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5/4/11 11:41 A

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Vinegar to clean the toilets. Vinegar to mop the floors, and I also just re-used the 409 bottle by filling it with vinegar. I also just filled the jet-Dry receptacle in the dishwasher with vinegar and that seems to be working fine.

The thing that has NOT worked for me is home-made dishwasher soap. I can't find one that is both cheaper and as effective than commercial products -and is still green.

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5/4/11 12:29 A

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I use vinegar and baking soda for a lot of things. I'm hoping to get to the library for more info on other cleaners. Salt is also a good abrasive, just have to watch what it's used on.

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4/25/11 2:24 P

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I make laundry soap, too, but I use equal parts ivory, washing soda, and borax.

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4/22/11 9:55 P

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Spark People also has a great article: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellne
ss_articles.asp?id=1073

"The belief that everything should be done perfectly or not at all is the enemy of consistency and momentum" - The Spark


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FRENCHIFAL's Photo FRENCHIFAL SparkPoints: (93,521)
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4/12/11 3:58 P

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There are some really great ideas here: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/
cleaning/all-natural-cleaning-solution
s-00000000011547/index.html. It'll tell you how to use lemons, essential oils, etc. The Care2 website also has a great blog on how to put together your own non-toxic cleaning kit: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/make-your
-own-non-toxic-cleaning-kit.html#.

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Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

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4/5/11 2:26 P

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I am attempting to make my own laundry soap. I am mixing 2 parts hard soap (Felsnaptha, ivory, etc), 1 part borax (not Boraxo), and 1 part Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (not baking soda). Grate the soap. Add the other ingredients and blend in a food processor, or blender. I have heard where some have added Oxy clean powder to it too. It only takes a coouple of tablespoons. I also use vinegar to rinse (1/2 cup). Just pour it into the dispenser, or Downey ball, or directly into the rinse cycle. There is no heavy vinegar scent and the clothes come out fresher and cleaner smelling.

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CITYZOZO's Photo CITYZOZO Posts: 7,782
3/27/11 8:45 P

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We use baking powder and vinegar for all our kitchen and bathroom cleaning

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goal 1 --exercise 2 days a week in 2014


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MELISSA8376's Photo MELISSA8376 SparkPoints: (10,789)
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3/23/11 8:09 P

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Do you make any?? What do you make?? share recipes or website with recipes. Right now I am looking for a dusting spray/polish.

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