Green household product ideas
Homemade reusable fabric softener -- this is SO easy, and way less expensive than buying it.
DIY Eye Make Up Remover: 1 cup water, 1 1/2 tablespoons Tear Free Baby Shampoo, 1/8 teaspoon Baby Oil. Directions: Add all ingredients into a small bowl and stir. Shake before every use. Cost: Less than $.50." *Need THIS! Generic eye remover is still almost $5 a bottle!
"Ceramic tile grout cleaner! Borax & White Vinegar! I just got do e doing my entire bathroom... My grout looks as good as the day it was laid down! Not even the stuff from Lowe's worked this good!!!"
DIY Toilet Bombs~just drop them in the toilet bowl they start fizzing (= exploding;-) and not only do they smell amazing they also cleanse, deodorize and kill the bacteria (including the odor-causing ones!) And on top of that, these bombs became a part of bathroom decor - don't they just look beautiful?;-)
2-Ingredient Homemade Kitchen Cabinet Gunk Remover? Vegetable oil and baking soda! (also works like goo gone to remove labels and sticky residue from jars and containers)
How to make your own Dry Shampoo - 3 simple ingredients needed and voilà! Two different recipes for light hair and dark hair.
Freeze ketchup packets to use as icepacks. They are the perfect size for kid bumps and bruises and they stay soft so they can form to the body part. And it won't hurt them when the bite into it.
All-Natural Antimicrobial/Disinfecting Sprays
DIY Sugaring...removes hair as well and for as long as waxing but less painful and costs about $2. Like her recipe and step by step process of making it.
mix 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with a tsp of glycerin, mix til smooth. mix in a beaten egg, add 2 T of caster oil. mix. apply on entire length of hair, place plastic cap on head and wrap with towel. leave in for 2 hours. after wash your hair with shampoo. repeat 2 times a week for a month. after 1 month, you can apply 1 time in 2 weeks, for prevention.
The mask should be done 2 times a week. Do this for 1 month. After 1 month, you can make masks for prevention. I have all the ingredients for this...two bad I don't have the time.
This works great! Much better than the gelled version of DIY air freshner and easier to make. Everytime I walk in the room it smells fresh & has a nice scent to it. Will be doing in my whole house soon. -diy air freshener
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I don't like to spend time or put a lot of muscle into chores like oven cleaning. A great tip is to let the oven do the work for you! Take a large pot (dutch, crock, etc.) and fill it with water and fresh lemon juice. Place the pot in the oven and turn it to 350 for 30-40 minutes. This will actually steam your oven and help loosen anything caked on. You can easily wipe the oven with a clean rag afterwards. If you have caked on areas, you can add a little baking soda to make a paste.
Vicks Vapor disks for the shower or bath
Her great grandmother did this. When she died she didn't have a gray hair. Teabagging your hair! Blondes: Chamomile; Red: Rooibos; Brunette: Black. Once a week, steep 2 tea bags in 2 cups boiling water for 10 minutes. Let the liquid cool to room temperature. Pour the mixture over wet, just-washed hair, rubbing it through the way you would shampoo. Leave the rinse on for 10 minutes; wash and condition to seal in the silky, glossy results.
Directions linked. Tea for hair.
deodorizing disks. I want to try making them with yarn through the middle so they can be hung up. Could be colored, as well.