There are loads of diy sunscreen recipes on the internet (see some links which contain further reading below). The reasons for making our own are to create an organic nano-particle free product that’s cheaper than buying it. After reading all these recipes I combined a few things and came up with the recipe below. Proof would always be in the application for me – I burn if I just think about the sun and I didn’t suffer one burn with this. The downside – without preservatives it needs to be kept in the fridge, it’s not overly water resistant and even after rubbing it in you can still see it a bit on the skin.
Here are a couple of recipes to make your own liquid laundry detergent. We all vaguely know it’s cheaper and better for our waterways but will they actually clean clothes and can I be bothered? These recipes are easy once you’ve bought what you need and have cleaned the kitchen bench off to make some room.
Ingredients – serves 2
- 1TB butter, ghee or oil
- 1 medium onion – diced
- 1TB diced thyme (or 2TB fresh) or similar herb of your preference eg sage
- ½ c risotto rice
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 portabello mushrooms or 4 or so button mushrooms – roughly diced
- 6 or so oyster mushrooms – roughly diced
- grated parmesan
- spring or welsh bunching onions – diced