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Make A Year's Worth of Laundry Soap for $30.00!

Make A Year's Worth of Laundry Soap for $30.00!
Regular readers of this blog will know that I am completely sold on the No-Grate Laundry Detergent that I posted back in February of this year. But, like I’ve said many times on this website, I am always open to new ideas! And I really liked this idea that someone posted as a comment awhile back. A YEARS worth of Laundry Soap!?!? Here is the recipe that Anonymous posted (the text in red are my notes): Anonymous said… I make a dry version which works better for my family. To grate the bars of soap I decided to make it easier on myself and use my ancient Hamilton Beach food processor. My only other tip for this recipe has to do with the “mixing”. Since we are over the “family of four” limit, and I tend to think we have more dirty laundry than your AVERAGE family…I’m not expecting this to last a full year….but based on my initial use of this (2 Tablespoons per load)….it’s going to last us a GOOD, LONG time! Related:  Green Homemaking

Olive Oil Benefits &150; Olive Oil Uses &150; Olive Oils Olive oil is more than a cartoon character, historic symbol of peace and glory or food staple of the much-vaunted Mediterranean diet. It is actually tremendously useful stuff, finding applications in personal care, home improvement, green cleaning, natural remedies and other areas. It's long been reported that there are a number of health benefits of olive oil. These days there are an increasing array of organic and boutique olive oils offered for sale, some of them quite pricey. To help protect the fragile environments of the Mediterranean and elsewhere, it's a good idea to buy organic olive oil when you can. It's true that you won't be consuming the olive oil in a number of the uses below, and part of the point of this post is to help you save money by suggesting alternative uses to things you already have, so you don't have to make a trip to the store and buy some additional products to get the job done. 1. People have used olive oil for centuries for personal care. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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. Another alternative are microfiber cloths which lift off dirt, grease and dust without the need for cleaning chemicals, because they are formulated to penetrate and trap dirt. Air Freshener: Commercial air fresheners mask smells and coat nasal passages to diminish the sense of smell Bathroom mold: Mold in bathroom tile grout is a common problem and can be a health concern. Carpet stains: Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Chopping block cleaner: Rub a slice of lemon across a chopping block to disinfect the surface. Coffee and tea stains: Stains in cups can be removed by applying vinegar to a sponge and wiping.

Old Fashioned Homemaking | Homemaking | Homemaking Tips and Christian Values 45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you'll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. * If you do consume lemon peel, stick to organic lemons to reduce your pesticide exposure.

12 Things You Should Know About (and Do With) Your Eggs A long time ago, in a land far, far away I had a friend who hated chickens. She loathed them. Every time we’d go out to eat, she’d say to the waitress, “Don’t bring me anything with chicken. Chickens are disgusting, vile animals.” And then she’d tell a story about her uncle, who was a CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation – so, a factory farm) chicken “farmer,” and how when he was upset with her, he’d send her into the chicken “camps” and make her touch them. So, for a very long time, I believed chickens were disgusting, vile animals, based on her story. Except I can’t eat anything that comes out of my cat. The way they express their individual personalities is mesmerizing. And, most of all, I love the creamy, fluffy, bright yellow-orange yolked eggs they give us. As I’ve mentioned, I spent some time recently at my friend Diana’s farm (Lil’ Bit Farms) and goofed around with her chickens and goats. (P.S. Let’s talk. 1. 2. 3. So I bought some to compare. 4. 5. 6. Why does this happen?

Multi-Level Cedar Chicken Coop Design There are so many ways to house chickens, and with the multitude of DIY and store purchased options out there– we thought that this one was a unique little space for your hens to call home. Brought to you by Williams Sonoma, this chicken coop is crafted from cedar wood and a galvanized metal roof. Beyond the basics, this coop has some sweet features to help your chickens feel at ease. The lower corral gives 25 square feet of space to roam and the ladder reaches up to the nest boxes that comfortably sleeps anywhere from 4 to 6.