Eco-Conscious Living

5 DIY Beauty & Home Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

DIY beauty & Home Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

Today’s post is the final post in the more eco-conscious 2016 series! As promised, here all the DIY beauty and home recipes I use daily, which I’ve found on Pinterest or other blogs. AND get this… every recipe has 5 ingredients or less! Everyone is different so these may not work perfectly for you, but give it a shot before you decide it isn’t for you.

Beauty Products 

I’ve become even more zero waste with my beauty routine since this post because I mostly make everything myself. Instead of buying packaged beauty products every couple months, I buy packaged bulk items, which last a couple years.

Face Lotion

(Recipe adapted from Wellness Mama)

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup beeswax

3-4 tablespoon shea butter

20 drops lavender essential oil

If you go to Wellness Mama’s blog, you can see how she makes the face lotion. Each batch of lotion lasts about 6 months and I haven’t had any problems! Talk about budget friendly and minimal.


(Recipe by Trash is for Tossers)

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda

25-30 drops organic food grade peppermint essential oil

You can watch Lauren of Trash is for Tossers make toothpaste! If you feel like it is too much oil, you can add more baking soda, which is what I did. Either way works for those pearly whites!


1/2 cup arrowroot powder

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup coconut oil

20-40 drops lavender essential oil

** Optional: Lauren of Trash is for Tossers adds 1/4 cup of shea butter. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m going to for my next batch because sometimes my armpits get sensitive.


Combine all of the ingredients in a double broiler and stir until melted. I use a large jar and place it in a pot of boiling water.

Once all of the ingredients are melted together, I mix one final time and add 20 drops of lavender. You can use any oil you like! 

To apply, simply scoop some out with your finger and rub on your armpits.

Home Cleaning Products

Hannah of Life + Style + Justice wrote this post last year about her favorite natural cleaning routine.  I use her tub, toilets and sink recipe for my house. 

All Purpose Cleaner

(Recipe from Linda Cobb via Real Simple)

2 cups water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon Dr. Bronners

1 tablespoon baking soda

I mix all of the ingredients in a spray bottle and use on most surfaces except wood. You can check out Hannah’s wood cleaner recipe here.

Hand Soap

(Recipe from One Good Thing By Jillee)

1-2 cups water

2 tablespoons Dr. Bronners

1 – 2 teaspoons coconut oil

10 – 15 drops essential oils of choice (I use peppermint)

Make sure to melt the coconut oil when you mix all of the ingredients together. You can add as much water as you like to the soap container.

Have you made any changes this month to be more eco-conscious?

Sign up for the newsletter to see how Sotela is creating an eco-conscious clothing line launching later this year. 

You Might Also Like...