A Little Bit Less: All Natural Products I’ve Made

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I thought I would spend all day making cleaning products and a few body products, but it turns out it only took about an hour. My friend Megan (we’re kinda crunch) and I got together and made a few products to use around the house. What I thought would be a slight burden to my day ended up being a fun afternoon with my friend. When It comes to projects Megan’s type A research worthy of an FBI investigator works well with my type B “Oh lets to just figure it out as we go” mentality.  We set up shop in Megan’s kitchen and began making our potions. Her husband has finally stopped asking questions in regards to our various projects and for this we thank him. We sold him on the idea that he wouldn’t have to call poison control if his gets got into the house hold cleaners. 

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All my supplies were easy to find at my local grocery store and didn’t break the bank. Here’s a rundown of what we made. 

All-purpose cleaner

Bathroom Cleaner

Laundry Detergent

Shampoo

Vix Vapor Rub

 

Of the above list, my two favorites have been my bathroom cleaner and my Vix Vapor Rub. They just work really really well. 

I’ve been sold on my bathroom cleaner for two reasons, one being I don’t have to vent the room while cleaning and two being that it works well and seems to work as a barrier for the crud that builds up in toilets and tubs. To make your bathroom cleaner here’s what you do. 

1/2 cup baking soda

1/3 cup all natural liquid dishwashing soap ( I used simple truth brand from kroger)

1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide 

30 drops of Eucalyptus Oil

3/4 cup distilled (boiled) water

 

Mix all the ingredients and store in a spray bottle or glass jar. If you want to make a big batch I would simply double it all. Shake before using a the ingredients will separate when not being used. 

 

For my Vix rub I used the following: 

1/2 cup Coconut oil 

20 Drops Peppermint Oil (4 drops if used on small children)

20 Drops Eucalyptus Oil (4 drops if used on small children) 

Melt your coconut oil down to be soft enough to stir. Add your Oils and mix it up. I have been storing mine in the refrigerator since it’s winter and the heat is on in my house. I noticed my rub was a little more on the liquid side that I would prefer. 

I’m still not crazy about the shampoo I made and I may end up buying an all natural brand. My hair is thick and needs lots of love to do something decent. Have an all natural made at home recipe you want me to try? Let me know! I’ll have more for you to come in the next few weeks as I navigate living on less for a little bit more. 

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