Homemade cleaners with vinegar are pretty popular because of their many uses and is really cheap to make. Especially if you can get a great deal on vinegar. One of my favorite homemade cleaners with vinegar to make is window cleaner.
How to Make Soap Using Leftover Soap Pieces was something that my husband and I wanted to try. We were constantly tossing out those little soap pieces and soap is expensive. We played around with our soap making skills and finally found this simple way of making soap.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make bar soap from these little pieces. So start saving all of your leftover soap.
Step 1: Throw all of the soap you have in your blender.
Continue to blend it until your soap is in tiny pieces.
Step 2: Over medium heat add a 1/2 cup of water and dump all of your soap into a medium sauce pan
Step 3: Stir your soap. At this point depending on how much soap you used, you may need to add more water. Continue to add some more water until the soap starts dissolving and becomes a cake like batter.
Step 4: Reduce heat to low and cover. Stir frequently until soap thickens.
Step 5: Using a muffin pan, spray the tin with oil. (Any oil is fine) Then pour the soap batter into the muffin tin. Or use a fancy soap mold.
Step 6: Using a spoon, smooth out the soap batter.
Step 7: Let sit overnight, or place in freezer for a few hours until soap hardens and when done your soap should look like this. Then wrap your soap with plastic wrap and that’s it.
You can decide how big you want your soap by using various containers. We actually preferred our muffin tins because these soap pieces actually fit right into the palm of our hand.
Be sure to check out my other post: How to Make Foam Soap with 2 simple ingredients
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These DIY Shampoo and Body Wash Pump Dispensers for Kids are super simple to make!
Do you have kids who constantly waste the shampoo and body wash? I certainly do. My kids just don’t know how much to squeeze out when they take a shower, or you have one of those containers that just naturally pours out a huge amount. Then the next thing you know you’re running to your stockpile a week later to replace them.
My sister in law shared this idea with me and I can’t tell you how genius this was! So simple too! She got out some old soap pump dispensers and filled one up with shampoo and the other with body wash. See I told you it was simple. Now the kids can pump their shampoo and body wash and no more waste! What a great money saving tip. Thanks Alli!
So If you’ve been wondering how to reuse soap pump dispensers definitely give this a try!
Love this idea? Be sure to check out our other DIY projects.
Homemade Hand Soap
My friend Sandra over at The Sensible Mom made this great video tutorial on How to Make to your own liquid hand soap.
For under $5 you can make this at home and it’s definitely a great way to save! Not to mention it looks pretty easy to do.
I can’t wait to try it!
Need the ingredients? Be sure to visit her check Sandra’s post How to make homemade liquid hand soap
I don’t know too many people that actually enjoy cleaning their homes, but I do know a lot of people who would love to save money on cleaning products.
One of best ways to save on cleaning products is to make your own homemade cleaners. It’s not hard and you’ll be surprised to find most of the ingredients are things you already have within your pantry.
Cleaning products that you find on the shelf are “assumed” to make life easier. Can you remember a time when people cleaned their houses without this new and improved fresh scent. I honestly believe that what you are paying for is the assumption of clean and the “clean” scent.
I often get asked, if homemade cleaners work. ABSOLUTELY! In fact I find that some of them work better because they don’t have all of those unnecessary ingredients. One of the ingredients being whatever oils added to make the clean scent. Please don’t get confused with “clean” the scent compared to clean. Vinegar is often used to make homemade cleaners. Vinegar has a strong odor. But it cleans well. Just because you don’t like the smell doesn’t mean it isn’t clean and I promise you the smell will disappear.
Everyone love a new car smell, right? But eventually the smell disappears. Would you go out and buy a new car every time the smell disappeared? I think it’d be safe to say if you are visiting my site… Probably not!
So get out of the mindset – and join us tomorrow as we show you all kinds of ways to make homemade cleaners and how inexpensive it can and effective they can be.
We’ve created a new tab above called Homemade Cleaners where you’ll be able to find all our homemade cleaner articles.
One way to save is to make your own dishwasher detergent and you can do so by using most of the ingredients you already have in your home.
- 1/4 cup Kosher Salt
- 1 cup of Borax
- 1 cup of Baking Soda
- 2 packets of Lemonade Kool-aid
- Add all ingredients in a container and mix well.
- Ingredients will eventually start sticking together so make sure to give the jar a stir each time you use it.
- Use 1/2-1 TBSP per load. If you have soft water use less.
One thing with homemade dish washing detergent that you’ll find, is that your dishes may come out cloudy and have left over residue on them. This will happen after several uses. However to avoid this, you MUST use a rinse aid, like Jet Dry. But don’t spend the cost on Jet Dry. We’re all trying to be frugal here.. so use Vinegar instead!
Now it’ll just cost pennies to do the dishes .
I’m addicted to coffee creamer! Not coffee, but it’s the creamers that make me a coffee addict. I just love it.
With that being said, I felt it was time to try making my own French Vanilla Creamer.
Now as for cost, buying all of these items when their isn’t a sale, isn’t really cost effective. I could pick up a bottle of creamer for cheaper. However the real difference is knowing all of the ingredients that’s in my homemade creamer and who knows most of you probably already have all these ingredients in your pantry.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- Empty Jar/Container
- Add all together and stir
And it’s really simple!
Today’s Frugal Friday tip is how to make your own powdered laundry detergent.
- 1 Cup Borax
- 1 Cup Washing Soda
- 1 Bar of Fels-Naptha
- 1/2 Cup All Purpose Stain Remover (Optional)
- Combine all of these ingredients together, mix well.
- Use 1-2 tablespoons per load,
- This is very low suds, don't be tempted to use more.
Today’s Frugal Friday Tip is How to make your own Liquid Fabric Softener
- 6 cups of water
- 2 cups of conditioner
- 3 cups of vinegar
- Heat the water to a rolling boil
- Add water to your storage container
- Stir in conditioner until there are no "clumps"
- Add vinegar and continue to stir
This week’s Stretching Saturday’s tip on on Baby Wipe Containers. Don’t just throw them away when your done. Spice them up with some fabric and you’ll have a hot new accessory in your bag. You can also make these as gifts for new moms, coordinate with their nursery theme and you’ve got a wonderful homemade gift.
|(Photo Credit Grace Violet)|