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Articles in the Cleaning, Laundry Category

Cleaning, Laundry, Herbal Recipes »

[4 May 2010 | No Comment | 6 views]

* 1 cup white vinegar
* 1 cup water
* 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
* 10 drops lemon eo
* 10 drops rosemary eo
* 5 drops peppermint eo

Mix all ingredients together in a spray bottle, shake well, and spritz!

From: April 2006 issue of Alternative Medicine -- The Art & Science of Healthy Living, page 95

This Daily Aromatherapy Tip is brought to you by AromaThyme

Cleaning, Laundry, Herbal Recipes »

[19 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 1 views]

Rub with undiluted white vinegar. Or rub fixtures with wet newspapers or rub with baby oil and soft cloth.

Cleaning, Laundry, Oil Recipes »

[2 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 15 views]

How to Make Disinfectant Germ Buster WipesTry this germ fighting blend.

Mix equal parts of Lavender, Thyme and Eucalyptus.

Use in a spray bottle to Wipe down surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom.

Moisten paper towels with this blend and wipe over surfaces.

Cleaning, Laundry »

[30 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 11 views]

Natural Comb and Brush Cleaner* 1 pint (16 fluid oz.) water
* 1/4 cup household ammonia
* 1/4 tsp shampoo or liquid detergent

Mix all ingredients in a bowl or jar. Set comb or brush in the liquid and allow to soak for 5-10 minutes.

Remove from the liquid and clean the brush by scraping with a comb (and vice versa). Rinse with warm water and allow to dry before using.

Cleaning, Laundry »

[8 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1 views]

Clean with club soda or pour on salt or soak in milk before washing.

Cleaning, Laundry, Featured, Home and Family »

[5 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 58 views]

Great Chemical Free Housekeeping TipsFor most of us, house cleaning is an activity that comes with exposure to a cocktail of chemicals. Household cleaners contain things like bleach and ammonia that we all know the dangers of, as well as chemicals with complex names that we may never have heard of. These chemicals might kill germs and leave our homes bright, shiny and sweetly scented, but they can also be hazardous to our health.

But we can keep our houses clean without using chemicals. There are many natural substances and methods we can use to clean without exposing ourselves, our families and our guests to potential health hazards.

Here are a few of them:

* Invest in some quality microfiber cloths. They cost more than rags cut from old t-shirts, but they can be washed and reused over and over again. A wet microfiber cloth removes dust just as well as that expensive furniture polish, leaves no build-up, and can be used on a variety of surfaces.

Cleaning, Laundry, Herbal Recipes »

[28 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 66 views]

Ingredients:

* 2 cups baking soda
* 2 cups herbal vinegar or white vinegar
* 4 cups water

Directions

Mix together. Use 1/4 cup to final rinse.

Cleaning, Laundry »

[16 Dec 2009 | 3 Comments | 80 views]

carpet shampoo recipeThis recipe makes enough for a 10' x 13' room. If you can't find soap flakes, you can use 1/4 cup borax instead, but test the outcome of this substitution on a small area first.

* 2 cups baking soda
* 1/2 cups soap flakes
* 20 drops lavender essential oil
* 8 drops rosemary essential oil
* 1/2 cup vinegar
* 2 cups warm water

1. Sweep carpet to be cleaned with a broom or carpet sweeper to loosen dirt, then vacuum the entire area.

2. Combine the baking soda and soap flakes in a plastic bowl. Add the essential oils and mix well, breaking up any clumps with a fork. Sprinkle the mixture on the carpet.

3. Add the vinegar to the warm water in a bucket or pail. Dip a clean sponge mop into the bucket and squeeze out as much excess liquid as you can. Gently go over carpet with the sponge mop, working in sections. Wait at least an hour and then vacuum again.

Cleaning, Laundry »

[24 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | 52 views]

Ingredients:

* 1 Quart Hot Water
* 1/2 Cup Washing soda/Sodium Carbonate ( I find it at Publix)
* 3 Pints Water
* 1/3 Bar Fels Naptha Soap or any other bar soap, Grated
* 1/2 to 1 Cup Borax
* Hot Water

Directions

Mix Fels Naptha Soap in a saucepan with 3 Pints water and heat on low until dissolved. Stir in washing soda and Borax. Stir until thickened (it doesn't get real thick) and remove from heat. Add 1 quart hot water to 2 gallon bucket. Add soap mixture and mix well. Fill bucket with hot water and mix well.

Set aside for 24 hours or until mixture thickens. Use 1/2 cup per load I love this stuff! My husband has had jeans that were so dirty I thought that i would have to throw them away. This stuff cleaned them! It doesn't get as thick as store bought liquid soap and it doesn't suds in the washer, but boy does it clean well!

Cleaning, Laundry, Herbal Recipes »

[4 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 51 views]

Ingredients:

* 50% Lard
* 50% coconut oil
* 1% lye discount
* 5% water discount
* 1oz per lb orange and or lemon essential oil

Directions

Melt oils together and let temps cool. Mix in lye/water and stir until trace, add essential oils and pour into molds. (Note- this will harden much much faster than a basic CP recipe due to the high percentage of hard oils....I was able to cut in 5 hours after pouring.) Let cure normal time. To use wet stick and stain to be laundered and apply a little elbow grease, wash as usual.

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