Category Archives: Homemade Cleaners

Wood Cleaner & Polish

Wood Cleaner: mix 1 cup distilled water with 3 tablespoons of white vinegar. Clean wood with a soft cloth. Wood Polish: mix 1 cup olive oil with 1/2 cup lemon juice. Polish wood with a soft cloth.

Glass Cleaner

Combine in a squirt bottle 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol OR high proof vodka or Everclear, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon corn starch, 2 cups warm distilled water. Shake well and shake gently before each use.

Homemade Dish Soap

 Heat to boiling in a ceramic or stainless steel pot 1 3/4 cup water. Combine in a separate bowl 1 tablespoon Borax and one tablespoon grated castile soap. Pour hot water over soap/borax mixture. Add 10 drops lemon oil for … Continue reading

Dishwasher Detergent

Mix together 1 cup super washing soda (in laundry aisles), 1 cup Borax (also in laundry aisles), 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup citric acid. Store in a tightly lidded jar. Use 1 tablespoon per load and a capful of vinegar … Continue reading

All Purpose Cleaning Spray

I use this in my kitchen as well as my bathroom. Mix in a large spray bottle 3 cups distilled water, 1 cup white vinegar, 10 drops of red thyme oil. Red thyme is high in thymol which is antibacterial, … Continue reading

Make Your Own Toothpaste – flouride free!

Posted on by Jen Frias

Why make your own toothpaste? Lately, I make almost everything myself because I want to know what goes into my body.  I just can’t trust labels anymore.  In addition to fluoride, many toothpaste brands add ingredients that many with food … Continue reading

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