Homemade by Reader’s Digest Review

Homemade: 707 Products to Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth – Review and Giveaway


If there is one thing I love to make, it is homemade cleaners, and products. Since we have two cats, their safety on surfaces that they touch is vital. Since I was young I have enjoyed reading Reader’s DIgest, and learning new tips, words and stories. When I got a email that they had compiled 707 ideas in a book called Homemade: 707 Products that You Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth, I was immediately interest.

I was sent a copy of this book from Reader’s Digest for consideration of a review. All views to follow and all opinions are my own.

I received a copy of Homemade: 707 Products to Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth from Reader’s Digest for review.

With this books you will be able to make your own pantry staples, cleaning products, pet food, health and beauty supplies, and hundreds of other household items. The instructions and recipes are fast, fresh, and use natural ingredients.

The Homemade: 707 Products to Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth from Reader’s Digest is a collection of 707 low-cost, all-natural replacement recipes for over 700 name-brand products.

While making these you are can save a fortune while filling your cabinets with fresh, super high-quality products that work without all the and preservatives of store-bought versions. Plus, you reuse those extra spray bottles, jars, and cans.


The topics in this collection include Food Staples such as mayonnaise, peanut butter,  pickles, and jellies to name a few. The Beauty and Health Supplies include moisturizers, facials, lip balm, aftershave, decongestant, foot powder, and aftershave. The Household Compounds section includes glues, wood stains, ant traps, and houseplant food with the Cleaning Supplies and Polishes covering your carpet fresheners, cleaners, mildew remover, dishwasher detergent, and fabric softener. Even pets are not overlooked with the Pet Supplies that includes how to make liver snaps, dog shampoo, flea dip, cat litter, pet bird honey treats, and a hamster fruit cup. The outside is also brought into the book with the Garden Products with instructions to make homemade fertilizer, soil conditioners, weed killer, deer repellents, and snail traps.

There are so many ides in this book you will want to try them all – let me know below what you make!


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GIVEAWAY: Reader’s Digest is giving one copy of Homemade to one lucky reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win (1) copy of Homemade: 707 Products to Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth from Reader’s Digest – This is a $19.95 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on May 14th (5/14/2018) to receive this collection of 707 ways to save money and the earth! Open to residents in the US only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Reader’s Digest. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!

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28 thoughts on “Homemade by Reader’s Digest Review

  1. John Smith

    Great tip: you can use ketchup as a low-cost special sauce when you cook meatloaf! I’ve tried it–and it works!!

  2. Deborah Wellenstein

    Have a meal plan, based on what you already have, and stick to a list.

  3. Alison

    My best money-saving tip is to take time to plan your meals and snacks for the week.

  4. paulinemilner

    We save money on our energy bill with easy tips such as leaving the oven door open to take advantage of residual heat, making sure all spaces around pipes are sealed where they come through the wall and using a programmable thermometer. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

  5. Debra L Holloway

    I save money by taking advantage of sales on groceries and stocking up then.

  6. ncjeepster

    I keep an inventory of my groceries, cleaning supplies and products we use around the house and stock up when they go on sale instead of when we run out. I find so much better deals when I am looking through sales flyers.

  7. Cheryl Everitt

    We collect the water that drains from the air conditioner to water plants during the summer. Sure helps the water bill.

  8. Karley Moore

    Always use coupons. It is well worth the extra effort. I save thousands of dollars a year between groceries, department stores, and restaurants.

  9. Maryann D.

    My best money saving tip is to use coupons or digital coupons and get them sorted before I go to the store.

  10. slehan

    Always shop with a list and get nothing that is not on the list.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  11. Leah Shumack

    Menu planning and freezer meals are the best for me! Busy schedule and this helps me to keep funds on track – no eating out 5 days a week!

  12. Buddy Garrett

    For major purchases search online for the best deals before you buy online or go to the retailer.

  13. Wendy R.

    Use the gas points at the grocery store for sure! It’s a great way to save money on gas.


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