DIY recipes

Recipes ‘Do It Yourself’ for your household. PDF version.

Washing powder
Basic content:

  • 100 g grated coconut soap
  • 360 g soda for washing

Mix together (1 washing dose is 70 g).
Add for white cloth:

  • 1 spoon of percarbonate
  • if washing at 40°C or less, add also TEAD (tetraacethylethylendiammine)

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Dishwasher detergent
  • 100 g soda for washing
  • 100 g baking soda
  • 50 g citric acid
  • 50 g salt for dishwasher
  • plus salt for the tray and vinegar for the polish agent


  • 200 g percarbonate
  • 50 g citric acid
Dry shampoo
  • 1 part of corn starch
  • 1 part of cocoa, to be adjusted according to hair colour
  • a drop of essential oil, for example lavender

Mix all together.

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Powder deodorant
  • 2 spoons of starch
  • 2 spoons of white clay (alternatively soda)
  • can be added: powder sage and essential oil

Mix all together.

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  • 4 spoons of white clay
  • 1 spoon of cinnamon
  • 5 spoons of distilled water
  • a couple of drops of essential oil
  • cloves, mint and eucalyptus
  • 1 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil
  • 5 g of xylit (not necessary, but it is great)

Mix all together.

Glass polishing agent
  • 1 part of vinegar
  • 1 part of distilled water
  • 1 part of alcohol

Mix all together.

Solid deodorant
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of wax
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of starch
  • a couple of drops of essential oil(s) – for women lavender and tea tree, for men cedar tree (alternatively bergamot) and tea tree

Melt wax and butter in a water bath. As soon as it is melted, pour coconut oil and take off from the hotplate. Pour soda and starch into the liquid mix, drop essential oil(s). Stir fast but properly and pour into a form.

  • 20 g sage
  • 20 pieces of cloves
  • half a teaspoon of baking soda
  • a couple of drops of essential oil
  • eucalyptus and tea tree

Make bouillon from sage and cloves and then mix together.

  • 250 ml of water
  • 250 ml of vinegar (preferably wine vinegar, otherwise rather do not use for white cloths)
  • 10 drops of essential oil, selected fragrance

Mix all together.

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Waxed napkin
  • cloth
  • beeswax
  • baking paper

Iron wax over the baking paper on the fabric.

  • 150 g of beeswax
  • 30 g of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of essential oil
  • wicks

Needed to be heated up.

  • 1 part of corn starch
  • 1 part of water

Mix together.

Bags from net curtain/ canvas/ cotton
  • remainders of cloth/ net curtains
  • thread

Preferably have a sewing machine, otherwise it will take long.

  • various essential oils (essential fragrance, medium tones, distinctive scent)
  • alcohol (or emulsion and water)

Mix gradually.

For the toilet
Toilet bowl desinfection:

  • half a cup of sodium percarbonate – pour boling water and clean with toilet brush

Toilet seat desinfection:

  • 10% citric acid solution (10 g citric acid plus 90 ml water)
Micellar water
  • 200 ml of rose water
  • ½ teaspoon of liquid vegetable glycerin
  • ½ teaspoon of oil, such as argan, jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed

+ optional:

  • a few drops of essential oil, such as rose, lavender, or tea tree
  • ⅛ teaspoon of lecithin, granular or liquid

Add all ingredients to a bottle (preferably dark), close it and mix it well.
Or mix in a bowl.

Winter lip balm
Ingredients for 30 ml

  • 1 teaspoon of raw beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon of shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid honey

Melt all ingredients in a bowl set into a double boiler (a larger pan with hot water). Outside the hotplate, stir energetically with a whisk. When the mixture becomes transcluent, pour into a little jar. Use up within 6–9 months.
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Lotion bar
  • 1 part beeswax (melted, can be substituted by carnauba wax)
  • 1 part sweet almond oil
  • 1 part coconut oil (melted, can be substituted by shea butter)

Melt beeswax in a double boiler. Gently stir in coconut oil and sweet almond oil (with a spoon used only for beeswax crafts) and keep going until the coconut oil is melted. Pour the melted mixture into moulds and allow to set for a few hours.
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