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DIY Laundry Soap & Products. DIY naturals. Easy homemade soap. As the last generations of Depression-era children or back-to-the-landers take their leave of this world, their DIY skills go with them. When we try to learn from scratch, we soon discover that recipes in books don't tell half the story. DIY soap making and other skills slipping away I have never figured out why this knowledge started slipping away from us, but I am trying to re-learn some of the basics. I now make my own soap, hand lotion, yogurt and bread.

I am trying to figure out toothpaste, but it is hard to find good information about abrasion damage. My soap recipe is customized to use full bottles of most of the oils, so you don't have a lot of inventory lying around, and you don't have to do a lot of measuring. Making homemade soap can be dangerous Before we begin, let me stress that soap-making can be dangerous. Here is some general homemade soap information Soap is made in two parts, lye and water, plus a mixture of oils. The oils must be gently heated. Homemade Soap Recipe. Extensive List of Easy Home-made Household Products for Frugal Living. Make a Frugal Living By Making Your Own! This is my extensive list of simple and easy home-made household products recipes...with a seasoning of frugal living advice, and an occasional dash of scientific explaination.

Besides being fun to make, these do-it-yourself recipes will help you save hundreds or thousands of dollars per year. These may improve your health too (a good example is the Homemade Deodorant Recipe below). Click here to jump down to the home made recipes index. Mixing up these recipes will also give you the satisfaction of becoming more self-sufficient - which is one of the corner stones of making a frugal living. You will find many of these simple home-made alternatives to be much safer and more effective than their store-bought toxic alternatives.

You can choose a product category from the menu below or use the search box to find more recipes. Frugal Mad Scientist At Your Service I enjoy reverse engineering products to create cheaper and safer alternatives. Less Debt. DIY hand-milled soap. With the holiday season growing ever closer, your party-planning mom will love a handmade gift that doubles as a special treat for guests. Homemade soap is a beautiful — and environmentally friendly — alternative to the bar soap purchased at the drugstore or grocery store. But making soap is a fairly precise process that involves working with a caustic substance (lye), and if you’ve never done it before, it can be intimidating. Fear not — there is another way. Making hand-milled soap allows you to experiment with soap making while bypassing many of the more complex steps in making handmade soap. You don’t have to purchase, or create, a lot of extra supplies, and you get to repurpose boring old plain bars of soap that you may already have in your medicine cabinet.

And it tends to have a more natural look than the typical processed bar of soap. What’s not to like? The process of hand milling soap is also known as rebatching. Basic supplies for hand-milled soap: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Making soap: 5 tips for homemade soap. Until around 1916, making soap at home was commonplace. Using wood or plant ashes and leftover animal fats, families produced their own soap for cleaning their clothes and themselves.

During World War I, when animal fats were in limited supply, German scientists developed synthetic detergents — and commercial soap was born. Homemade soap became less of a necessity, and gradually the practice dwindled. In recent years, back-to-the-landers and simple-living adherents have revived the homemade soap-making process — but it’s not only in favor with those who leave the big city for rural life or those with an anti-commercialist bent. For anyone interested in living as self-sufficiently as possible, it makes good sense to make your own soap. Homemade soap is good for your wallet: you can make big batches of soap from scratch for less than it costs to buy bar after bar at your local drugstore, and you can reuse leftover bits to make new soap. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. More resources: Photo credits. 12 Great Ways To Use Castile Soap.

Make sure you like Herbs & Oils World on Facebook to be updated every time we find a fantastic tutorial for exciting and innovative ways you can use herbs and essential oils. Castile soap is a fantastic natural product that can be used in so many different DIY beauty recipes and DIY cleaning products. Castile soap is a “true soap” and not merely a chemical detergent so it is biodegradable and earth friendly! Want to try castile soap? You can buy all sorts of different scents from this page on Amazon. It can be used to make all sorts of products, including: shampoo, laundry detergent, tub scrub, body wash, dog shampoo and much more.

To see recipes for 12 homemade products using castile soap, read the full blog post… 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. Make: | DIY projects, how-tos, and inspiration from geeks, makers, and hackers. SOAPS, SCRUBS ETC. Soapmaking. Soapmaking. 14 Homemade soap recipes — Bohemian Revolution. Solid Perfume Tutorial - Great for Gifts and Traveling! We travel a lot, and the limit on liquids requires me to cut back on the beauty supplies I bring with me. My perfume is one of the items that I usually choose to ditch. I am always concerned about the bottle breaking, and saturating all my clothes. When I saw how easy it was to make your own solid perfume – I was elated! No longer do I have to worry about a broken bottle- and I loved being able to choose my own custom scent!

It was so simple. Small Containers such as these: Fragrance Oils <– link to fragrance choices! Let’s get started on your own DIY solid perfume! Remove the pot from the Chocolate Melter and then add about a cup of hot water to the machine. Add 1 tablespoon of your grated beeswax to a small glass container. Set the glass container in the middle of the Chocolate Melter. In the meantime, measure out your almond oil. Then add your fragrance oil. I used 45 drops. I was going to measure it out, to spare you from sitting and counting drops, but I didn’t. It is not ruined. See? Pure Essential Supply, Inc | Soap Making Supplies.

Lorann Oils Soap Making Kit - Bath Soaps. How to Make Your Own Lotions and Bath Products - Frugal Mom : Frugal Mom. Making your own lotions and bath products is actually a lot easier than you might think. With a few ingredients purchased at your local supermarket or natural health store, you can be on your way to creating them right in your own kitchen. Homemade bath and beauty products usually cost much less than the ones you buy in the store, and you will have the benefit of knowing that the ingredients are safe for you to use on your body. You can make fabulous gifts for friends and family. Making your own lotions and bath brews may even turn into a fun and fulfilling hobby! Lotion Oil is a key ingredient in lotion, so the first step is choosing the oil that is best suited to your skin type. Another way to make your own lotion is to melt together 3/4 cup oil, 2 teaspoons of steric acid, and 1 teaspoon of beeswax. For a nice, fresh all-over moisturizer, mix Aloe Vera gel with a few drops of essential oil.

Bath Salt Bubble Bath Bubble bath is very quick and easy to make. Shower Gel About the Author. Bath & Body. 60 Beauty Products You Should Make Yourself and Stop Buying. You can save a bundle on beauty products when you make them on your own at home. Some of these recipes show you how to use simple ingredients that are low cost, while others show you how to stretch out high-quality ingredients so they last longer, saving you money that way. 1. Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask Coconut oil and honey combine to make a mask that your hair won’t soon forget. 2.

This scrub will keep you feeling refreshed with the scent of lemon combined with the pine-like smell of tea tree oil. 3. Stop buying expensive acne treatments and put Mother Nature to work on your breakouts. 4. Keep your skin looking great all summer long with this lotion specifically designed for the warmer months. 5. Creating your own custom nail polish can save you from having to pay retail prices, and allows you to have control over the color that you just can’t get from pre-made polishes. 6. 7. 8. Treat your feet right with this all-natural foot scrub that you can make at home and save a bundle. 9. How to Make 100 Natural Body Care Gifts in an Hour! How to: Create Custom Soaps From A Single Recipe. This is a follow-up to the post, Soap Making 101. Today, I’d like to show you how I took one simple, plain recipe and doctored it up to create a variety of custom soaps. The point I’d like for you to take away from this, is not that you should follow my recipes exactly (though you’re certainly free to do so), but to use the idea as a jumping off point to create your own unique products from your own favorite recipe.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and change things around! My foray into making homemade soap started several years ago when my son was little and had a ton of allergies. Trying to find products that were gluten free, dairy free, corn free, soy free AND unscented was impossible. For a time, he took baths with plain water since I couldn’t find anything suitable to wash him with. After a lot of research, I finally took the plunge into making my own soap. The recipe that I’m about to share with you, is the same recipe that I have used for all of my soap making years. DIY Lotion Bars. A couple of weeks ago I decided to try making my own lotion bars.

They turned out really well, so I thought I’d share my recipe. 1/4 cup beeswax, chopped or grated 1/4 cup cocoa butter, chopped or grated 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 Tablespoon almond oil 1 Tablespoon jojoba oil In a microwaveable bowl or cup, heat the beeswax and cocoa butter in short bursts (about 30 seconds each), until they melt. Stir with a coffee stirrer or skewer. Add the oils, stir to mix, and pour into muffin tins lined with paper baking cups.

I adapted this recipe from this one and this one, but you’ll notice that I scaled them down to only make two bars. To use, just gently rub the bar on your skin. A note on tools and cleanup: It’s really difficult to clean wax from cooking implements. DIY Peppermint Bath Salts. Essential Oil Sleep Salve Relaxation Rub. 50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making. As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations.

Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family.

Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods? Next Page >>> 25 Homemade Beauty Tips. 1. Old Buttons Repurpose spare buttons by using them to keep pairs of earrings together: Most buttons have at least two holes in them, so simply place an earring in each opening to neatly store when not wearing. Photo: Jupiter Images 2. Eyebrow Brush Stuck without a lint-remover? Use this handy makeup tool to remove unwanted fuzz from your shirt. Photo: Courtesy of Sephora 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome.

We’ve all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. Some of us have just got to have a pool, while others want clever modern design, sustainability, or integration with natural elements. No matter what it is that makes your dream home unique, here are a few examples of homes where people have been able to realize some of their greatest home design fantasies.

[Read more...] These ingenious home improvements run from pools and aquariums to cleverly-hidden storage spaces, multi-purpose furniture and… cat transit walkways. Maybe you’ll recognize something that you’ve always wanted to see, or maybe the pictures will get your juices flowing and inspire you to come up with or even build something new. Warning – viewing some of these images may make you feel dissatisfied with your current home! 1. Image credits: acrylicaquariums.com 2. Image credits: Hilden and Diaz 3. Image credits: unknown 4. Image credits: psfk.com 5. Image credits: Justin Kemp 6. Image credits: unknown 7. 8. 9. 10. Bubble Bath - OTION. It’s the time of year where every moment is spent on the go, but don’t forget to take time to take care of yourself. Taking that 20 minutes to breathe, and having the occasion to relax is priceless. So why not surround yourself with warm, comforting bubbles too?

This simple bubble bath tutorial was made for the softer moments in life. Or for any bath in need of bubbles, which is all of them in our opinion! What You’ll Need: 10 oz Liquid Soap Concentrate Base 2 oz Rubbing Alcohol 1 oz Coconut Milk Powder 1.5 mL Hyacinth LabColor 6 mL Burnt Sugar Fragrance Oil Weigh out the liquid soap concentrate base in a medium pyrex container. In a small mug, weigh out the rubbing alcohol and the coconut milk powder.

Once the coconut milk powder is mixed into the rubbing alcohol, add it to the soap base and whisk in until fully incorporated. Following the coconut milk powder, now add in the labcolor as well as the fragrance oil. Now you are ready to pour the bubble bath into your choice of packaging.

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I had no idea what it was, but she promised me I was going to love it so we made it. We did not come up with the name, that is the name that it was known to her and her mom had been making it for her for as long as she could remember. I know a lot of readers have commented on the name of this dessert, so I know it goes under many different names, apparently it just depends where you’re from. Oh my God, it was unbelievable. I was in love, I had never had anything like it before. Here’s what the layers look like. Sex in a Pan Author: Jo Ingredients. Dessert, Re-Designed. {Recipes} Homemade Summer Popsicles & Free Printables! Cronut 101 | Dominique Ansel Bakery.