We can’t always influence the actions of others, but we can control our own actions. That’s why if you are looking to be more eco-friendly and have a healthy home, home is exactly where you need to start. These fun, do-it-yourself projects will help you build a healthier, more environmentally-friendly home. Try them yourself or team up with your friends and family to craft them together! Keeping you and your family happy and healthy can be easier than you may think.

Homemade Laundry Soap

Laundry detergent can be full of toxic chemicals. This thought can be scary when we think about how often we wash our clothes. The best way to know what goes into your body is to prepare your own food, and the same rule applies for your laundry soap. If you want to make sure your soap is safe, make it yourself! Head here for the full list of directions to make natural laundry soap. When you’re finished, you’ll be on the path to a healthier home.

Homemade Grocery Bags

Reusable, cloth grocery bags are great for the environment. The amount of paper and plastic that goes to waste is astronomical. Reusable grocery bags can last a lifetime and can easily be placed in the trunk of your car and taken out for shopping trips. The best part is that they are fun and easy to make. You can follow these instructions and get crafting with your family. Each of you can participate and pick out your own fabric. Bonus tip: since they are customizable, these make fantastic gifts!

Make Your Own All-Purpose Cleaner

A healthy home is a clean home, but that only holds true when you’re cleaning with non-toxic products. Even some store bought products that claim to be natural have harsh ingredients. The best cleaners are simple, but effective. Try this recipe for an all-purpose cleaner that will get the job done using only two ingredients other than water. These directions are so easy that this could be the perfect activity to do with any younger children in your life who don’t have a long attention span.

When it comes to a healthy home, it all comes down to homemade! Try these DIY projects yourself and share with us how it goes! What DIY projects do you do for a healthy home?