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    DIY Disinfecting Cleaning Spray
    This is for everything from cleaning the kitchen counter to wiping down door handles during flu season. Tea tree oil debuts in this recipe; a recent study in Italy has concluded that the stuff actually inhibits growth of the dreaded H1N1 virus, so it’s an effective antibacterial agent. No need for bleach here. Combine the following ingredients in an empty spray bottle, shake, and spray.
    • 4 cups water
    • 6 tbsp liquid soap
    • 40 to 60 drops of tea tree oil

    DIY Laundry Detergent
    • 1/3 bar vegetable-based soap, grated to a powder
    • ½ cup washing soda
    • ½ cup borax
    Put the grated soap in a sauce pan, adding 6 cups of water over heat until the soap melts. Add washing soda and borax and stir until consistent. In a bucket, pour 4 cups of hot water (not boiling) and then the soap mixture, stirring until consistent. Add 6 more cups of water followed by a gallon. Stir again and then let it sit (with a lid) overnight or over 24 hours. The mixture will turn into a soupy gel and you can use ½ cup of it for a full laundry load, even with a high efficiency (HE) washer. Soap is low-sudsing, so it won’t turn into a 5th grade volcano project.

    DIY Fabric Softener
    Just add ½ cup of white vinegar at the start of your washer’s rinse cycle. This way, you can line-dry your clothes to save money on the energy bill.

    DIY Shampoo
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup liquid vegetable-based soap (some of Dr Bronner’s stuff comes already scented, so it’s a good choice yet again)
    • 1 tsp jojoba oil for dry hair, lavender oil for oily scalps
    • Optional ½ cup of aloe vera gel for added moisture
    Mix these ingredients in an old bottle and shake before use. The concoction is soupy, but don’t let it fool you—it lathers surprisingly well. Apply directly to hair. Bonus: this mixture doubles for shaving cream.

    DIY Hair Conditioner
    Combine ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water in an old bottle. It smells bad, but it’ll go away when you rinse it out. It leaves your hair soft, shiny, and dandruff-free.

    DIY Body Soap
    Combine 1 cup of liquid vegetable-based soap with ½ to 1 cup of water with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Tea tree oil and lavender are both antiseptic and good choices.

    You can make body soap from the little bar soap scraps you leave in the drain, too. Put them all in a pot of water, about 1 cup of water per 1 tbsp of soap, and heat until thoroughly mixed. Add a few drops of essential oil and put in a bottle. Shake before use.

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    Good stuff! Thanks! Weve been using our homemade laundry detergent for a few weeks now. Im really impressed! The shirts that had "pitties" dont seem to smell bad any more??? Lol.. Im mean I have GI Joe and a 13 year old boy, PLUS 2 toddlers and an 8 yr old that plays in the dirt.. Im VERY impressed.. a few dollars for each 5 gal bucket.. yep, impressed!! Ill try a few others you mentioned!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by maric View Post
      Good stuff! Thanks! Weve been using our homemade laundry detergent for a few weeks now. Im really impressed! The shirts that had "pitties" dont seem to smell bad any more??? Lol.. Im mean I have GI Joe and a 13 year old boy, PLUS 2 toddlers and an 8 yr old that plays in the dirt.. Im VERY impressed.. a few dollars for each 5 gal bucket.. yep, impressed!! Ill try a few others you mentioned!
      with kids making the mess....that's one hell of a testimonial....:)
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      • #4
        Awesome information there!

        Thank You

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Domdabears View Post
          DIY Disinfecting Cleaning Spray
          This is for everything from cleaning the kitchen counter to wiping down door handles during flu season. Tea tree oil debuts in this recipe; a recent study in Italy has concluded that the stuff actually inhibits growth of the dreaded H1N1 virus, so it’s an effective antibacterial agent. No need for bleach here. Combine the following ingredients in an empty spray bottle, shake, and spray.
          • 4 cups water
          • 6 tbsp liquid soap
          • 40 to 60 drops of tea tree oil

          DIY Laundry Detergent
          • 1/3 bar vegetable-based soap, grated to a powder
          • ½ cup washing soda
          • ½ cup borax
          Put the grated soap in a sauce pan, adding 6 cups of water over heat until the soap melts. Add washing soda and borax and stir until consistent. In a bucket, pour 4 cups of hot water (not boiling) and then the soap mixture, stirring until consistent. Add 6 more cups of water followed by a gallon. Stir again and then let it sit (with a lid) overnight or over 24 hours. The mixture will turn into a soupy gel and you can use ½ cup of it for a full laundry load, even with a high efficiency (HE) washer. Soap is low-sudsing, so it won’t turn into a 5th grade volcano project.

          DIY Fabric Softener
          Just add ½ cup of white vinegar at the start of your washer’s rinse cycle. This way, you can line-dry your clothes to save money on the energy bill.

          DIY Shampoo
          • 1 cup water
          • 1 cup liquid vegetable-based soap (some of Dr Bronner’s stuff comes already scented, so it’s a good choice yet again)
          • 1 tsp jojoba oil for dry hair, lavender oil for oily scalps
          • Optional ½ cup of aloe vera gel for added moisture
          Mix these ingredients in an old bottle and shake before use. The concoction is soupy, but don’t let it fool you—it lathers surprisingly well. Apply directly to hair. Bonus: this mixture doubles for shaving cream.

          DIY Hair Conditioner
          Combine ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water in an old bottle. It smells bad, but it’ll go away when you rinse it out. It leaves your hair soft, shiny, and dandruff-free.

          DIY Body Soap
          Combine 1 cup of liquid vegetable-based soap with ½ to 1 cup of water with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Tea tree oil and lavender are both antiseptic and good choices.

          You can make body soap from the little bar soap scraps you leave in the drain, too. Put them all in a pot of water, about 1 cup of water per 1 tbsp of soap, and heat until thoroughly mixed. Add a few drops of essential oil and put in a bottle. Shake before use.

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