DIY Kitchen Products

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Updated: 11/02/2012 2:18 pm Published: 11/02/2012 2:05 pm

If the term D.I.Y. had a face to go with it, it would be that of Rebekah Greiman, blogger with Greiman creates homemade products for a less expensive, healthier and safe alternative. "If you choose a store-bought cooking spray, you are unknowingly bringing carcinogens into your home, due to the aerosol propellent Methylene chloride," Greiman said. "Some products containing methylene chloride have been pulled from the market, but the carcinogen continues to be found in many consumer products such as spray paint and stripper," she said. "There are many other ingredients that are unnecessary in your Produce Wash, Cooking Sprays and Anti-Bacterial Spray. Cutting out all of these unnecessary ingredients saves money and protects your health."

The savings from making kitchen products from scratch is plentiful.
"A typical example of purchasing store-bought cooking spray is about ($3-4), produce wash ($3-6) and anti-bacterial spray ($3-4)," Greiman said. "That means for these three items, I would have spent from $9-14. For around $2, I made all three of these items. "

If you’d like to see more tips, recipes, projects or homemade household items, please visit my blog at (

Rebekah Greiman writes the blog Potholes and Pantyhose (, which offers step-by-step tutorials on recipes, homemade products, remodeling projects and more.

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