Category Archives: Make Your Own Cleaners

Dishwasher Soap

¬† We started making our own dishwasher soap this week. We’ve tried it several times before and were not happy with the¬†results, but this time we like it. Keep in mind we do have very, very soft water. I don’t know how this would work in hard water. We mentioned the recent change is commercial […]

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Dishwasher Soap

We started making our own dishwasher soap this week. We’ve tried it several times before and were not happy with the results, but this time we like it. Keep in mind we do have very, very soft water. I don’t know how this would work in hard water. We mentioned the recent change is commercial […]

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Cleaning Green and Keeping Some Green in Your Wallet

<a HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fcmasonideas-20%2F8010%2F936bc3e4-ab34-4ca8-ac8f-f84124ea8571&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> I’ve added a new label so it should be easy to find our other posts with recipes for making your own cleaners. See below the sigline of this post, click on “Make Your Own Cleaners” and that should bring up most of them. I’ve also played around with Amazon’s carosel widget (because […]

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Home-made scouring powder

1 cup baking soda1 cup salt1 cup Borax powder1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamona drop or two of orange oil, or finely grated orange peel These last two ingredients are optional. They just make it smell wonderful, and supposedly orange oil has some disinfectant properties.Combine all; store in an air-tight container. Use as you would use commercial […]

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More on the Laundry Soap…

Q: Can you use baking soda for the washing soda? I can’t find it anywhere. I think this would only work if you have very soft water, and all the people in your family are able to white all day every day, and sometimes two days in a row in a row and still look […]

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