Homemade Shower Cleaner Recipe

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This homemade shower cleaner recipe is a snap to make and is super effective at ridding your shower of hard water stains and soap scum with almost no effort on your part!

Homemade Shower Cleaner Recipe! This homemade shower cleaner recipe is a snap to make and is super effective at ridding your shower of hard water stains and soap scum with almost no effort on your part! #shower #cleaning #cleaningtips #cleaninghacks #showercleaner #homemade #homemaking #householdtips #lifetips #tips #lifehack #lifehacks #lifestyle #howto

Recently I stumbled across a great blog post on Picklee that highlighted 10 Remarkable DIY Cleaning Solutions. Shortly after pinning these great tips to my DIY Lifestyle Tips Board on Pinterest, my friend Cari of Koti Beth Designs commented on how amazing the super homemade shower cleaner recipe is.

The homemade shower cleaner recipe calls for equal parts of vinegar and Dawn mixed together in a spray bottle. Cari followed the recipe exactly, other than heating the vinegar, sprayed it on, walked away, and then simply rinsed her shower upon returning. The result? A very clean shower.

I decided to improvise a little on this homemade shower cleaner recipe. Instead, I filled my empty bottle of Method Bathroom Cleaner 2/3 full with white vinegar, 1/3 full with regular Dawn.

I then added some essential oils for fragrance and their antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. I used equal parts of lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oils and a smaller amount of tea tree oil.

It does smell a little medicinal. However, if you want a less medicinal scent try a combo of just lavender and peppermint or eucalyptus and peppermint. You can still use a dash of tea tree oil though it does tend to have a very powerful odor.

I like the tea tree oil though since it has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial  properties. You can adjust the essential oils based on the size of the container you decide to use.

To purchase quality, organic essential oils for household cleaning, bath and body recipes or aromatherapy, be sure to check out the great selection of essential oils at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Looking for more affordable, convenient and natural ways to clean your home? Then you must check out Grove Collaborative! I recently became a member and have been super impressed with their service, natural products selections, prices and shipping times. Plus their products help to make it easier for families to make the switch to healthy, non-toxic home and personal care products

Naturally Clean Your Home

If you’re looking for both natural and affordable ways to clean your home, then you must check out Grove Collaborative! As a member of Grove Collaborative I have been super impressed with their service, natural products, prices and shipping times. Plus their eco-friendly products help to make it easier for families to make the switch to healthy, non-toxic home and personal care products.

Sign up for Grove Collaborative as a new customer and you’ll receive free Mrs. Meyer’s Trio + Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges! You’ll be thrilled discover some of the best green cleaning sets dedicated to making your home healthy and beautiful! Learn more here.

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DIY Weekend Beauty Recipes

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Want a weekend wind down? Here are a few great diy recipes to make for your weekend beauty fix!
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Quick Beauty Tips for a Beautiful, But Busy, You!

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Making your own bath and body products can be a blast. It’s more cost effective than buying everything you need from the store, not to mention a lot of fun. Sometimes though, there’s just not enough time to craft our favorite beauty products. So here are a few quick beauty tips and skincare recipes that you can create in a minimal amount of time with little to no effort. Stay gorgeous and keep crafting!

Short on time and money? This these quick beauty tips and skincare recipes for gorgeous skin that glows with health! #skincare #beauty #tips #beautytips #beautyhacks #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare #beautyhack #diy

Quick Beauty Tips + Skincare Recipes

1. Refreshing Facial Mist. Fill a spritzer bottle with water and a few strips of julienned cucumber or sprigs of lavender and mint. Spritz on your face and body when out in the summer heat to keep cool and refreshed. You can also try this Cooling Mint Facial Mint Recipe that uses witch hazel in lieu of water, but requires a week’s waiting time to make a proper infusion before use.

2.) Use Honey as an Antiseptic. Raw, dark honey is a natural antiseptic that not only heals and hydrates, but also reduces inflammation and inhibits infection. Create a simple face mask with just honey and yogurt and take five minutes out of your long day to let it do its work.

3.) Exfoliate Skin with a Sugar Scrub. Exfoliate tired, rough skin with a sugar scrub. This quick recipe only requires three ingredients – all of which you  may already have lurking in your pantry! Prefer salt over sugar? Then concoct a three ingredient one time use salt scrub using salt, olive oil and a little lemon.

4.) Tone with Grapefruit. Tone your oily to combination skin with a natural skin care toner made from tea, grapefruit and witch hazel. Dry to normal skin? Use cucumber, milk and coconut water.

5.) Stimulate Your Hair and Scalp. Stimulate your hair and scalp with quick rinse made from carrot juice, fresh mint and warm water.

6.) Make a Cucumber Hair Drench. Three simple ingredients create a cucumber hair drench for revitalizing hair damaged by the sun’s rays and pool chlorine.

7.) Fight Breakouts with Apple Cider Vinegar. The high acid content of apple cider vinegar makes it perfect for fighting acne. Take ten minutes out of your day to steep a handful of clarifying parsley, then mix the cooled infusion in a spray bottle with a splash of vinegar and a few drops of tea tree oil.

8.) Freeze Aloe Vera Gel for Quick Sunburn Relief. Use an ice cube tray to freeze aloe vera into cubes for instant sunburn relief.

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Unique DIY Christmas Gifts

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Make your Christmas merry with a touch of handmade! Following are ten remarkable Christmas gifts that you can craft yourself!

1. The “Adults Only” Red Cordial from Scrap Petrina Just Scrap
2. Spiced Pecan Hostess Gift from Martha Stewart
3. Lip Balms from Martha Stewart
4. Geek Soap from Green Eyed Monster Blog
5. Embroidery Hoop Monogram from The Scrap Shoppe Blog
6. CD Visor from Instructables
7. Vintage Book Planter from Cottage Hill Blog
8. Storage Bin from Modge Podge Rocks Blog
9. Cinnamon Honey Butter and Toffee Popcorn from Life In Grace Blog
10. Cold Process Soap from ReadyMade – This is my own tutorial. Please vote for it in the ReadyMade 100 Contest.

For more handmade gift ideas and tutorials, please see my previous posts:
1.) Preparing for the upcoming holiday season: Christmas planner and handmade gift ideas.
2.) Crafting your way into Christmas.
3.) Make your holiday a success.
4.) Making gifts for the holidays.

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Making gifts for the holidays.

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Here are a few handmade gift ideas for all of you DIY’ers out there. These would make great gifts not only for Christmas, but also year round.
Make your own homemade vanilla extract. This is a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys baking!

Craft a handful of soap rocks for a unique and fun stocking stuffer. You can also use this technique to make “coal.”

Not only are these hand knit fingerless gloves beautiful, they’re useful too! A pair of these are sure to be worn all season!

Know someone with a sweet tooth? These scrumptious, chocolate truffles are easy to make and delicious to receive!

This Recipe Booklet is so easy to make. Fill it with your favorite recipes and gift it to a pair of newlyweds!

This gorgeous notebook is perfect for anyone who likes to journal! It’s easy to make and easy to use!

Have you run out of time to craft the perfect gift? Print out these holiday wine labels and attach them to a bottle of wine for a personalized touch! Find more printable gift tags and labels here.

For the gardener, create a miniature terrarium using moss or succulents. These little eco-systems are not only fun, but easy to care for.
Once you’ve made your gifts, all that’s left is the gift wrap! Martha Stewart has some great ideas for handmade gift wrap. Also be sure to check out these other DIY holiday gift posts:

1.) Preparing for the upcoming holiday season: Christmas planner and handmade gift ideas.
2.) Crafting your way into Christmas.
3.) Make your holiday a success.