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Salt: Secrets Of Soap Additives Pt 5. Did you know that you can add salt to soap?

Salt: Secrets Of Soap Additives Pt 5

Salt gives soap bars four very distinct characteristics: a foamy lather with very small bubbles, a very hard bar, soap that doesn’t dry out your skin, and a gentle exfoliant. Borax vs. Borax Substitute. This discussion regarding using Borax or Borax substitute, seems to be appearing again on posts so thought I would share my views.

Borax vs. Borax Substitute

Notice I say, my views, I am not trying to tell you what to do before any of you get annoyed! There is quite a difference between these two items, both of which can be used in frugal laundry detergent. Bar Into Liquid Hand Soap. I have a confession to make: I hate bar soap.

Bar Into Liquid Hand Soap

It gets dirty, is annoying to handle, and takes too long to use up. Despite this, people like to give me bar soap as a gift, which I feel guilty not using. Make Your Own Antibacterial Soft Scrub Cleanser. I have been so excited about this post I could hardly wait for today to come!

Make Your Own Antibacterial Soft Scrub Cleanser

That is either a sign that it’s a really great idea…or that I really need to get a life! Lol. 67 Homemade, All-Natural Cleaning Recipes. Homemade Cleaning & Beauty Recipes. Homemade Cleaners. Homemade Disinfecting Wipes. DIY Home, Cleaning & Beauty Recipes. Non-Food Recipes: Vintage Recipes. DIY Toilet Bombs - Deodorize & Disinfect, Just Drop Them In The Bowl. 25 DIY Green Cleaning Recipes For the Whole House!

20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda. 20 Amazing Uses for Baking Soda You’ll be amazed at the myriad of remedies you can whip up if you have a box of baking soda handy.

20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda

Among them: Splinter removal: Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a small glass of water, then soak the affected area twice a day. Many splinters will come out on their own after a couple of days using this treatment.Sunburn remedy: Add ½ cup of baking soda to lukewarm bathwater, then soak in the tub for natural relief. When you get out, let your skin air dry, rather than toweling off the excess baking soda, for extra relief. Baking Soda is an Excellent Household Cleaner, Too.

11+ Uses For Vinegar You Need To Know About. Bentonite Clay Tips & Tricks. The Many Uses Of Castile Liquid Soap. I have been using castile soap around my home for about 10 years now.

The Many Uses Of Castile Liquid Soap

I loved it then and I love it now. I use it straight up for all kinds of cleaning and I also use it as a base for several of my favorite green cleaner recipes. I like that the same product I use to scrub my toilet and wipe down my walls is the same product I use to clean my carpets and wash the dishes. I also use it in the bath, on my hair, in the garden, and on my food even. How is that for simple and easy?! 50 Things To Do With Vinegar (Cooking, Cleaning, Laundry, Pet Tips) You may not have known this but there are actually a TON of different things you can do with Vinegar from cooking and cleaning to first aid and gardening!

50 Things To Do With Vinegar (Cooking, Cleaning, Laundry, Pet Tips)

Since vinegar is so inexpensive, this is a great way to save money! *Get more FRUGAL Articles, tips and tricks from Raining Hot Coupons here* REPIN it here Follow me on Pinterest Cooking tips. De Icer Windshield Recipe - Winter Vehicle Maintenance. Print this Post No one wants to stand in freezing windy weather scraping an icy windshield to remove frost so they can drive safely without their vision impaired.

De Icer Windshield Recipe - Winter Vehicle Maintenance

An icy windshield and side mirrors can be safety hazard that can play a huge factor in potential road hazards. Too many people use a quick method of pouring hot water directly their windshield …. for multiple reasons this can spell disaster. First – it may melt the frost temporarily but it will freeze up again once you reach your destination. If you have any cracks( visible or hairline) or chips from rocks – hot water with make the damage worst. Using the above recipe sprayed thoroughly upon the whole windshield will stop ice and frost from forming. Cheap & Easy DIY Windshield Washer Fluid. Orange Peels & Vinegar = DIY All-Purpose Cleaner. DIY All-Purpose Household Cleaner or What To Do With All Those Holiday Season Orange Peels by Rebecca Rockefeller Do you spin your dreidel for satsumas?

Orange Peels & Vinegar = DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

Do tangerines join the other bounty of your Kwanzaa Mazao? Does Santa sneak an orange into the toe of your stocking? Orange Peels in the Jar, 2 Days Old. 4 DIY Natural Drain Cleaners. By Cris Carl, Hometalk Having a clogged sink begs the old chestnut about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure.

4 DIY Natural Drain Cleaners

There are a lot of things that should never go down a drain, especially if you have a septic system. To avoid clogs to begin with, you have to avoid allowing food particles, grease, and hair from going down the drain. It’s helpful to have a small piece of wire mesh over your drains to catch food or hair particles. Just be sure to clean the mesh regularly or it will start to smell. Now, for a dose of reality, no one is perfect. 5 Cheap & Effective DIY Cleaners. How to Clean Every Room in Your Home with Items You Already Have. Instructions: How to Spring Clean With Nontoxic Home-made Products - Environment. Tackling spring-cleaning this month? Us too. But there's no sense in doing it if you're going to create a big mess for the planet (and your body) in the process.

Cleaning up your act isn't as straightforward as running to the pharmacy and picking out a bottle covered in claims of eco-friendliness and biodegradability, however. When it comes to home cleaning products a lot of eco claims are unverified and—worse—unverifiable, with rare exceptions like Seventh Generation. Instead of wondering what kinds of toxic chemicals you're flushing down the toilet or dumping down the drain every time you decide your apartment's gotten a little grungy, stock up on a few things listed below, and keep these easy recipes handy. All-purpose cleaner. Windows and mirror cleaner. Floor soap. Carpet deodorizer. Tubs, countertops, and sink scrub. Oven cleaner. Extensive List Of Easy DIY Cleaning Products. The below Homemade Laundry Detergent and Homemade Fabric Softener recipes can save you a lot of money and your health too. They are also more eco-friendly laundry alternatives.

Many expensive store bought laundry detergents and fabric softeners are some of the most toxic household products in the average home. Expensive heavy duty chemical laundry cleaners and fabric softener have been implicated as being possible causes of breast cancer. So the below safe, simple, and cheaper homemade alternatives will possibly extend your lifespan as well as your dollars. These simple, cheap, and easy batch recipes are also great family fun to make together. Best of all, the below easy frugal home-made laundry recipes will cut your laundry bill to just pennies per load. Fantastic Cleaning DIY – Homemade Goo Gone Recipe. Non-toxic Home Cleaning & Care: Natural, Green, Eco-Friendly Solutions. Homemade Wood Cleaner & Polish... Four Homemade Cleaners. This was easier than I thought it would be. One of Betsy’s goals for the year was to ditch some of our standard cleaners that we use around the house and make them!

Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this project mainly because I wasn’t sure that homemade cleaners would really get the job done. And my lovely wife is a bit of a neat freak so there’s no way she would use something that didn’t perform well. So a couple of weekends ago she went out and bought a few staple ingredients and some empty spray bottles and we spent a few minutes mixing up four different homemade cleaners that have since replaced 90% of the cleaners we use around the house. For the last few weeks we’ve been using them now and I’ve been so impressed by how well they are working, I thought I’d share them all with you in case any of you are interested in ditching the chemicals. The Cost of Cleaning. Basic stuff. Really Clean Cleaning. The Basics. DIY Deodorizing Carpet Powder. I plan on having a lot of foot traffic through my house for the holidays, and this year is the first year we will have a dog in the house.

I really want the house to smell inviting, and not like a dog, so I am whipping up some homemade carpet powder. Here’s the basic recipe I am using: Ingredients: 1/2 cup baking soda1/4 cup borax15-20 drops essential oils {I’m using cinnamon to give it a more holiday feel} Fake Febreeze. Easy Homemade Pine-Sol { Recipe } 2X4: Four Effortless Bathroom-Stink Solutions. Date: October 02 2013 | Author: Jessica | Category: Clean Bathrooms won’t smell fresh on their own! But relying on a big aerosol freshener will never get to the root of the problem.

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