NATURAL INSECT REPELLANT

 Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup Witch Hazel
  • 1/4 cup Distilled water 
  • 20-30 Lemon Essential Oil 
  • 20-30 Eucalyptus Essential Oil

 Directions: 

  1. Simply combine ingredients. 
  2. Transfer to container of choice.

 

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COFFEE BODY SCRUB

 Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup Choice of oil (olive oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, hempseed oil, etc) 
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar (optional)

 Directions: 

  1. Simply combine ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Transfer to airtight container of choice. 

Note: The scrub will list about 2 months unrefrigerated. Keep it refrigerated to last longer!   

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Send us a message at info@rplanet.co if you have any questions or any recommendations of DIYs for us to add 💚 

     

     

     

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