DIY- Natural Hand Sanitizer

My kids love Hand “Satizer” !! We even went to Bath and Body Works for a birthday and bought hand Satizer !! It’s funny because they are so easily amused but very intelligent at the same time. My problem with using hand sanitizer all the time is killing the bad bacteria AS WELL AS the Good bacteria that your body needs. It is also very drying with the added alcohol. I was very excited (as I usually am☺♥) when I ran across this recipe for DIY hand sanitizer that also can add in your favorite essential oils.  Check it out !!

You’ll Need :

  • 4oz GLASS spray bottle
  • water
  • 2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
  • 8-10 drops of vitamin E or olive oil (optional)
  • 30 drops of your favorite essential oil ( I like citrus scents because they are so energizing and fresh)

A glass spray bottle is imperative because the essential oil can eat through plastic over time. Fill the bottle half way with water. Add the aloe vera gel. vitamin E or olive oil (for soft hands),and essential oils.Fill in the remaining space of the bottle with water. Shake well.

Spray liberally on hands and rub together.

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Enjoy !!

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DIY-Natural Bleach Alternative

I loved finding this recipe on the blog “One good thing by Jillee”….This goes along perfectly with my DIY oxyclean and my DIY laundry detergent. Its easy to make, and it really works. Try this simple recipe and you can use it for your household cleaning needs as well. Check it out:

You’ll Need :

12 cups of water

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 cup hydrogen peroxide

Mix. Add 2 cups per wash or put in spray bottle foe household cleanings.

Enjoy !!

DIY-Oxyclean

Of course I love DIY everything !! I made my homemade laundry powder and it lasted my six months and that’s with 3 girls and a newborn. I love the smell of if , because I picked it myself but I noticed that I wanted a little more stain fighting on my baby boys clothes. With me switching from breastfeeding to formula, then to food, I noticed some of the stains were lingering. So, I found this awesome oxyclean recipe that would be great for spraying on the clothes as a pretreater. I also found a NATURAL BLEACH ALTERNATIVE that I will share on a later post !! So in the mean time, check out this recipe for Homemade Oxyclean.

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You’ll Need:

A large container to mix the ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Jar or container to store it in.

Mix together and soak laundry in it for 20 minutes to overnight and then wash as usual.

DIY-Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

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I love apple cider vinegar. It has so many uses, and it’s really healthy for your body. For centuries people have been using natural apple cider vinegar as both a food and a medicine for themselves and for their pets. Apple cider vinegar benefits include external uses as well. It can be used to soothe sunburns and insect bites, to make your hair shine, and to treat dandruff just to mention a  few. I found this very simple recipe to make your own apple cider vinegar. It’s very inexpensive to make, and very beneficial for you.  Check out this recipe !!

You’ll need:

  • Cores and Peels for 6-8 apples (organic if possible)
  • 2 tbs Honey
  • Water to cover the ingredients
  • Jar

With the apple peels and cores, place them in a large wide-mouthed jar. Cover the scraps with water and stir in the honey. Place the paper towel on top of the jar and secure it with a band. Let the mixture soak for  2 weeks, and then strain out the liquid. Return the liquid to the jar and cover it again with a paper towel and band. Leave it for 4 more weeks, stirring daily.

Taste it to see if it has the acidity you like. It it does transfer it to a covered bottle for storage. If not, leave it in the wide mouth jar for a little longer, checking every few days.

Enjoy !!

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DIY-Olive Oil Candles !!

I always find such fun DIY stuff on Pinterest and here is my latest find !! I love candles and mixing my own scents so this works on all my levels of LOVE !! Its easy and unique !! Everything you’ll need to make this candle you should have close at hand and/or should be really simple to get. The wicks are the only thing you might not have, so that might mean a field trip to Micheal’s (or your local arts and crafts shop) !! Here are the directions for making your own Olive oil Candles !!

What you need:

  • Small Jar (small mason or thrift store jar is fine) wide mouth preferred for easy lighting
  • Olive oil
  • Wire or paper clip
  • Wick
  • Essential oil of your choice (Or dried herbs)

Cut the wick a couple inches long. Wrap part of the paper clip wire around one end of the wick. Wrap it tightly enough  that the wick can’t fall down but not so tight that you move the wick up when you need to. Bend the wire so that it hooks on the side of the jar. The wick should be long enough to come partially out of the oil to burn and still have some left in the oil to soak it up. Add your olive oil and essential oils and your done. Quick, easy and Green !! Olive oil burns clean and doesn’t smoke. Enjoy !!

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