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4 Products You Should Always Have In Your Home

Ditch all your single-purpose beauty, personal care and cleaning products for these household staples.

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1. Baking Soda

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Brush your teeth

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Mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with water to make a paste. So fresh, so clean!

Fix bad breath

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Stir a tablespoon of baking soda into a cup of water for a cheap and easy non-burning mouth rinse. Add a few drops of peppermint oil if you're feeling minty.

Clean brushes and combs

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Your hair brushes and combs build up a residue of natural oils and styling products. Clean them regularly by soaking them in a solution of baking soda and water.

Make a natural deodorant

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Baking soda makes an effective deodorant without harsh chemicals. Put an eighth of a teaspoon of baking soda in your hand and add a quarter teaspoon of water (not enough to dissolve it), mix together and apply directly to your armpit. Stank-be-gone.

Make a face and body scrub

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Make a gentle and invigorating scrub by mixing three parts baking soda to one part water. Scrub-a-dub-dub.

Clean the shower and tub

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After you've finished scrubbing yourself, sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge and use it to clean your shower and bath tub.

2. Vinegar

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Tone skin

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Use a cotton swab to apply diluted apple cider vinegar to your face for a bright and even skin texture.

Stop insect bites from itching

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White vinegar or apple cider vinegar can be used to relieve the itch from common bug bites.

Clean toothbrush and loofah

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These things clean you, but what cleans them? Place your toothbrush and loofah in a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water for an hour. Bye bye bacteria.

Clean mirrors and glass

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Vinegar makes a great all-natural glass cleaner. Just mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle, spritz and wipe clean. Now you'll see your beautiful face clearly.

Unclog a drain

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By your powers combined, I am... baking soda and vinegar! Pour a generous amount of baking soda down a clogged drain. Next, pour white vinegar directly into the hole and plug it. Let the reaction do its thing and voila, your drain will be set free.

Usa as a foat soak

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Take 2 quarts of warm water, add a quarter cup of baking soda and a quarter cup of vinegar. Soak for at least ten minutes to rejuvenate your tired feet.

Clean the toilet bowl

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Scatter baking soda on the sides of your toilet bowl. Then spray vinegar around the bowl and let it fizzle. Wait 20 minutes then scrub clean and flush!

Soothe sunburn

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Apple cider vinegar can be used to ease the pain of sunburned skin by applying directly with a cotton swab.

3. Lemon Juice

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Cleanse face

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Lemon juice can help kill acne bacteria. If you have sensitive skin, it might be best to dilute lemon juice with water first.

Remove sweat stains from laundry

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Working out is awesome, but yellow sweat stains on your light-colored shirts are not. Scrub the stains with a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and water, then toss in the laundry as normal.

Polish metal faucets

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Rub the cut side of a lemon directly on the faucet, rinse off and apply a dry cloth. Ooh shiny!

Disinfect cuts and scrapes

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Use lemon juice as a disinfectant on minor cuts and scrapes before applying a band aid.

Remove dandruff

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The citric acid in lemon juice helps balance the pH of your skin. Massage two tablespoons of lemon juice into your scalp then rinse with water.

Remove nail polish

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Make your own nail polish remover with equal parts vinegar and lemon juice.

Disinfect surfaces

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Lemon juice can kill most common household bacteria. Squeeze the juice onto the counter and use the lemon as a scrubber.

4. Petroleum Jelly

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Tame hair frizz

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Apply a light amount of petroleum jelly to frizzy hair to keep it in check. Too much and your hair will appear greasy.

Make perfume last longer

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A little dab of petroleum jelly on your pulse points (neck, wrists) will make your perfume last a lot longer.

Remove eye makeup

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Close your eyes, coat your lids with petroleum jelly then wipe away with a tissue. Easy peasy!

Use as lip gloss

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A little bit of food coloring with petroleum jelly is the perfect DIY lip gloss.

Smoothen cracked skin

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Apply petroleum jelly to dry cracked heels and elbows for a smoother appearance.

Now go stock up!

Now that you know what these common household substances can do, you can ditch all the single-purpose products stashed in your bathroom cabinets for these simpler (and cheaper) alternatives.
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Now that you know what these common household substances can do, you can ditch all the single-purpose products stashed in your bathroom cabinets for these simpler (and cheaper) alternatives.

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