Just Do It (Yourself)!

There are so many ways you can get a dose of DIY – cooking, crafts, gardening. One I recommend to everyone is making your own household cleaners. It’s something we all use regularly and they’re surprising quick and easy to make, plus they’re better for the environment and a money saver.

What’s simpler – picking up your phone and ordering a pizza, or making dough, then kneading, proving, shaping, topping and cooking it?

In comparision to our convenience society, the make-it-yourself ethos of the simple living movement is the antithesis of simplification. However, the judicious addition of a little bit of DIY to your life is worth the effort as:

  • it’s a counter-weight to the norm of consume, consume, consume
  • you can’t beat the satisfaction of making something yourself, and
  • it gives you a real appreciation of what goes into making things.

There are so many ways you can get a dose of DIY – cooking, crafts, gardening. One I recommend to everyone is making your own household cleaners. It’s something we all use regularly and they’re surprising quick and easy to make, plus they’re better for the environment and a money saver.

I’ve been making most of my own cleaners for over a year now. You can find good recipes on the internet and buy most of the ingedients you need from any decent wholefoods store, but I buy mine from Figgy & Co. Not because they’re cheaper (they’re not), but because they have great recipes. Ones that really work for my household. I’ve written a post over on their blog where I share how I got started making my own cleaners . If you’re curious about making your own cleaners, but a bit unsure, head over and check it out. If you’ve got any questions, ask away. While I’m not enthusiastic about cleaning itself, I’m very enthusiastic about cleaning recipes.

Have you tried making your own cleaning products? What are some of the things you like to make from scratch?

 

I’ve been a customer of Figgy & Co for a while, I rave about their stuff to friends and family and random people in Facebook groups. Full disclosure, they did kindly gift me some ingredients as a thank you for writing the post.

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2 thoughts on “Just Do It (Yourself)!”

  1. I use white vinegar and water (about half and half) for cleaning bathrooms, mirrors, glass shelves and tabletops, sometimes floors. I will use it exclusively for mopping floors once I use up my ammonia. I use about a cup full strength in the rinse cycle for laundry. I use apple cider vinegar (with the mother) for cooking, rinsing fruits and veggies, conditioning my hair. I got so tired of my broom closet being full of cleaning products that I didn’t use. Now I don’t spend much time in the cleaning aisle at the grocery store.

    I enjoy your blog. I’ve been following for quite awhile.

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    1. Awww thank you.
      Vinegar is a true wonder! I’ve been meaning to try ACV as a conditioner, but I’m worried I’ll smell like salad dressing. I’ve heard that the smell only lasts until your hair dries. What’s your experience?

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