Let's face it: most commercial bathroom products are overpriced and loaded with weird chemicals. So how about a 2012 resolution to go completely DIY with two bathroom essentials many of us use on a daily basis: toothpaste and shaving cream?
Going DIY with shaving cream is ridiculously easy. Basically, most common household products (that are non-toxic to your skin, of course) that have a similar consistency to shaving cream or lather like soap will work splendidly as shaving cream alternatives. If you want to go completely natural when it comes to the substances you slather on your face, many oils (apricot oils, olive oil, almond oil) and shea butter are eco-friendly and work great. Experiment to see which ones you like the best.
If you are wary of the usage of fluoride in commercial toothpastes, go au naturale by assembling your own homemade toothpaste. All of your ingredients can probably be found in one trip to your local drug store, and the finished product can be easily stored in a small airtight jar.
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