Making your own products is an easy way to save money and yourself from harsh chemicals that you can find in the store bought stuff. Chemical-free cleaners, toiletries, makeup, and everything else are part of a huge trend towards more natural, organic options. This craze is so popular because of how good it is for your body and bank account. With a little know how, you’ll be making your own household products and saving a ton of money on the essentials.
1. Homemade Dishwashing Detergent
1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda (or baking soda will work, as well), 1/2 cup citric acid, and 1/2 cup of kosher salt as a scrubbing agent. Use vinegar as a rinse.
2. Homemade Shaving Cream
Full instructions here.
3. Homemade Bug Spray
In a spray bottle, mix distilled water, witch hazel, and citronella oil. Done!
4. Homemade Swiffer WetJet Solution
5. Homemade Foaming Handsoap
All you have to do is mix water and liquid soap together, then reuse a foaming soap pump.
6. Homemade Makeup Removing Wipes
7. Homemade Plant Insecticide
Get the recipe here.
8. Homemade Polymer Clay
Find the instructions here.
9. Homemade Mod Podge
Ditch the expensive stuff!
10. Homemade Chalkboard Paint
Use any color paint you want! Just start with 1 cup of latex house paint or acrylic craft paint, then mix in 1 tablespoon of non-sanded tile grout until the mixture is clump free!
11. Homemade Lotion Bars
Make this great gift with these instructions.
12. Homemade Body Wash
13. Homemade Bath Salts
14. Homemade Mouth Wash
Doesn’t last as long as the store bought version, but I GREATLY prefer this option.
15. Homemade Laundry Detergent
For the full instructions, click here.
16. Homemade Wrinkle Remover
Add 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, and 3 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener to a spray bottle. Mix well, then spray on wrinkles. Smooth the fabric a bit and you’re good to go!
17. Homemade Stain Remover
In a spray bottle, add 1 part hydrogen peroxide, 1 part baking soda, and 2 parts water.
18. Homemade Hairspray
Sugar, water, and essential oils. Instructions here.
19. Homemade Glass Cleaner
1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol, 1 cup water, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar all in a spray bottle. Easy and very effective.
20. Homemade Hair Condition
1 can of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. All natural and so so good for your locks.
21. Homemade Eye Makeup Remover
Coconut oil, tear-free baby shampoo, and water. You’ll save TONS with this one.
22. Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner
Half olive oil, half dishwasher soap. Your brushes have never been so clean!
23. Homemade Dog Shampoo
Find the full project here.
24. Homemade Deodorant
Ditch those harsh chemicals here!
25. Homemade Craft Glue
Real deal all natural glue. Instructions here.
26. Homemade Mineral Makeup
Make up is so expensive. Save money with this project.
27. Homemade Bubble Bath
1 cup of clear, unscented dish soap or castile soap, 2/3 cup liquid glycerin, 1/4 cup water, and 2–3 drops essential oil. Relax and rejuvenate.
28. Homemade Febreze
Make it with these instructions.
29. Homemade Drano
1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of salt and 1/4 cup of cream of tartar – mix well and measure about a quarter cup of the mixed powder and pour into your clogged drain. Pour two cups of boiling water into the drain, and let stand for about an hour, then run fresh water from the tap.
30. Homemade Wood Polish
2 parts olive oil to one part lemon juice. Then all you need is a soft cloth for application.
Now go ahead and save yourself money on these expensive products. You’ll also eliminate a bunch of yucky chemicals from your daily life. Win win! Let us know how it goes!
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