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1/8/10 6:55 P

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All Natural Baby Wipes
1/2 Package Bounty Brand Napkins (do not substitute)
3 cups water
3 TBS Liquid Castile Soap
3 TBS Baby Oil
5-10 Drops Lavendar Essential Oil

I use this recipe all the time! I bought a container at walmart to store them in, but you can also store in a zip lock bag. I am a day care provider and instead of having the parents bring baby wipes, I have them bring in a package of Bounty napkins and I make the baby wipes! this saves them tons of money and makes me feel better about using baby wipes!

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1/8/10 6:41 P

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Automatic Dishwashing Detergent
2 cups liquid castile soap
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 drops tea tree oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
Method:
Stir all ingredients together until blended. Store in a squirt top bottle. Use 2 tablespoons per load of dishes, shake well before use.


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You can't live a positive life with a negative mind.


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1/8/10 6:40 P

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Furniture Polish
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
20-30 drops lemon essential oil
Shake well before using
(2 teaspoons lemon juice may be substituted for lemon oil but then must be stored in refrigerator)
Dip a clean, dry cloth into the polish and rub wood in the direction of the grain. Use a soft brush to work the polish into corners or tight places.
Tips: To remove water spots rub well with toothpaste. To remove scratches use 1 part lemon juice and 1 part oil, rub with soft cloth.


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1/8/10 6:38 P

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Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe
2 cups of water
½ cup white (clear) or cider vinegar
¼ cup rubbing alcohol (the 70% concentration type)
you can also add a couple drops of orange essential oil, if you want it to smell nicer.

Mix these ingredients and store in a spray bottle*. Spray on paper towel or a cloth first and then wipe glass/mirror.

*Spray bottles can be found at your local Dollar store or discounter. Be sure to use a permanent marker or else write on masking tape and apply to bottle to identify what is in the bottle - not only that it's Glass Cleaner, but the ingredients, just in case of emergency.


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Seriously? I have had crazy woman hair all week and it's that simple? Wow - thanks! emoticon

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1/6/10 10:53 P

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ball up some aluminum foil and throw it in your dryer with your clothes and that will take care of your static problem!

"The more you focus on the person you want to become, the more your subconscious mind will direct your behavior to match that image!" Bill Cashell

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ by Eleanor Roosevelt

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

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1/2/10 8:49 P

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Thank you so much!

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1/2/10 8:19 P

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I have been using this recipe for laundry soap for several months now:

Homemade liquid laundry soap

Ingredients:
4 cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 cup washing soda
½ cup Borax

Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

Fill a five-gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (It will gel.)

Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per two gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons. Top-load machine: 5/8 cup per load. Front-load machine: 1/3 cup per load.

Depending on how hard your water is, you might be able to get away with using a little less in the front-load. Where I live now, 1/3 to 1/2 cup when the soap is diluted is about right.

I also use white vinegar scented with a few drops of essential oil instead of fabric softener. The only thing I don't like about this system is you don't have any static control, but I can live with that. emoticon

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1/1/10 10:55 A

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I like using borax to scrub the bath tub (I think it is a green cleaner?) and I use vinegar and baking soda to clear out the drains in the bathroom.

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Anyone have a recipe for laundry detergent?

I can't seem to find one.

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12/11/09 9:47 P

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I have always wanted to try the vinegar hair conditioner, but keep forgetting to pick up the apple cider vinegar when I am at the store. Would white vinegar work or does it need to be the apple cider vinegar?

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I am not sure if the all purpose would be okay for granite or not, I will have to check into that for you! I buy most of my essential oils at www.snowdriftfarms.com they have the cheapest oils on the internet market that I have come across and their oils are great. I have been using them for over a year now, and some can be expensive, but they are super concentrated and last forever! www.snowdriftfarm.com/

Edited by: JASI27 at: 12/11/2009 (21:48)
"The more you focus on the person you want to become, the more your subconscious mind will direct your behavior to match that image!" Bill Cashell

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ by Eleanor Roosevelt

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

You can't live a positive life with a negative mind.


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12/10/09 2:05 P

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Vinegar hair rinse:

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for every cup of water. You can use more or less depending on how your hair responds. After soaping, rinse hair with the mixture.

I LOVE this as a hair conditioner. Granted, I don't have curly hair so I don't know if I can recommend this to everyone, but it totally does wonders for my hair! It's anti-static so my hair doesn't stick to the stall or wall in bathrooms. It leaves my hair soft and not dry, and over time gives it incredible shine! I do have to say that it makes your bathroom smell like a salad bar though your won't smell like it.

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12/9/09 11:16 A

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JAS - would your recipe for the all-purpose cleaner be ok on granite countertops? Or would you recommend it more for windows and bathrooms?

Also, where did you buy the scents? Are they expensive?

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Make your own softscrub with baking soda, liquid castile soap and liquid glycerin. Works better than soft scrub, is cheaper, and so much safer for the environment!

"The more you focus on the person you want to become, the more your subconscious mind will direct your behavior to match that image!" Bill Cashell

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ by Eleanor Roosevelt

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

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I did finally try these today: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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and all three are great! I have mixed/dry skin and they left me with soft and smooth skin, and feeling very refreshed.

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10/22/09 3:04 P

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does anyone know of a natural cleaner for stainless steel appliances?? Unfortunately, the only option they had for the fridge and freezer I wanted was stainless and I am not crazy about it because I have a day care and stainless shows EVERYTHING!! Any suggestions on a natural everyday cleaner for this would be wonderful! Thanks

"The more you focus on the person you want to become, the more your subconscious mind will direct your behavior to match that image!" Bill Cashell

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ by Eleanor Roosevelt

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

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make sure and not do this on aluminum pots/pans b/c it will break the pans down...don't use anything very acidic on aluminum

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oh i forgot, this works good on stainless steel fixtures too, like in the tub or sink, gets off all the water spots and soap residue.

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its not a recipe, but i love to scrub my pots and pans with salt and lemon when they are really dull looking or i cooked something that stuck to the bottom. just put some sea salt (a generous amount) on the damp pan, and scrub with the cut half of a lemon. works great! you can squeeze the lemon juice onto the salt and let soak for a bit first if its something really baked on.

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i never thought of using alcohol

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10/20/09 1:36 P

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This is my favorite all purpose cleaner & disinfectant.

I buy one of the spray bottles from Wal-Mart (with the brooms and mops)
Fill it half full of rubbing alcohol
The rest of the way with white vinegar
1 capful of Nature's Sunshine Concentrate, or 1tbsp liquid castile soap,
And 10-15 drops lemongrass or orange essential oil.

It is an amazing cleaner and disinfectant and smells wonderful. I use more lemongrass or orange than the recipe calls for, but I like a potent smell of orange or lemon and everyone always comments on how good my house smells.
If you guys have any home made all natural recipes, feel free to share them here! i will be posting more of mine when I get a chance!

Edited by: JASI27 at: 10/20/2009 (13:37)
"The more you focus on the person you want to become, the more your subconscious mind will direct your behavior to match that image!" Bill Cashell

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" ~ by Eleanor Roosevelt

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

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