A self sustaining lifestyle can take a little more work than normal but the outcomes can be so helpful and cheap! Some small ideas to achieve a cheaper lifestyle are, making your own lip balm, detergent, growing your own veggies or other food, and much more!
Making these items out of your own resources may take longer but in the end, you can save little by little, and who doesn’t like some craft time?
Homemade laundry detergent:
1 bar of shaved bar soap
1 cup of borax
1 cup of washing soda
Stir all ingredients together for 5 minutes.
Time to use your homemade laundry detergent!
Use 1 tablespoon per load, unless it’s a large/heavy load, then use 2 tablespoons!
Store in a sealed container (and with a scooping spoon for future uses!)
This is just a starting recipe for products you can make at home. There will be more recipes coming!