Nothing says “I love you health” quite like making your own home-made beauty products and cleaning supplies. Whether it’s skincare, hair-care, house-care, or any other form of care, home-made products are healthier and cheaper than store-bought brands. Plus, they can pack just as much of a beneficial ‘punch’ as any of the best stuff out there.
So why doesn’t everyone make their own products?
Simply put, most people aren’t aware most store-bought products can easily be made themselves. Either thinking the necessary ingredients would be too difficult to acquire or it would be more expensive to make than just buying it from the shelf. Other’s think they simply don’t have the time to make their own products when they always need refilled.
Yet the quality and quantity of home-made products not only last longer and aren’t made with various additives and chemicals, they also save time, energy, and long-term expenses not having to buy new replacements every so often from the store.
Why you should really consider making home-made beauty products and cleaning supplies…
• Simple Living Means Less Stress
In a world full of hustle & bustle activity, simplifying as many aspects of life as possible will help us keep a balanced state of mind. It’s nice to know we can easily whip together a moisturizer or shampoo when the need arises. Or create a window cleaner when the one we have is used up that can make the windows sparkle just as beautifully as anything from the store.
• Saves So Much Money
Granted, the upfront cost of purchasing glass spray bottles, carrier oils, and essential oils may be a bit more expensive than buying a single product from the store. Yet over the course of a month, a year, or even a lifetime – you’ll get ten times the amount of product making them home-made than you would from buying them, plus save just as much money in the long-run.
• Fully Customizable
Making products from home gives you the opportunity to fully customize them to your liking and preference. Enjoy the smell of one essential oil but prefer the health benefits of another? You can mix and match them until the quality, fragrance, and texture is just right for you and your needs.
• Entirely Too Easy To Make
You may think whipping together your own products would be difficult and time-consuming when in actuality, this isn’t true. Most home-made cleaners and beauty products require very minimal ingredients. Once you have a small bulk stash of these ingredients handy (mostly organic essential oils, vinegar, and other miscellaneous ingredients sold in bulk anyway), it’ll only take a few quick moments to make a new one.
• Home-Made Items Make Great Gifts
With bulk ingredients, extra product can be made, or may accidentally be made when making products for yourself. Thus they make great gifts for the ones you love, or to anyone with a specific liking to a certain smell or beauty product. Not to mention they could also be sold and used as a way to make a little extra income.
• Can Use Ingredients You May Already Have
Many home-made cleaning products simply require some vinegar, baking soda, and water. Random other healthy ingredients could be added such as lemons, limes, vodka, or salt. As for beauty products, several items you may already have can be used for them as well such as coconut oil, tea, or even wine.
• Produces Less Waste
Naturally, the least amount of packaging that is brought into the house equals less packaging waste that has to be removed from it. Making home-made products equals much less waste being produced, thus helping the environment. Instead, home-made products can be kept in glass spray bottles, or previously purchased containers washed for re-use.
• 100% Natural
Home-made products completely cut down on the use of chemicals, especially if using organic oils. There are no synthetic colorants, artificial fragrances, non-sustainable derivatives (i.e. petroleum derived), toxic chemicals, or any other harmful ingredients. These have potential to cause cancer, pollute the earth, and are just not very good for us, whether applied to the skin or sprayed in the air. With organic home-made products, most are so healthy and safe they can be consumed.
By making your own home-made beauty products and cleaning supplies you’ll know exactly what is and more importantly, what is not in them. This gives you complete power and control over what is entering your home and personal surroundings, as well as what you and your loved ones are exposed too. Not to mention they actually work! Just because they’re home-made does not mean they’re missing some special magic ingredient that you’ll never be able to get your hands on. All that’s needed to clean the home and/or keep hair and skin healthy and vibrant – is simple, all-natural ingredients.
So what are you waiting for? Start by replacing just one thing. For beauty products, try making your own moisturizer, chapstick, shampoo, or deodorant. For cleaning supplies, make the switch from store-bought window cleaner, furniture polish, or bug spray to home-made ones – among so many other options. You’ll wish you had started making these for yourself so much sooner! ♥
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