42 Homemade Items You’ll Never Buy Again!

Looking to save money? How about getting rid of harsh chemicals? Either way, once you make these 42 everyday items at home, you'll NEVER pay for them again!




When I’m looking to cut expenses, one of the things that I love to do is to take a look at what I can stop buying and make myself. It’s actually dual purpose since homemade products typically taste better or work better than most of the commercial products you’ll find. We (meaning “we” as a society) have been conditioned to think that we need to buy processed foods and harsh chemicals in order to live a good life, but honestly? That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Instead, I like to make it myself and not only save myself big but keep us a bit healthier too!

When you first start making your own products, it can be super confusing on where to start and if you’re not careful, you can end up with a bad recipe and a big ol’, size of Texas mess! That’s okay! Lucky for you? I happen to have a few awesome-tastic links for you! Take a look at my favorite 42 homemade items below and give them a shot! I bet you’ll never pay for them again after you do!



Homemade Mayo

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade Pizza Dough 

Homemade Nutella

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Seasoning Salt (Lawry’s Copycat Recipe)

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Homemade Buttermilk Recipe (real buttermilk! Not a substitute!)

Homemade Bisquick Recipe

Homemade American Cheese 

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Homemade Chai Tea

Homemade Marshmallows 

Homemade Liquid Coffee Creamer

Homemade Nesquik

Homemade Pam (non-stick cooking spray)

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade Croutons 

Homemade Ricotta Cheese


Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade Tile and Grout Cleaner

Homemade Swiffer Pads

Homemade Febreeze

Homemade Jet Dry

Homemade Glass & Stainless Steel Cleaner


Homemade Foundation Powder

Homemade After Shave

Homemade Eyeglass Cleaner

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Bug Spray 

Homemade Peppermint-Vanilla Lip Scrub

Homemade Lotion Bars

Homemade Shaving Cream

Homemade Body Wash

Homemade Coffee Scrub

Homemade Orange Sugar Scrub

Homemade Raspberry Sugar Scrub

Homemade Green Tea & Peppermint Bath Soak 

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Stacy Barr

Stacy Barr is the face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family . By the age of 30, she had overcome an alcohol addiction, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Her book, also called Six Dollar Family, has sold more than 7,000 copies since its release.

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  1. Thank you for including our Homemade Mozzarella Cheese recipe.

  2. Thanks for compiling this great collection of household and kitchen “recipes.”

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