Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Homemade mixes, etc.

After dealing with major health issues for over a year, along with trying to save money, I began a quest to try to make as many things as I can from scratch.

I have collected some very good recipes along the way.  These definitely save  money AND as an added bonus don't have all of the unwanted YUCKY ingredients in them!

Here is a list of recipes that I've tried:
(Click on each one and it will take you to the actual recipe!)

Taco Seasoning - this one is a little spicy for our tastes.
  I have a couple of other recipes I'm going to try.  I'll update as I try them.

Homemade "Cream of Something" Dry Soup Mix

The Mixes, I put in a canning jar with a label, and any instructions on how to use them. 

Homemade Fabric Softener - I store mine in an empty milk jug.

Homemade Laundry Soap - this is amazing.  Seriously.
It lasts a long, long, time.  I made the first batch in February.  I had approx. 1/3 of it left when I made another batch.  It really does get your clothes very clean, even though it doesn't "suds" up!!  My son's girlfriend is now using it, as well as his co-workers at the bank!  GREAT investment!!

Homemade Fabreeze - another AMAZING. 
I bought the ingredients to make this in February, have made it COUNTLESS times (I'm a bit of a Fabreeze freak), and STILL have ingredients left!  I use an empty spray bottle.

Homemade Swiffer Cloth Pads - Ok, not a recipe.
But I thought I'd throw this in there because I made a bunch.  I made mine out of an old towel.  Worked perfectly!

Here is a list of recipes I'm going to try soon:

Liquid Hand Soap - I'm having a heck of a time finding the "glycerin" ingredient!

Homemade Swimmer's Ear Drops - my grandson gets bad earaches after swimming,
so I am going to try this soon!!


  1. Dana- on the hand soap if you can't find glycerin just use a bar of soap that has it. I have heard of others using the Meyer's without glycerin and it still turned out.

    1. Thank you so much! I've looked for it EVERYWHERE! lol

  2. Dana, what were the ingredients for the febreeze?? That sounds great. Keep the feedback coming from the list you were trying.. swimmers ear, etc. Thanks!

    1. Click on the link and it will take you to the site that lists the ingredients. The "fake" fabreeze is awesome!!