The past two weeks I have talked about making foods from scratch to save money and making household cleaners to save money. You can also make many personal care products at home to save money. The list of things I want to try is far longer than the items you see below.
One of the favorite things I’ve made is Homemade Lip Balm. What a success! It was easy to make and I was able to use our own honey and beeswax. I poured it into little tins, which worked out to be a great way to store it. It’s going to be a perfect gift item to make for Christmas.
After my success with lip balm I decided to make some Hand Lotion. I was just as pleased with the results. Absolutely loved the scent from the lavender essential oil I used.
My Master Tonic recipe would fall under personal care. This is a tonic that you can mix up each spring and fall. It stores well and when ever someone is feeling like they are battling something out comes the Master Tonic. This picture shows the tonic before it was strained.
In the spring I mixed up a batch of Mama’s Bug-Be-Gone Bug Spray.
If you read Prudent Living’s free online magazine this bug spray recipe may be familiar to you. It works really well and is so much better for you than a commercial bug spray. For other recipes check out the online magazine!
Another favorite homemade salve is the Sore Muscle Salve that I recently made. I couldn’t have made it at a better time as my muscles have been so sore from all the weeding I am doing! You will love using this salve at the end of a busy day.
As you look through these various recipes to make these products I hope you are inspired to try them. I have quite a list of things I want to try in the next year. What sort of personal care items do you make from scratch?