homemade hand sanitizer recipe

Once again, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make this. And, although I am a firm believer that germs have their place in our world, there are times when I can’t wash my hands… I’m a little unsure about the alcohol because of the drying properties, but I

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homemade lavender dream pillows

This was so quick and easy to make and they make great gifts. Satin Chinese Brocade Fabric (or fabric of choice) Rice (it doesn’t matter what kind it is, since you’re not eating it, the cheaper the better) Lavender (from the garden if you have it. if not, you can

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homemade natural mouthwash

To go with my toothpaste, I decided to make natural mouthwash. We used to use Listerine all of the time, but the use of mouthwash containing that much alcohol can have a drying effect. Not to mention, I don’t like not really knowing what that effect of synthetic ingredients can

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homemade toothpaste recipe

I am loving this first toothpaste recipe! When I had my metal fillings replaced, I had no idea that what they were replacing it with would make my teeth so sensitive to cold. This has replaced my sensodyne!I’ve updated with 2 additional recipes. recipe 1 2 Tbsp bentonite or kaolin clay 2

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homemade lip balm

One of the easiest things I’ve ever made, although, I followed a recipe first time around and it was way too soft, so I had to redo them all. 4 Tbsp olive oil (or jojoba or almond)  1 Tbsp grated beeswax (or beeswax pearls) 1 Tbsp cocoa butter 1 tsp honey 1/4

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re-purposing a t-shirt into a shopping (or trick-or-treat) bag

OK, so these aren’t the best pictures to show what I’ve done, but I turned a Halloween t-shirt into a bag. What I did was very simple. Turn the t-shirt inside outCut off the bottom hemSew the bottom end you have just cut from end to end so that it

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homemade vanilla extract

OK, so here is a basic recipe. If you want a larger amount, just multiply.3 vanilla beans1 cup vodkaglass jar with tight fitting lid I’ve seen a few methods for this. One using a jar tall enough for the beans to stand in the jar,  another, cutting the beans into

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duck tape lid

using duck tape and cardboard, I fashioned a lid for my ceramic water dispenser.  

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handmade denim hotplate

another easy one. I just cut an old pair of jeans into strips and rolled, hot gluing in strategic places.

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t-shirt yarn

So easy to do. Just cut the t-shirt into thin strips and pull taut.

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