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Three Homemade Products That Are Worth Your Time & Money

home life Jun 26, 2014

3 Homemade Projects That Are Worth Your Time and Money

I know it's what the cool kids are doing but I just don't have the time or energy to make my own everything. There are three homemade products that I think are worth my time and money {because they require very little of each} but all the rest...get out. You complicate my life more than you make it better. I just can't make you, laundry detergent. And deodorant? I know you're better for me. But, no. Maybe someday, if I'm rich and I can hire someone to make allthethings for me.

What I do have time for is multipurpose cleaner, scrubbing cleaner, and face wash.

Here are the ONLY things you'll need for all three of the products.

That's it! Pretty painless right?

On to the recipes.

Simple Cleaning Recipes With Water Vinegar and Baking Soda

Multipurpose Cleaner

Use a 24 oz. spray bottle and pour in 1 cup of white vinegar. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake well. For disinfecting you can use more vinegar. If you want it to smell better you can add a few drops of essential oils. This works great on windows, mirrors, sinks, floors, you name it.

Scrubbing Cleaner

In a small bowl put 1/4 cup of baking soda. Slowly mix in water until you have a paste. Use to scour sinks, tubs, etc. If you need it to be a little stronger or to disinfect, add a tablespoon of vinegar.

Oil Cleansing Method With Castor Oil and Oilvie Oil

Face Wash

I've been using this method for over 2 years and LOVE it! My skin has never been more clear. Ever. I have oily skin so I was hesitant to try this. Why would I add more oil to my oily skin? But what I learned was that my skin was oily because it needed more moisture. Another thing, oil removes oil. It's science, people! I know. If we just think things through, they actually make sense! Using harsh cleansers is only going to strip your skin, dry it out, and irritate it.

For Normal Skin - In a small bottle, add 2 tablespoons of castor oil and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Shake well.

For Oily Skin - In a small bottle, add 3 tablespoons of castor oil and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Shake well.

For Dry Skin - In a small bottle, add 1 tablespoon of castor oil and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Shake well.

Start with these small amounts so you can see how your skin feels and adjust if you need to. If you feel like your skin is drying out, add more olive oil. If it's feeling too greasy, add more castor oil. If you have acne prone skin you can add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to your solution. After just a week of using this product my skin was clear and I haven't needed it since!

The process - Pour a small amount {about the size of a quarter} of the mixture into your hand and gently massage into your face. I usually do this for 30 seconds to one minute. While I'm doing this, I'm letting my water heat up. Get a washcloth nice and hot. As hot as you can stand on your face. Squeeze out the excess water and lay the washcloth, open, across your entire face with your head tilted back. Let it sit for one minute. This steam will help loosen any more dirt or makeup from your face. Then wipe the dirt, makeup, and oil off with the washcloth. Rinse and repeat if necessary.

What products do you make at home that save you time and money?

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