30 Everyday Products You Can Make Instead of Buying at Walmart

30 things you can stop buying at Walmart that you can make at home...I am in need of Walmart rehab!  Walmart has been my go-to source for my household and pantry needs.  Not only do their superstores carry almost every product I need, but often times their prices can't be beat.  I got to thinking, there has to be a better way than repetitively purchasing chemical laden products! Right?...I am in need of Walmart rehab!

Walmart has been my go-to source for my household and pantry needs.

Not only do their superstores carry almost every product I need, but often times their prices can’t be beat.

I got to thinking, there has to be a better way than repetitively purchasing chemical laden products! Right?

I was right! In searching for ways to not only save but to help me break my Walmart addiction, I have found several ways to make my own product at home (better for me and my family)!

And, to boot… the recipes I found are easier on my budget. Who would’ve thought?

In my process of making my household healthier while maintaining my frugal side, I couldn’t believe how many ways I could save by spending a little time creating my own products.  And, I want to share with you some of my findings (today’s your lucky day!). Below, you’ll find 30 ways you too can break your buying habits. Enjoy!

 

Laundry Detergent for $3

products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From theburlapbag.com 

DIY Brownie Mix

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From raininghotcoupons.com

Apple Vinegar from Scratch

everyday items to make instead of buying from walmart

From 17apart.com

Homemade Hamburger Helper

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From kitchenstewardship.com

Make Your Own Peanut Butter

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From abeautifulmess.typepad.com

Homemade Natural Makeup

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From greatoakcircle.com

Easy Cinnamon Rolls from Scrach

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From sallysbakingaddiction.com 

Homemade Bug Repellent

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From livingthenourishedlife.com

DIY Cough Syrup

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From diynatural.com 

Vicks Vapo Rub Recipe

everyday products you can buy instead of buying at walmart

From gardentherapy.ca

DIY Carpet Powder

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From diyconfessions.com 

Vanilla Lip Balm

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From littlehouseliving.com

Copycat Bisquick

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From thefrugalette.com

Homemade Ranch Dressing

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From thehonoursystem.com

DIY Dry Shampoo

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From wellnessmama.com

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From livesimply.me

Homemade Toothpaste

everyday products to make instead of buying at walmart

From bakingchic.com

DIY Gummy Bears

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From undressedskelton.tumblr.com

Ginger Ale from Scratch

everyday products to make instead of buying at walmart

From cali-zona.com

Jewelry Cleaner

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From food.com 

Homemade Cheez-Its

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From raininghotcoupons.com 

Homemade Mozzarella

everyday products you can make instead of buying from walmart

From thekitchn.com 

Easy Homemade Maple Syrup

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From thefrugalgirls.com

Homemade Cleansing Wipes

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From whitehouseblackshutters.com

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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From purplehousecafe.com

Sunflower & Mason Jar Centerpiece

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From grumpyshoneybunch.com

Homemade Body Wash

everyday products you can make instead of buying at walmart

Fromt triedandtrueblog.com

Chocolate Pudding from Scratch

everyday product you can make instead of buying at walmart

From norecipes.com

Homemade Pickles

every day products you can make instead of buying at walmart

From misswish.com 

Homemade Potato Chips

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From momables.com

 

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9 Comments
  1. Lorraine

    I love these…. I can definitely make a few of them myself and save me some bucks… I can also make them as a gift to my friends. thank you for the suggestions! 🙂

  2. Frank

    This post is so inspiring! Many people nowadays are only focused on consuming and think that there is no worth preparing your own chocolate pudding from scratch or your own pickles. You think you save time by purchasing them from the supermarket, but you are saving time for what? For more shopping for things you don’t need, for spending more hours on the Internet? I enjoy the idea of returning to a simpler life and of preparing some things myself!

  3. JoDell

    I love making stuff from scratch. I don’t buy boxed anything anymore, and I’ve even found that making bread from scratch (without a bread machine) is pretty easy to do. This article should add dry beans, I’ve been cooking and freezing these because it is so much cheaper.

    The one thing that I went back to buying, instead of making, was the laundry detergent. I was noticing that my white shirts and tanks were looking pretty dingy. I bought a store bought detergent and used that for a few loads and noticed a HUGE difference. What I did find is that “laundry” detergent was good as a carpet and upholstery cleaner! Just a little dissolved in water is all it takes, I love using it to clean the interior of my car!

    • Anna

      A tip for the laundry detergent is to put tide oxy clean (about $8.95 for 75 ounces) into the mix. It causes the total price of the laundry a little higher, but it is still worth the price for making your own. I have a family of 7 and two teen age girls. I spend on average $34.00 a year on laundry soap.
      Try putting washing baking soda instead of regular baking soda. Hope this helps. Love the article, thanks.

    • Sam

      The Dollar Store carries an oxygen bleach that works very well. They often have double-sized bonus containers. I buy this instead of oxyclean and have loved how well it works on our clothes.

  4. shireen finkle

    Diy fabric softner

    6Cups hot water
    1/2C white vinegar
    2C favorite hair cond. (I use cherry blossom suave)

    Directions:
    Heat water add vinegar n cond. Stir well add to container. You can save old softner jugs,make double batch n use a milk jug, or i bought 8 squeeze containers from sams for $4. I also have used old coffee creamer cont.

    Note…dont shake it makes it foamy. Stir,whisk,or use electrrmixer.

  5. catherine

    There is no such thing as “washing baking soda” versus regular baking soda. Washing soda and baking soda are two entirely different products. For laundry detergent, definitely use washing soda otherwise your laundry will break out in cookies or something. Another product to improve home made laundry detergent is TSP. No you can’t get it at walmart and they always ask you what it is used for (if you don’t have it what difference does it make?) and then suggest something ignorant in its place. You can get TSP in most hardware stores in the paint aisle. The paint directions always say wash your walls with TSP before painting. TSP used to be in laundry detergent because it aids in rinse and makes a huge difference in cleaning ability. It was determined to be dangerous to fish…so I quit emptying my washing machine into the creek. Good grief. Get the TSP. Add a scoop to your laundry. Makes a huge difference and adding TSP is still cheaper than Tide. BTW…if you use oxyclean, it is important to add it to the wash and let it dissolve before you put your laundry in the machine becuase it will bleach spots on wet clothes and it will cause holes in delicate fabric if it is not completely dissolved in the water first.

  6. Clare Cotton

    Not only are you making your own chemical free products, you are not supporting Walmart – they treat their staff very badly indeed!

  7. Betsy

    Great ideas. Like many of you we no longer buy any cleaning products or canned goods for that matter. We make our own ketchup, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, nann , hoogie bread, garlic which we crush and preserve in canning jars,( oh so much better than the store bought kind) muesli breakfast mix and we purchase our produce from the farmers market.