I’m sure there are many many things around the house that needs to be restocked at least 1000 times a year…and they’re not necessarily cheap either! So what can you do? You can’t live without some of them, let alone cross them out on your shopping list!

Well, I’m here to tell you that you can actually make them yourself! YES! It’s definitely doable and you save a lot from making them too! Most of the ingredients are already at home, so let’s get right into it.


Number 1: Glass Cleaner

All those built up dusts and dirt needs to go! And today is the day when you can finally say goodbye to them! All you need is 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of vinegar! Place them into a spray bottle and you’re ready to go.


Number 2: General cleaning spray

Do you have a cleaning bottle for table tops, the floor, the kitchen and the bathroom? Do you reallllllly need 1 for each of them? Because I’m here to tell you that if you have lemon, baking soda and vinegar, you can clean just about anything! So throw away those toxic cleaning products and choose this cheaper and safer option!


Number 3: Insecticide

I live with my family and my mum is OBSESSED with gardening. It really is a pain when bugs eat your fruits and vegetables and you don’t want to spray toxic stuff on your plants to get rid of the bugs!

So what do you do? Make your own! With these environmentally friendly ingredients, you won’t have to worry about bugs eating your plants and you definitely won’t need to eat any toxic chemicals either!

All you need is 1 tablespoon of chili powder, water and a few drops of liquid soap. Alternatively, you can try mixing garlic cloves with water as well! Check out this page for some instructions!


Number 4: Stain remover

Don’t you hate it when your clothes are stained (without you knowing), then you pop it in the washing machine, only to see the GIANT stain AFTER your clothes are dried? Not only that, but you put it back into the laundry basket and let the cycle continue??

Well then let’s freeze at that moment and grab some hydrogen peroxide and the original blue Dawn dishwashing soap. Just 1 part of peroxide and 2 parts of Dawn, and you’ll never see that stain again!


Number 5: Oven door cleaner

Ovens can get REALLY nasty! Especially since I’m not particularly a good cook, things kind of…explode inside…but don’t worry, the oven’s still here, but so are the grease and burnt food! Luckily, if you have baking soda, water, and white vinegar, that isn’t a problem anymore!

Mix the ingredients together until it’s a thick paste and then apply it on the door. Leave it on for AT LEAST 1 hour. Afterward, use a cloth/paper towel to wipe them off. Then use white vinegar to wipe off any extra baking soda. Now you’re all done!


Number 6: Wrinkle Remover

Got wrinkled clothes? Not a problem. All you need is 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 of water and 3 tablespoons of fabric softener and you’re good to go!


Number 7: Hair conditioner

Running out on conditioners? I have ridiculously long hair, so conditioners aren’t exactly the cheapest product out there. But luckily, I have just the trick! All you need is a can of coconut milk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Mix it up and place it on your hair for 5 minutes before rinsing it!


Number 8: Eye Makeup Remover

Make up removers can be really expensive. Why? Because companies advertise extra benefits like ‘anti-ageing’, ‘whitening’ or ‘with natural ingredients from Madagascar’. Now not everyone need these benefits, all they want is to get their eye make-up removed!!

So why not make it yourself with these simple ingredients: 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1/2 teaspoon of tear-free baby shampoo and water! That’s it! That’s all you need!


Number 9: Wood Polish

Wood furniture or flooring looking a bit dull? Don’t worry, you don’t need to spend an insane amount to get them polished up! Grab some olive oil and lemon and they’ll look brand new again!


Number 10: Glue

I run out of glue quite often because I’m a rather crafty person and I make a lot of handmade crafts. I’m also a very lazy person, so if I run out of glue…I put my project on a halt until I find some motivation to go out and buy some.

All you need is some flour and water. Or cornstarch and corn syrup. Check out this site for 11 homemade ways to make glue!


In Conclusion

These are my top 10 EASY DIY household products that you can make at home! Say no to plastic packaging and expensive store-bought products by making them yourself. I hope you found this post helpful and I’ll see you next time!


KC

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6 Comments

  1. I love that these cleaners can be DIY and no so intrusive like the chemical sprays from the store. Ooooh, I like the idea of that insecticide. It doesn’t mess with your plants either. I didn’t know that you can make your own hair conditioner as well. The glue is smart too – I’ve read stories about people using cooked rice, hehe. Thanks for sharing all of these ideas!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    1. These are all very natural and non-toxic! I’ve also seen people talk about using cooked rice too, kind of like sushi! Thank you so much for dropping by!

  2. This is really great advice, and I will certainly give some of the cleaning products a try in particular. Much as I quite like the chemically clean smell, I do recognise that it’s not the best for the environment, and I do want to do better!

    Also: is vinegar magic?

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