Sunday, May 6, 2012

Body Wash, Cleaning Wipes, & How to repurpose your old t-shirt

Body Wash

You will need:
½ bar of grated soap which equals 1 cup
3 cups of warm water
A few drops of your favorite essential oil for scent (Only if you want it)

Add 3 cups of warm water to the grated soap & melt on the stove, no need to let it boil. Mix together, stir, & shake. Let sit for 24 hours & use in the shower like you would any other soap.

Total coast per bottle $0.58 as opposed to $5.97. In a years time you would spend $143.28 by buying body wash at the store. Making your own you will spend $13.92 with a yearly savings of $129.36

Cleaning Wipes
You will need:

Empty container that will fill paper towels in
*(reuse your old Lysol or Clorox container if you have one)
1 roll of paper towels
1 ½ cups of white vinegar
1 ½ cups of water
A few drops of your favorite essential oil

Cut paper towels in half. Place the half roll of paper towels in the container with the cut side down. Close the lid, turn the container upside down and keep it upside down until the paper towels are soaked through. Open the container. Pull the cardboard center out of the paper towels. Then clean away

How to repurpose your old t-shirt
Step by Step:
1) Find an old T-shirt

2)Now cut the sleeves off at the seam. Cut the top front and back straight across off the top of the t-shirt like this
3) Take the two sleevescut along the seam and lay like so

4) Now lay them on top of each other like this. Figure out where you are going to get your longest material from and cut 2 inches to 2 ½ inches wide.
5) This is what it should look like

6) Sew the 2 pieces together like this This will now need to be sewn inside out to make a long tube. Once sewn, turn it right side out and iron it and do a top stitch on the top. This keeps it flat and neat.

7) Now your going to fold a pocket over at the top and make like an inch and a half sized pocket. First fold a tiny bit over and stitch that to keep it from fraying and make the pocket on the front and the back.
8) The shirt should look like this when the pockets are stitched
9) Now your going to take your tubes that’s been top stitched and run through the front pocket. Determine how long or short you want your straps to be here. Spread out your shirt in front and stitch down your sides so your straps stay in place. Then sew the straps together to fix the back of the shirt just like you want it and side stitch the band down in the back also. And you have a new Tank Top!!!

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