10 things you didn’t know you could make with your Thermomix
Do you make anything other than food in your Thermomix?
We all know we can make cakes, pizza dough, risotto and a variety of other treats, but did you know you can make carpet deodoriser, washing powder, candles and beauty products too? At ThermoHub (the ultimate Thermomix resource for menu plans, shopping lists, tutorials and tips), we share a variety of things you can do with your Thermomix every Thursday. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know you could make with your Thermomix.
Soy candles make your home smell lovely and you can select how strong the fragrance is, plus they have a low melting point so even if someone accidentally knocks them over, the wax won’t burn them. The Road To Loving My Thermomixer has the instructions here.
2.) Carpet deodoriser
With a mix of bicarb soda, cornflour, essential oil and dried flowers, you can make carpet deodoriser in seconds. Place 35g of dried flowers (such as lavender or rose) in your Thermomix and blitz on speed 9 for 15 seconds. Add 210g of bicarb soda and 120g of cornflour then mix for 10 seconds on speed 5. Lastly, add 20 drops of essential oil (thyme is great, or match the scent of your flower by using lavender or rose oil) and mix for 5 seconds on speed 5.
To use sprinkle it over the carpet at least half an hour before vacuuming. Make sure you store it in an airtight container.
3.) Liquid handsoap
Using a bar of soap you love and water, you can make your own liquid soap or body wash in minutes with your Thermomix. Peta, from The Road To Loving Your Thermomixer, has the instructions here.
4.) Play Dough
Using basic ingredients you probably have in your pantry such as salt, flour, oil and food colouring you can make gorgeous play dough in a variety of colours or add glitter for a special touch. ThermoBliss shows you how here.
It is cheaper than store bought, plus you can personalise it!
5.) Body scrub
Coffee and coconut, citrus, lavender and many other combinations are easy to make, smell fantastic and are great for your skin. With a combination of oil, sugar and a few other ingredients like coffee or honey you can make a body scrub for a few dollars that would cost $30 in stores. Thermomama has a recipe for a coffee scrub, and you can find a recipe for fresh citrus body scrub at The Inspired Pot, to get you started.
6.) Body lotion
Given the amount of money we spend on beauty products, it is worth checking out how you can make your own with your Thermomix. Not only will it save you money to make your own body lotion, but you will also know exactly what you are putting on your skin! Check out this recipe from Quirky Cooking.
7.) Washing powder and gel
At a fraction of the cost of regular washing powder and often more effective, these two recipes for washing powder and washing gel are worth trying. Domestic Diva Unleashed has a recipe here.
8.) Cream cleanser (your alternative to Jif!)
This all natural cleaner smells wonderful and cleans everything without the nasty chemicals regular household cleaners have. All you need is lemons, limes, sea salt, water and raw apple cider vinegar. Check it out here.
9.) Tinted lip balm
Whether you are striving for a more natural lifestyle or want to give your daughter a better alternative to start with instead of a Chapstick, this tinted lip balm is easy to make and great for your lips.
10.) Body Butter
Commercial body butters have loads of extra ingredients in them. With a few oils and selecting your own essential oils for your preferred scent, you can whip up body butter for a fraction of the cost in seconds! Check out how here.