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Old August 23rd, 2017, 05:30 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, 07:43 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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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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Old August 23rd, 2017, 08:15 AM
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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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Re: Is anyone making their own household products (like soap/ laundry detergent etc)?

I'd rather keep changing products from time to time so you don't get all the bad effects of one product over a long time.

This once in a mall, a cute salesgirl sold me some natural soap, but at 5 a piece was too costly compared to 5 for 3 pieces which last a while.
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You might want to watch "Fight Club", which has a good tutorial on making soap... from scratch. You may fight some ingredients in this all-natural soap a bit repugnant
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You might want to watch "Fight Club", which has a good tutorial on making soap... from scratch. You may fight some ingredients in this all-natural soap a bit repugnant
i know! the lye isnt pretty or easy to handle.
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i know! the lye isnt pretty or easy to handle.
What So you actually are planning to use that ingredient in your home-made soap
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You might want to watch "Fight Club", which has a good tutorial on making soap... from scratch. You may fight some ingredients in this all-natural soap a bit repugnant
You mean fight club consisting of ingredients and myself? I will have to fight with those chemicals first?
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 12:37 PM
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Re: Is anyone making their own household products (like soap/ laundry detergent etc)?

I don’t know what this thread is for,….?!!

Soap and detergent, can be made at home and in 11th grade in India we had subjects which were teaching how to make it and its practical exams and such,… However don’t expect the commercial looking like, market one,… it will look almost like “ a hard to freeze rabadi,.. you never know it’s a sheera, mud or spoiled barfi or Sabu ?

For Dant-Manjan, we were making it at home for years,…when long ago,…it was datoon time and people were not much used to with tooth-pastes,….

You crush, Coal, fatakadi, dry aadoo ( adark ) , dry mango crust ,.. piparimul, dagad-phool, neembu ka phool, salt and 3-4 other things ( I forgot names ) and it was coming up, lot better than Baba’s sheedy stuff,..or that baidya-naath one,..

You can also Crush,… sooth, ganthoda, kaala mari ( black paper ) , Long ( laving ) , dagad-ful, curry leaves and many other stuff from a kariyana store,.. and make your own “garam masala powder “ for daal-shaak or milk / Ukaalo.


Of course you can make your own bread and also Ice-cream, and many other such things,…

It’s for fun and hobby,… but using the coupon, you can buy lot cheaper a bread, ice-cream or detergent from outside market,….. and so with tomato plants and such,….. tomato plant, strawberry, and cucumber sometimes works great and grows fast to eat plentiful,.... I had tried all,... tomato, strawberry, pepper, cucumber,..gold-berries, peaches, pear, and many fruit trees,... etc etc,..




^ You can even crush and grind your own wheat powder and many other corn's powder. The taste will be different,....'coz,...... your own ghnattii,... does not heat the powder and the original nutrients are preserved,...
The market electric Mills guy,
heat the powder and hence all nutrients are killed,...


A, 9.99 costing Blender can also make banana milk shake for you,.....

and a 399.99 value of the same, an expensive Blender machine can also make the same,.....
( the difference is,.. the blade rotates so fast and without heating the substance it can make puree and hence all original vitamins are maintained without over-burning the nutrients with heat... ! )



So, now you know,.... the secrets of meethash of woh daadi-maa ka khaana,..
old timen coal's sagari's khichari,.....
Tava, bajara ki roti, makke ki roti, with Mirchi, Chhash, hamid ka chimta, aur khaane ki woh meethaash,.... !! Just, Blast in da Past !! - Beeti huyi Yaadein !


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Household products? Does roti making count? I make good rotis ... No Rotimatic here as yet but you ... You go girl share pics!
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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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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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