If you’re looking to cut down on your budget, you may be surprised to know that there are many everyday household products that have multiple uses. Here are four healthy, everyday products that can improve your well-being and save you money.


Throw out that blue bottle of window cleaner. White vinegar makes your glass sparkle without the chemicals and can also be used to clean delicate electronics, eyeglass lenses and camera lenses. Vinegar is also perfect for removing dull build-up from laminate floors, cutting through grease in microwaves or ovens and eliminating odors and stains from laundry.

Make toothpaste by mixing 2/3 cup of baking soda with a pinch of sea salt, a drop of peppermint oil and filtered water. Wash your hair with baking soda and vinegar to remove styling product build-up and brighten your hair color. Sodium bicarbonate is also a powerful antacid. Use a spoonful to cure heartburn, indigestion and upset stomach.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a highly moisturizing oil that is solid at room temperature, which makes it a perfect replacement for any moisturizing beauty product. Smear it on your skin like lotion, dab it on your lips as a lip balm replacement or use it on your hair instead of conditioner. Coconut oil also makes a great base for homemade vapor rub, laundry soap, insect repellant and other products.


Plain yogurt contains beneficial microorganisms and has a variety of health and beauty uses. It can cure yeast and other fungal infections when applied topically. Yogurt is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids. Apply it to your face and let it sit for at least 30 minutes to tighten skin and reduce acne. Yogurt can also soothe sunburns and canker sores.

Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, has many uses. You can find sodium bicarbonate in everyday products ranging from laundry detergent to deodorant and toothpaste. Save money and eliminate harmful chemical additives by making your own cleaning and personal care products with plain old baking soda.

When you stop and look around, it’s quite shocking how many everyday household products you have that have multiple uses. Whether you’re looking to stick to budget, considering alternatives to your normal products, or are simply curious, try the tips above and see how it impacts your life.

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