DIY

DIY: Non-Toxic Dish Soap

Posted on Updated on

diy dish soap

Did you know the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six is liquid dish soap? This is why I like this DIY: Non-Toxic Dish Soap recipe  free of  toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and ammonia.

Ingredients

Directions: Mix 2 cups of liquid castile soap with ½ cup of warm water in your bowl. Castile soap is any soap made entirely from vegetable oil. Add ½ cup of lemon juice. The lemon will add acidity to your soap, which is a powerful decreasing agent. Add essential oils. Thoroughly mix all ingredients using a whisk. Add your liquid dish soap to an empty bottle. You can use old store-bought soap bottles, or any decorative bottle.


You Might Also Like


DIY: Damage Repairing Hair Mask

Posted on

DIY Damage Repairing Hair Mask is the perfect way to restore moisture, repair summer exposed hair without the extra cost of special hair care products or unneeded chemicals.

Ingredients:

  • One egg
  • 1 cup of milk (for shoulder length hair use 1/2 cup)
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil

Directions: Separate the egg whites and egg yolk. Beat the separated egg yolks in a clean barter. Add 1 cup of milk and two table spoons of olive oil to the egg mixture and mix well. Squeeze the lemon into the mixture.

Massage the mixture into scalp, working from the roots to the hair ends, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Cover with a disposable plastic shower cap to keep it from dripping.

Rinse well with lukewarm water and shampoo to make a final cleanse of your hair.


You Might Also Like


DIY Nourishing Blueberry & Yogurt Facial

Posted on Updated on

This nourishing Blueberry and yogurt facial gently exfoliates and repairs dry damaged summer skin. The lactic acid in yogurt helps slough off damaged layers of the epidermis, while the antioxidants in blueberries hydrate and repair the upper levels of the skin.

Ingredients

Directions: Blend or mash the blueberries together with a spoon or blender, mix in the Greek yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sink in for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and towel dry.


You Might Also Like


 

3 DIY Ways To Make Homemade Fabreze + Fabric Wrinkle-Release

Posted on Updated on

I love Febreze and I use it on everything around the house from fabric to shoes to carpets, but we all know how expensive it can be. Here are 3 recipes you can make at home for as little as .15 per bottle that not only tackle odors, but de-wrinkle too.

Click here for Recipe #1

 

Recipe #2:

Fill a spray bottle with hot water. Leave an inch or so clearance at the top to allow room for the rest of the ingredients. Add 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. Pour in 2 tablespoons of Purex crystals. Cap the bottle and shake it up until the crystals dissolve.

Like the article? Please share on your social network. :)

 

Recipe #3:

Using a funnel, pour 2 tablespoons of fabric softener into the bottle. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.  Add six to ten drops of your favorite essential oil. Fill the rest of your bottle with water. Shake until well combined.


You Might Also Like


DIY: Homemade Fruit & Vegetable Wash

Posted on Updated on

Fruits and Vegetables

Did you know fruits and vegetables, even organic can have an alarming amount of pesticides and bacteria on their surface? Using this homemade all-natural fruit and vegetable wash has the combined acidity of vinegar and lemon juice, which kills bacteria, removes pesticide residue and helps dissolve the waxy coating found on most produce. Washing with plain water alone will not remove.

diyfruitandvegwash

 

You will need

Directions

Combine the water, lemon juice and white vinegar in your measuring cup. Carefully pour the solution into your spray bottle. Shake well to combine.

Spray your fruit and vegetables with the spray solution and gently scrub or rub your produce. Rinse under cold water and serve. You now have fruit and veggies free of pesticides and bacteria!

To Store

Place the spray bottle in the fridge once you’re finished. This homemade fruit and vegetable wash will remain potent for up to one month.

Photo credit: famousfootwear

Getting Your Kids to Eat More-Fruits and Vegetables by Famous Footwear! Check It Out.>


You Might Also Like


DIY: Lemon & Honey Glowing Facial

Posted on Updated on

Honey is known as the miracle cure for skin of all types. It’s been used since ancient times to treat cuts, burns and is a natural antibacterial and anti-infammatory. It absorbs impurities from the pores and the skin. Lemon brightens and exfoliates. It’s great for acne prone skin, age and sun spots or uneven skin tone. It is also a natural source of vitamin C and rich in alpha hydroxy acids.

What you need

Directions

Cut lemon into slices (lemon wheels), pick out any seeds. Add 1 teaspoon honey to the lemon wheel and gently exfoliate your face with the lemon and honey. (You can squeeze out any excess lemon juice from the lemon wheel and apply to you face if you like.) Leave mixture on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Pat gently with a towel to dry. Let your skin breathe for the rest of the day, or follow up with your favorite moisturizer and serum.


You Might Also Like


DIY Homemade Moist Heat Packs

Posted on Updated on

Moist heat packs are filled with moisture-absorbing grain that draws moisture from the air and re-circulates it deep into sore muscles. Moist heat is the best way to sooth many types of pain, penetrating deep into sore muscles. It alleviates joint stiffness, muscle spasms, tight muscles and arthritis pain with soothing heat that helps you feel better.

What you need

  • Cloth container (sock, fabric)
  • 4-6 cups filling (e.g. uncooked rice, flax seed, buckwheat, oatmeal)
  • Needle and thread (optional, but recommended)
  • Flair (ribbon, fragrant oils; optional)

Instructions

Fill your container with the filling. Tie or sew the container shut. You can also add a soothing aromatherapy before you microwave container for 1-3 minutes.

Note: Do not apply cold or heat therapy for more than 15 minutes at a time. Apply either heat or cold is to alternate 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off for an hour or two.


You Might Also Like

DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack


 

DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack

Posted on Updated on

DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack! We all know injuries and summer go hand in hand with all our summer activities. Let me show you how to make your own gel ice pack for just pennies. This simple ice pack gets extremely cold and can be used on inflamed joints and muscles. Place a towel over the ice pack before using. Can also be used  to help with headaches by placing at the back of the neck.

What you need

  • 1 quart or 1 gallon plastic Ziploc freezer bags (depending on how large you want the cold pack)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol

Instructions

Fill the plastic freezer bag with 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and 2 cups of water. Seal the Ziploc, trying to get as much air out of the freezer bag before sealing it shut. Place the bag and its contents inside a second freezer bag to contain any leakage. Leave the bag in the freezer for at least an hour. When it’s ready, place a towel between the gel pack and bare skin to avoid burning the skin.

Another way to apply ice to the back is by freezing water in a cup, and then rubbing it on the affected back muscles to reduce inflammation.


You Might Also Like

DIY Homemade Moist Heat Packs


QUICK DIY TIP: How to Brighten your Smile with Strawberries

Posted on Updated on

Have you ever wanted whiter teeth, but couldn’t afford the high price to do so? Not to mention, most whitening treatments can be harsh for those with sensitive teeth.

This simple DIY treatment to help brighten your smile. The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from wine, coffee, and dark sodas.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe Strawberry
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda

Directions
Mash strawberry with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Apply using a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth, let sit for 3-5 minutes, then rinse and brush thoroughly with toothpaste. NOTE: It’s best to apply this treatment only once a week – the acid can damage the enamel on your teeth if you overdo it. 

Like the article? Please share on your social network. :)


Other DIY You Might Like

WATCH


 

DIY: Stress Relieving Lavender, Jasmine & Honey Bath

Posted on Updated on

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, so I’m here to remind you to sit back, breathe deep, and relax. And I can’t think of a more relaxing way to spend it than soaking in a warm, scented bath. The medley of honey and lavender in this homemade bath recipe will keep you relaxed and moisturized, so you can bathe your troubles away.

Witch-Hazel
Witch-Hazel (Photo credit: mason bryant)

Ingredients:

Preparation:
Using and old coffee grinder, grind lavender, jasmine and witch hazel flowers into a powder. Whisk together powder, milk and honey and shake in a jar and pour half of the mixture into your warm bath. Store the remaining mixture covered in the refrigerator; it will last a week.

Source: veria


You Might Also Like


Lavender / Lavandula / ラベンダー
Lavender / Lavandula / ラベンダー (Photo credit: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋))

 

Enhanced by Zemanta