DIY Toiletries: Zero Waste Lifestyle.

Healthy April No Fool with DIY toiletries.

Here it is, April. This month’s mission is to start a healthy routine. The goal is to lose my London weight and gain some abs before rocking summer fashion. I miss wearing shorts, super shorts, so much. Even though I heard that summer in London only lasts for a blink of an eye, I am still very much looking forward to it.

Mee Jong here will be presenting beauty products, food, restaurants, clothing, accessories, and anything she can think of. The aim is to show her readers that, among low quality and cheaply produced products, there are alternatives to a better quality life. Who said a healthy lifestyle is not for the city girls?

A while ago, a, I signed up for a girly gathering session. It was led by Olivia Kellett, a fashion design student at LCF who inspired me of a Zero-Waste-lifestyle. What’s zero waste? Well, it’s self-explanatory. It’s just like every ordinary lifestyle with a little environmental friendly twist. Everything you do, you think about how to minimise the waste.

Here are some inspiration projected we should take a look: Other than the humour, it makes me start to question myself how much less waste I can make?

One easy example Olivia gave was to carry a portable coffee mug. Sometimes you might even get lucky with some discount for hot coffee! That’s the first thing I followed. Well, I spent way too much time just to choose the right mug.

But here at Style Cartel, I am not going to write about how to choose the right mug. I am here to share some simple DIY for your toiletries that’s environmental-friendly, cheap and safe. It’s a simple idea that you do to take better care of yourself. Don’t you already feel healthier?

DIY Toothpaste

DIY

Ingredients:

2 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp baking soda

a few drops of peppermint oil

Heat these three ingredients in a small bowl that is in a bigger bowl with hot water, just like how you would melt a yummy chocolate bar. Leave them to cool down in a nice packaging. Maybe an tin box you had earlier for your candies, or an old jam jar.

 

DIY Deodorant

DIY

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/8 – 1/4 tsp of essential oil (I chose lemongrass)

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup baking soda.

Mix the oil first, then added the powder. Mixed well before transfer into a jar.

 

DIY Lip Balm

We tried made Lip Balm at the event by using beetroot power as a colour agent, mixing with coconut oil, beeswax and some other oil that are moisturising for your lips. Later that night, after some googling, I found out that beetroot powder is not oil soluble. It’s used by lots and lots of bloggers, writers, YouTubers, but it’s simply a WRONG ingredient. Moca powder is recommended, however.  I have minimal knowledge about it and is not 100% sure it’s healthy or natural. But for Style Cartel, I ordered some online and tried making some lipstick. Stay tuned for step by step how-to and the review!

 

For today, let’s get busy being healthy!

 

Written by Contributing Fashion Writer/Illustrator – Mee Jong

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