Household Goods: DIY & Save Money on

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How much do you spend in a week, month or even a year on common household goods like laundry detergent, soap and hygiene products? Chances are it’s more than you think; the overall cost can actually be shocking. This is especially true if you have a larger family. In fact with a larger family you go through the household goods and money quicker.

Save Money on Household Goods10 Money Saving DIY Household Goods

Check out these DIY money savers and see how much money you can save on your household goods. Forget buying tons (in some cases, literally) of detergents, soaps and skin care products. I’ve scoured the web to find some of the best “recipes” for these products. What’s even better is most of these are super easy to make and many use ingredients found around many homes.

DIY Laundry Detergent

  • I love this super simple recipe for liquid DIY Laundry Detergent from
  • If you’d prefer a powdered detergent, this DIY Laundry Detergent from seems great.

DIY Soap

DIY Lip Balm

  • Just 2 ingredients and you have a yummy Kool-Aid lip balm thanks to
  • This seems like a no fail recipe complete with photo directions for DIY Lip Balm from

DIY Shampoo & Conditioner

Random DIY Household Goods

  • If you want to save money on dishwasher detergent, this recipe from is pretty simple.
  • If sensitive skin is an issue, these 6 DIY Soaps from for sensitive skin will come in handy. 

Now that you have the resources, what will you be making yourself? Do you have a round about estimate on how much money you’ll be saving in a week, month or even a year? I’m guessing it’s a pretty big savings and if not those pennies really do add up!

If I missed an awesome DIY household goods idea please let me know in the comments below. 


  1. says

    I have an incredibly difficult and time intensive recipe for lip balm, so an easy one with kool-aid like the one above sounds like relief to me!

  2. susanne says

    through some sort of internet magic, i found your post! thanks for linking to my shampoo. :) what a great compilation of money-saving tips. i’m all for pinching pennies!


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