In today’s hectic modern world, more and more of us are seeking solace and sanctuary within our own homes. With self-care being high on the agenda for many people, reports show that homeowners are spending more money on their bathrooms in an attempt to turn them into a spa-like wellness zone – a place to relax and unwind in calming surroundings rather than a purely functional space in the house.
And if you’re interested in doing this, then you may well want the right products to go in your spa-like bathroom. The great news is you can make them yourself at home using essential oils and other household items. This won’t just create unique personalised products but is something that is budget friendly too. Here are some ways to create handmade bathroom products online UK.
If you want to create a bathroom gift for the man in your life, then what could be more useful than shaving cream? Combine coconut oil, shea butter, baking soda, bentonite clay and two tablespoons of jojoba oil into a thick paste, then use 20 drops of sandalwood essential oil for a woody, masculine scent. Decant the mixture into a mason jar and there you have it.
A bubbly bath is the perfect way to relax. You can make your own using a mixture of castile soap, glycerin and water. Adding lavender oil with its natural calming tones will make for the ultimate atmospheric bath time. What a treat!
One of the best things about making your own soap is that you know exactly what’s gone into it and have full control over the range of scents you want to create. There is a range of fruity, floral and spiced scents ideal for making soap, and while the total time period for a soap to develop can be up to six weeks, the result is well worth the wait. Lye is often used in creating homemade soap, and you’ll also need a range of butters and oils. We recommend strong-smelling scents like orange, lavender or peppermint to create your dream bath soap.
Toothpaste is a bathroom staple, and you can make your own with just a handful of ingredients. Baking soda, salt and water are all you need for the paste, and then you can add essential oils such as spearmint, peppermint or tea tree as per your preference for a fresh minty taste.
A face mask is designed to cleanse and moisturise the
skin, leaving it glowing. To make your own, mix egg whites, lemon juice and
water together. You can then pick the most appropriate essential oil depending
on your skin type – for example, sandalwood is great for dry skin, orange and
other citrus based oils work well on oily skin and lavender can help revitalise
So what are you waiting for? Get mixing your own handmade bathroom products online UK today!