Make More and Buy Less with These DIYs

Here is a list of some great homemade product ideas! Don’t wait for a rainy day, these are easy, simple and most of the ingredients you might already have in stock. Get into the creative spirit with these diys.

The first few DIYs I selected from the Free People Handmade Pinterest board. Some amazing DIY finds here –  I want to make EVERYTHING from this board! Click on the titles for the how-to guides.

HAIR
Shampoo

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Conditioner

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Hair lightening spray

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Beach waves spray

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LIPS
Peppermint lip balm

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TEETH
Peppermint mouthwash

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BODY
Deodorant bars

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After-sun lotion

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Body scrub

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Jalapeno muscle rub

This one might be familiar to the Orange is the New Black fans

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Lavender sleep balm

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Lotion bars

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Coconut Coffee Body Scrub

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Oatmeal soap

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Flower soaps

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Solid perfume
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FEET
Lavender mint foot scrub

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NAILS
nail CARE

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The next section of DIYs are for household products. I gave the first multi-purpose cleaner a go in my bathroom sink and proved to myself that you don’t need to rely on chemical laden, store bought products to get the job done!

CLEANING
Bathroom cleaner via Live Simply

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Results from my experiment with this DIY (before and after – check out that cleanliness):

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Anti-bacterial spray via Popsugar

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Lavender tea tree surface cleaner via Free People

Liquid hand soap via Live Simply

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OUTDOORS

You would be amazed that even repellent and citronella candles contain palm oil!

Mosquito repellent via Tent and Trek
Citronella candles #1  via Free People

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Citronella candles #2 via Sugar and Charm

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With all that free time you will have over the summer break, you could experiment and create your own DIY products. If you have any DIY skin care products, please share your secrets by commenting below!

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A New Leaf Project is optimistic that making simple changes in our everyday can go a long way to helping put a stop to the dependency on unsustainable palm oil. Follow A New Leaf Project for inspiration on how you can make conscious consuming and sustainable living a project in your life. Don’t forget to support #PalmOilFreeFriday by filling out the weekly form to help you reflect on your conscious consumer habits.

By Chelsea W | A New Leaf Project

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