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Make your own Laundry Detergent

Make your own Laundry Detergent
The following Content was Provided by "Digging yourself out of debt, when all you have is a spoon" Here is an amazingly simple Do It Yourself detergent that doesn't leave any residue on clothing, gets nearly every stain known to man out the first time around and smells clean and fresh- oh and did I mention that it costs about $1.76 for 128 loads of laundry? Since our teen son started working at a fast food restaurant, this has become our most-loved detergent recipe. His clothing was so saturated with heavy french fry and onion ring grease scent that even washing them in TIDE didn't take out the horrendous smell. I whipped up a half gallon of this detergent and washed his clothes while he was at school- he thought I'd gotten a new shirt from his boss at work! First time EVER that ALL of the smell finally came out of his clothes, without further à deux - here is my Super Laundry Sauce recipe! By the way, One Single tablespoon of soap does a whole load of wash!

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How to clean your house with only 1 product When it comes to household products, whether it's toothpaste or window cleaner, I'll readily admit to being a pragmatist. The product has to work, first and foremost. If it doesn't, I don't care how natural or sweet-smelling or biodegradable it is, nor how much the manufacturer boosts wages in developing nations. That's all great stuff, but what's the point if the product doesn't get the job done? At the same time, pragmatic thinking leans toward an optimized approach to housecleaning and the simple idea that one cleaner is better than three ... or 12. Well, I'm happy to report that I found at least one all-purpose cleaner that tackles multiple surfaces and rooms, and it does it all without subjecting my children's touch-everything hands (and the city sewer system) to toxic chemicals.

Homemade Dishwasher pellets The following Content was Provided by "Digging yourself out of debt, when all you have is a spoon" Recently I started noticing how much money I was spending on dishwasher detergent, especially the pods or pellets. Brand-name pellets ranged from a low of 2.98 to 6.29 for 20 pellets on a recent visit to the grocery store. That's when I decided to make my own. Materials and supplies: 2-gallon bucket measuring cup spoon large glass mixing bowl tablespoon 3 - 16 cube plastic ice cube trays 1 - 54-55 oz box of washing soda / detergent booster (3.89) 1 - 76 oz box of borax (4.49) 1 - 2 lb carton of epsom salts (.99) 1- bottle reconstituted lemon juice (32 oz for .99) $10.36 for over 300 pellets

How to Make your own Laundry Soap Last December my friend Celina blogged about making her own laundry soap. I decided that I would try it out once my current supply ran out. I did a lot of research online to find as much information as I could about making my own laundry soap. What I found was that pretty much all the recipes are essentially the same, some people use more or less of each ingredient, and that bath soap does not clean as well as laundry soap. I also learned that this is great for High Efficiency washers because it makes little to no suds (FYI the suds in store bought laundry detergent are for looks only and don't actually have anything to do with cleaning.) In the end I went with Celina's recipe because a) she's my friend so I believe her when she says something works and b) because I believe her, her recipe is considered tried and true, c) it seemed pretty easy and d)Celina already did the price breakdown which saved me a lot of mental math work.

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.

DIY coconut lime deodorant : Vintage Amanda I’ve been so curious about this project. Who is going to be brave enough to try it … and who will just think I’m crazy? Well dear readers, I am only crazy in an effort to bring YOU natural, healthy solutions to common problems. And clearly underarm stinkiness is a common problem! But first, why isn’t my store-bought deodorant, or *gasp* anti-perspirant, good enough?

Feng Shui - the science of harmony Feng Shui is a primitive form of astrology and numerology. It is based on the number 8(the number of the reptiles -four fingers and toes). Eight is also the number of Satan or Saturn in numerology. This does not mean that Feng Shui is evil. Finely Ground: The Best Way to Clean Your Bathtub. Period. Before I begin this story, let me show you the bottom of my shower. Don't look if you're squeamish. . . . I know, right? Nasty. DIY: Hillbilly Washing Machine « refashionista This is a great method for off-the-grid low-tech clothes washing or, in my case, diaper washing as part of the Second Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. The total cost to make this washer was around $6, and about 10 minutes. The amount of time it takes to operate depends entirely on the quantity of clothing and the type of material being washed. Denim, for example, will take more effort than t-shirts. The first thing you need to do is obtain a suitable bucket. The place where I work often has empty 18.9L (5 US gallon) detergent buckets, so I popped over to pick one up.

Homemade Fabric Softener Today I want to share a easy recipe for Homemade Fabric Softener. This is another wonderful Pinterest idea, so I was so excited when I found it. If there's on thing I hate buying it's Fabric Softener. I love the scent it leaves on my clothes, but a good brand can be quite pricey. I love making homemade cleaners, because they're so economical and they really do work. This recipe requires only three ingredients, hair conditioner, white vinegar and hot water.For (1) gallon of homemade fabric softener it cost me $2.82.

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