Some things that could solve your problem of availability or expense if you like a bit of make and do.........
Vegan Tofu Feta
14 vegan cheeses that will make you forget about the real thing
Homemade nut butters
How to make homemade nut butters
What I do.......
|Mix 50 ml of cold (!) soy milk, 100 ml of oil (I used sunflower oil) and about a tea spoon of lemon juice (or vinegar) up in a mixer until it becomes kind of thick. Then you can add all the spices you like such as lemon juice, salt, pepper, mustard, nutritional yeast, according to taste|
what I do......
2 Tbsp agave syrup
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
a dash of cayenne
Lush' lip scrubs are in the region of €6/7 so feck that, I make my own.
Mix brown sugar + melted but slightly cool coconut oil + flavouring if you like such as vanilla or peppermint essence + colouring if you like. Mix it all up, let it cool in the fridge.
For cleaning hobs/sinks/bathrooms......
Make a paste of sodium bicarbonate + water, place on worst areas, 'activate' it with some lemon juice or white vinegar.
Sodium bicarbonate is also good for cleaning silver if you're careful.
Some good stuff about homemade cleaning products here......http://vegankit.com/use#homemade-cleaning
There's lots of great sites where you can source raw products for a bit of beauty DIY.
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