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This craft category is a huge collection of homemade cosmetics, homemade cleaning products, DIY candles, DIY soaps & others handmade product alternatives! Homemade cosmetics / homemade natural cosmetics ( DIY makeup recipes, DIY lotion recipes, DIY bath bombs, DIY body scrubs ), homemade cleaning products /  cleaning product alternatives (cheap homemade cleaning products, cleaning tips & tricks, baking soda crafts, borax crafts ), candle making tutorials ( candle making for beginners, step-by-step candle making tutorials, candle crafts, candle gifts), soap making tutorials ( soap making for beginners, step-by-step soap making tutorials, DIY creative soaps, soap gifts ), cheap craft product alternatives ( homemade decoupage glue, homemade chalk paint, homemade play-doh, homemade cold porcelain ) .. any many other creative homemade products!
DIY Vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub - quick spa gift idea
This all-natural DIY vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub can actually be made in about FIVE minutes (which means it also makes a fantastic last-minute gift idea!). We simply love, LOVE, LOVE pumpkin spice! If you love great smelling exfoliators you will love this DIY vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub! This is seriously one of the best homemade sugar scrubs we've ever used and it makes for an awesome last minute gift for your friends or family at Christmas! The best part about this homemade pumpkin spice body scrub recipe? There’s no need for any crazy essential oils or pesky chemicals everything you need is right in your pantry! . . .
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Homemade lavender linen spray and air freshener recipe
This lavender linen spray recipe is an inexpensive and chemical free way to freshen up any of the “soft” items in your home including pillows, blankets, pieces of furniture (ex. couches), pet bedding, and even the little one’s grungy stuffed animals. This homemade lavender linen spray is cheaper than store-bought alternatives and definitely cheaper than doing laundry just to freshen things up.The essential oils in this linen spray and air freshener recipe (especially the lavender) are known to help promote relaxation. Just spritz your sheets and pillows with this lavender linen spray recipe before bed.Once you know how to make linen spray, you’ll have an easy homemade gift right at your finger tips. . . .
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How to make a 2 ingredient super easy homemade slime
This is how to make laundry detergent slime at home with only 2 ingredients! Easy goo recipe that is made with glue, detergent and any color you like. If you didn’t have any borax at home to create fun slimes just use laundry detergent instead and glue which seems like the key ingredient in all slime recipes. If you are looking for a borax free slime here is a super easy way to make it! It’s quite easy to do and it has a good consistency that is not too icky, sticky, or tough. Just glue and laundry detergent slime is just a matter of mixing slowly until you get the consistency you desire. . . .
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Homemade soothing  aloe vera summer face and body mist
Dry desert air, salty beach breezes, ocean water, sweat, sand, and chlorine all the things we love about summer, but can wreak the most havoc on our skin. They leave it dry, itchy, and desperately in need of relief. You can go pay spa prices for mineral waters with a few other ingredients in them or you can gather a few basic ingredients and create your own at home. This homemade soothing summer aloe vera face mist gives your face, neck, and cleavage some much-needed refreshment. It also tones and moisturizes while outdoors and acts as a soothing after-sun spray as well. Toss a bottle into your purse, duffle bag, or beach tote, and treat yourself! . . .
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DIY Homemade mosquito repellent citronella candle
Mosquitoes and insects are often problematic. Take precautions to protect your family and pets from these annoying pests, including making homemade citronella candles! Making your own mosquito repellent candles is a great way to creatively re-purpose materials you already have laying around the house, and it’s an excellent way to keep the costs down when you’re making homemade citronella candlesRe-use aluminum or steel cans from goods like canned tomatoes, coffee tins or even canned tuna! And also you can use candle leftovers instead of pure store bought candle wax! Just don't forget the citronella oil,which is the main ingredient in this homemade mosquito and bug repellent candle! . . .
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Homemade rosewater ( DIY rosewater face toner recipe )
Watch this nice video and learn all of the benefits of rosewater, including a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it! Not only will you learn how to make homemade rosewater, but you’ll get a DIY rosewater face toner recipe too! Rosewater is exactly as simple as it sounds, roses + water! It gives you all the benefits of water plus the bonus of the anti-inflammatory and hydrating advantages of rose. Plus it smells awesome. Rosewater is used in some cuisines, but you can use it in your skincare routine. . . .
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DIY Homemade baby rose sugar scrub - easy & quick gift idea
Have you ever received roses that were stunningly gorgeous, only to be sad when they age? Well,she found the perfect solution to making our favorite rose bouquet last a little longer! Let us  introduce you this super easy and quick  baby rose sugar scrub  recipe!  With just a few simple and inexpensive ingredients, a food processor, a pretty jar, and a few rose petals, you can make a beautiful DIY gift for yourself or for somebody you love! Whip up a rose sugar scrub as a nice Mother's day, or Valentine's day gift or create a big bottle  just to pamper yourself with the scent of gorgeous roses! . . .
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Homemade easy water candle - gorgeous home decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical burning "water" candle! Isn't it beautiful? This step-by-step video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful water candle in a very cheap way, with super simple ingredients such as: water, lamp oil, and a little piece of transparent plastic!  This gorgeous water candle will work with any small decor elements such as: faux (or real) flowers, stones and miniature holiday figurines. This burning water candle can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , Christmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions (the possibilities are truly endless!) . . .
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DIY Easy homemade crystal soap - soap making
Are you looking for a fun and useful gift for your crystal/gemstone lover friends (or for yourself)? Try this gorgeous,super easy to make and fun crystal soap with clear glycerin soap base!  Nifty will shows you how to make a cute crystal shape glicerin soap that is great as a Christmas or birthday gift for your beauty loving friends and family members and for any other soap making project! This craft project is not as difficult as it seems, with this nice step-by step video soap making tutorial making a few gorgeous crystal soap will be a piece of cake! You can use different essential oils or even oil combinations to create your own unique fun gemstone soaps! . . .
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Homemade lavender milk bath powder recipe
Cleopatra was the one that put a milk bath on the map as she claimed the milk bath preserved her beauty and kept her skin glowing and youthful. If it is good enough for Cleopatra, it is good enough for us! A milk bath powder is super easy to mix together and it is supposed to be excellent for the skin. This lavender milk bath is also moisturizing which is perfect if you are suffering from dry skin. You could also use mason jars or any pretty little container you might have on hand. If you want to give these as gifts you could wrap them with a little baker’s twine and add a little hand stamped label. This lavender milk bath is super simple and we think it looks really pretty as well! . . .
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DIY Perfume roll-on - chemical free nature cosmetics
Sometimes you want to smell good. Wait. You always want to smell good! Like, “that girl smells like a field of wildflowers” kind of good. At least that’s how Krystal wants to smell. Anyone else? We are really not fans of commercial perfumes because they often contain pesky chemicals (and sometimes they can be very expensive). With this easy frugal homemade perfume recipe you can be your own perfume designer! And the best: it's absolutely chemical free! Try this super quick (and also beautiful) roll on perfume with dried flowers and we grant that you won't buy commercial perfumes again! . . .
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DIY Homemade bath salt - easy recipe

Today, we're sharing an easy recipe for homemade bath salts. Choose your favorite scent and a coordinating color, and you have a lovely homemade gift! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and these homemade bath salts would be a perfect gift for mom. You can make this craft project really easy and just mix one big batch of any scent, or you can divide it up and make several different scents. She used peppermint oil, sweet orange oil and lavender. Then used food coloring to color each batch a coordinating color.  Watch this nice step-by-step bath salt tutorial and recipe and let's start crafting  fun and relaxing homemade baths salts!

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Homemade air dry clay - cold porcelain recipe
If you are not familiar with homemade cold porcelain clay we highly recommend you to watch this super cold porcelain making video tutorial (recipe) because cold porcelain (homemade air drying clay) is a brilliant craft material! You can make any polimer clay figurines or decorations (like these gorgeous roses) with it. The cold porcelain is a superb alternative of the store bought polimer (fimo) clays and air drying doughs. You can make gorgeous jewelries, spring decors, small figurines and soo many other fun things with it! And it's also super easy to make! . . .
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DIY 5 minute natural lip balm - homemade lip gloss
Did you know that you can make homemade lip balm in 5 minutes?! Plus you can customize your color and scent, I will never buy from a store again! If you are re-using your old EOS container add any leftover EOS balm in the DIY lip balm mixture and it will have an even silkier texture. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own lip balm/lip gloss in minutes from natural ingredients! This recipe makes a firm balm so use less beeswax if you want to make a lip gloss . . .
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DIY no-sew microwavable rice heating pad from socks
If you need to make a rice heating pad in a hurry, those old baby leg warmers (or socks) accompanied with a little rice & essential oils will make a pretty fantastic substitute for store bought ones! This adorable and super quick homemade rice heating pad not just cheap, quick and easy but also no-sew, so you can make one easily even if you haven't got a sewing machine! This craft project is also perfect for the kids, and it can be a great gift for every occasion! The only important thing is when you choose the socks to repurpose is: it MUST be a 100% cotton sock because poliester doesn't stand the high heat! . . .
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DIY bird feeder from a mug with homemade bird suet
You can create a super simple & inexpensive suet feeder (perfect for winter) to hang in your garden (or porch) using a common thrift store item: coffee mugs!  The best in using coffee mugs is that you can easily hang them up anywhere and you can choose patterns and colors that fits into your style! In this nice craft website you will find the step-by-step tutorial on how to make a bird suet feeder from mugs and a quick and easy bird suet recipe! . . .
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How to make Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles DIY
With this brilliant step-by-step video tutorial you can make these incredible Do-It-Yourself candles in the shapes of Cola, Fanta and Sprite bottles.! You will be suprised how easy is to make one of these fun homemade candles!  If you are looking for the best DIY gift idea - you will definitely like this video tutorial. For the soda shaped candles you will need: white candles, crayons (for coloring) and and empty plastic soda bottle (with matching design). The Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite candles can  be perfect gifts for almost every occasion! . . .
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Homemade bath bombs - easy DIY gift
If you have yet to make or even experience a bath bomb, we definitely recommend to give this homemade version a try. What we really love about making these at home is that you can customize the oils and colors to create the best experience for you. Whether you want to relax, sleep more easily, or feel inspired, just changing a few things will help you achieve the mood you’re after. These bath bombs also make a great gift. Wrap up a few with a bottle of wine and a couple candles for the ultimate treat. Now, if you’re feeling intimidated by this process, don’t be. These homemade bath bombs are so simple to make and really easy to customize! . . .
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DIY holiday crayons - new life of broken small crayons
What a great craft project! If you have a few broken unusable crayons you can give them a new life in any shape and create the perfect chunky, multi-colored crayon for little hands! You can package them in little cellophane bags to drop into stockings and with these fun multi colored crayons you can teach the kids some of the basic drawing techniques. You can use ANY shape of silicon molds that fits into the holiday/season to make special multi colored and fun shaped crayons. . . .
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Easy peanut butter homemade dog treats
The easiest homemade dog treats ever – simply mix, roll and cut. Easy peasy, and so much healthier than store-bought! Nothing beats the homemade version of dog treats because you know exactly what’s going into your dog's food instead of all those suspicious by-products. Best of all, these homemade dog treats are incredibly easy with ingredients you already have on hand – peanut butter, some leftover pumpkin puree from the holidays, eggs and whole wheat flour. You can use any kind of cookie cutter you want to make these delicious dog treats – hearts, stars, dog houses, paws, etc. It’s up to you! . . .
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Homemade gingerbread sugar scrub - natural skin care product
We love, LOVE, LOVE gingerbread.We moved into the world of great smelling exfoliators like this whipped gingerbread sugar scrub. This is seriously the best homemade sugar scrub we've ever used and it makes for an awesome last minute gift for your friends or family at Christmas! The best part about this homemade gingerbread body scrub recipe? There’s no need for any crazy essential oils or pesky chemicals everything you need is right in your pantry! Awesome, right? If you love natural skin care products this gingerbread sugar body scrub is a must for you! . . .
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DIY Christmas mason jar oil candle lamps
If you love to make  handmade gifts for your friends, family, co-workers and others to Christmas, for this year make a mason jar oil candle lamp, that looks pretty and smells nice too! You won't believe it how easy is to make one! You just need a nice mason jar,olive oil,a floating wick,(Christmas) essential oils and various natural decorations. Whith this brilliant and super easy Christmas craft idea you can make a natural oil lamp (without pesky chemicals), repurpose  mason jars, and create gorgeous Christmas home decors / gifts easily at the same time! Isn't it super? . . .
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Homemade extracts - vanilla, orange, lemon and raspberry
Flavor extracts are a key ingredient in many desserts, especially vanilla! This homemade chemical free fruit and vanilla extract is super easy to make and having an extract on hand is convenient when you are out of fresh fruit or don't want to taint the color of a cream frosting! The homemade extracts make perfect gifts to anyone who loves to bake or enjoys cocktails. The extracts don't require much hands-on time once you have the bottles filled and stashed. These vanilla/orange/lemon/raspberry extracts will immensely improve the quality of your baked goods. The flavors are strong and provide a depth that can never be replicated by store bought ones. . . .
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Homemade frankincense and cinnamon winter balm - natural skin care
We don’t know about you, but we are a fan of natural or organic skin care because we like to know what we're putting on our skin! Homemade natural skin care products are always better than the store bought ones because it doesn't contains tons of chemicals and you can adjust their scent for your taste as well! If you don't love cinnamon and frankinscence you can replace them with any other 100% essential oil. Tea tree oil, lavender, chamomille and lots of herbal oils are also great for your skin and smell heavenly! The base of this winter (lip) balm is coconut oil and shea butter. (This base recipe generates a HUGE amount of balm.) . . .
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DIY citrus scent lemon soaps - lemon slices
Are you looking for a fun and useful gift for your citrus lover friends? Try this gorgeous and fun citrus scented lemon shaped soap!  She I will show you how to make cute lemon/lime and orange slice soap that is great as a Christmas or birthday gift for your beauty loving friends and family members and for any other soap making project! This craft project is not as difficult as it seems, with this nice step-by step video soap making tutorial it will be a piece of cake! You can use different essential oils or even oil combinations to create your own unique fun energising citrus fresh soaps! . . .
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Washable reusable crocheted face scrubbies
Do you love crocheting? Do you love eco-friendly craft ideas? Try these (vintage /shabby style) crocheted reusable and washable face scrubbies! This crochet project is not just super easy but it's also very useful in the bathroom! You can use them to clean and gently scrub your face without thwrowing out tons of cotton pads! This crocheted reusable face scrubbie can be a perfect little present for christmas or just for yourself. For this crochet pattern you’ll need to know how to make single crochet (sc), and 3 dc containing bobble stitch (bo), so it's super easy :) . . .
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Homemade smooth texture paste - scrapbook trick
Do you love scrapbooking or decoupage? Spice your artworks up with this brilliant low budget and super smooth texture paste! This recipe is very easy, maybe you already have  all of the ingredients at home! Textures pastes can add a nice 3D texture to your scrapbook pages ! If you change the base color of the paint ingredient you can create other color texture pastes as well! And thanks to the talcum powder the finished product smells heavenly! :) . . .
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How to make paper easily
Use your old newspapers and magazines to make beautiful handmade paper in any color using acrylic paints and easy to find supplies! It's not just a perfect way to recycle almost every type of paper junks but this beautiful and special, natural looking homemade paper is a perfect craft material for almost all craft projects! You won't believe how easy is to make paper at home! You can spice up the papers  (before it dries out completely) with flower petals or other decorations. . . .
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How to clean your microwave without chemicals and scrubbing
Today, we want to share with you a simple cleaning hack to get your microwave clean and fresh. The best part is in this homemade microwave and oven cleaner is that there is NO scrubbing or harsh chemicals required! All you need to get rid of all that caked on food from the interior of your microwave is some lemon slices, a splash of vinegar and some water. You can use this steam cleaning method in your oven as well! . . .
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DIY homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage (from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint (of any color or type - she use acrylic paints) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic  message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size! . . .
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Eggshell seed starters - gardening tip
There are tons of seed starters that you can get at a nursery, but we love natural (and inexpensive) ways of gardening and his eggshell seed starter is  absolutelly brilliant!. They’re easy to care,cheap, plus the eggshells make great fertilizer! What we really love, besides the convenience of these eggshell seed starters, is that when they’ve grown enough to be transplanted into the garden, you can just pop the whole eggshell into the ground and it’ll naturally fertilize the plant as the shell decays! . . .
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Restore furniture hardware (with vinegar and steel wool)
It's time for a quick furniture hardware renovating / cleaning tip: clean your old metal furniture hardware with simple (cheap and non-toxic) white vinegar and  steel wool. Gently rub the vinegar into the hardware's surface with the steel wool, and voilá' it looks new again! Works like a charm! An the best is: vinegar is absolutelly natural, you don't need to buy expensive and toxic cleaning products. (If it's an antique furniture try the method on the back of the hardware first and be sure to rub it very gently) . . .
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