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A fresh start: pamper yourself with homemade body-care products

10 January 2017

Begin the year with a new range of toiletries – all natural, all organic, and all handmade! Students Mia and Jakob share their one-step recipes for hair wash, deodorant and even a styling spray.

Two-ingredient hair wash

15ml powdered rhassoul clay
30-45ml tepid water

Mix the clay and water and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes, or until the clay has absorbed the water. Remember to use glass or plastic containers and utensils, as metal ones can react with the minerals in the clay.

Do-it-yourself deodorant

500ml bicarbonate of soda
500ml potato flour or cornflour
500ml cold-pressed coconut oil
5-10 drops essential oil

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to a smooth paste. If your coconut oil is in solid form, you can melt it using a water bath. Store your deodorant in a lidded jar.

Saltwater hair-styling spray

1 teaspoon mineral-rich sea salt
1/2 teaspoon glycerine
5-10 drops essential oil
80ml water

Pour all the ingredients into a beaker and stir, or put them into a glass jug with a lid and shake to mix. Store in a spray bottle for easy application.

‘Making your own body products might sound complicated, but it’s surprisingly easy – you just need a few simple ingredients and utensils. We mix them in our study area’

Jacob and Mia

Kinder Homes book

Find lots more simple, creative ideas for a greener life in Kinder Homes. Inspired by homes around the world, the book is full of easy tips to incorporate into our daily lives – to help us feel good, do good and have fun along the way.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.