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Extensive List of Easy Home-made Household Products for Frugal Living

Extensive List of Easy Home-made Household Products for Frugal Living
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. Tip for those with sensitive skin:In place of the Fels Naphtha or Castille soap bars below, you may want to give Dove Sensitive Skin bar soap a try instead. How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent How to Make Homemade Laundry Soap Powder

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home made dish soap I got this recipe from : www.frugalhomeliving.blogspot.com Homemade Liquid Dish Washing Soap 1 (7-oz) bar ZOTE or Octagon soap (or 1-2-3 brand soap) {Or cut a 14-oz bar in half} 5 qts. water 1 c. baking soda 1/4 c. washing soda 1/4 c. lemon juice Grate bar soap and place into a heavy stockpot. Pour in water & stir.

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