3-Ingredient Homemade Weed Killer

3-Ingredient Homemade Weed Killer

Purchasing weed killers from the store can be expensive, so I decided to make my own homemade natural weed killer. I did research and found that only three ingredients are needed to make a simple homemade weed killer. I made some and placed it in an empty spray bottle, then tested a few areas by spot spraying the homemade weed killer on weeds on the north side of my house where there is gravel. I saturated the weeds including its leaves and within a few days they were brown and shriveled up.

 

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Home Remedy for Cracked Heels

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With this last pregnancy, I had a hard time trying to keep my heels from cracking. I used lots of lotions, but my heels cracked anyway. Maybe it’s the weight I gained during pregnancy, the sandals I wore this summer, or maybe it comes with age. I found this Home Remedy for Cracked Heels that is a natural exfoliating scrub. I tried it on my feet and with just one use my feet looked so much better! I’ve used it for weeks now, and you can see a HUGE difference it has made. Here is what you need:

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Home Remedy for Cracked Heels

  • 6 Tablespoons rice flour, fine but course (I ground my own rice)
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 3-4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (I just used white vinegar)
  • 3-4 drops olive oil

Directions:

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1. Soak your feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Dry them off, then use a pumice stone to rub off the dead skin from your heels.

Remedy for Cracked Heels 32. In a small bowl, mix the rice flour, honey, vinegar, and olive oil to make a thick paste.

3. Apply the scrub to your heels and rub gently for about 5 minutes. Use it daily until your heels become crack free.

That’s it! It’s so easy to do, and my feet feel so much better!

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How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

Homemade Baby Wipes

We go through a lot of wipes in our house, and we don’t just use them when changing diapers. They are used to clean up messes, wipe sticky fingers, and much more. You’ll be able to find a pack of wipes in almost every room, bag, and car at our house. Since we go through so many wipes, I thought I’d try making Homemade Baby Wipes. It’s really quite simple to do, and you only need a paper towel roll and three ingredients.

Homemade Baby Wipes Ingredients

Homemade Baby Wipes

  • 1 roll of paper towels (you’ll want to use strong papers towels such as Bounty or Viva)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon baby wash or baby shampoo
  • 1 Tablespoon baby oil

Directions:
1.  Using a sharp knife, cut the paper towel roll in half.
2. In a large bowl, mix the water, baby wash, and baby oil.

 

Homemade Baby Wipes Paper Towel Roll
3. Place half of a paper towel roll in the liquid mixture and let sit for a few minutes. Flip the roll over and let it sit for a few more minutes until all of the paper towels are wet.

Homemade Baby Wipes Soaked

4. Remove the cardboard tube from the center of the paper towel roll, and pop up the wipes through the middle of the roll.

Homemade Baby Wipes
5. Store the wipes in a gallon ziploc bag or re-use a baby wipes container.

Have any of you made your own homemade baby wipes? If so, please share your experience of how you liked them.

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How to Clean a Curling Iron With a Product You Wouldn’t Think to Use

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My curling iron hasn’t been working as well lately, and obviously from the photos above, you can tell why. Yuck! I can’t believe that I even let my curling iron get that bad. The products I use on my hair have just crusted onto it. I thought about throwing it out and replacing it with a new one, but I decided that I should at least try to clean it first. After doing some research, I came across an unusual cleaning product that you wouldn’t even think to use–Liquid Fabric Softener! I know, I couldn’t believe it either! This is one of the least expensive, but most effective ways to clean a curling iron.

Now, keep in mind that cleaning a curling iron takes elbow grease to get it looking new again. But it will save you money because you won’t have to purchase a new one. Plus, if you clean it regularly, your curling iron will probably last longer. Here’s how I made my curling iron look new again:

1) Heat up the curling iron to where it’s warm, then turn it off.

2) Place liquid fabric softener on a soft cloth, then rub it all over the curling iron.

3) Use a toothbrush and/or your fingernails to scrub the curling iron.
Tip: Only do this for 10-15 minutes. I spent more than 30 minutes working on my curling iron, and wished I would have done the 4th step sooner. I also had to use a flat, hard plastic kitchen scraper that I knew wouldn’t damage my curling iron to help me with some of the difficult areas.

4) Rinse the curling iron with hot water.
By rinsing it with hot water and using a toothbrush, I was able to get those tough spots I’d been working on cleaned more quickly.

Additional Tips: During this process, I had to turn my curling iron on a few times to heat it up so that the crusted areas would come off more easily. Once it was heated up, I even poured a little liquid fabric softener on the curling iron and let it set for a few seconds. I noticed that this also helped the gunk to come off more easily.

Thanks to Studio 5 for this tip.

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Do-It-Yourself: Homemade Fabric Softener

I don’t like buying fabric softener because it’s so expensive, so I was excited when I saw this recipe for homemade fabric softener. Here’s what you need:

Homemade Fabric Softener
6 parts hot water
3 parts white vinegar
2 parts hair conditioner (pick up the 15 oz. Suave conditioner for around $0.99)

Directions:
Mix conditioner and hot water well until the conditioner is dissolved completely. Add the vinegar, and mix well. Store in a large container such as an empty fabric softener container or a large, empty vinegar bottle. Use approximately 2 Tablespoons per load.

Do you have any frugal tips? Please comment and share with everyone.

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Do-It-Yourself: Tub & Shower Soap Scum Cleaner

Here’s an inexpensive way to get rid of soap scum in tubs and showers that really works great.

Tub & Shower Cleaner
Spray bottle
4 ounces white vinegar
4 ounces liquid, blue Dawn detergent

Note: If you aren’t sure about measuring ounces, just do a one-to-one ratio of white vinegar and blue liquid Dawn detergent. I read one mention that 1/2 cup of each was enough to do the job.

Directions:
1. Heat vinegar in microwave until hot and pour into spray bottle.
2. Add the Dawn soap. It specifically needs to be the blue kind. Put the lid on and gently shake to incorporate.
3. Spray it on, scrub, and rinse. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit as long as overnight, then scrub and rinse.

Thanks to Food.com for info and photo.

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Do-It-Yourself: Tile Grout Cleaner

If you’ve had trouble keeping your tile grout clean, you’ll definitely want to try this cleaning solution.

Tile Grout Cleaner
1 3/4 cup water
2 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp ammonia
1 Tbsp vinegar
Spray bottle

Directions:
Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray the grout generously and let the solution absorb into the grout. Using a scrub or tile brush, scrub the grout vigorously where you sprayed. Use a clean damp rag to wipe each line of grout right after you scrub to pick up the dirty liquid. Keep a bucket of warm water nearby to continuously clean the rag. Mop the floor when you’re done to remove the baking soda residue that may be left behind.

Thanks, Aprril’s Opinion.

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Do-It-Yourself: Wrinkle Release Spray

Here is how to easily make your own Wrinkle Release Spray. It’s much cheaper than paying $4 for a bottle at the store.

Wrinkle Release Spray
empty spray bottle
1 cap full of liquid fabric softener
water

Directions:
Pour one cap full of liquid fabric softener into a spray bottle. Add water until bottle is almost full, but not so full that you can’t mix it. Replace spray nozzle, and shake well until mixed. Spray directly on wrinkles. Smooth out and allow to hang dry.

Thanks, Stay-At-Home Made Mom.

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Do-It-Yourself: Clorox Clean-Up With Bleach

To purchase Clorox Clean-Up with Bleach at the store it’s around $5, but by making it yourself, it only costs $0.02 per bottle! Here’s what you need:

Homemade Clorox Clean-Up with Bleach
1 empty rinsed out bottle of Clorox Clean Up OR an empty spray bottle
1/4 cup bleach
1 teaspoon liquid laundry detergent
Fill the rest of the bottle with water and shake

Thanks, Fake It Frugal.

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Do-It-Yourself: Homemade Febreze

This homemade Febreze works really well. And it only costs $0.15 compared to buying it at the store for more than $5! Here’s what you need to make it yourself:

Empty 32 oz. Febreze Spray Bottle
1/8 cup of your favorite Fabric Softener
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
Hot Tap Water – To Fill the Bottle to the Top

Shake up the ingredients in your Spray Bottle and it’s ready to use to fight odors.

Thanks, Fake It Frugal.

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