In the second half of my interview with Josh Huffman, I talk about my experience making my deodorant and Josh gives me tips to perfect my recipe as well as more general advice about making your own cosmetics. And I share a recipe for an exfoliating face mask with only two ingredients. You can listen here:
The book I refer to is called Selber machen statt kaufen — Haut und Haar (Make it yourself instead of buying it — Hair and Skin) by Smarticular. The German website is focused on DIY tips to live more sustainably, and has an English-language site as well.
Lisa’s DIY deodorant (modified from Smarticular)
- 3 parts coconut oil
- 2 parts baking soda
- 2 parts corn starch
Mix the three ingredients together with a spoon until you’ve got a stable, solid mass. Spoon the mixture into old deodorant containers or jars of your choice. Cool in the refrigerator overnight before adding to your toiletries.
André’s DIY exfoliating face mask
- about 2 tbsp used coffee grounds
- about 3 tbsp honey
Add honey to the coffee grounds until the mixture has a thick, gooey consistency. Apply generously to your face and neck and enjoy the lovely smell! When you’re ready, wash off completely — it takes a minute to get all the coffee grounds.