30 Must-See DIY Home and Beauty Remedies

From homemade cleaners to inventive bath products, save cash with these recipes that'll work wonders on your home and body.

Part of: Household Hacks & DIY Recipes

Advertisement

Detox Bath Salt

"This was a wonderfully relaxing experience."

-Charishma_Ramchandan

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Weed Killer

"I am so grateful for this weed killer! I love that I can keep a bottle under my cabinet for easy access without the concern of poisons in my home."

-HokiesLady

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Homemade Window Cleaner

"I loved this. My bathroom mirror had a film that I couldn't get rid of and this cleaner worked beautifully."

-Sherri35

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Tub & Shower Magic

"This stuff is amazing! Let it sit for a few minutes, and no scrubbing is required."

- ~Sherry~

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Honey Facial Toner

"This is a big money-saver for our family. I had my daughter use it every night for one week and it cleared up her skin."

-HokiesMom

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Milk & Honey Bubble Bath

"This stuff is incredible. The bubbles smelled so good."

-LonghornMama

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Soft Scrub

"This works great for one cleaning of the kitchen, the bathroom sink and the shower. I put in orange oil, and it smells great!"

-adopt a greyhound

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Test Your Oven Temperature

"I found out that my oven runs cold and my toaster oven runs hot!"

-Nyteglori

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Drain Cleaner & Declogger

"This worked great! There is no longer a clog in my shower — and no nasty chemical residues or expensive plumber bills!"

-HeatherFeather

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Laundry Detergent Powder

"The clothes are coming out fresh, soft and bright! This is a space saver and super economical."

-Mindelicious

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

How to Clean Hood Filters

"My filters look great, and I don't get sticky fingers touching them anymore!"

-lazyme

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Healing With Banana Peels

"This is a great treatment for any itchy skin ailment."

-Hey Jude

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Foam Soap Refill

"I use this all the time. I just keep a Post-it taped to the dish soap bottle for quick reference!"

-Chef #166751

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Flower Enhancer & Extender

"My wife loves fresh flowers, and this is a great way to keep them around for an extra few days!"

-price403

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Jewelry Cleaner

"Never waste another dime on silver polish. This works great on everything from sterling to diamonds!"

-tbartram1015

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Tile & Grout Cleaner

"Wow, I am stunned. Easy, inexpensive and, best of all, it works!"

-Kat's Mom

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Dog Shampoo

"This is dog-tested! They thought it was a treat, which made it so easy to lather on and rinse off."

-mersaydees

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Vegetable Wash & Preserver

"It's amazing how much comes off of vegetables that seem to be clean! My lettuce crisped up while soaking, too!"

-Chocolatl

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Squeaky Door Hinge

"This worked great on my laundry room door - a very inexpensive way to fix squeaky doors!"

-diner524

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Lime & Ginger Salt Glow

"This feels and smells wonderful! I also added some lime zest for color."

-LeeAnn1

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Hair Clarifier

"This is wonderful! It made my hair super shiny and silky - much better than all of my expensive conditioners."

-JOY1998

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Easy Homemade Microwave Cleaner

"Love it! It worked like a charm! I used a lemon that I had zested and squeezed for a recipe. It's a great way to recycle them down to the last bits and pieces!"

-The_Swedish_Chef

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Homemade Furniture Polish

"This works GREAT! My furniture looks beautiful now! I will never buy commercial furniture polish again!"

-Kim D.

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Fruit Fly & Gnat Trap

"WOW! Within one minute of placing the funnel in the jar and walking away, I had captured and killed two gnats! Within five minutes I was up to six! This stuff is amazing!"

-stoneyj74

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Lotion for Dry Skin

"This deserves 25 stars! I can't even begin to count the number of different lotions and creams that I've tried, only to be disappointed in them all. This is truly a miracle for my skin."

-AgileK9s

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Get Rid of Ants

"This stuff is amazing. It absolutely works, and you don't need much to get results!"

-teghian

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Get Rid of Ants

"This stuff is amazing. It absolutely works, and you don't need much to get results!"

-teghian

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Floor Grease Cutter Cleaner

"This floor cleaner has replaced our expensive professional cleaner. Not only because of the expense but because it works better. Plus, it's a lot less toxic!"

-domesticity

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Teeth Whitener

"If you are going to make this paste daily, put the ingredients in easy mixing containers so that it's a snap to put together. Your mouth and teeth will thank you!"

-Abby Girl

Get the Recipe
Advertisement
Advertisement

Remove Perspiration Stains

"This did a pretty good job of getting some gross yellow stains out of my husband's dress shirts."

-Miraklegirl

Get the Recipe
Advertisement