I try to use natural cleaning and health products whenever I possibly can. The best finds that I LOVE are beauty, health and cleaning products that incorporate natural ingredients and I don’t mind making my own. I have tried many, many tips/tricks/hacks and some have been successful and some have been fails. All the work has been done for you by me and I’m posting 3 tips that you will love too!!
clean fresh towels
I don’t know about you, but some of my towels and washcloths get a mildewy smell even after they are washed. I found a great solution: Run a load of towels and wash cloths through the washer on a normal cycle using hot water and NO DETERGENT. Pour 1 CUP VINEGAR on top of the towels and run cycle. After that cycle is done, pour 1/2 CUP BAKING SODA on top of the towels and run another normal cycle with hot water. Do NOT USE DETERGENT in this cycle either. Your towels will smell and feel brand new. (from Delectable Bake House)
TEA TREE blemish stick
Sometimes I get blemishes on my face and I want nothing more than for them to disappear. Well, this following recipe does just that. I use this blemish stick and it works wonders literally overnight. What is also great about it is it doesn’t irritate the skin like some over-the-counter products do. Tea Tree Oil is a wonderful, multi use essential oil.
2 Tablespoons apricot oil
1 Tablespoon beeswax
8 drops tea tree essential oil
Melt the beeswax and apricot oils together in a double boiler over low heat.
Once those ingredients are melted together, remove from heat and add the essential oils. Stir together and pour into a lip balm container. Let cool. Put a little bit on the blemished area morning and night. **melting the beeswax and apricot oil together can get a little messy…I bought a pan just to use for DIY projects**
This is one of my absolute favorites and so easy. Whether you know it or not, dryer sheets are very toxic. Simple solution: get towels or washcloths from the dollar store. Cut them into small squares. Pour vinegar and 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil into a mason jar. Put the cut up towels/washcloths into the jar and turn the jar upside down. Let stand about an hour. Throw a bunch of the squares into your dryer with your laundry and you will have fresh, clean smelling items right out of the dryer. When the towels squares fray or disintegrate, I just throw them away and cut some more:)
It seems like there are more and more natural products on the market, which is a good thing. However, some of them can be quite pricey so I hope that these easy DIY natural products will help you out. Let me know about your favorite DIY natural products, I LOVE hearing from my readers.