Evening: I start by using the Oil Cleansing Method on my face, then I have a nice hot shower to wash away the grime of the day using my homemade body wash. I shave using coconut oil instead of shaving cream, and my legs end up so soft I don't even need a moisturizer. For my hair, I still use the Natural Hair Care method, except I have found that my hair behaves better if I use an all-natural conditioner in place of the vinegar rinse. I think as I get older, my hair just needs more moisture. Sometimes I use a bit of coconut oil as a deep conditioner, if I feel like I need it. I no longer use a moisturizer on my face at night, since the oil cleansing method doesn't strip my skin the way cleansers used to. Every now and then, I treat my dry knees, elbows and feet to some homemade sugar scrub.
Morning: My morning routine is very quick. My mornings can sometimes really busy, so I don't have a lot of time to get myself ready for the day. I take a quick shower, no hair washing, since I just washed it the night before. My face just gets a quick splash of warm water, no cleanser. I use my own homemade deodorant (finally got the recipe right for this, after many attempts, and will share it here soon) and a spritz of homemade body spray or a dab of diluted essential oil. If my hair is seems a bit frizzy, I'll rub a tiny bit of coconut oil between my hands and run it through my hair. This is the only hair product I use. Since I have very sensitive, pale, freckly skin, I do use a daily moisturizer with sunscreen. I currently use Say Yes to Carrots brand, and I LOVE it. A smidge of homemade lip balm and, if I'm feeling really sassy, a little mascara, and I'm ready to start my day.
I'm not sure exactly how much I spend on ingredients to make my personal care products, but I do know that I spend WAY less than when I was buying everything ready made from the store. Plus, it's nice to know that almost everything I'm putting on my body is safe enough to eat.