A lovely Momma asked me if I had any recipes similar to the Laundry soap for cleaning products. These are a few things that I do around my house to avoid spending a ton of money on cleaning products (and a few beauty products), and these are going to be more natural.
If you have any other recipes you would like to share please leave a comment. :)
Regular Glass Cleaner:
1 cup Rubbing Alcohol
1 cup Water
1 tbs. White Vinegar (You can substitute for a clear non-sudsing Ammonia for a heavy duty cleaner. This is normally what I use)
All Purpose Cleaner:
1 tablespoon Clear non-sudsing Ammonia
1 tablespoon Laundry Soap (you can use your homemade laundry soap for this one)
2 Cups Water
You can add Essential Oils to this to make it smell nice and fresh.
1 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
The above Recipes can also be found here. They have some more listed, but I have not tried them all yet. The above I have tried.
Drain cleaner:(especially great for garbage disposals)
1/2 cup Baking Soda
1 cup White Vinegar
1 pot Boiling Water
Add Baking Soda to drain, CAREFULLY pour the vinegar down the drain (It will fizz loudly) Plug the drain (if you have two sided sink plug both sides) Let this rest for a few minutes and work its magic. Pour the boiling water down the drain. Its that easy. No more clogged or stinky drains.:)
A few Beauty product tricks
Essential Oils of your choice, or chamomile tea
Mix together until you get a grainy texture and lather up. You can also leave this on for a few extra minutes to soften your feet.
Your favorite face wash
used Coffee grounds
Mix together until you get a grainy texture. Use to as a face scrub. This will give you a little bronze glow while maintaining soft skin.