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Tips for making skin care products

Tips for making skin care products

You’re about to make your own skin-care product and have a great recipe but what else do you need to know? After safety, one of the biggest things to consider is clean-up. Unused melted beeswax and oils will leave a…

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3 easy recipes to make your own balms

3 easy recipes to make your own balms

I’ve been making my own skin care products for years. I started writing this blog in 2015! Since then I’ve made and sold kits for people to make their own products – I spent alot of time experimenting with ingredients…

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Make your own cream surface cleaner

Make your own cream surface cleaner

This cleaner is liquid enough to pour from a squeeze bottle and works well when you need something a bit stronger than soap and water. Ingredients 6g castile bar soap, unscented 1 cup (250ml) water 30g (2TB) washing soda Essential…

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DIY cleaning products – is it a thing?

DIY cleaning products – is it a thing?

I’m sure you’ve heard – you can use baking soda, lemons and vinegar to clean your whole house! I’ve made my own cleaning products for years but how well do these clean and also disinfect? In this post I’m looking…

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Seven DIY green cleaning recipes

Seven DIY green cleaning recipes

Several years ago, I started making my own cleaning products. I’ve experimented with loads of recipes and have tweaked them to suit our own situation and to get them to a point where they really do clean. These seven recipes…

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Make your own dishwasher powder or tablets

Make your own dishwasher powder or tablets

I’m pleased that we’re all thinking more and more about the ingredients in our food, cleaning and beauty products. Dishwashing powder is something I’ve long worried about and I’ve spent some time working on a homemade version that avoids all…

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Home made sunscreen

Home made sunscreen

There are loads of diy sunscreen recipes on the internet (see some links which contain further reading below).  The reasons for making our own are to create an organic nano-particle free product that’s cheaper than buying it.  After reading all these…

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Powdered laundry detergent

Powdered laundry detergent

Here’s a quick easy DIY powdered laundry detergent.  This is quicker to make than the liquid laundry detergent recipe I’ve posted and takes up less storage space.

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Liquid laundry detergent

Liquid laundry detergent

Here are a couple of recipes to make your own liquid laundry detergent.  We all vaguely know it’s cheaper and better for our waterways but will they actually clean clothes and can I be bothered?  These recipes are easy once you’ve bought…

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Green up your clean up

Green up your clean up

I’ve long been worried about the baddies in my cleaning products and have bought ‘green’ for years.  Yet it’s so easy to make your own products, as well as being cheaper.   I know alot of us want to reduce…

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