Store-bought disinfecting wipes contain harsh chemicals that may do more harm than good. These all-natural wipes are safe for your skin, so you can use them to clean and disinfect your house without worry! You’ll also save money with an effective, convenient, and easy-to-make product. And your home will smell as clean as it looks.
In a bowl, combine the water, vinegar, witch hazel, castile soap, and essential oils.
Cut the roll of paper towels in half, and place half the roll in the OmniWipe container.
Pour the liquid mixture over the paper towels, making sure to coat evenly.
Place the lid on the container and tip it back and forth, allowing the liquid to soak into the paper towels.
Open the container and carefully pull the cardboard center out of the paper towels. (It should be easy to remove once soaked.) Then pull up the center paper towel. Thread it through the hole in the lid for dispensing the wipes. Replace the lid on the container.
Apply the vinyl label to the side of the wipe container. Click here for instructions.
Carefully remove a wipe to clean your desired surface.
Depending on the thickness of the paper towel roll, you may need to increase or decrease the amount of water and vinegar so that the wipes are not too wet or dry.
There’s nothing worse than those pesky pimples that won’t seem to go away. Finding the perfect acne treatment can be difficult, especially when everything out there seems to do more harm than good with the harsh chemicals involved. This aloe vera acne gel is really easy to make with the oils you have on hand, and it does wonders for your face! The aloe vera acts as a moisturizer, and the witch hazel serves as an astringent, tightening your skin and leaving it super soft.
[recipe title=”Aloe Vera Acne Gel” servings=”Yield=4 oz. (125 ml)” time=”5 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”]
Place all ingredients in the 4 oz. jar, and use a spoon to combine the mixture thoroughly.
Wash your face as you normally would.
Place a hot wet washcloth over your face for a few minutes to allow your pores to open up so that the gel can clean from the inside out.
Gently rub the gel over your face, and let it soak into your skin.
If desired, you can follow up with a facial moisturizer.
This gel can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Before using this gel on your face, make sure to do a skin patch test on your inner forearm to ensure that the gel does not cause any adverse reactions. If this does happen, you may want to omit the cinnamon oil and try again.
Essential oils definitely aren’t just for women! We all love the health benefits of essential oils, especially when they smell good. Here’s a simple cologne recipe that smells great and will allow your man to reap the benefits of essential oils at the same time.
Add the essential oils to the spray bottle, and then add the emulsifier.
Fill the remainder of the spray bottle with witch hazel.
Shake to combine.
Spritz on 2–3 sprays as you get ready each day.
An essential oil emulsifier helps essential oils to bond with water-based products. Witch hazel is great for your skin with a minimal aroma; however, it is water based, meaning that the essential oils will not entirely bond with it. If you do not have the emulsifier, you may alternatively use perfumer’s alcohol in place of witch hazel, or simply shake the bottle well before each application.
Summer adventures bring lots of bugs, and subsequently, lots of bug bites. Here’s an all-natural bug spray recipe that will keep the bugs away without damaging your health. Our favorite part? It smells so much better than typical bug sprays!
[recipe title=”Bug Spray” servings=”Yield=4 oz. (100 ml)” time=”2 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”]
These days, you never know what ingredients are in your cosmetic products. Women can spend a lot of money and time trying to find an organic makeup remover, having no idea if it will actually work. No worries—we’ve made one up using the oils you love!
These makeup remover pads are great for your skin! The castile soap serves as a cleansing agent to clean your pores, while the avocado oil softens your skin, and the witch hazel works as a toner to close your pores. The properties of lavender essential oil soothe your skin while helping your body to relax, relieving your mind of stress and anxiety. All around, this is a great product for your skin!