DIY: Recipes For Everyday Products
I ran out to the store this morning because I needed some deodorant and cleaning supplies. Given that I have three kids, I normally never have the luxury of taking my time to study the prices of products at the store, but this morning I did. It was $3-4 for deodorant and $4-5 for soap. Why is it so expensive for these items?
Instead of spending exorbitant amounts of money for brand name items, try making them yourself – using products found in your pantry. I found a few recipes that I thought I would share. Using five main ingredients: baking soda, cornstarch, vinegar, ammonia, and alcohol, you can make your own cleaning products! So, run out to the store and add to your prepping supplies.
- 1/4 c. baking soda
- 1/4 c. corn starch (If you have especially sensitive skin, increase the amount of cornstarch to 6T and decrease the baking soda to 2T)
- 10 drops of essential oil (these are some of my favorites)
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- Put 1/4 cup each of baking soda and cornstarch in a bowl and add 10+ drops of scented oil (you can add more if you would like).
- Stir 2+ tbsp of coconut oil until it is the consistency you like.
- Smash the mixture into an empty deodorant container.
- Let it set a few days and enjoy.
Note: This deodorant should be applied lightly. It is invisible, but works.
- 1 bar of soap
- 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
- 1 quart of water
- squeeze bottle
- Wash hair with soap and rinse.
- Squeeze vinegar and water solution onto your hair and rise.
- 1 c. olive oil
- 1/2 c. lemon juice
- Spray bottle
- Shake well and apply a small amount to a cleaning rag or cloth.
- Spread evenly over furniture surface. Turn cloth to a dry side and polish dry.
- Shake well and apply.
Homemade Spray Cleaner
- 1 c. white vinegar
- Squeeze of lemon
- 1 c. water
- Shake well and apply. Use on kitchen counter tops, toilets, bathrooms, bathtubs.
Pre-Wash Mix for Laundry
- 1 tsp. liquid detergent
- 2 tblsp. household ammonia
- 1 pint warm water
- Shake well in spray bottle and apply to stains.
- Allow to stand 15 minutes before laundering.
Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.
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