Here are a couple of cleaning recipes that I use.
All purpose cleaning spray
1 pint of rubbing alcohol 70%
1 tablespoon dish soap ( I find that the plain old original Dawn works best)
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 1 gallon jug
In the gallon jug mix all three ingredients, then add as much water as it takes to fill the jug. Transfer to a spray bottle, and use on everything from kitchen counters to glass, mirrors, and even your floors.
2 quarts white vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine ( you can get this at your local pharmacy)
1 teaspoon lavender essential oil (for fragrance, this is optional or use your favorite essential oil)
Mix ingredients together until well combined. Use 1/2 cup per load of laundry in the rinse cycle.
You can also use the fabric softener recipe, 1 cup of the mixture, mixed with 1 cup of distilled water and put it in a spray bottle for use as a Fabreeze-type fabric freshener.
1/4 bar of bath soap grated (whatever you use is fine)
1/4 cup washing soda(not baking soda, you can get this on the laundry aisle or find it labeled as soda ash or sodium carbonate at pool supply stores or at some Wal-mart stores in the pool supply department)
2 tablespoons borax(also on the laundry aisle, sold under the 20 mule team brand)
In a pan on the stove heat 1 cup of hot water to almost boiling. add the soap flakes and stir until dissolved and mixed together. In a one gallon container(I use an old tea pitcher), put 3 quarts of hot water. Add the soap and water mixture to the water, and stir until well mixed. Stir in the washing soda, and stir until well combined. Now add the borax and stir until well combined. Let it sit overnight. It will turn to a gelatinous "goo" by morning. If it doesn't, give the mixture a try anyway, it will still work. Use 1 cup per load of laundry. This recipe works out to about .03 cents a load, and works as well as Tide for me.
These and more recipes are available at: www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/03/15/how-to-
I use them and save alot of money. The grand-kids love to "help" make our laundry "goop", so it's great fun too.
Edited by: SHERRY822 at: 3/18/2011 (07:42)
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