Wednesday Wow:Homemade Money Saving Recipes for EVERYTHING!

I am collecting and trying various recipes. Currently I am making home made fabric softener, and a food safe spray cleaner for my kitchen counters. I will NEVER buy fabric softener again! Why?

bottle

1. It saves me money. (That’s enough right there.)

2. I can control the ingredients, which allows me to eliminate the toxins found in the majority of store-bought household cleaners. Makes sense right?

There are many inexpensive, easy-to-use natural alternatives which can safely be used in place of commercial household products. Here is a list of common, environmentally safe products which can be used alone or in combination for a wealth of household applications.

  • Baking Soda – cleans, deodorizes, softens water, scours.
  • Soap – unscented soap in liquid form, flakes, powders or bars is biodegradable and will clean just about anything. Avoid using soaps which contain petroleum distillates.
  • Lemon – one of the strongest food-acids, effective against most household bacteria.
  • Borax – (sodium borate) cleans, deodorizes, disinfects, softens water, cleans wallpaper, painted walls and floors.
  • White Vinegar – cuts grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains and wax build-up.
  • Washing Soda – or SAL Soda is sodium carbonate decahydrate, a mineral. Washing soda cuts grease, removes stains, softens water, cleans wall, tiles, sinks and tubs. Use care, as washing soda can irritate mucous membranes. Do not use on aluminum.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol – is an excellent disinfectant. (It has been suggested to replace this with ethanol or 100 proof alcohol in solution with water. There is some indication that isopropyl alcohol buildup contributes to illness in the body. See http://drclark.ch/g)
  • Cornstarch – can be used to clean windows, polish furniture, shampoo carpets and rugs.
  • Citrus Solvent – cleans paint brushes, oil and grease, some stains. (Citrus solvent may cause skin, lung or eye irritations for people with multiple chemical sensitivities.)

Toothpaste:

Equal parts baking soda and coconut oil, plus mint extract for flavor. OR baking soda and peppermint oil OR baking soda and coconut oil and peppermint oil

Laundry detergent-
I use goat milk soap grated
Borax
Washing soda
Vinegar
Essential oils OR

2 c borax
2 c washing soda
1 bar fels naphtha

I grate the bar soap and put it in my blender to make a fine powder. Then mix all 3 ingredients and you’re done! Use 1-2 tbsp per load

Homemade Face wash-
Honey
Sweet almond oil
Baking soda
Essential oil

Salt srub-
Coconut oil
Epsom salt
Essential oils

Homemade deodorant-
Coconut oil
Arrowroot
Baking soda
Beeswax
Essential oil

Homemade disinfectant spray-
Water
Vodka
Essential oils-grapefruit/eucalyptus

Homemade air freshner-
Water
Vodka
Essential oils-grapefruit/lime/lemon

Tell me about some of yours or any from the above you would like to try. As you can see these are all very simple and cost friendly. One change makes a big difference in your families health and well being!

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