Home-made Cleaning Products and Toiletries

In this article I share some of my home made cleaning and toiletries recipes.  They are really simple to make and they work really well.  No animal testing or nasty chemicals involved!  Plus you save a ton of money.

by Bronwyn Slater

Cleaning products:

Cleaning spray:

cleanersFor the kitchen I fill a spray bottle with half water and half white vinegar and give it a good shake.  I use this spray to clean my surfaces.  Been using this for years and I’m very happy with it.

Baths and sinks:

For tougher cleaning jobs such as the sink or bath:
Shake some baking soda on the surface you want to clean.
Use the cleaning spray (above) to spray on top of the baking soda (it will foam up).
Scrub with a wet abrasive pad or scrubber.

Furniture polish:

Vinegar, water, olive oil and essential oil – combine these in a spray bottle.  Works great!
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 Toiletries:

 

toothpasteToothpaste:

Use a 50/50 ratio of coconut oil and baking soda and mix to a paste.
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Shampoo:

1 part baking soda, 3 parts water (to wash hair)
1 part apple cider vinegar, 4 parts water (to rinse)
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Facial Cleanser:

coconutoilRub some coconut oil between the palms of your hands to melt it.
Apply to your whole face and massage it in.
Soak a facecloth in hot (not scalding) water.
Hold the washcloth over your face and wait until it cools.
Wipe gently – No need to rub or scrub.
Rinse the washcloth and apply to your face 2 more times.
I’ve been using this method for years and it works great.
I use coconut oil as a moisturiser as well after I cleanse.

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