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What do you make?

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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What do you make yourself as far as personal care items, soaps, cleaners, etc?
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:47 PM
I've been making my own laundry detergent for months now! I've made two batches so far and one lasted at least 6 months I think!I've made my own cleaners for years now. I make my own face scrub and tooth paste but my skin was too sensitive for the tooth paste for some reason
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Mommy2justone
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I make my own face exfoliate I guess. I use sugar and olive oil and scrub my face with it at night. 

melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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Nothing
Hopefully soon :)
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Body and face scrubs and creams, hair conditioner, tooth paste, cleaners, carpet cleaners, bath room spray, body spray, bug repellent, first aid stuff, baby butt cream, face masks...
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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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Laundry detergent

Dishwasher detergent

Lotion bars/deodorant. Same thing different scents.

Disinfectant/antibiotic cream (first time making it today!!)

Lip balm

We only use warm water/baking soda/Epsom salt/ACV in the bath/shower so no real "making" there.

We use either coconut oil or water for teeth brushing but I have made it more elaborate in the past.

Spray multipurpose cleaner.

Ohhh, sugar scrubs for when I play spa with the girls. :) all edible just in case. Lol

We use dish clothes in place of paper towels but I'm thinking I'll add some flannel to them to make them have a softer side vs the terry side. (And look cute!!)

I'm working on wool dryer balls so that it'll cut dryer times down, and I can add EO to them to add a scent to the laundry. We don't use dryer sheets so I think an occasional scent (say lavender for bedding/towels) would be nice.

Sun block.

Diaper cream back when we had kiddos in diapers.

Wipe solution for cloth wipes back when we had kiddos in diapers.

That's all I can think of right now.
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Mrs.Salz
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Laundry and dishwasher detergents, dishsoap, all-purpose/bathroom cleaner, glass cleaner, dusting spray.

Hairspray, deodorant, sugar scrubs, face masks, toothpastes, lotions, lip balm, wipe solution, diaper rash cream.... that's all I can think of.

Antibiotic ointment and makeup are next on my list of things to try.

Precious333
by Gold Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM
Not much at the moment but u would like to. Maybe after things start slowig down
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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nothing....breastmilk??? babies?? LMAO

Amycapl
by Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:23 PM

after a similar post recently, i started making my own body scrub.  slow start, but i used what i already had :)  what's your laundry detergent recipe??

rachelrothchild
by Silver Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Laundry detergent, foamy soap, all-purpose cleaner, fabric softener, fabric refresher/room deodorizer, sugar scrub, face mask, mouthwash, and toothpaste is next on my list.  Oh, yeah-diaper wipe solution too.  I've made liquid hand soap, but I didn't like how that turned out.

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