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Extensive List of Easy Home-made Household Products for Frugal Living

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. Related:  Receipes

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. 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. Lye is VERY caustic, so don't get any on your skin. You will also need a mold. Homemade soap: The hardest step Pour into mold.

Pierogi o niskim indeksie glikemicznym z mięsem i kiszoną kapustą z jesienną zupą Zapraszam na klasyczne danie w nowoczesnej odsłonie - pierogi w wersji bezglutenowej i o niskim indeksie glikemicznym. Ciasto na mące z ciecierzycy jest nieco bardziej wymagające jeśli chodzi o lepienie, ale jest to jedno z lepszych ciast na pierogi, jeśli chodzi o kategorię ciasta bez mąki pszennej. Smakują rewelacyjnie, w szczególności z sosem pesto przygotowanym w polskim wydaniu - na bazie oleju rzepakowego i natki pietruszki. Dla osób, które nie stosują tak bardzo rygorystycznie diety niskoindeksowej polecam podać pierożki z zupą z brukwi. Brukiew to obok dyni hokkaido moje najukochańsze warzywo, a w zupie jest rewelacyjna. Przepis bierze udział w konkursie #OlejKonwenanse z Olejem Wielkopolskim. Pierogi o niskim indeksie glikemicznym z mięsem i kiszoną kapustą z jesienną zupą/ Ciasto pierogowe na mące z ciecierzycy Farsz: Wywar zagotowujemy, dodajemy liście laurowe i ziele angielskie. Na patelni na odrobinie oleju smażymy posiekaną kapustę kiszoną. Ciasto: Na pesto Na zupę:

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. Making hand-milled soap allows you to experiment with soap making while bypassing many of the more complex steps in making handmade soap. The process of hand milling soap is also known as rebatching. Basic supplies for hand-milled soap: 3 bars of plain white unscented soapStainless steel or glass bowlCheese graterWater or coconut milkSmall saucepanWooden spoonAdditive (essential oil, natural fragrance oil, colloidal oatmeal, jojoba beads, lavender, etc.)Plastic container or candy moldsBaking rack Instructions for hand-milled soap: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Chocolate Chickpea Muffins (or Cupcakes for Breakfast!) | All Ways Delicious This post was sponsored by S&W Beans. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. I love garbanzo beans. These delicious breakfast-worthy treats are made with 1 can of S&W 50% Less Sodium Garbanzo Beans, flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder, and sweetened with honey and banana. I want to take a minute to talk about those S&W Beans. I love having an assortment of S&W’s canned bean varieties on hand . But back to what we’re here for: Healthy chocolate muffins!? Oh, and did I mention that they are also gluten-free and dairy-free? Now through December 31, 2017, S&W Beans is offering $1 off 2 cans of S&W Beans. Print Description With protein and fiber from a can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans and sweetened with honey and banana, these rich, chocolatey muffins are so healthy that you really can enjoy them for breakfast guilt-free. Ingredients Instructions Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Notes Save Like this: Related

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. 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. Step-by-step instructions for making soap at home are widely available online and in various DIY books. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. More resources: Photo credits

Rick Bayless | Garlic Mojo There's always a container of mojo in my refrigerator. I use it to season chicken, steaks, fish, vegetables, just about anything. In fact, in Season 7 of "Mexico-One Plate at a Time" Rick will be using it for several recipes including as a seasoning for popcorn. Ingredients Instructions Heat the oven to 325˚. Break the heads of garlic apart, then mash each clove (a fist against the side of a knife is what I do) to release the clove from its papery skin; if using already-peeled garlic, scoop the cloves into a heavy recloseable plastic bag and use a rolling pin to mash them slightly. Stir together the garlic, oil and salt in an 8x8-inch pan (make sure all the garlic is submerged), slide it into the oven and bake until the garlic is soft and lightly brown, about 45 to 55 minutes. Using an old-fashioned potato masher or large fork, mash the garlic into a coarse puree.

Dessert, Re-Designed Trends in sweets come and go, but for some time now it seems Americans have been moving beyond the notion of dessert with every meal in favor of the occasional premium indulgence. With high-quality ingredients, customizable options and upscale twists on traditional items, the newest franchises are offering treats that satisfy refined tastes--and betting they'll be more than just the flavor of the month. Of all the love-hate relationships Americans have--Facebook, celebrities, soccer--the most fraught is our relationship with sugar. We've embraced it, rejected it, distilled it, created dozens of substitutes for it--and still consume about 75 pounds of it per person every year. In the franchising world, entire segments rise and fall on the public's attitudes toward sugar. While that may seem counterintuitive--and a recipe for disaster among an increasingly obese population--the new concepts may actually demonstrate an evolution in the public's conclusions about sugar.

Coconut Fried Rice What could possibly be better than a giant bowl of fried rice? Coconut Fried Rice, clearly. The richness and creaminess of the coconut brown rice, red pepper, onions, and peas, all topped with chewy baked tofu bites and roasted cashews, I mean really, what isn’t there to like about fried rice? 18K+Save Fear not, my friends, this entire batch that serves 4- 6 peeps only uses 1 tablespoon of oil, so “fried” isn’t even really an accurate word. To make Coconut Fried Rice: Drain and press the tofu. Spread the cubes on a lightly grease baking tray and pop in the oven for 45 minutes, stopping midway to flip them. In the meantime, add the rice to a medium sauce pan with the coconut milk and water. When your tofu is done, remove from the oven and set aside. Heat the oil in a big skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the rice, tofu, cashews, peas and soy sauce and mix well. Coconut Fried Rice What could possibly be better than a giant bowl of fried rice? Course: Main Course Cuisine: American, Chinese

{Recipes} Homemade Summer Popsicles & Free Printables! It’s summer time and what better way to cool off than with homemade popsicles! These are my two favorite popsicle recipes and have never been able to pick which one I liked better, the strawberry coconut or the honeydew lime, so I decided to share them both with you! Need a reason to make these popsicles? Make for dessert at the summer BBQHave as an afternoon treat with your kidsPlanning a summer birthday party? Not only are both recipes easy peasy, but your kids will love them and so will you! Strawberry Coconut Popsicle Recipe PRINT Recipe {Recipe adapted from With Style and Grace} Ingredients 1 cup strawberries1 cup blueberries1 can light coconut milk1 cups water1 cup apple juice1/2 cup honey5 ounce Dixie cups20-30 Popsicle sticks Directions Add strawberries, blueberries, coconut milk, water, apple juice and honey in a blender. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes (set your timer), insert your wooden sticks, and continue to freeze until the popsicles are completely frozen, about 6 hours.

10 Easy Salad Recipes Perfect for Pizza | Living Locurto Looking for the best salad with to go with pizza? You’ll love these delicious salad recipes to pair with your pizza for dinner or a party. Pin It! There is nothing better than pizza and a good salad! I would eat these two combinations everyday if I could. Summer is a busy time for me right now. Pin It! I love to cook dinner, but really have had no time lately for cooking and Ristorante Pizza has saved the day on several occasions! Pin It! Is frozen pizza healthier than delivery? We’re meeting my husband’s brother and family soon on the beach and I want to plan some quick and easy dinners to save time and money. The first thing I plan to do is use the Ristorante Store Locator to find a grocery store that sells this pizza. Pin It! Yesterday, I served the Mozzarella pizza to my son’s friend who is super picky, and he ate it all up and thought I made it from scratch. I’m really spoiled on this frozen pizza. 10 Quick and Easy Salad Recipes Perfect for Pizza Pin It! Pin It! Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

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…

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