DIY versions are often healthier because there are no chemicals or fillers. You'll also save a lot of money! A lot of these recipes even use the same ingredients; ingredients that you probably already have.
What are you waiting for? Try these awesome tricks and recipes to keep you and your home looking great for less.
25 Things You Can DIY Instead of Buying
Beauty & Health
Mascara - Yes, you can even make mascara!
Makeup Remover - This easy recipe will keep your skin looking great.
Deodorant - Make your own natural deodorant.
Chapstick - I may have a slight chapstick addiction, but I know that it's not healthy. Storebought versions dry out my lips, but this one doesn't.
Sugar Scrub - Not only is this easy, but she also gives you ideas to package it for gift giving with printable labels.
Sweet Lips Sugar Scrub - Chapped lips? Try this scrub!
Homemade Toothpaste - Yes, you can even make toothpaste!
Coconut Oil Lotion - This lotion is amazing. Seriously. Try this.
Mosquito Bite Relief - Annoying skeeter bite? Try this.
Liquid Castile Soap - You'll need to start with a bar of soap, but it saves a lot of money versus buying liquid soap.
Acne Relief - Seven ways to fight acne- naturally!
Bathtub Cleaner - Not only is this very cheap, but it works! I've been using this for years in the spray bottle, but the wand is so much easier.
Laundry Soap - This is another one I've been using for years, but I've never tried Oxyclean in the recipe. I must try this!
Washing Machine Cleaner - Have you seen the price of washing machine cleaners? They are expensive! Why buy them when you can make your own for pennies?
All Purpose Cleaner - This is great for the kitchen, bathroom, and everywhere!
Dishwasher Cleaner - Clean your dishwasher once a month to keep it looking and working like new!
Copper Cleaner - Ok, so this isn't a DIY per se, but it is cheap and nontoxic!
Rust Remover - Rust spots on clothes? Try this.
Window Cleaner - Works better than storebought and a fraction of the price.
DIY Fruit and Vegetable Spray - When you think of how far food has to travel to get to your table, you want it clean. Don't buy this- make it instead.
Vanilla Extract - This takes about 8 weeks to steep, but the difference in taste is definitely worth it!
Chocolate Syrup - No artificial ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup. This one is kid tested and approved.
Cream of Chicken Soup - So many recipes use this, and this is a much healthier version.
Ranch Seasoning Mix - Instead of buying packets at the store, make your own at a fraction of the price.
Hot Pockets Recipe - So much healthier than what you buy!