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.