Articles Tagged “diy”

  • Being Green While Saving Green: Maintaining Energy Efficiency During the Holidays

    Guest Post by Beth Kelly Many people view the onset of the holiday season with ambivalence. While they enjoy the festive spirit and cherish spending quality time with loved ones, they’re put off by the expenses and waste that typically accompany preparing for the holidays. By doing things for yourself, instead of making costly purchases, […]

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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 […]

  • Broke and Healthy Ways to Hang Your Jewelry DIY decor do it yourself (1)

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    50 Fun Ways to Hang Your Jewelry

    If you’re like me, you have way too much (cheap) jewelry and no fancy jewelry box. And even if you had a jewelry box, who wants all their long, beaded necklaces getting all up on each other? I’d rather not use my spare time untangling necklaces (what I just spent 30 minutes doing). Here are […]

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    7 Cheap Homemade Gifts

    For Christmas, I decided to make most of my gifts. After doing it, I can’t imagine buying my gifts next year either. Some of these gifts take a lot of time and/or machinery, while some may only take a few minutes, but all worth while. Birch Wood Candles I think this is officially the weirdest […]

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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, […]

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    50 Fun Things to do with Paint Chip Samples

      If this isn’t free/cheap, DIY art & decor, I don’t know what is! Click the photo to find out how to make or buy these things. Thanks to Pinterest and Etsy for the awesome ideas. Here’s Broke & Healthy’s Pinterest board. Also, if you’re taking several paint chip samples, especially if it’s from a […]

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    Paper Towel Rolls, Spoon Mirrors & Old Plates – Next to Free Pinterest Ideas

    I’ve recently found a website online that I literally feel addicted to. Pinterest. In fact, sometimes I won’t even let myself open the page unless 1) I’ve got at least 30 minutes to do nothing but gawk and 2) I’m ready to feel a little depressed. It’s depressing because I love it, and would like […]