We live in a world where everything is available, but that doesn’t mean that the quality is promising. We are used to buying things that in time we forget the practice of doing things by ourselves. Why buying peanut butter, when you can mash peanuts and have a tasty homemade one? We spent a lot of money on things that can be made at home, not only food but cosmetics, accessories, cleaning products even furniture. If you want to upgrade your DIY skills then scroll down for ideas. This post will put a new perspective on you, especially if you want to save money for vacation, new car etc. Do you do everything by yourself or do you rely on bought products?
The homemade ketchup contains no added sugars or conservatives, it is completely healthy and much tastier than the bought ketchup. It’s filled with nutritious elements and won’t brake the budget. Start doing your homemade ketchup today, you won’t regret it tomorrow. Combine 1 can tomato paste, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, ½ teaspoon cumin, ⅛ teaspoon pepper and 1 teaspoon mustard powder.
2. Peanut Butter
To make peanut butter you need only 3 ingredients: lb raw Peanuts, 1-2 tablespoons Oil and 1-2 tsp Sea Salt. Bake the peanuts, put in blender with the remaining ingredients and blend. Your homemade peanut butter will taste like heaven and you won’t be heading to the store to buy one.
What’s the best yogurt in the world? The homemade,of course. It takes 24 hours and little to no effort. Boil some milk and add some yogurt starter. Pour milk in to jars and cover with towels. Let the milk ferment for 24 hours. After fermenting it’s ready for use.
4. Salad Dressing
Bought salad dressings contain added sugars and have more calories than the salad itself. For the homemade salad dressing you will need: 1 garlic, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1/2 cup Olive Oil. Mix all ingredients and enjoy the salad.
The homemade shampoos are great for any type of hair because they are consisted of natural ingredients. For the honey-lavender shampoo simply combine ½ cup of organic honey, filtered water and a few drops of lavender essential oil.
6. Shaving Cream
Most of the bought shaving creams can be too harsh for sensitive skin, why not make one that smells like rosemary-mint? Ingredients: 1/3 cup Shea butter , 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil , 1/4 cup jojoba oil, 10 drops rosemary essential oil and 3-5 drops peppermint essential oil. Boil the Shea butter and the coconut oil, after chilled add the remaining ingredients. Keep in a cool place.
Make a paraben free lipstick using only few ingredients: Kokum butter (9 gr), Shea butter (8 gr), almond oil (25 gr) and some beeswax (12 gr). On a low heat stir the butters and the beeswax. After cooled down add the almond oil and mix well. Pour the mixture in to little tubes.
8. Lavender Bath Salt
You will never want to step out of your cozy bath again. Make your own bath salts by mixing 1 cup epsom salt, 1/2 cup sea salt, 2 tablespoons dried lavender buds and 10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil.
Give your home an incredible smell with your homemade potpourri, they are simple to make. Pick your favorite flowers or fruits (orange peel, lemon peel, apple slices). The flower potpourri doesn’t need baking, just place the petals in a plastic container to dry. If you want a fruit potpourri bake the chosen peels or fruits for a strong scent.
10. Liquid Dish Soap
Wash your dishes with a skin-friendly liquid soap. You will save lot’s of money on this one. Ingredients: 1/2 cup grated soap, 4 cups water, 1/2 Tbs vegetable glycerin and 10-20 drops of tea tree oil. In a saucepan on a low heat add the soap and the water, after melted add the glycerin. Remove from heat and after 20 minutes stir in the tea tree oil.