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How To Make Homemade Baking Soda Body Scrub

Homemade Baking Soda Body Scrub

How To Make Your Own DIY Body Scrub

I like a good exfoliating body wash as much as the next guy.  You can find a million different body washes and scrubs at the store.  Unfortunately, a lot of these options are loaded with chemicals as well as tiny plastic microbeads that perform the task of exfoliation.  I’m not super into washing chunks of plastic down the drain every time I hop in the shower.  Ever since I found out those lovely bits of scrubbing’ stuff were actually plastic I have been on the look out for a good homemade body scrub alternative.

Since it seems like you can clean pretty much anything with baking soda.  I decided I would put it to the test and making my very own homemade body scrub with baking soda and essential oils. …

Simple Homemade Baking Soda Mouthwash

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How To Make Homemade Baking Soda Mouthwash

Stinky breath is no fun.  In my opinion, neither is the typical store bought mouthwash that incinerates your mouth in the name of good smelling breath.  I wanted to see if could find a nice more soothing homemade mouthwash alternative to the nuclear option we typically pickup from the store.  I wanted to find a recipe that would help control bad breath as well as leave my mouth feeling squeaky clean and minty fresh.

This simple to make homemade mouthwash using only water, baking soda, and some essential oils.  Of course there are more complex mouthwash recipes out there, but if you are looking for a functional simple recipe that takes no time at all then read on!  Here is how to make your very own homemade mouthwash. …

How To Make Scented Homemade Deodorant Powder With Essential Oils

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Homemade Deodorant Powder With Essential Oils

I’ve tried a couple homemade deodorant powders here on The Homemade Experiment.  I’ve tried just using Arrowroot Powder as Deodorant which actually works well. I’ve tried a combination of Arrowroot Powder and Baking Soda Deodorant Powder which works really well.

For this recipe I’m taking it one step further and adding in some essential oils.  We’re going beyond works well with this one into the realm of smells good too!

I’m not an essential oil expert, but I do know that depending on what essential oils you add you can get benefits ranging from wonderful scents to anti-microbial effects which can help cut down on the stink!  So depending on what essential oils you use you can make the perfect deodorant powder with this recipe.

Without further ado, here’s how to make homemade deodorant powder with baking soda, arrowroot powder, and essential oils. …

Unscented Homemade Body Powder

Unscented Homemade Body Powder RecipeDIY Homemade Unscented Body Powder Recipe

Everybody finds themselves in need of a little moisture control from time to time and a simple homemade body powder is be the perfect fix.  Whether you’re getting sweaty being all athletic or if it’s just hot out having a good homemade body powder handy can make all the difference between being perfectly comfy or being uncomfortable and clammy.

This homemade body powder is very similar to my homemade deodorant recipe however the ratios are a little different.  Since deodorant has the tougher job of fighting odor it has a lot more baking soda than this recipe does.  Since with this recipe we are fighting moisture we have more absorbent than anything else!

Let’s make our homemade body powder! …

8 Homemade Fabric Softener Recipes

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Homemade Fabric Softeners For Fluffy Soft Clothes

If you’re making your our homemade laundry detergent then you’ll definitely want to find a good diy homemade fabric softener recipe to go with it. I really like homemade fabric softeners. They don’t make your clothes feel the same as store bought fabric softener do when they come out of the dryer. I think that’s a good thing.

Homemade fabric softeners won’t leave your clothes smelling like artificial scents or leave behind that strange chemical softness that dryer sheets do. What homemade fabric softeners will do is make your clothes feel softer than they would if you dried them without some sort of softener and that’s enough for me!

Here are a few simple ways for how to make homemade fabric softeners that work great and get your clothes cuddly and smelling awesome in no time! …

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer Sachets

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Homemade Shoe Deodorizer Sachets

I recently did a post on how to make your own homemade shoe deodorizer powder which works great.  But there are some shoes that I wouldn’t ever want to dump a load of powder into, and I’m sure you probably do too.

So to solve that problem, I came up with my own solution for homemade shoe deodorizers which doesn’t require you to pour powder into you shoes to get those unpleasant smells out.  Instead the end result is a tidy little bundle that works just as well and looks a lot nicer than a pile of powder too, and you can make them in whatever fabric you like.

Time: 10 – 15 minutes …

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer

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Homemade Shoe Deodorizer

If you suffer from stinky feet, or just want to keep your shoes smelling fresh, then this homemade shoe deodorizer is the solution for you to remove odor from shoes.  I personally don’t have stinky feet, but even those with the best smelling feet will end up with stink shoes.

This simple to make diy shoe deodorizer only uses two ingredients, works awesome, and takes virtually no time to make.

If you don’t want to pour powder straight into your shoes I have another post coming soon that solves that very problem, so check back soon, or subscribe to my emails (no spam, I promise) for updates.

Time: 5 minutes (and some waiting) …

DIY Homemade Carpet Freshener With Baking Soda

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Make Your Own Homemade Carpet Freshener Powder

This homemade carpet freshener is another great example for just how handy baking soda is around the house, and how it’s certainly not just for baking.

Carpet gets dirty, that’s unavoidable.  Every day as we come home we bring a little bit of the outside world into our homes on the soles of our shoes.  Vacuuming will suck up all the dirt and grime that finds it’s way into carpet, but over time carpet can get smelly.  Having feet, house pets, and who knows what else on it will eventually leave your carpeting smelling a little less than fresh.

Never fear!  A good carpet freshening powder can work wonders deodorizing your carpet and leaving it smelling better than the day you bought it.  Here’s how to make your own diy carpet freshener powder.

Also read, homemade carpet freshener made with borax powder for a slightly more complicated carpet freshening deodorizer.

Time: 5 min.

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