Articles Posted in the Homemade Cleaning & Care Category

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    DIY Burt’s Bees Style Lip Balm Recipe – 8¢ Per Tube

    If you know me at all, you know that I don’t leave the house without Burt’s Bees lip balm. In fact, if I had to be sent to a deserted island, I would die happy as long as I had Burt’s. Just the other day I was thinking of some kind of invention that would allow me […]

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    Homemade Deodorant – .18¢ per stick

    Why on earth would anyone make their own deodorant? In short, it’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s safe. I’ll prove to you below how cheap and easy it is, but making it yourself with natural ingredients removes the question of whether what you’re putting on your body is safe. Aluminum, parabens, Propylene Glycol, and Triclosan […]

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    DIY Homemade Lotion – 3 Recipes for 3 Textures

    The other day a guy at a skin care kiosk in the mall forced a sample of “moisture day cream” upon me. The first ingredient is “aqua,” a fancy word for water I suppose, the second ingredient is glycerin, and the remaining 15 ingredients are words I’ve never heard of, including caprylic triglyceride, petrolatum, betaine, […]

  • 10 Household Staples, 450 Uses

    Broke and Healthy has published its first e-book! Be the first to get it! Click here to order on Amazon for only $2.99. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you have cabinets full of cleaning supplies, laundry detergents, pest removal products, and personal care products. If you took an inventory of all […]

  • DIY Eye & Face Makeup Remover – 21¢ per ounce

    Finding an effective makeup remover is important, especially if you wear dark eye makeup. After trying at least a dozen different brands, I’ve gone back to Clinique’s Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, even though it’s way too expensive, because it’s the best remover I’ve found on the market… till now. Clinique’s eye makeup remover […]

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    DIY Neosporin Recipe (Multi-Purpose Balm/Salve/Ointment)

    Uses for balm:  Cuts, sores and scrapes Acne (before and after they pop) Mosquito bites (before and after they’re scratched) Chapped Lips Eczema & dry skin Wrinkles & puffy eyes Anywhere your skin needs healing 5 ingredients  (Click the links to Purchase):  Beeswax Coconut Oil Lemon Oil Tea Trea Oil Lavender Oil    Neosporin – $11 […]

  • Most Popular Soap Making Methods

    Soap is something that has been made in the home for a very long time; pretty much since the dawn of its creation. It is only in the last century or so, with the coming of the industrial revolution, that soap has become something that was manufactured and then bought in stores. This made the […]

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    How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

    Why I Make Homemade Baby Wipes My mom had suggested using cloth diapers since my first pregnancy for both financial and eco reasons, but I always refused thinking I wouldn’t be able to handle it. But over the years, I heard more and more about them. I looked into them a tiny bit when I […]

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    Lemon Ginger Honey Green Tea Concoction to Battle Your Cold

    So,, one long-term resolution I’d like to make is to transition more and more towards natural remedies for sickness–to prevent it and treat it. This is a concoction I made last week, and although I can’t prove it had anything to do with the fact that this was the shortest cold I can ever remember, […]

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    Homemade Sugar Scrub

    I see sugar scrubs on the shelf anywhere from $10-$50 for a small jar. Frankly, I’m annoyed by this. Partly because, I’ve always been the sucker that has bought them for that much! Sugar scrubs are incredibly cheap and easy to make, so please don’t pay more than you have to ever again! If you’ve […]

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    Simple Homemade Herb Soap Recipe – 70¢ per bar

    There were so many amazing things in this soap, I didn’t know which ingredient to highlight: Olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, goats milk, oatmeal, almonds, basil, rosemary, thyme, lavender… sheesh! I gave these away as Christmas presents with labels that said “Ande’s Handmade Herbes De Provence Soap” though, so I guess that’ll do. This Christmas, […]