Saturday, January 9, 2010
Good Tip - Household Cleaner Recipes
One way to save money in your shopping budget is to make your own cleaning products. If you are worried about chemicals this is also a good solution for you. At eco-cycle I found all of the following recipes, but first here is a list of the items you will need to make each of these recipes:
1. Baking Soda - Cleans and deodorizes. Softens water to increase sudsing and cleaning power of soap. Good scouring powder.
2. Borax - Cleans and deodorizes. Excellent disinfectant. Softens water. Available in laundry section of grocery store.
3. Soap - Biodegrades safely and completely and is non-toxic. Available in grocery stores and health food stores. Sold as liquid, flakes, powder or in bars. Bars can be grated to dissolve more easily in hot water. Insist on soap without synthetic scents, colors or other additives.
4. Washing Soda - Cuts grease and removes stains. Disinfects. Softens water. Available in laundry section of grocery store or in pure form from chemical supply houses as "sodium carbonate."
5. White Vinegar or Lemon Juice - Cuts grease and freshens.
They have nearly forty different tips and recipes for cleaning everything in your home and tips on spot removal. You may not like every idea they have, but even if a couple work for you it can equal more money for food storage stock up or what ever your financial goals are.
Here are more sites with recipes and information:
Posted by Tim and Shiree at 8:29 AM