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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. When I first tried a bar of salt soap I was surprised – it was honestly unlike any soap I had ever used before. Read more to find out how (and why!) 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. So I’ve been buying liquid hand soap at $3 a bottle and putting the bar soap in a box with the intention of finding a use for it. 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. Either way…I think you are going to LOVE this one! 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.

Remember I told you in my previous post that the next product in my store will be an "outside the box" one?

DIY Toilet Bombs - Deodorize & Disinfect, Just Drop Them In The Bowl

Well, you've been warned;-))) I came up with the idea of Toilet Bombs a few months ago. At first I thought it would be embarrassing to make a post about them but I fell so much in love with these toilet bombs that I just HAD to share the idea with you - I'm seriously addicted! 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: 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. 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. 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. 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. I have two drains that tend to clog more often in my house, the tub and the laundry sink. The problem with commercial drain cleaners is they corrode pipes, are bad for septic systems, are toxic to ground water, and they can damage the materials that your sink or tub are made of. 5 Cheap & Effective DIY Cleaners. How to Clean Every Room in Your Home with Items You Already Have. *Gasp! LookatthatWeim!

* Ahem. Ok, I'm rational now. To be honest, Weimaraner hair is probably the best pet hair to have to deal with. It's semi-reflective, so it will blend in with most materials and won't be terribly obvious. 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. Natural drain cleaner. Wood cleaner. Moldy grout remover. Shower spray. Toilet. Stainless steel polish. Marble, granite, or stone countertop 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. Fantastic Cleaning DIY – Homemade Goo Gone Recipe. Non-toxic Home Cleaning & Care: Natural, Green, Eco-Friendly Solutions. Make sure to keep all home-made formulas well-labeled, and out of the reach of children. All-Purpose Cleaner: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda (or 2 teaspoons borax) into 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water. Store and keep. Use for removal of water deposit stains on shower stall panels, bathroom chrome fixtures, windows, bathroom mirrors, etc. Or use a citrus-based natural all-purpose cleaner. Homemade Wood Cleaner & Polish... Four Homemade Cleaners. DIY Deodorizing Carpet Powder. Fake Febreeze. Easy Homemade Pine-Sol { Recipe } 2X4: Four Effortless Bathroom-Stink Solutions.

Natural Carpet Cleaner Recipe. 31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again.

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Soap Making. LivingWithBugs: Least-Toxic, Eco-Friendly DIY Pest Control. DIY Household. S Guide to Healthy Cleaning. Maintenance homemade.