Name brand products of any sort are generally trusted staples in any household. However, store bought products often contain harmful chemicals and can be quite expensive. Organic alternatives may allow you to avoid chemicals, but they are usually considerably more expensive than their non-organic counterparts. However, you can make organic, homemade versions of many products for a fraction of the cost. In the case of beauty products, you also have the added benefit of personalizing colors and scents to your liking.
Read on to learn which household products you can make yourself, so you never have to buy them again.
If you love burning candles, don’t waste your money at expensive candle shops, make your own candles out of soy.
Soap Scum Cleaner
For tricky soap scum, don’t use fancy scum remover, just use dish soap and vinegar.
If you want a less specific cleaner, try this all-purpose cleaner for all your cleaning needs.
If you find yourself without insect repellant, witch hazel and essential oils will do the trick.
Love the smell of Febreze but hate the price? Just make your own with fabric softener, water, and baking soda.
Did you know you could purchase the base ingredient of magic erasers for a fraction of the price?
Forgo the name brand mouthwash, and make your own mint flavor version that kills germs and is milder than most store bought mouthwashes.
Witch hazel, rubbing alcohol, and peppermint extract make convenient do-it-yourself hand sanitizers you can take anywhere.
Whether you just need some shampoo in a pinch or you’d prefer not to buy the name brands, here’s a recipe for at-home shampoo.