Written by contributor Emily McClements of Live Renewed.
Over the past few years as our family has been going green around our home and moving toward a more simple and natural lifestyle, I have discovered something about myself, I love to find ways to make things at home that I previously would buy at the store. I especially love it when making things at home is safer for my family, and saves me money at the same time!
When I first started trying to replace many of our cleaning and personal care products with homemade alternatives, I’d have to write out a list of all the ingredients I would need and then make a trip to the store, or place an online order, to buy everything before I was ready to make it.
It was sometimes discouraging, because when I get the urge to try making something homemade, I want to make it right away, not wait til I can run to the store, or even worse, wait for the UPS man to bring me a package.
Now, when I come across ideas and recipes for making things at home, I can often try them out right away because I have so many multipurpose ingredients on hand that I don’t have to make a special trip to the store first.
If you are interested in making more of your own products at home, here is a great list of multipurpose ingredients to help get you started.