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30 Household Items to Make Yourself

If you are into natural products and even better things you can make yourself, here are 30 household items to make yourself.
Organic Shampoo - You have 2 choices: Buy it from a convenient online company where we buy all our toiletries OR make it yourself. Here are 30 household items you can EASILY make yourself

Why Use Non-Traditional Products?

My family has been on a quest to use “natural” chemical free products.

About 5 years ago now my sister introduced me to the Environmental Working Group which has a huge online data base for you to see what is actually in every product and what the health concerns are if any.  Once I was able to see how harsh and unsafe the products I was using were – it was time to make a switch. For good!

Because I am a busy Mom of three and was just learning to forgo the convenient, sweet smelling, attractively packaged products I had always bought; the ones that are easy to buy as they are at any store, I decided I still wanted to “buy” my products. But it had to be somewhere safe. It took a lot of research and searching but slowly but surely I was able to find everything we needed and I actually liked the products.

Buying Convenient, Safe Products for your Family

Then 2 years ago I ‘met’ the Honest Company. This was even better! All their stuff was safe and finally oh, so convenient. I could buy things one at a time or have a repeating order of what we used every month – LOVE it!

Make your Own Safe Products

I’ve started making some things myself. I now exclusively use Vinegar to clean my kitchen, bathroom, and floors. I’ve also found Olive oil is a fantastic wood polisher. But at some point, when/if I am ready to take the plunge to making a whole slew of things from laundry detergent to glue, lotion to conditioner myself I will be going back to this pin of 30 Products You’ll Never Buy Again from DIY Ready.


So, where do you get SAFE products for your family?

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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