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Things To Make Instead Of Buy

Do you like the idea of driving up to the nearby store every time you run out of laundry detergent? And do you enjoy spending $20 on name-brand dishes that you can make at home for $5? Living a self-sufficient lifestyle is much more inexpensive and rewarding. 

Once you learn how to make your everyday kitchen condiments and your cleaning products, you will save yourself a trip to the store, keep a fair amount of money, reduce your carbon footprint by using less plastic, and eliminate the dance of harmful chemicals from your daily life. 

Listed below still a list of things you should start making instead of purchasing, and get ready to save some extra cash. 

Skin And Beauty Products

Perfume And Cologne

Dear ladies and gentlemen, those 100-dollar fragrance bottles you purchase from the departmental stores are a combination of binders and essential oils. You can make your fragrance bottle at a significantly lower price. 

Wrinkle Cream

Sour cream, eggs, honey… No, we are not preparing a bowl of appetizers; we are preparing wrinkle cream to reduce those laugh lines with organic ingredients.  


Instead of purchasing very expensive deodorants, you can use some organic concoctions to reduce sweating and foul odor. 


You can prepare a mouthwash that can kill all the harmful bacteria and freshen your breath with everyday household ingredients like salt, baking soda, cinnamon, clove oil, etc. 

Body Butter 

These two simple words have allowed many big brands to make lots of money by slapping a hefty price tag on this product. You can create your body butter at a low price by using coconut oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, etc. 

Hair Mask

There are many DIY hair masks that you can use to reduce split ends, provide nourishment to your heat-damaged hair, and improve your hair texture. DIY hair masks are a valuable item you can sleep in or add to your weekly hair wash routine. You can prepare yourself a hair mask by adding simple ingredients like honey, eggs, coconut oil, yogurt, green tea, etc.  


Toothpaste is very simple and easy to make at home. You can quickly formulate a tooth whitening toothpaste by mixing coconut oil, herbs, and breath freshening variations. 

Body Wash

You can make an organic body wash for yourself to wash off all the sweat after a heavy workout and provide essential nurture to your skin in dry cold months.  


When you can make yourself a DIY shampoo at home that provides a fair amount of foams and lathers, why waste your money on branded shampoos? You can replace your shampoo bottle with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and baking soda for some fantastic results.  


You can make yourself a tremendous moisturizing lipstick by only using spices from your kitchen to create vibrant and gorgeous colors. 

 Household Necessities And Cleaners 

All-Purpose Cleaner

You can clean all messes by making a homemade all-purpose cleaner with no added chemicals. 

Dish Soap

You can save $10 by making yourself a homemade dish soap using vinegar, jojoba oil, distilled water, and sal suds.  

Carpet Cleaner

You can quickly fix any spills on the carpet by making a DIY carpet cleaner. The recipes depend on the type of spill. Homemade carpet cleaners are typically made with everyday household items for those times you need them. 

Wood Polish 

Making citrus wood polish will not only keep your floors and furniture shiny and smelling all good but will also fend off all the bugs and fungus. 

Window Cleaner

There are many window cleaners available at the market that are merely overrated and quite expensive. You can easily make a spray bottle and start cleaning your windows at a low price. There are many DIY window cleaners available on many online websites. 

Silver Polish 

Using simple DIY silver polish, you will not have to buy new silverware to replace those old photo frames.  

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