In the House

There are many ways to be frugal around the house. From making your own soap, beauty supplies and household cleaners to hanging the clothes on the line, take a look around your house to see where things can be changed.

Homemade Bath Salts with OilsBath Salts and Oil to Pamper a DIYer Body

September 11, 2013

Making homemade bath salts is the easiest DIY ever. I mean it. Making bath salts yourself is also one of the most frugal ways to save money, the cost in the store is just a little outrageous. And bath salts are one of the most needed items in your bath arsenal — a DIYer bodyContinue Reading →

Portable ClotheslineA Portable Clothesline

May 4, 2013

Outdoor fresh. Snuggling into bed and drifting off to sleep with this fragrance surrounding you. Bounce doesn’t supply it. Snuggle doesn’t supply it. You won’t find this fragrance on any shelf. It is only found outdoors. On the clothesline. So you want a clothesline — not just for the wonderful smell, but to cut downContinue Reading →

Liquid Soap PasteExperimenting with Pearlizer

September 1, 2011

After making pans and pans and pans of lasagna for the Party, Suzanne and I had a little bit of play time last night. She had soap paste in the fridge! (How exciting, right?!) I’ve never kept any paste to experiment with later, it was all new to me. And it’s the easiest way toContinue Reading →

Homemade Liquid SoapHomemade Liquid Soap, The Easy Way

August 22, 2011

What’s the difference between homemade liquid soap and homemade bar soap besides the consistency? The type of lye that’s used in each one. By combining fatty acids and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), the sodium actually crystallizes to form a hard bar of soap. In liquid soap, the Potassium Hydroxide (KOH, caustic potash) is soluble, leaving itContinue Reading →

DeodorantsHomemade Deodorant

August 20, 2011

Why would I want to make homemade deodorant? Because I can. A few months ago, I noticed (and was a little concerned) on the back of my deodorant “Ask a doctor before use if you have kidney disease” and started researching. Basically, deodorants/antiperspirants contain aluminum (Aluminum Zirconium Tetracholohydrx GLY) which can’t be relieved from yourContinue Reading →