I've still been mixing around with trying out homemade home cleaners and beauty products. Most are pretty simple variations on what I've already been doing, but with just a touch of this or a dab of that some products can be even better. Here are the original, basic recipes for cleaning.
This is a bit more complicated to make than the baking soda/washing soda mix I usually have but, not surprisingly, it works well. About the equivalent of the Magic Erasers.
1/2 cup soap flakes, 1 cup chalk, 1/2 cup baking soda, 3 tablespoons glycerin.
1 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon or orange oil.
Works much better on glass than the General Purpose Cleaner
1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 cups warm water.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
I like just using baking soda to clean toilets but this is a better disinfectant
1 cup borax, 1/2 cup white vinegar.
1 box baking soda, 1/4 cup washing soda
Blood, Chocolate, coffee: Soak in 1/4 cup borax, and 2 cups cold water
Grease: Cornstarch and water. Let dry and brush away
Red Wine: Sprinkle with salt
Grass: Soak in 2% hydrogen peroxide
Ink: Cream of tartar and lemon juice
1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar
2 parts salt, 1 part lemon
1/2 cup borax, 1/2 vinegar, 1 cup water
1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup lavender. Sit 30 minutes then vacuum.
1/2 cup baking soda, 1 cup vinegar, 1 gallon hot water
7 tablespoons beeswax, 12 tablespoons carnauba wax, 2 cups mineral oil, 4 tablespoons turpentine, 1 tablespoon pine oil
I'm planning to get together all of these recipes onto a printable sheet so you can have it at all time. Be sure to check back for that.