Monday, May 2, 2011
Day 11 - simple recipes to reduce waste
Today's simple step starts with a recipe. 1 cup distilled water, 1 cup Castile soap and 1 tsp Almond Oil. What do we have? Yes, you guessed it, shampoo! I made my own shampoo with three simple ingredients and filled up a bottle that just ran out. Reusing the same bottle over and over and refilling it with this concoction means I am putting less chemicals down the drain and using less plastic bottles. It also means I am saving some pennies as I won't be buying my expensive fancy shampoo for awhile. It took less than 5 minutes to do the whole thing and now I have fun new shampoo. I can't wait to start making new fancy flavors. Next time I will try steeping some fresh rosemary and mint in the water before adding the soap. Yum!