Keep your hands silky smooth with the help of DIY lotion bars that can go with you anywhere. These cute little lotions make a memorable, personal homemade gift for someone special. Made with coconut oil, which has so many helpful uses around the home, the lotions stay solid at room temperature and melt into hands once warmed by your body heat.
And when you're done making these, pop the finished bars in a small container, like an empty mint tin or sachet. To use, simply rub them on dry spots, and a tiny amount of the lotion melts, leaving skin moisturized without being greasy. Place it back into its container for future use.
- Measure equal parts vodka and distilled water into a small spray bottle. You can scent it with five to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lemongrass, lavender, or rose.
- Give things a shake, and your deodorant is ready to use! Selecting cheap vodka keeps cost down, and the small amount of essential oil won't stain your clothes. The vodka miraculously refreshes underarms by evaporating away scents, and leaves you wonderfully fresh.
And you won't smell like you just downed a shot while in the bathroom — really. This spray deodorant can be used directly under arms or on clothing. But be warned: if you spritz it on after shaving, it might tingle for a few seconds. Stash a small spray bottle in your purse to use when out and about. Think of it as your special, secret fresh-smelling weapon.
Transform your bathroom into the best room in the house with DIYs that save you money and keep things nice and clean. And all of these cleaners are so easy to put together, which makes having them on hand a big plus. Here are a few of our favorites:
Toilet Bomb FizziesMake these toilet bomb fizzies to flush away the bad smells — it works much better than lighting a match.
Counter WipesNot only do these counter wipes do a great job of quickly cleaning your space, they look pretty nice, too. Don't have a coffee can hanging around? Use a 64-ounce yogurt tub instead.
If you enjoy making cups of coffee for yourself at home, then you'll find yourself with an endless supply of old coffee grounds. It's best to not let them all go to waste. Here are a couple things you can do to recycle used coffee grounds:
Since coffee is a good deodorizer, it makes sense to have it as an ingredient in soap — particularly if you're fond of the scent. Make your own coffee soap with this recipe.
2. Beauty scrub
Mix honey with coffee grounds to create a scrub that you can use for your face or body to keep your skin feeling smooth and to help it glow. The scrub is also said to reduce cellulite on your body.
3. Hair mask
Rub the grounds into your hair before shampooing and conditioning. Leave them in for a while before washing them out, and your hair will be glossy and shiny. You might want to avoid using this mask on light-colored hair.
Add the coffee grounds to soil, and they will act as fertilizer. You can also mix warm water with the grounds then use the mixture as a fertilizing spray or feed for some of your house plants. Coffee grounds will be a good addition to compost, as well, since they are very rich in nutrients.
Put coffee grounds in a bowl, and place it in a room in your house or your refrigerator when there's a lingering odor you want to get rid of. You can even rub your hands with the grounds to get rid of any smell on your skin, or you can dump some in your trash can to minimize the smell of the garbage.
The frenzy of Halloween indulgence has come and gone, and between office-party punch and sweet treats, you're nursing one huge sugar hangover. One thing's for sure: leftover Halloween candy has got to go! If that candy corn and those Snickers were originally destined for the garbage, then consider some other uses that won't make you feel as though you're sending your money along with it. Here are nine better ways to use up uneaten candy that won't make you feel ghoulish.
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