Sharing Green, Natural, Safe, Non-Toxic, Frugal DIY Ideas

Info on what we use, how we use it & all things DIY

Natural & Frugal

DIY Everything.
For us, when it comes to DIY it needs to be easy, effective frugal & as natural as possible, That is not asking too much is it? Nope!

Our DIY life, living green, natural & frugal, with 6 kids.
Every year out of our tax return I buy what I hope to be a year supply of things we need & use but can not afford otherwise, if it does not last the whole year I will just be out until tax time again, most I buy on ebay or Amazon, a few I buy locally.

Things used for DIY &/or Health to be bought yearly

The things used for DIY &/or health to be bought weekly or as needed

  • Bragg Brand ACVbragg 004
  • Gallons distilled white vinegar
  • Raw local honey or raw honey if local can’t be found
  • Lemons & limes fresh
  • Lemon & lime juice
  • Borax
  • Baking soda any brand
  • Original blue Dawn (I know not natural but comes down to it works, it does not bother us & I can get a big jug for $3.50)
  • Zote bar soap
  • Octagone bar soap
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Store peroxide in brown bottles ( for cleaning only but I still prefer food grade even for cleaning)peroxide cleaner
  • Ground cloves  in grocery store (the spice)
  • Corn starch & arrow root
  • Herbal teas or supplies to make fresh teas (Chamomile, Green tea, Comfrey, Ginger etc)
  • Epsom Salt
  • Plus I make lots of my own DIY items (Here, here & here)

Note: I do not buy Washing soda I make my own from baking soda

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To see the brands of what we use: Photo album: This is what we use  & Pinterest Board: Products: Things we use

You can take 1 TBS Bragg acv in warm water with raw honey to taste (depending on if you are fighting a cold or hurting etc, you could also add 1 tbsp raw coconut, 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice) My blog post on Vinegar/ACV

ACV mixture for

  • Pain (works great for most pain)
  • to fight off cold & flu
  • To get well faster
  • Headaches
  • stomach aches
  • Cramps
  • Hot flashes
  • Food poisoning
  • Stomach bug
  • diarrhea
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion & other stomach issues
  • feeling tired
  • Morning pick me up
  • Joint pain
  • Soothes sore throat
  • Helps clear congestion, coughing & mucus
  • Kidney infection, UTI etc)
  • Great for allergies
  • Great for Acne & other skin issues
  • And general health

You can also add Bragg acv to water & take like a shot if you need extra faster for the same reasons as above

Lemon juice
Juice from 1/2 a lemon (or 1 tbsp of juice) added to warm water with raw honey to taste every morning & as needed (sometimes adding 1 tbsp raw coconut oil) My blog post on Lemons (& limes)

Used for

  • Detoxing lymphs
  • Also great for kidneys (Uti etc)
  • Fights cold & flu
  • Acne
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion & other stomach issues
  • Relaxing
  • soothes sore throat
  • General health

Again you can also add it to water & take like a shot, & or even add lime juice

Silver edge colloidal silver generatorColloidal Silver,
Colloidal silver can be added to the drinks above (ACV, Lemon) for an extra boost, or taken alone, add it to our DIY cleaners for more natural antibacterial power, preserving & use in brushing teeth, on hair, scalp, skin, etc, in a nebulizer also (Colloidal silver in my DIY life)

For colloidal silver to work properly when taken, make sure you take it right, this step is a must, hold it under tongue for 1 minute, swish around mouth for 30 seconds then swallow. My blog post on Colloidal silver & my generator

Use it for

  • To build immune system
  • To ward of allergies, cold & flu
  • To fight allergies, cold & flu
  • For Pain
  • Headaches
  • Stomach aches
  • Toothaches
  • diarrhea
  • Hand sanitizer
  • To fight acne
  • Dandruff
  • Boo boos
  • Burns
  • Rashes
  • Skin issues
  • To keep foods & drinks from spoiling & bacteria or mold from forming(IE milk, cheese, fruits, veges, leftovers tea, on & on)
  • General health
  • Its uses are almost endless

The amount taken is by weight, I make 10ppm batches with my micro particle colloidal silver generator

Baking soda
(for health & remedy, cleaning will come later)
Add 1 tsp to 4 to 8 ounces of water stir 1 minute, for best results  take a small sip hold it under tongue for 1 minute, swish around mouth for 30 seconds then swallow, drink the rest (or add it to other things, or bath etc) if you take baking soda daily or often you might need to take magnesium. My blog post on baking soda And another here

Use it for

  • Cold & Flu Prevention
  • To fight off cold, flu & other bugs
  • Acne
  • To get well faster
  • Sore throat
  • Pain (works well for most pain
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion & other stomach issues
  • Stomach ache
  • Kidney health
  • Build immune system
  • Body PH
  • Allergies
  • Congestion & mucus
  • Cramps
  • Itching (drink & soak)
  • Add pinch to coffee & tea etc to make less acidic
  • As a eye wash for allergy eyes, pink eye, swollen eyes, red eyes, etc
  • on & on

Raw coconut oil
Add it to warm/ hot beverages, smoothies, protein shakes, on top oatmeal, on toast etc
Here is a chart to know how much to take daily by weight. My blog post on Tropical Traditions coconut oil. I also use it for oil pulling.

Use it for

  • diarrhea
  • Allergies, Cold & flu (prevention & to help)
  • build immune system
  • For clear thinking
  • Helps skin from the inside out
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion & other stomach issues
  • Cough & congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Mouth sores
  • Kidney issues
  • General health
  • on & on

Essential oil links:

Where to buy quality Essential oils at great prices

How to make your own 4 robbers Thieves blend – DIY Recipes – Fighting viruses and bacteria

Homemade DIY Bug Repellent and Stop Itch – Keep Insects Away Naturally

10 DIY Body Scrub Recipes – Sugar and Salt Scrubs – Coconut oil, Essential oils – Skin, Lips, Feet Care

My blog post & review on Plant Therapy & essential oils

Blogg post Fun Time, Get well Time, DIY Essential oil Play Dough

Blog post My purse is a total mini natural health pharmacy on my shoulder

Our (Top 6) favorite essential oils – Great for DIY cleaning, skin care health and more

DIY cleaning
Now to cleaning since I covered a few home remedies above

All cleaners can get 1/2 ounce of colloidal silver added to lengthen shelf life & for extra germ fighting power. You can add essential oils to any of these cleaners.

DIY cleaners are antibacterial, germ fighting etc

Multi Purpose cleaner #1
White vinegar in a spray bottle 50/50 with pure water (our favorite one)

  • Multi Purpose cleaner #2
    16 ounce spray bottle
    1 part white vinegar
    1 part lemon juice
    the rest pure water

Multi Purpose cleaner #3
1 part lemon juice
1 part peroxide
the rest pure water

the above recipes add as much as you want in spray bottle & you can add as much or as little or no water if you choose

Grease cutting cleaner
1 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp Natural liquid soap,
1 tbsp of Borax (dissolved in vinegar before adding)
1/2 cup lemon juice
Optional add 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol

Tub cleaner etc #1
Warm white vinegar & Natural liquid soap or dawn dish soap

  • Tub cleaner etc #2
    Baking soda & dawn dish soap in paste (like soft scrub)

Tub cleaner #3
Baking soda & lemon juice in paste (like soft scrub)

  • Tub cleaner etc #4
    Baking soda, Borax & water

Tub cleaner etc #5
Baking soda salt, lemon juice

Toilet cleaner
Baking soda & vinegar
Options add Natural liquid soap, dawn dish soap, lemon juice, Borax

Glass cleaner #1
Strait white vinegar or straight rubbing alcohol or combined

  • Glass cleaner #2
    If you have been using commercial glass cleaner & switching to DIY causes a cloudy look you must add several drops of dish soap to your cleaner to remove the wax left by the commercial cleaner
    If it is still cloudy warm the vinegar & add the dish soap & wash off glass/mirrors to get the wax off

Glass cleaner #3
White vinegar
small amount of corn starch & the rest water

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What Brands of coconut oil do I trust for taking & oil pulling? That is simple I use & recommend these 2 great brands:

  1. Skinny & Co. Coconut oil: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. (click link for ordering info)
  2. Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. (click link for ordering info)
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