20 Store-bought Products You Can Easily Make at Home.
More and more people are using homemade products.
Maybe you already know the recipe for the multi-use cleanser, or the one for the homemade mascara?
I admit that I had a bit of trouble getting into "homemade". Why ? But simply out of laziness!
Yep, I had been buying the same cleansers and beauty products at the supermarket for years ...
It is not easy to give up the products that we have been used to for years!
That's it, except that since then I've taken the time to do my little research ...
... And I discovered a lot of homemade recipes, easy as pie, which replace commercial products.
These recipes never require more than 5 ingredients and are much cheaper than expensive supermarket products.
In addition, these recipes use only natural products. They are therefore much better for your health and that of your family.
No more commercial products stuffed with toxic substances!
Don't worry, these homemade recipes are super easy to do and are all very effective.
Plus, I'm sure you already have all the ingredients at home!
Here are 20 store-bought products that you can easily make at home. Look :
1. Homemade deodorant recipe
We're not going to lie to each other. The home-made deodorant, it still made me hesitate, a lot hesitate.
That's right, why put so much effort into making it when you can just buy it?
But all my friends who have tested this homemade recipe are unanimous: the homemade deodorant is even more efficient than commercial deodorants.
So, I decided to do it too. And it is true that it is easy to do.
To do this, put shea butter and coconut oil in a glass jar. Place the jar in a pot of hot water, until the shea butter and coconut oil begin to melt slightly.
Remove from the heat, and add baking soda, powdered arrowroot (a natural food thickener) and an essential oil of your choice.
If there is no arrowroot, you can simply add a little more baking soda. Let the mixture cool completely in the jar (but no need to put it in the fridge).
Finally, put the result in empty deodorant tubes, like these.
2. Recipe of the remedy for colds
Apple cider vinegar, honey and squeezed lemon. Mix these 3 ingredients in a cup and heat them in the microwave.
Then drink once a day until you have recovered. And that's all ! Yes, okay, you might just wince when you drink this soothing beverage.
But trust me, every bittersweet drop is so worth it. Common cold, sinusitis or sore throat: nothing can resist this remedy.
If you plan to drink it regularly, remember to rinse your mouth with clean water after each cup because the particularly acidic mixture can attack the enamel of the teeth. Check out the trick here.
3. Recipe for removing scratches from wooden furniture
It couldn't be easier than this recipe. Yep, it really works! I tried this mixture on my kitchen cupboards a few years ago, and the result was just right bluffing.
My closets were like new! It's like I used a magic eraser to make all the scratches on my wooden cupboards disappear.
Just mix 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts olive oil. But if you don't have olive oil on hand, I'm sure vegetable oil does the job just as well.
And no need to take out your measuring glass for the quantities, you can do them by eye.
Dip a soft cloth in this mixture and run it over the scratched parts of your wooden furniture. And there you have it, like new! Check out the trick here.
4. Recipe for fruit and vegetable cleaner
Using a few basic ingredients that you surely have at home, you can make this 100% natural cleanser for eliminate residues on your fruits and vegetables.
Just mix a little baking soda, squeezed lemon and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
Shake well and spray on your fruits and vegetables. Rub to remove residue, then rinse with water. Check out the trick here.
5. Homemade jewelry cleaner recipe
I don't wear jewelry very often, apart from my wedding ring which tends to tarnish. It's crazy, my wedding ring, it's the only thing I wear every day, but I always forget to clean it.
After 15 years of marriage, I have to admit that I can't even remember her original beautiful shine.
If you too want restore all its shine to an old jewel, just use only 3 basic products that you already have at home.
Combine baking soda, salt and washing up liquid in a cup of hot water.
Soak your jewelry to be cleaned in this mixture for as long as you want. 10 to 15 min is more than enough.
To clean grooves and other hard-to-reach areas, use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
6. Recipe for homemade label peeler
If there's one thing I find unbearable, it's the glue residue from the labels!
I can't tell you how much it annoys me to have to clean that sticky residue off the stuff I just bought! Grrr ...
I thought that only commercial label removers could deal with this horrible residue. The problem is, these products give off unpleasant and noxious odors.
Every time I use it, my house smells like a gas station ...
To make your own label peeler in the blink of an eye, mix vegetable oil and baking soda.
Grace with the abrasive properties of bicarbonate, the oil will peel off all label residue.
To make a thicker, more abrasive paste, add baking soda until you get the desired texture.
7. Recipe for homemade detangling
It sounds obvious, but you had to think about it ... In fact, the conditioner is nothing more than a little conditioner mixed with water!
In addition, this formula is even more effective if you use an inexpensive conditioner, because its formula is less concentrated.
So you can easily make an entire bottle of detangling spray for less than 50 cents !
Use a good quality spray bottle, like this one. Fill it a quarter full with conditioner (or even less, if you're using a quality conditioner or repair mask) and the rest with warm water.
To mix the two together well, do not fill the water bottle all at once. Put on the conditioner and fill the spray half with hot water.
Shake to mix well and then top up with water. And don't forget to put a nice label on your spray.
8. Recipe for the remedy for swimmer's ear infection
Swimmer's ear, real name otitis externa, occurs when water gets stuck in the ear.
To protect your ears from swimmer's ear, mix white vinegar and 90 ° alcohol in equal parts.
Pour the mixture into an empty dropper. Put 4 drops of this home remedy in each ear after a day at the beach or in the pool.
Note that this remedy is not recommended if you already have an ear infection.
But it is super effective in preventing ear infections because alcohol helps dry the ears and white vinegar naturally eliminates bacteria.
9. Homemade Dry Carpet Cleaner Recipe
In the supermarket, dry cleaning powders for rugs and carpets are overpriced.
And as we already told you in this article, baking soda is known for its deodorizing action on carpets, rugs and car interior fabrics.
By adding a little lavender or sweet orange essential oil, your house will smell the fresh.
A recipe as effective as commercial powders, except that it will not cost you an arm and you will not breathe in questionable chemicals!
Combine a generous amount of essential oils with baking soda in a sprinkler container like this one.
Generously sprinkle this powder on your rugs and carpets to deodorize and dry clean them. Leave on for 15 minutes before vacuuming.
10. Recipe for homemade glass cleaner
I am sure that these simple basic products will strike you as amazing for making a window cleaner. But in reality, it makes a lot of sense.
Dishwashing liquid is perfect for cleaning and removing grease. And the 90 ° alcohol helps the cleaner to dry faster, for never have ugly traces again on your beautiful windows.
This recipe makes about a quart of homemade glass cleaner, so plan to have a one-liter spray bottle to store it, like this one.
But if you don't have a large spray bottle, halve all the amounts and use a standard size spray.
Fill your bottle halfway with water. Add your other ingredients and top up again with a little water. Shake before spraying on your windows and mirrors. Check out the trick here.
11. Homemade deodorant recipe that eliminates bad poop odors
Yes, there really are toilet deodorants specifically designed to prevent poo odors, like this one.
These are not humorous gifts! In fact, they are incredibly effective, even more so than the pschitts you usually buy at the supermarket.
Want the scientific explanation? In fact, these sprays spray directly onto the toilet water BEFORE you make the big commission.
This creates a thin film of essential oil, which essentially acts as a barrier to all bad smells. Pretty smart, right?
But no need to buy any for all that! The homemade recipe is super easy. Get a small spray bottle, like this one.
In it, pour a teaspoon of 90 ° alcohol and about 30 drops of your favorite essential oils. Lavender, sweet orange, rosemary, peppermint, lemongrass ... it's up to you to choose the mixture that suits you.
Fill the rest of the bottle with water. Spray 3 to 5 times directly on the water in the toilet bowl before sitting down. Check out the trick here.
I've also seen other recipes that recommend adding a few drops of blue food coloring. Not really necessary, but the idea is that the blue allows you to see the odor “shield” forming on the surface of the water.
12. Homemade stain remover recipe
Let all those who forget to put on their apron when cooking, raise their finger!
Having a good stain remover is a must, especially if you have kids or cook often.
Well imagine that you can make your own homemade stain remover which is much cheaper but also much more effective than commercial stain removers.
All you need to do is get some hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and washing up liquid.
Mix these few basic ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake, give a little kick and leave to act for 5 to 10 minutes.
For stubborn stains, rub the miracle product on the fabric to make it penetrate the stains well. Finish in a machine with the rest of your dirty laundry, as usual. Check out the trick here.
13. Recipe for homemade makeup remover
You only need 3 ingredients to make your homemade makeup remover!
Demineralized water, baby shampoo and a little sweet almond oil.
No sweet almond oil? Use another oil suitable for sensitive skin, such as coconut oil or even olive oil.
The advantage of sweet almond oil is that it is rich in vitamins A, B and E. In addition, it is a dry oil, which means that it does not leave a greasy feeling to the skin. touch, like other oils.
Not to mention the fact that she prevents the appearance of dark circles around the eyes and slows down the aging of the skin. Basically, it's the perfect oil for skin and hair!
Combine all ingredients in a bottle and shake before each use.
Use this mixture with cotton (in a ball, stick or disc) to gently remove makeup, especially around the eyes.
14. Homemade sugar scrub recipe
If you didn't know yet, the vast majority of exfoliators are basically sugar (or sometimes salt) mixed with a little oil for a good consistency.
Despite these inexpensive ingredients, store-bought scrubs cost a small fortune!
Fortunately, the homemade sugar scrub recipe is super easy to make. In addition, you can easily personalize it.
Combine sugar, baby oil and baby hair & body gel. Put everything in a glass jar (or the container in which you plan to keep your exfoliant).
And here is already over ! For a more natural blend, you can also substitute powdered sugar with brown sugar, and baby oil with coconut oil or sweet almond oil.
To personalize your scrub, let your creativity run wild and use other ingredients.
For example, why not try coffee grounds, essential oils, honey, cinnamon, chia seeds, oatmeal, or vanilla?
The list of possibilities is almost endless! It’s also a great gift idea. Put your homemade scrub in small glass jars with slate labels.
15. Homemade ant-control recipe
Every time it rains, all the ants in the garden come to pay me a little visit at the house.
I have tried everything but they keep coming back. The only thing that really works for getting rid of ants?
It's to get them to bring poison back to their anthill, like with this trick.
Combine sugar, baking soda and hot water in a small bowl. Then, soak one or more cotton balls and put it in the places where the ants pass.
Ideally, place the soaked cotton on a piece of baking paper to make cleaning easier.
Let the ants devour this poison, and you will see that in just a few days their number will drop drastically. Check out the trick here.
16. Homemade dust spray recipe
Remember the miracle product to remove scratches from wooden furniture?
Here, it's practically the same recipe, except you perfume with essential oil and keep everything in a spray bottle.
With this homemade recipe, you'll never use an expensive store-bought dust remover like this again!
You will see, this anti-dust works wonders on your wooden furniture.
On the one hand, he hides small imperfections some wood and give it a beautiful shining luster.
Best of all, it's the perfect formula to keep dust from coming back ... which means less work for you! Check out the trick here.
17. Homemade weedkiller recipe
Be careful, this natural alternative to Roundup is very powerful!
So, be careful when you spray it around the lawn, your flowers and other plants that you care about.
Why ? Because this toxic-free formula (unlike Roundup) kills all forms of plant life. At least now you have been warned!
This homemade weedkiller is ideal for weed the cracks in the aisles and all the places where weeds like to sneak in.
This product is even more active when it's sunny, so spray it in the morning. Farewell to weeds! Check out the trick here.
18. Homemade detox foot bath recipe
After a long day at work, all you want is to sit comfortably and relax.
Especially when you have a job that requires you to stay up all day.
To really relax, there's nothing like a good restful foot bath.
You have surely heard of the many benefits of epsom salt (also known as magnesium sulfate). We already told you about it in this article.
It is a particularly effective natural remedy in foot baths, because it eliminates toxins and other impurities in your body.
Choose a container in which to put your “special foot bath” powder. In it, combine Epsom salt, baking soda and lavender essential oil.
Put about a quarter of this relaxing powder to dissolve in a basin of hot water, to soak your feet. The water temperature should be as hot as possible.
For my detox foot baths, I use these aluminum cooking trays that I reuse for each bath.
Oh yes, and the little extra thing is to put glass beads at the bottom of the basin to massage your feet at the same time.
Ecstasy guaranteed! And don't forget to put little labels on your jar. It also makes a great homemade gift for friends. Check out the trick here.
19. Homemade spray shampoo recipe
What do you mean, a spray shampoo? It exists ? I admit that I was hesitant to try this recipe, since I was so used to my homemade dry shampoo.
But now that I understand the added value of spray shampoo, I am totally converted!
At home, it's simple. If I don't shampoo my hair every day, it gets oily and is impossible to style.
The problem is, I have a LOT of hair! So I'm not telling you all the time it takes me to wash them let alone all the water I use.
The shampoo and conditioner and the conditioner and the repair mask and a blow of the hair dryer and finally the hair straightener… When I'm done, I almost need to take a nap!
Fortunately, here is the method to save at least a day between each shampoo: I named the shampoo SPRAY!
This treatment is sprayed on the hairline and the line. Then use a hair dryer for a minute or two to style your hair. There you go, it's over! Magical.
The fat in your hair is quickly absorbed by alcohol and cornstarch. As for the essential oil of tea tree, it nourishes and protects the scalp.
This formula is perfect for blonde hair. For those with brown hair like me, add a pinch of cocoa powder.
20. Homemade mosquito repellent recipe
Nothing worse than mosquitoes to disrupt a beautiful evening with friends on the terrace.
Result, impossible to enjoy the moment without being stung by one of these spoilers. And besides, I swear to you that these damn critters are still going after me!
Despite this, I cannot bring myself to use commercial mosquito repellent sprays like this one. We have the impression of sprinkling poison on the skin!
Fortunately, there are essential oils that repel insects naturally, WITHOUT resorting to toxic substances.
Just mix about 1 cup of distilled water, 14 drops of lemongrass essential oil, and 14 drops of cleansing essential oil.
All of these essential oils are known to be natural mosquito repellents.
Pour this mixture into a small spray bottle and stir before each use.
Apply liberally to skin and clothing, but avoid getting it on the face.
Add more essential oils if your mosquito repellent isn't working enough. Ah, and don't forget to put a little label on your spray!
Where can you find these ingredients inexpensively?
The great thing about these recipes is that most of these products are already in your cupboard!
To buy it now, we recommend the following products, all of which have received good reviews:
- lemon essential oil
- essential oil mixture "purification"
- small spray bottles 30 ml
- reusable slate labels
- powdered arrowroot
- organic shea butter
- organic coconut oil
- "Le Parfait" glass jar
- empty deodorant tube
- French organic thyme honey
- organic cider vinegar
- spray bottle
- baking soda
- 90 ° alcohol
- empty dropper bottle
- sprinkler container
- essential oil of true lavender
- organic orange essential oil
- spray bottle 1 l
- blue food coloring
- oxygenated water
- baby shampoo
- sweet almond oil
- baby oil
- baby hair & body gel
- Epsom salt
- microfiber cloth
- tea tree essential oil
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