One of the main components that you’ll want to have around the house (or apartment) during a SHTF situation is chlorine bleach. Not only can it be used for cleaning water (although boiling is hands down more effective and healthier) it is excellent for keeping things sanitary. Unfortunately, the average shelf life of liquid bleach (being stored between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit) is around 6 months. After that, bleach will lose 20% of it’s strength at around the year mark and then 20% each year after that. So if you’re not vigilant about keeping it rotated, chances are when you need it for disinfecting water or to keep things clean you’ll be fresh out of bleach and luck. There is a better option.
Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. Please subscribe and you'll get great simple living tips and how-to articles delivered to your inbox, for free! In the DIY world of home health and beauty products, deodorant seems to be the the most feared replacement.
Cleaning generally isn't anyone's favorite activity, but it's a lot less fun when you're spending your hard-earned dollars on several supplies. You can, however, effectively clean your home with a few things you probably already have. Here's how to do it. This post is broken down room by room, but since many rooms have similarities you'll find that, for example, a living room tip is also very applicable to the bedroom. This is mentioned when relevant, but be sure to read about similar rooms if you're looking for more options than a particular section provides.
Tackling spring-cleaning this month? Us too. But there's no sense in doing it if you're going to create a big mess for the planet (and your body) in the process. Cleaning up your act isn't as straightforward as running to the pharmacy and picking out a bottle covered in claims of eco-friendliness and biodegradability, however.
Our Homemade Lavender-Lemongrass Body Wash What do you put on your body every day? By the time I’ve finished my morning routine I’ve used shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen for my face, and lotion for my body. Somehow, it took me close to a year before I started wondering what the heck was actually in those bottles in my shower.
This was easier than I thought it would be. One of Betsy’s goals for the year was to ditch some of our standard cleaners that we use around the house and make them! Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this project mainly because I wasn’t sure that homemade cleaners would really get the job done. And my lovely wife is a bit of a neat freak so there’s no way she would use something that didn’t perform well. So a couple of weekends ago she went out and bought a few staple ingredients and some empty spray bottles and we spent a few minutes mixing up four different homemade cleaners that have since replaced 90% of the cleaners we use around the house.
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Note: Complete with answers to frequently asked questions. If you’ve been around DIY Natural long then you’re aware of our mission to help you make more of your own natural products. It’s often easy and beneficial on many levels, which is why we’re dedicated to doing it and to teaching others to do the same. Today we’ll learn how to make homemade natural shampoo that works, is inexpensive, and so easy you won’t believe it!
On this page I'm going to explain an easy soap recipe that's perfect for any beginner. Despite its simplicity this soap making recipe, happens to be one of my all time favorites! The powerful combination of natural skin care oils creates an incredible product that absolutely no store bought soap can beat. Here's What you will Need... As with most easy soap recipes, there are very few ingredients used.
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