Look for a unique gift idea? Prefer to know what your beauty products are made of? This is a fun DIY project that takes minutes to do and can be decorated for about any season or occasion.
I liked this idea because it allowed me to select all natural products to use in my shaving cream. I selected ones that had were sulfate free and parabon free for the shampoo and conditioner.
For best results, look for a conditioner and lotion or cream that is very thick. You will end up with a nice consistency then that is easily applied and not too runny.
This project is also a great way to use up excess shampoo or condition on hand. I don't know about you but I often use up the shampoo before I use up the conditioner so I always have excess conditioner on hand. And sometimes, well, I have tried a particular shampoo or conditioner out only to find I really don't like what it does to my hair.
I love the addition of coconut as it is great natural moisturizer! It also has a lot of other beauty benefits so store a container in your bathroom to use as bath oil, eye make up remover and cuticle oil....or one of the many other uses listed below.
1 cup shampoo
1 cup plus a thick conditioner
5 tablespoons coconut oil
5 tablespoons thick hand lotion or cream
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil like rosemary or peppermint.
Whisk to combine in a large pitcher. Then pour into small plastic containers with cover.
You can find inexpensive containers at your dollar store like the ones featured below. I found the perfect combination for Halloween at Dollar Tree. Two containers for a dollar! Plastic so they won't leave rust marks in the shower, flip top lids for easy access. The recipe will make about 3 small containers full of lotion. For the shower, I think plastic containers are a better option. However, you could also use small canning jars for the cream which would definitely make cute gifts but would be breakable in the shower and the lids may rust.
The small spoons were also a Dollar Tree find. They were in the baby section and are plastic spoons for toddlers. They came is lots of cute colors and you could get them in packs of 12 for $1! I used less than two rolls of ribbon for the 6 jars I made. I made a double batch while I was at it!
I hope you enjoy this non-edible recipe. I thought it would be fun to share this cute DIY project!