Category Archive: Homemade cleaners

Jan 07

Make Your Own Spider Repellent


A few weeks ago, I brought my son’s mattress into my bedroom for a “sleepover”.  As we were curled up in bed reading stories, a SPIDER came crawling onto the bed!!  It was as terrible as you might imagine…screaming, jumping, pounding the spider, LOSING the spider and panicking because, well, DID WE GET IT?? Eventually …

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Sep 16

Get Pee Stains Out of Your Mattress – Homemade Cleaner


If you’re a mom like me, you’ve likely dealt with your fair share of wetting accidents on the bed.  If you have a pet, you’ve likely dealt with the same darn thing (though hopefully not on the bed!!!).   My youngest does NOT want to be potty trained.  He’s 5 1/2 years old, has autism, …

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Feb 22

Easy Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner


During the Christmas season we had a lot of oranges given to us as gifts, and we also happened to buy a bunch of them, since that seems to be the time that oranges are so dang cheap! If you eat a lot of oranges, you can save the peels and make a nice, easy, …

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Jan 18

Make Your Own: Homeade Liquid Hand Soap


  I’ve always preferred liquid to bar soap, but honestly, I’ve always used bar soap because it’s cheaper.  Now that I have kids I’ve  found that they wash their hands much better with the liquid…it’s easier to squirt a little out and wash it off, there isn’t a slippery bar to grasp, and frankly, they’re …

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Nov 18

Eco-Friendly Living: Make Your Own Laundry Detergent


About a year and a half ago, I decided it was time to start making homemade laundry detergent.  I found a recipe I liked and doubled it.  It turned out well, and I’ve been making it ever since.   Go here for the original recipe. Here’s how we did it! First, what you need: 1 …

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Nov 07

Living Eco-Friendly: Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent


In my quest to live a more eco-friendly, green lifestyle, I’ve taken to replacing all of my commercial cleaners with homemade, safe, chemical-free cleaners.   Not only is this good for my home in that we aren’t breathing in potentially toxic fumes anymore, it is also good for the environment in that we are “consuming” …

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Mar 30

Wellness Wednesday – Green Spring Cleaning


I found a really cool article in my newspaper a little over a week ago.  It was all about spring cleaning…the green way.   (photo) The thing is, I’ve always been into chemical-free cleaners, even before the whole “green” movement began.  I grew up in a home where my mom used Melaleuca, which is a …

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Nov 27

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

I found a recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent from a magazine (I’m so sorry, I don’t remember which one…).  I haven’t yet tried it, but thought I would post it for you if you’re interested.  I’ll be trying it as soon as I get to the store to get the stuff, and I’ll share my …

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Aug 18

MUST HAVES for making your own cleaners!

Okay, let me explain the Parmesan container. This is a must have for the CONTAINER ONLY.:-) It’s a perfect holder for baking soda-type cleaners. You could use a baby powder container instead, but I had to explain that first off. And the windex container does not actually contain Windex. It is my homemade glass cleaner. …

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