During week 2 of The UN Climate Conference in Paris, I chose to write about 7 Frugal and Sustainable ways to reduce waste to coincide with the last 7 full days of the conference: How to Build Habits of Recycling, Benefits of a reusable mug, How to Create a Zero Waste Closet, Zero Waste Lunch Box, Zero Waste Kitchen, Zero Waste Bathroom, and Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags .
While I still have the goal of making my own toothpaste that everyone in my family will like, here is a DIY Bathroom Foaming Hand Soap recipe that moisturizes and smells great:
- 2T. of your favorite Pure Castile Soap (ours is Dr. Bronner’s brand lavender)
- 16 oz. of water
- reusable foam soap container (Reuse a foam soap container you already have or buy one at the Dollar Store and fill it with this recipe)
Here is the short list of 5 ingredients in Dr. Bronner’s lavender pure castile soap: Water, Saponified Coconut-Hemp-Olive Oils (with retained Glycerin), Olive Fatty Acids, Lavandin & Lavender Oils, Rosemary Extract.
Where can you can find Pure Castile Soap?
- Bed, Bath and Beyond – use your 20% coupon
- CVS – it’s actually more expensive here than at Whole Foods Market, but you can use your CVS Rewards $, and it will be cheaper
- Whole Foods Market – keep your eyes peeled for a coupon in their coupon booklets. They will also accept manufacturer’s coupons
- Amazon.com and other online retailers
- Food co-op – I still belong to a local organic food co-op. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in joining.
Why is a short list of ingredients important?
Here’s a link to explain why the least number of ingredients in skin care products is desirable: Top Tips for Safer Products.
Safer for your skin, better for your wallet and for the environment = Frugal and Sustainable.