Saving money isn’t always easy. Sometimes it can be downright hard to do. Frugal (Six Dollar Family) living isn’t something that you can pick up one day and drop the next and expect to be successful at. It is a lifestyle that must be continued day after day in order to see the most benefits. One of the best ways to save money on groceries is by making more and buying less wherever you can. That’s where these homemade cleaner recipes come into play. By making them yourself, you will be able to save at least 50% off of what you would normally be spending on them.
In 2015, my family and I made a point to remove most chemicals from our lives due to the fact that I am overly sensitive to them. That led me to finding and creating a few homemade cleaner recipes that wouldn’t cause my body to react to them the way that most commercial cleaners do. An added bonus of creating these homemade cleaners was that I was now able to save money on groceries more than ever since my cleaners are usually fairly cheap to make. Most of these homemade cleaner recipes use common everyday items that you will have around your home. Vinegar, baking soda, salt, essential oils and other budget friendly ingredients will help you keep your cost down and actually save money on groceries the way that you’re looking to do.
Homemade Cleaner Recipes to Save Money on Groceries
Our homemade cleaner recipes are perfect for anyone who is looking for ways to save money on groceries, to remove toxic chemicals from their home or someone who is looking to simplify their life a little bit. They are all budget friendly and usually only take a few minutes to make. Most will have a shelf life of a few weeks if kept in a dark container at room temperature. They’re all tried and true before being shared here on the Six Dollar Family blog so that you are only provided with the best homemade cleaner recipes possible. If you’re looking for ways to save money on groceries and at the store in general, you’ll want to give them a shot for sure.
I do want to caution you quickly about the essential oils that you might use when you make your own. Don’t go spending hundreds of dollars on them. There isn’t any reason to do so. There is no federal oversight in the US for essential oil manufacturers which means that any company can use the words “therapeutic grade” whenever they want to. This includes companies that may try to sell you oil that has been cut with a carrier oil and isn’t pure oil. The only thing that you should worry about with the quality of your oils is whether they are pure essential oil or not. I personally prefer to use Plant Therapy essential oils these days since they’re budget friendly and pure, but you can use whichever you would like to use. Just keep in mind that you’re making these homemade cleaners to save money, not spend it.