10 Common Best Homemade Pregnancy Tests

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Best Homemade pregnancy tests

Couples trying to get pregnant are often found investing in the best pregnancy test kits available in the markets. Though these kits are convenient to use, you cannot deny the fact that they are quite expensive, mainly when you use them very often. Here comes the role of a homemade pregnancy test.

With a few tools, mostly off your kitchen counter, you can detect whether you are pregnant or not. Basically, pregnancy is detected by the presence of a hormone called Human Chronic Gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine. Here is some best homemade pregnancy test.

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Are There Any Best Homemade Pregnancy Test?

Yes, there are. Before the advent of pregnancy test kits, women all over the world detected pregnancy with the help of household products.  These homemade tests revolve around the detection of HCG in the urine. Click here if you wish to know about the 8 most common pregnancy tests.

How Do You Make A Best Homemade Pregnancy Test?

For those women who wish to confirm their pregnancy privately and inexpensively, there are many ingredients available in your kitchen that you can use. Making a pregnancy test at home is simple, easy and pretty cost-effective. Moreover, you need not go anywhere to purchase commercial testers. A best homemade pregnancy test also enables you to confirm the pregnancy in a completely safe way. Presented below are some of the most common pregnancy tests that can be easily made at home using ingredients commonly available.

10 DIY/Homemade Pregnancy Tests

Below is 10 homemade/ DIY pregnancy test that is easy to conduct and won’t cost much either. However, do remember that no test is 100% accurate – neither commercial nor homemade.

1. Toothpaste Homemade Pregnancy Test

tooth paste

To conduct a pregnancy test with toothpaste, you will need a clean bowl and spatula and toothpaste, of course. Make sure the toothpaste you use is plain, white, and not of any other color. Also, opt for simple toothpaste, not the one that contains grains. Steer clear of gel-based toothpaste as well.

How To Take The Test?

In a clean bowl, squeeze some toothpaste. Add a few drops of urine to the bowl and mix it well with a spatula, spoon, or brush. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes.

How to Read The Result?

If after some time the toothpaste turns blue or frothy, it means the result is positive and that you are likely pregnant.

2. Bleach Home Pregnancy Test


To conduct a test using bleach, all you will need is a bowl/ container and some bleach. You can use the same bleach used for clothes to do this test.

How To Take The Test?

Simply add some urine to the bleach and leave the mixture for some time.

How to Read The Result?

If the mixture foams up or becomes fizzy, it means that the results are positive. If the mixture remains unchanged, that means you are not pregnant.

3. Sugar Pregnancy Test


You can easily detect pregnancy with a sugar pregnancy test. All you need is some granulated sugar, which is practically available in every household.

How To Take The Test?

Take some sugar in a bowl or a container and add some urine to it. If in a few minutes the sugar forms clumps, it means the test is positive.

How to Read The Result?

If the sugar is dissolved in the urine, it means the result is negative, and you are not pregnant.

4. Pine-Sol Pregnancy Test

pine sol

Pine-Sol is a cleaning agent, and it is readily available at any supermarket or grocery store.

How To Take The Test?

To conduct the test, take some Pine-Sol in a bowl and add the urine to it.

How to Read The Result?

If the color of the pine sail changes, that means you are pregnant and if it doesn’t change it means you are not.

5. Dandelion Test


Dandelion is a common weed grown in parks and gardens. To conduct a pregnancy test, you need to collect dandelion leaves that are not directly exposed to sunlight.

How To Take The Test?

Take some leaves in a bowl and add urine to it. Let the mixture sit for 8-10 minutes.

How to Read The Result?

After the allotted time if you observe that the leaves have developed red blisters, it means the test results are positive, and you are pregnant. If the leaves remain unchanged, that means the effect is negative.

6. White Vinegar Home Pregnancy Test

white vinegar

Another readily available product that will help you to detect a pregnancy is white vinegar.

How To Take The Test?

Take some vinegar in a bowl and add urine to it. The change in color indicates positive results.

How to Read The Result?

If the mixture remains unchanged, it means you are not pregnant.

7. Tuna oil and Vinegar Test


When a sample of urine is mixed with vinegar and tuna oil, the color of the solution changes for both negative and positive results.

How To Take The Test?

Take half a cup of tuna oil and half a cup of vinegar. Mix them and then add urine to the mixture. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes.

How to Read The Result?

If the color changes to yellow or orange, it is negative; however, if the mixture has a greenish hue, it denotes a positive pregnancy.

8. Urine Sampling Test


This test requires nothing else except your urine.

How To Take The Test?

Collect morning urine in a container and leave the container undisturbed for 24 hours.

How to Read The Result?

If after 24 hours, a thin layer of foam forms on the surface, it means you are pregnant. If the urine remains unchanged, then the result is negative.

9. Soap water Test

soap water

Another option to conduct a DIY pregnancy test is to use soapy water. This test is not as effective as the bleach test. Only if you do not have bleach handy opt for this test.

How To Take The Test?

Add some urine to some soap water and wait for some time.

How to Read The Result?

If the color changes you are pregnant, and if it remains unchanged, you are not.

10. Baking Soda Pregnancy Test

baking soda

Pregnancy can also be confirmed at home with this best homemade pregnancy test using baking soda. The baking soda pregnancy test has been found to give 70% accurate results.

How To Take The Test?

To take the baking soda pregnancy test, take 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a container and add 1 tablespoon of urine.

How to Read The Result?

If the baking soda fizzles then the test result is positive, and you are pregnant. If the soda doesn’t react with the urine, that means you are not pregnant.

When Should I Take A Home Pregnancy Test?

Pregnancy cannot be detected immediately after coitus. You need to wait at least 3 weeks before conducting any test to get accurate results. The best time to take a pregnancy test is the first day you miss your period, preferably with the first urine you pass in the morning other early signs of pregnancy

How Can I Achieve Accurate Results With Home Pregnancy Tests?

While conducting a homemade/DIY pregnancy test, make sure you use the morning sample of the urine. This is because the first urine of the day contains high levels of HCG, which helps to detect pregnancy effectively. Also, avoid urinating in the middle of the night since it decreases the level of HCG in the morning urine.

Are Homemade Pregnancy Tests 100% Accurate?

Best homemade pregnancy tests and DIY tests are not 100 % accurate. These tests can serve as mere indicators that you might be pregnant. After a positive result, you can confirm the pregnancy by consulting a doctor.

The accuracy of these tests depends on the hCG content in the urine, which is highest in the morning urine. Conducting a check-up in the middle of the day or the night may affect the result. A 100% accuracy can only be guaranteed by a urine test carried out in hospitals. It may be mentioned here that even the commercial pregnancy test kits are not 100% accurate.

Find out everything about pregnancy test here.

What Are The Other Signs Of Pregnancy?

One of the most common symptoms of detecting pregnancy is a missed period. However, you could miss your period for various other reasons as well. Another sign is that the nipples become extra sensitive and even swell a little when pregnant. Morning sickness is another sign of pregnancy. Also, body temperature rises slightly when pregnant. Click here to read about other early signs of pregnancy.

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May 21, 2017

I did a few of these test... With the bleach, it fizzled and then foamed and over flowed like a shaken can of sprite and then turned white! What does that mean? The baking soda also fizzled for a few seconds! The vinegar only turned yellow and not brown like in your photo, so I don't know about that one.


Himi Sarin

Mar 11, 2017

Hi in this article we are talking about the homemade pregnancy test which will help you confirm if you are pregnant or not. This article talks about the baking soda pregnancy test in which if baking soda fizzles then the test result is positive and you are pregnant and if it doesn't fizzle then you are not pregnant. This has nothing to do with gender prediction. We have another article on Baking Soda Gender test in which we mention that if baking soda doesn't fizzle it is girl. This is done only after pregnancy is confirmed. But again these are just homemade test and we don't guarantee 100 % accuracy and reliability of any of these tests. Hope this helps.



Mar 10, 2017

I'm talking abt the fizzling in baking soda test



Mar 10, 2017

Some sites say if it doesnt fizzle its a girl baby... This very site says its negative...!! i'm confused

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