In a spray bottle, combine together ¼ cup rinse agent (like Jet Dry), 1 cup white vinegar and ½ tsp. dish washing liquid.
Mix well and use this shower cleaner solution in a daily basis after every shower. Works wonders!
Clear or light-colored shampoo, water, table salt, food coloring, medium-sized bowl, small plate, spoon, toothpick; small, clean jar (jam jars work well)
If you’re looking for a great homemade gift you can make with the kids, try making bubble bath. You will probably have everything you need already in the house. To get started, pour 1/2 cup clear or light-colored shampoo and 3/4 cup water into a medium bowl and combine with a spoon. Then add 1/4 teaspoon salt and wait until the mixture thickens. Next, sprinkle a few drops of food coloring onto a plate. Take a toothpick and dip it into the food coloring, using it to slowly add food coloring to the shampoo mixture. Keep adding until you’ve achieved a color you like. Pour into a wide-mouthed jar and decorate by sticking on a pretty label. If you want to get really elaborate, you can cover the lid with a scrap of cloth and tie a ribbon around the top.
Ice cubes (enough to fill each gallon-size bag about half full)
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup salt (The bigger the granules, the better. Kosher or rock salt works best, but table salt is fine.)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pint-size ziplock bag
1 gallon-size ziplock bag
Your favorite mix-ins such as chocolate chips, cereal pieces, or fresh fruit.
How to make it
Combine the sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in the pint-size bag and seal it tightly.
Place the salt and ice in the gallon-size bag, then place the sealed smaller bag inside as well. Seal the larger bag. Now shake the bags until the mixture hardens (about 5 minutes). Feel the small bag to determine when it’s done.
Take the smaller bag out of the larger one, add mix-ins, and eat the ice cream right out of the bag. Easy cleanup too!
2 cups water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dish detergent
What you’ll need:
a large spray bottle (for solution)
a large spray bottle of clean water
terry cloth hand towel
Spray the window surface with the solution.
Before it has a chance to dry, spray with clean water. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Again, be sure to rinse thoroughly, and before the solution has a chance to dry on window. It’s helpful to avoid windows directly in the sun, so they are not hot and don’t as quickly.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup water
2 teaspoons salt
Combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of water and 2 teaspoons of salt in a small bowl. You may also use baby rice cereal, instant pudding or cooked cereals, instead of flour.
Mix the ingredients together until they form a thick paste. Use a spoon or an electric mixer on a low setting.
Gradually stir food coloring into the flour mixture until you achieve the desired color.
Store in an airtight container.
3 tablespoons gelatin
1/3 cup lemon/lime juice (you can also use water and just add extra lemon or orange oil)
3 tablespoons honey
Optional – Non-toxic, vegetable-based food coloring ( I used India Tree)
Optional – A few drops of lemon extract or food grade lemon/orange oil
Whisk lemon/lime juice, honey and gelatin in a sauce pan until there are no lumps.
Heat over low heat until it’s nice and melty, stirring constantly.
Add food coloring and/or extract if desired – you’re almost done now!
Grab an ice cube tray or silicone mold. You can use a basic pan, too, and then just cut into squares or use a cookie cutter after it’s set.
Pour in the mixture, then pop in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to firm up. Once they’re out of the freezer they will stay firm at room temperature.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Choose 3-5 all natural oils from the list to make your homemade bug spray.
*Citronella, Clove, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Catnip, Lavender, Mint
Natural Witch Hazel
Distilled or boiled Water
Vegetable glycerin (optional)
How to Make Homemade Bug Spray:
Fill spray bottle (I used 8 ounce) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water
Add witch hazel to fill almost to the top
Add 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin if using
Add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be.
3 oz. filtered water
1 tsp. aloe vera gel
10 drops cinnamon essential oil
10 drops clove essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
20 drops lemon essential oil
Instructions: Mix ingredients in a 4-ounce spray dispenser, and shake gently. Spray onto hands (3-5 sprays) and massage the spray into hands for 5-10 seconds.
– 2 teaspoons of coconut oil (make sure its extra virgin coconut oil!)
– 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
*This mixture makes a small amount that will last about 3 scrubs. You can double or triple to make a fuller container.
– Mix it all up.
– Using 1 teaspoon full of the mixture, scrub over the sink.
– Store the remainder of the mixture in a small tupperware container with a tight seal.
Your hands will feel silky smooth with a smooth light layer of oil that will make the water bead up on your hands.