31 Household Products You’ll Never Have To Buy Again
Save money and keep your home chemical free with these DIY recipes.
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
Shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, and peppermint oil are the ingredients you’ll need to make this natural shaving cream. Get the full directionshere.
3. DIY Bug Spray
Add distilled water, witch hazel, and citronella oil to a spray bottle. Get the full directions here.
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.
6. DIY Makeup Removing Wipes
Make a much cheaper version with coconut oil and paper towels. Get the directionshere. Be sure to add a couple drops of tea tree oil to prevent mold from growing on them.
7. DIY Plant Insecticide
It’s completely earth-friendly and chemical-free. Get the directions here using garlic and red pepper flakes.
8. DIY Polymer Clay
Get the directions here. All the ingredients are common household items.
9. DIY Mod Podge
All you need is Elmer’s glue and water. Get the full directions here.
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. Get the full directions here.
13. DIY Bath Salts
You’ll need epsom salts, which are awesome for detoxifying baths. Get the full directions here.
14. DIY Mouthwash
You’ll need aloe vera juice, water, witch hazel, baking soda, and peppermint essential oil. It should last for up to 2 weeks. Full directions here.
15. DIY Laundry Detergent
Laundry detergent is SO expensive these days. Save money with this easy recipe.
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.
18. DIY Hairspray
You’ll need hot water, sugar, and essential oils. Get the directions here.
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.
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.
23. DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner
Squeaky clean DIY brush cleaner: 1/2 olive oil, 1/2 dishwasher soap. Mix it together and voila!
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. Get the directions here.
26. DIY Glue
All you need is flour, sugar, water, and white vinegar. Get the full directions here.
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
You’ll need liquid fabric softener, baking soda, and warm tap water. Get the directions here.
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.