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Old August 23rd, 2017, 04:30 AM
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Is anyone making their own household products (like soap/ laundry detergent etc)?

I am considering maing my own. I see a lot of posts on Facebook about how we are introducing toxins in our body in the form of chemicals.

Anyone up for it with me? Would be a fun exercise with kids too! What say?
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 06:43 AM
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Re: Is anyone making their own household products (like soap/ laundry detergent etc)?

Facebook posts may want us to go back a few centuries. It may not be worthwhile making any joke products meant to be mass produced.
You can actually try Baba Ramdev's products under patanjali brand. Some ads claim to be free of chemicals. I tried Dantkanti once and didn't like it that much though.
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 06:47 AM
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Facebook posts may want us to go back a few centuries. It may not be worthwhile making any joke products meant to be mass produced.
You can actually try Baba Ramdev's products under patanjali brand. Some ads claim to be free of chemicals. I tried Dantkanti once and didn't like it that much though.
what do you mean by joke products?

What i am leaning towards is going more natural. For example, I am completely in awe of how easy it is to make our own moisturiser. Sure it will be more expensive that the store bought ones. But really, i was shocked at how easy its to make and with as many as 4 ingredients!
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I can't remember now what I meant to type, but it auto corrected to joke. Sometimes auto correct itself is a joke
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Re: Is anyone making their own household products (like soap/ laundry detergent etc)?

Niw i remember. let me repeat the sentence.

It may not be worthwhile making mass produced products at home. You spend 1 hour for something that costs 1 dollar.
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Niw i remember. let me repeat the sentence.

It may not be worthwhile making mass produced products at home. You spend 1 hour for something that costs 1 dollar.
I agree to an extent....I remember the time i invested almost $45 on an upside down tomato plant, how to grow it from the seed, get the special soil, pot etc and it gave me one, I repeat, ONE tomatoe! That's one expensive tomato i say, lol.

I am very excited about soap and moisturiser though
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I am considering maing my own. I see a lot of posts on Facebook about how we are introducing toxins in our body in the form of chemicals.

Anyone up for it with me? Would be a fun exercise with kids too! What say?
I know someone who make these things at home and sells them at a reasonable price here in Michigan. All natural ingredients -- soaps, body butters, creams, balms etc. No detergents though. Can be easily shipped to Kannada.
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Re: Is anyone making their own household products (like soap/ laundry detergent etc)?

Freak wid da Rotimatic.



In case if someone is wishing to buy that rotimatic,….. www.rotimatic.com a magic dream machine, stay away,… it’s scam and a junk piece…. and all negative reviews I read and hear all-over,….

Apna Haath jagannath. There is no such Magic help-partner,..

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Rotimatic is now taking pre-orders in the UK. Did any forum member in the US or Singapore buy and use it? If yes, what is your feedback?

DW and I are quite proficient in making roti/chapati, but would not mind some free time if Rotimatic makes rotis anywhere near to homemade ones.

Do not buy. We are in the US and ordered one earlier this month (after being on the wait-list for sometime). The machine did not work out of the box. Customer service is via chat only and it took a long time (as in several days) for us to get a meaningful response. We found out later that our experience is the norm not the exception. They do not have a phone number to call. After about a week, we hadn't made our first roti (using the Rotimatic). We finally returned it and are now waiting for our refund. Not sure how long this will take.

The whole process has been a disappointment. Here are some cautionary points:

1. You will find no negative reviews about Rotimatic if you do a cursory google search. However, if you go to the Amazon page (https://www.amazon.com/Rotimatic-Rot...ews/B00U08TE3G), you will see a lot of negative reviews. Rotimatic is not available on Amazon anymore. I am not sure about the reason but about 50% of the reviews have 1 out of 5 stars. If you are serious about buying the Rotimatic, please spend time and read all the reviews, especially the negative ones.

2. There is an owners group in Facebook which has only positive comments, pictures and videos posted. We found out later that the group is owned by the company that sells the Rotimatic (Zimplistic Inc.) and the posts are moderated. My wife bought the Rotimatic after looking at all the wonderful facebook posts. We were allowed to join the group after we purchased our Rotimatic; however, when we tried to post about our initial problems with the machine, they never showed up.

3. Read answers on Quora about experiences from owners and you can find several negative ones.

4. Now, the actual machine itself is an amalgamation of a $50 dough-kneader and a $20 tortilla maker stuffed into a wet-grinder sized body. Not sure why it took three years and six patents to arrive at this concoction. May be it took them all this while to design the plastic arm that pushes the dough-ball on to the hot plate. The parts are all plastic with two hot plates inserted in there. I did not get a sense of durability when I turned it on and watched it start-up. The fact that it got stuck on an error that could not be resolved is for an other day to discuss [IMG]********************************forums/images/smilies/emsad.gif[/IMG]

5. Most of the negative experiences described in the web are on
(a) the consistency of the machine varying between the machine not being able to make any Roti (our experience), uncooked edges, uncooked middle-layer, not being able to control the thickness or the oil level even though you should be able to;
(b) the machine throws several errors and not all of them easily solvable leading to extensive baby-sitting while chatting with the customer service waiting for them to respond;
(c) the machine makes a lot of noise and sucks up a lot of power (> 1.6 kW).

The machine is listed for USD 999 (or about INR 65,000 as of today). I don't think any sane person in India would buy it. In UK and USA, perhaps. But I find it ironic that a Singaporean company is selling a roti-making machine to Indians living outside India. I think we are doomed when China starts selling frozen curd-rice in Patel Brothers.

My advice would be to not buy it.
More videos here:https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rotimatic

Only demonstration video seems temptation, reality is scary and it just does not work out...
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Re: Is anyone making their own household products (like soap/ laundry detergent etc)?

I hardly use soap, except for groin area, I just take shower, Apply soap on face maybe in 10-15 days once, and on entire body in like 40-45 days. I have ABCC11 gene AA genotype,(that's pretty rare and exotic) which gives me certain advantage. My sweat doesn't smell, I have dry ear wax, I am already too clean

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I know someone who make these things at home and sells them at a reasonable price here in Michigan. All natural ingredients -- soaps, body butters, creams, balms etc. No detergents though. Can be easily shipped to Kannada.
sure, do send me her link (if she has one in facebook or a website).
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IMO, soap, cereal, icecream, Bread,… Pizza, papadam, khakhra, Cookies, Cranola bars, .... and many other such thingies,…in US,…… it will be lot more expensive, ( unless you do it for a hobby ) while looking at the material, labor, electricity and time,…
and it’s lot cheaper if you use the coupons and sell prices from outside stores there,..

Yogurt, cake, Roti/Pita/pooris/popcorn is cheaper making at home,……

Also few vegetables are expensive if you grew at home,.. like melon, eggplant and such,… since it bears a little in nos. and spoiled fruits and labor and other cost is not worth,… !


I had luck with tomato and cucumber only in my veg garden as it grows in abundance and is worth for the labor,.....
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IMO, soap, cereal, icecream, Bread,… Pizza, papadam, khakhra, Cookies, Cranola bars, .... and many other such thingies,…in US,…… it will be lot more expensive, ( unless you do it for a hobby ) while looking at the material, labor, electricity and time,…
and it’s lot cheaper if you use the coupons and sell prices from outside stores there,..

Yogurt, cake, Roti/Pita/pooris/popcorn is cheaper making at home,……

Also few vegetables are expensive if you grew at home,.. like melon, eggplant and such,… since it bears a little in nos. and spoiled fruits and labor and other cost is not worth,… !


I had luck with tomato and cucumber only in my veg garden as it grows in abundance and is worth for the labor,.....
I see your point; though I am focusing more on avoiding the unnecessary ingredients and additives. Thus my journey towards making homemade things started.
I am surprised at how less of an effort it takes to make our own stuff without having to rely on grocery store produced things.
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Dova ji … not fair,…. Now, you also came to a zumbe-zumbe bathing,….( har Friday ko ) like aamir khan,…!!
ee wrong number hai,..!! that’s not a good practice,.. aare bhai,... akele ho,… unmarried ho,…. Abhi sansaar lagaana baaki hai,…

Kabhi, apne future ka bhi khyaal kiya karo,…..
Supreme lux, Hamaam, Liril, Rexona,.. se ROZANA clean bath liya karo,…
U R not fully clean, until you are zestfully clean,….. “ Zest sabun ki gotiya milti ho,.. toh uus ka bhi iistemaal kijiyo,…. "

kuchh English Leather jaise perfume-verfume lagaaya karo,…
mentos, liptamint, ukeliptus,. Halls ki tikiyaan , gum chabaya karo,…. fresh, good-smelly, and fragrance-fu, good-mood raha karo,…….. toh aage-peechhe larkiyaan bhi firegi,… aur Dipika, Dia jaisi koi achhiwaali put bhi jaayegi,… gar naseeb khul gaye toh,……!!

Yahan toh saale married ho kar bhi, ek bhi din bina tie ya perfume and aftershave ke, job ko nahin gaye the,... Kuchh co-workers (f) paas aa ke jeyada munh kareeb laa ke, baatein karti hai, project discuss ko,... toh achchhi waali feel aati hai,... Kabhi lagta hai ki aab yaa toh woh munh maar legi,... Ya muje hi maarna padega,.. ( Jo ki, aisa kabhi huaa nahin ! )



varna,… umra tau uus ka kaam karti hi jaayegi,…… spine ke bhi toh probs abhi se aane suru ho jaate hai,..,..,… kahin kunwaare naa rah jaayiyo,…… !
Zindagi jeene ko vaaste hai bhala,….. Kisi ko goad, aalingan, bahupaash mein dabaavo,… pyaar dau,.. pyaar lo,…….. ek toh kam zindgaani,....... Dooji bhi kam hai Jawaani !

Varna toh ,.. aise bhoot-pret ke hi toh sapne, aur bhi aaya karenge,... aur daraayenge ! Lol.. !
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I take bath daily I just don't use soap much, I clean myself with water. Deo perfume is useless as my sweat is clear and odorless as water. Only thing which I need to do more often is getting my beard trim, Sometimes I go as long as a month without trimming my beard. I look better with 7-14 days long beard, it gives me cute, innocent look, besides clean shave isn't an option since my facial hair are so damn hard that it's impossible to shave with 1-2 days long facial hair, even hairdresser won't dare undertake the task, 1-2 week long facial hairs are comfortable for me.

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I take bath daily I just don't use soap much, I clean myself with water. Deo perfume is useless as my sweat is clear and odorless as water. Only thing which I need to do more often is getting my beard trim, Sometimes I go as long as a month without trimming my beard. I look better with 7-14 days long beard, it gives me cute, innocent look, besides clean shave isn't an option since my facial hair are so damn hard that it's impossible to shave with 1-2 days long facial hair, even hairdresser won't dare undertake the task, 1-2 week long facial hairs are comfortable for me.

Marriage isn't for me.
long beard gives you a cute look? who told you so, if i may ask?
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