This is a summary of the segment on Studio 512 in Austin, Texas about household products you can make at home to save money and be healthier.
Hello everyone! Today, I was on Studio 512 on the WB Austin, Texas station, and tomorrow KXAN will air the segment from 11am-12noon. I spoke with Rosie about the benefits of making your own household products at home. When you make your own products you decrease the amount of chemicals that go in and on your body. Also, you save money by making these DIY household items.
In the segment, I demonstrated some of the products you can easily make at home in order to limit toxic chemicals and save some money.
The lifestyle show, Studio 512 airs live 7-9 am on KNVA and from 11am-noon on KXAN.
Household Products You Can Make at Home – As Seen on Studio 512 in Austin, Texas
In this segment, I showed you how to make your own toothpaste with coconut oil and baking soda, how to make your own body scrub, homemade dryer sheets, and DIY room spray made with vodka.
Here are the products and ingredients I used to make these items.
If you would like the specific essential oils pack and glass bottles I used, then there are the links below.
For Making Your Own Body Scrub
To make your own body scrub, use equal parts brown sugar and coconut oil. Then, add a few drops of vanilla or other scents and mix.
For Homemade Toothpaste
To DIY Dryer Sheets
For homemade dryer sheets. First, cut up some old t-shirts or towels into strips and put these strips into a Mason jar. Then, add a cup of vinegar mixed with some essential oils to the jar. Shake the jar and then throw in a soaked fabric strip with each dryer load.
Make Your Own Room Spray
To make your own room spray, fill a spray bottle halfway with either rubbing alcohol or vodka. Then, fill it almost the rest of the way with water. Add several drops of essential oils and shake.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.