30 Must-See DIY Home and Beauty Remedies

From homemade cleaners to inventive bath products, save cash with these recipes that'll work wonders on your home and body.

Detox Bath Salt

"This was a wonderfully relaxing experience."


Weed Killer

"I am so grateful for this weed killer! I love that I can keep a bottle under my cabinet for easy access without the concern of poisons in my home."


Homemade Window Cleaner

"I loved this. My bathroom mirror had a film that I couldn't get rid of and this cleaner worked beautifully."


Tub & Shower Magic

"This stuff is amazing! Let it sit for a few minutes, and no scrubbing is required."

- ~Sherry~

Honey Facial Toner

"This is a big money-saver for our family. I had my daughter use it every night for one week and it cleared up her skin."


Milk & Honey Bubble Bath

"This stuff is incredible. The bubbles smelled so good."


Soft Scrub

"This works great for one cleaning of the kitchen, the bathroom sink and the shower. I put in orange oil, and it smells great!"

-adopt a greyhound

Test Your Oven Temperature

"I found out that my oven runs cold and my toaster oven runs hot!"


Drain Cleaner & Declogger

"This worked great! There is no longer a clog in my shower — and no nasty chemical residues or expensive plumber bills!"


Laundry Detergent Powder

"The clothes are coming out fresh, soft and bright! This is a space saver and super economical."


How to Clean Hood Filters

"My filters look great, and I don't get sticky fingers touching them anymore!"


Healing With Banana Peels

"This is a great treatment for any itchy skin ailment."

-Hey Jude

Foam Soap Refill

"I use this all the time. I just keep a Post-it taped to the dish soap bottle for quick reference!"

-Chef #166751

Flower Enhancer & Extender

"My wife loves fresh flowers, and this is a great way to keep them around for an extra few days!"


Jewelry Cleaner

"Never waste another dime on silver polish. This works great on everything from sterling to diamonds!"


Tile & Grout Cleaner

"Wow, I am stunned. Easy, inexpensive and, best of all, it works!"

-Kat's Mom

Dog Shampoo

"This is dog-tested! They thought it was a treat, which made it so easy to lather on and rinse off."


Vegetable Wash & Preserver

"It's amazing how much comes off of vegetables that seem to be clean! My lettuce crisped up while soaking, too!"


Squeaky Door Hinge

"This worked great on my laundry room door - a very inexpensive way to fix squeaky doors!"


Lime & Ginger Salt Glow

"This feels and smells wonderful! I also added some lime zest for color."


Hair Clarifier

"This is wonderful! It made my hair super shiny and silky - much better than all of my expensive conditioners."


Easy Homemade Microwave Cleaner

"Love it! It worked like a charm! I used a lemon that I had zested and squeezed for a recipe. It's a great way to recycle them down to the last bits and pieces!"


Homemade Furniture Polish

"This works GREAT! My furniture looks beautiful now! I will never buy commercial furniture polish again!"

-Kim D.

Fruit Fly & Gnat Trap

"WOW! Within one minute of placing the funnel in the jar and walking away, I had captured and killed two gnats! Within five minutes I was up to six! This stuff is amazing!"


Lotion for Dry Skin

"This deserves 25 stars! I can't even begin to count the number of different lotions and creams that I've tried, only to be disappointed in them all. This is truly a miracle for my skin."


Get Rid of Ants

"This stuff is amazing. It absolutely works, and you don't need much to get results!"


Get Rid of Ants

"This stuff is amazing. It absolutely works, and you don't need much to get results!"


Floor Grease Cutter Cleaner

"This floor cleaner has replaced our expensive professional cleaner. Not only because of the expense but because it works better. Plus, it's a lot less toxic!"


Teeth Whitener

"If you are going to make this paste daily, put the ingredients in easy mixing containers so that it's a snap to put together. Your mouth and teeth will thank you!"

-Abby Girl

Remove Perspiration Stains

"This did a pretty good job of getting some gross yellow stains out of my husband's dress shirts."