17 Things You Should Stop Buying & Make at Home


Okay, I get it. You don’t have the time to make your own products and it is much faster to buy from the store. So instead of trying to change your life all at once, try changing one product from store bought to homemade and see how it goes. Pick just one of the 17 things you should stop buying from the list below and make it at home. See how you feel about it and if you like it, try another one. Pick an item you would enjoy to make. I thinking Nutella, but that’s just me.


Homemade Nutella – Do I really need to write anything about this. Make Nutella at home and become everyone’s best friend.

Peanut Butter – Such as simple food to make at home. It only as 3 ingredients and will taste so much better. Try it and let win you over.

Homemade Maple Syrup – Syrup lasts a long time. Make this once and keep it for as long as you need it. Make another in a year.

Homemade Ketchup – You have no idea how much sugar is in store-bought ketchup. Try this homemade version of ketchup.

Salad Dressing – An easy dressing to make and you can season to taste to make it your own.

Personal Care

Squeezable Homemade Toothpaste – Make homemade toothpaste in a tube? What? Yes, it can be done.

Honey Shampoo – Honey in your shampoo? Yes, this is a good idea. All natural, this shampoo will fight dandruff, reduce frizz, moisturize and softens your hair all in one.

Homemade Natural Sun Screen – Check out this natural alternative and stop spreading chemicals all over your skin.

Body Wash – Keep your skin free of chemicals and make your own body wash.


Natural Blush – Cosmetics are very expensive these days now really is the time to start making your own. Blush is an easy thing to make and will last for a very long time.

Anti-wrinkle Cream – Tty this and save literally hundreds of dollars off other anti-wrinkle creams that don’t work or will break your bank. Make your own anti-wrinkle cream and save money.

Mascara – Cadmium, nickel, Arsenic, lead, beryllium and thallium are toxins we want to avoid rather than apply to our face! Make your own and be natural.

Home Products

Homemade ‘Fake Febreeze’ –  You can make a homemade version of Febreeze that’s just as effective for only $0.15.

DIY Scented Plug-in Refill – Use essential oils to make you own plug-in refill without chemicals.

Lemon Lavender Aromatherapy Candle -These Lemon Lavender Aromatherapy Candles burn clear, no soot, and are extremely fragrant. That means they smell good.

Homemade Potpourri – this is a no-brainer. Is anything easier than Potpourri to make and not mess up. Try this recipe.

Un-paper Towels – Make your own reusable paper towels and impress your friends.

 Any other ideas on store-bought products that would be safer and better if you made them at home?

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