Changing the lifestyle into the new movement isn’t as easy as reversing our hands. I thought about this resolution since last year. However, i have to put some break to my mind. Well, i am an enthusiast one into something new, so that i must think about how will my ‘Zero Waste’ lifestyle turn into not-impulsive movement?
This was crazy, guess what i was tempted by “Instagram-able Cute Jars” to put all my stuffs, buy ingredients to make all the things new such as homemade: shampoo, lip-tint, moisturizer (night and day),mascara, soap, deodorant and then……. UPS! All of the impulsive ‘movement’ tended into extravagance attitude, huh?! My old cosmetics still have a lot left over. I tried to list them , I still have 2 natural lipsticks, 3 eye shadows, 1 lip balm from my beloved Filipina friend.
Remember, the spendthrift attitude is really contrary to ‘ Eco Friendly’. Moreover, plastic will not break down until we die. It’ll last forever. Okay, have we ever imagined, how many tons of plastic we throw for 30 years due to our consumptive lifestyle? Especially women who like to do cosmetic consumption for one to three decades?
So, please use the old and clean the container up before you put your DIY cosmetics.
****here are the recipes *****
(As Javanese, Indonesian, My skin has ivory-brown color, we play on cacao and turmeric to give combination of color)
3 tbsp Arrowroot powder
2 tbsp Raw cacao powder
1 tsp Sulfur powder (for oily skin, skip this if you have normal/dry/combination skin)
1 tbsp curcumin/turmeric powder
How to make it: Just mix them all and heat them up (3 minutes) to sterilize (110 Celcius degrees) , we can use stove or oven. Put the powder into container.
Acne Care Moisturizer
1 1/4 tbsp virgin coconut oil
3 tbsp shredded cacao butter
1 tbsp shredded beeswax
1 tsp moringa powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
5-10 drops tea tree oil
3 drops frankincense oil
How to make it:
Heat up, coconut oil, cacao butter, beeswax until all melted (1). Put moringa and turmeric powder, and all essential oil into melted oil mixture (1). Place the mixture into container and fridge them about 2 hours.
1 Tbsp Corn/ Arrowroot powder
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp shredded cacao butter
10 drops tea tree oil
1 tbsp volcanic clay / Bentonite clay powder
How to make it:
Heat up, coconut oil, olive oil, cacao butter, all melted (1). Put all powders, and all essential oil into melted oil mixture (1). Place the mixture into container and fridge them about 2 hours.
Voila, all three attempts are done!