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31 Household DIY Products

posted in Home & Garden
04/11/2016
  • 1. DIY 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 your rinsing agent.
    1. DIY 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 your rinsing agent.
  • 2. DIY Shaving cream 
Rosemery mint shave cream
1/3 cup shea butter
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint essential oil
    2. DIY Shaving cream
    Rosemery mint shave cream
    1/3 cup shea butter
    1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
    1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil
    10 drops rosemary essential oil
    3-5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3. DIY Bug Spray 
Add distilled water, witch hazel, and citronella oil to a spray bottle
    3. DIY Bug Spray
    Add distilled water, witch hazel, and citronella oil to a spray bottle
  • 4. DIY Swiffer WetJet Solution
    4. DIY Swiffer WetJet Solution
  • 5. DIY Foaming Hand Wash
The secret is in the pump, not the soap, so never throw out an empty foam soap dispenser. Refill it with 1 teaspoon of liquid soap or dish washing liquid and fill the rest with water.
    5. DIY Foaming Hand Wash
    The secret is in the pump, not the soap, so never throw out an empty foam soap dispenser. Refill it with 1 teaspoon of liquid soap or dish washing liquid and fill the rest with water.
  • 6. DIY Makeup Removing Wipes
It basically involves cutting a roll of paper towels in half, placing in container& soaking with 4c. warm water &desired mixture (including coconut oil)
use tree tea oil to inhibit the growth of mold
    6. DIY Makeup Removing Wipes
    It basically involves cutting a roll of paper towels in half, placing in container& soaking with 4c. warm water &desired mixture (including coconut oil)
    use tree tea oil to inhibit the growth of mold
  • For baby wipes: 4 cups warm water (recommend DISTILLED water to inhibit the growth of mold), 1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil, and 1-2 squirts of baby wash.
For make up remover wipes: 4 cups warm water, 1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil. (1-2 squirts of baby wash or your favorite face wash if you want but not necessary
    For baby wipes: 4 cups warm water (recommend DISTILLED water to inhibit the growth of mold), 1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil, and 1-2 squirts of baby wash.
    For make up remover wipes: 4 cups warm water, 1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil. (1-2 squirts of baby wash or your favorite face wash if you want but not necessary
  • 7. DIY Plant Insecticide 
Homemade Insecticidal Soap 

Make the base:
1 head of garlic
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 cup water

Make a batch of insecticidal soap:
2 tablespoons base mixture (above recipe) 
1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap
2 cups water 

garlic & red pepper deter bunnies
    7. DIY Plant Insecticide
    Homemade Insecticidal Soap

    Make the base:
    1 head of garlic
    1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
    1 cup water

    Make a batch of insecticidal soap:
    2 tablespoons base mixture (above recipe)
    1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap
    2 cups water

    garlic & red pepper deter bunnies
  • 8. DIY Polymer Clay 
3/4 cup white glue
1 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons mineral oil (I used baby oil but reportedly even vaseline will work)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
    8. DIY Polymer Clay
    3/4 cup white glue
    1 cup cornstarch
    2 tablespoons mineral oil (I used baby oil but reportedly even vaseline will work)
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 9. DIY Mod Podge
*multi-purpose white glue
*water
    9. DIY Mod Podge
    *multi-purpose white glue
    *water
  • Heat your glue in the microwave until warm and mix it together with boiling water. (ex. two bottles of glue to one bottles worth of water) Stir together until it is an even consistency and pour it into any sealable container (plastic containers, freezer-jam jar, glass jar, etc.). (Extra note: It can be difficult to get the glue out of the bottle, so one thing that can help is to pour half of the glue into your mixing bowl and then add some of your boiling water into the half-full bottle, put the lid back on it, shake it vigorously, and then pour the contents out.)

  • 10. DIY Chalkboard Paint 
Mix 1 cup of latex house paint or acrylic craft paint with 1 tablespoon of non-sanded tile grout. Mix together until there are no lumps.
    10. DIY Chalkboard Paint
    Mix 1 cup of latex house paint or acrylic craft paint with 1 tablespoon of non-sanded tile grout. Mix together until there are no lumps.
  • 11. DIY Lotion Bars 
You’ll need beeswax, almond oil, and coconut oil
    11. DIY Lotion Bars
    You’ll need beeswax, almond oil, and coconut oil
  • 12. DIY Body Wash
    12. DIY Body Wash
  • 13. DIY Bath Salts 
1 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup Sea salt
2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil
a few drops of lavender soap colorant/a small pinch if using powdered ones (optional) 

let mixture rest for a couple days before using
    13. DIY Bath Salts
    1 cup Epsom salt
    1/2 cup Sea salt
    2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
    10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil
    a few drops of lavender soap colorant/a small pinch if using powdered ones (optional)

    let mixture rest for a couple days before using
  • 14. DIY Mouthwash 
Peppermint Herbal Mouthwash

1/2 c. aloe vera juice (like this)
1/4 c. water
1 tsp witch hazel (like this)
1 tsp baking soda
10 drops peppermint essential oil
    14. DIY Mouthwash
    Peppermint Herbal Mouthwash

    1/2 c. aloe vera juice (like this)
    1/4 c. water
    1 tsp witch hazel (like this)
    1 tsp baking soda
    10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Combine the aloe vera juice, water, and witch hazel in a bottle. Gently add in the baking soda, being careful that a reaction doesn’t overflow. Add in your drops of peppermint essential oil, cover, and shake vigorously. Store in a cool, dark area for up to 2 weeks.

  • 15. DIY Laundry Detergent 
Lasts a year and for unscented leave out laundry softener crystals
    15. DIY Laundry Detergent
    Lasts a year and for unscented leave out laundry softener crystals
  • 1. One four pound twelve ounce box of Borax. You can use 2 smaller boxes. {Found in Laundry Isle}
    2. Three bars of Fels-Naptha soap. You can use any soap of your choice. {Found in Laundry Isle}
    3. one four pound box of arm & hammer baking soda.{Not pictured here} {Laundry Isle}
    4. one box of arm & hammer super washing soda {laundry Isle}
    5. four pounds of Oxy Clean {one small/one large container/laundry isle}
    6. Laundry softener cyrstals for scent. You can mix these in to your laundry detergent or add them to your loads as needed.

  • 16. DIY Wrinkle Remover 
Pour 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, and 3 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener into a spray bottle. Spray and smooth out wrinkles.
    16. DIY Wrinkle Remover
    Pour 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, and 3 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener into a spray bottle. Spray and smooth out wrinkles.
  • 17. DIY Stain Remover
In a spray bottle, add 1 part hydrogen peroxide, 1 part baking soda, and 2 parts water.
    17. DIY Stain Remover
    In a spray bottle, add 1 part hydrogen peroxide, 1 part baking soda, and 2 parts water.
  • 18. DIY Hairspray 
DIY NATURAL HERBAL HAIRSPRAY

1 cup hot water
1 1/2 Tbs Sugar (White or Brown)
10-15 drops essential oil- orange, lemon, mint, rosemary (promotes hair growth), or any essential oil you like. You can use one or blend them. My favorite is lemon or orange.
Fine mist spray bottle
    18. DIY Hairspray
    DIY NATURAL HERBAL HAIRSPRAY

    1 cup hot water
    1 1/2 Tbs Sugar (White or Brown)
    10-15 drops essential oil- orange, lemon, mint, rosemary (promotes hair growth), or any essential oil you like. You can use one or blend them. My favorite is lemon or orange.
    Fine mist spray bottle
  • Direction: Dissolve sugar in hot water. Let mixture cool completely and mix in essential oils (if the water is too hot the essential oils may decrease in smell). Fill spray bottle and its ready to use.

    To use: Lightly mist over hair, wait 30 seconds to dry, and reapply if needed. Be careful not to over spray and soak your hair. Plus, this stuff is strong and a little goes pretty far.

  • 19. DIY Windex 
In a spray bottle, mix together 1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol, 1 cup water, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar.
    19. DIY Windex
    In a spray bottle, mix together 1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol, 1 cup water, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar.
  • 20. DIY Hair Conditioner
Mix together 1 can of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
    20. DIY Hair Conditioner
    Mix together 1 can of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 21. DIY Spray Fabric Starch 
In a spray bottle, mix together 1 cup water and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch.
    21. DIY Spray Fabric Starch
    In a spray bottle, mix together 1 cup water and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch.
  • 22. DIY Eye Makeup Remover
 Mix together 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1/2 tsp tear-free baby shampoo, and water.
    22. DIY Eye Makeup Remover
    Mix together 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1/2 tsp tear-free baby shampoo, and water.
  • 23. DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner
Squeaky clean DIY brush cleaner: 1/2 olive oil, 1/2 dishwasher soap. Mix it together and voila!
    23. DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner
    Squeaky clean DIY brush cleaner: 1/2 olive oil, 1/2 dishwasher soap. Mix it together and voila!
  • 24. DIY Dog Shampoo
    24. DIY Dog Shampoo
  • 25. DIY Deodorant
This supposedly works better (but applies differently because it creates a cream you have to rub onto your armpits) than heavy-duty store-bought deodorant.
    25. DIY Deodorant
    This supposedly works better (but applies differently because it creates a cream you have to rub onto your armpits) than heavy-duty store-bought deodorant.
  • 5-6 tbsp coconut oil
    1/8 cup arrowroot powder
    1/8 cup cornstarch
    1/4 cup baking soda
    Several drops of bergamot oil [optional]

    Mix the powders together in a jar and slowly add the coconut oil until you have a "pomade" consistency& powders are mostly dissolved. Add a few drops of oil until it has a scent.
    -To use, scoop out a pea sized amount& rub between your fingers to melt& creates smooth texture. Apply under your arms& rub any left into your hands as a moisturizer.
    -Since the coconut oil changes rapidly from a solid to a liquid I would not recommend trying to make a deodorant stick

  • 26. DIY Glue 
All you need is flour, sugar, water, and white vinegar.
    26. DIY Glue
    All you need is flour, sugar, water, and white vinegar.
  • 27. DIY Bare Minerals
In a small bowl combine 1 part cornstarch, 1 part green clay&a bit of cocoa.

1 part in a 1 to 1 recipe depends on how much you are making. If you want 1 cup, each part would be half a cup.  If you are using a spice jar like in the picture, then about half a jar of each
    27. DIY Bare Minerals
    In a small bowl combine 1 part cornstarch, 1 part green clay&a bit of cocoa.

    1 part in a 1 to 1 recipe depends on how much you are making. If you want 1 cup, each part would be half a cup. If you are using a spice jar like in the picture, then about half a jar of each
  • 28. DIY Bubble Bath 
Mix together 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.
    28. DIY Bubble Bath
    Mix together 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.
  • 29. DIY Febreze 
1/8 cup liquid fabric softener
1-2 tbsp baking soda
Warm to hot tap water
Mix the fabric softener and baking soda. 
Pour into spray bottle.
Add the water and fill to the top.
    29. DIY Febreze
    1/8 cup liquid fabric softener
    1-2 tbsp baking soda
    Warm to hot tap water
    Mix the fabric softener and baking soda.
    Pour into spray bottle.
    Add the water and fill to the top.
  • 30. DIY Drano
Mix together 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of salt and 1/4 cup of cream of tartar. 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. DIY Drano
    Mix together 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of salt and 1/4 cup of cream of tartar. 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.
  • 31. DIY Wood Polish
Mix 2 parts oil (preferably linseed oil or olive oil) with one part lemon juice. Apply and polish with a soft cloth. Buff with beeswax and a microfiber cloth for added shine.
    31. DIY Wood Polish
    Mix 2 parts oil (preferably linseed oil or olive oil) with one part lemon juice. Apply and polish with a soft cloth. Buff with beeswax and a microfiber cloth for added shine.
  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/household-products-youll-never-have-to-buy-again#.bar6xWX4nb use link if you are looking for further, exact, instructions for these DIYs

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