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DIY household products have many benefits. While they may take more time and effort than store-purchased products, the exchange can be a healthier, happier home environment – not to mention the added money in your pocket.
Though store shelves are brimming with conveniences, many of these items are filled with preservatives, artificial colors, and potentially hazardous chemicals. Make sure you know exactly what’s going into your common household items by creating them yourself.
The results are not only more natural; they’re easily customized to meet your needs. Here are just a few of the numerous possibilities you can try for making DIY household products at home.
If you spray a store-bought air freshener around your home, you’re probably spreading hazardous chemicals as well. Keep your air cleaner and healthier with all-natural alternatives.
Simmer deliciously scented items in water in a small crockpot to fill your home with a pleasant aroma. Try cinnamon, clove, and apple peel or lemon and rosemary.
Make your own oil diffuser by filling a vase with baby oil and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Place bamboo skewers in the vase, and they’ll naturally diffuse the scent throughout your home.
Making your own cleaning products is easier than you probably think. There’s a good chance that your kitchen cabinets already contain everything you need.
Baking soda, white vinegar, salt, and lemons are cleaning superstars that can tackle nearly any mess in the right combination. A baking soda paste can whiten even the toughest stains, and the powerful combination of baking soda and vinegar will banish bad smells.
You can get accustomed to creating your own DIY household products by getting to know the natural cleaning properties of common household items, and saying goodbye to conventional cleaners.
High-end toiletries are a major expense, and the ingredients list makes it nearly impossible to really discern what’s in them. You can concoct your own beautiful creations at home easily and affordably.
Liquid castile soap, distilled water, aloe vera gel, and jojoba oil can make shampoo. Coconut oil, olive oil, and glycerin work for a face cleaner.
Natural face masks are easy to whip up with kitchen ingredients like egg whites, oatmeal, banana, or avocado.
Read the ingredients label on any common condiment and you’ll probably find more than a few unpronounceable items. Ditch the artificial colorings and preservatives and instead make your favorite kitchen staples from scratch.
You can whip up homemade ketchup with tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, and a handful of common seasonings. Homemade mayonnaise is such a timeless recipe that you can find endless variations in classic cookbooks.
You can even grind your own nut butters. DIY household products are not only healthier and tastier; they also give you the opportunity to season each item to your personal tastes.
Home Health Remedies
Stock your medicine cabinet with simple homemade solutions for a natural way to ease common ailments. You can make a copycat version of vapo rub with a blend of aromatic essential oils in a coconut and olive oil base.
Stash local honey in your medicine cabinet to use both as a preventive to stave off local allergies, and a natural treatment for a sore throat. Simple solutions like these can ease common ailments quickly.
DIY household products
These DIY household products solutions will help you stock your cabinets with handmade options that are carefully concocted to suit your own individual specifications. Get creative, have fun with it, and enjoy your transition to a healthier home!