My Homemade Product Kit

I have been making my own cleaning and hair care products for a while. It is certainly rewarding knowing that I know what is going into the products that I use at home. Plus I create less waste by reusing containers rather than purchasing new ones over and over. Making your own products definitely takes more work. You also have to build a stash of products to get started. It can be a little pricey, but the good thing is many of your products carry over to other products. Once you get them in bulk you will be set for a while.

Now this isn’t a total list of everything that you need. But this is a great starting point that you can add to once you figure out what works great for your personal needs.

Here are most of my staples. I say most because I forgot to add the coconut oil to the picture. I was "melting" it.

Here are most of my staples. I forgot to add the coconut and jojoba oils. 

Here’s the list:

Baking Soda aka Sodium Bicarbonate (Costco)

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Costco)

Borax (Walmart)

Cleaning Vinegar (Walmart)

Super Washing Soda (Walmart)

Witch Hazel (Sprouts)

Dr. Bronners Castile Soap (Sprouts)

Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (Sprouts)

Xylitol (Sprouts)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I buy the big one at Costco then refill this small bottle to keep with this kit)

Castor Oil (Sprouts)

Sweet Almond Oil (Sprouts)

Pure Vitamin E Oil (Sprouts)

Jojoba Oil (Trader Joes)

Young Living Essential Oils (Young Living Premium Starter Kit)

Aura Cacia Essential Oils (Sprouts)

Amber and Cobalt Blue Spray Bottles (Sprouts) Most products with essential oils need to be stored in dark bottles to preserve the oils.

Raw Shea Butter (Local Beauty Supply)

A label maker. I use the Brother P Touch (Amazon)

I use these items to make personal products, hair products, cleaning products, and such. As time progresses I will share some of the recipes that I have found for these. (I am still testing out a few and seeing how I like them.)

Household products 1

Here are some of the products that I recently made. Body oils, bathroom cleaner, laundry detergent, carpet powder, my toothpaste, “poopouri” bathroom spray, air refresher spray, Thieves disinfecting spray.

When I first started I didn’t have a ton of money. So I started with Baking soda, borax, white distilled vinegar, olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, apple cider vinegar, jojoba oil and a few Now brand essential oils. Then I just added things on as I had the money to do it. A few times a year, Sprouts has a 25% off sale for all body care and health products. That’s my favorite time to grab a bunch of stuff too.

There have been some big fails in this process, so expect to have at least a few of those. But the good thing is these products are so cheap you don’t really feel like you are wasting your money. Plus I usually found another way to use the “failed” products.

Here is my pinterest inspiration page for these household recipes. Please share some that you like to use too!

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About Angela

I am a working homemaker and soon-to-be mom, striving to create an eco-aware environment. My goal is to show people how the average person incorporates small, practical changes to cause a big impact on your life and our environment.
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