Easy and Effective All-Natural Homemade Citrus Cleaner

Easy and Effective All-Natural Homemade Citrus Cleaner

There are so many reasons to make your own cleaning products at home. You can save money, avoid nasty, harmful chemicals, avoid keeping toxic products under the sink if you’ve got a small child, do less damage to the environment, the list goes on. However, one of the key features of pre-made, store-bought cleaning products is their strong smell. Sometimes it can be very unpleasant and overwhelming, of course, especially if you’re not used to them anymore, but if you’re not, you might associate that clean, sweet smell of a scented cleaning product with cleanliness itself. And it actually makes sense […]

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How to Make Infused Vinegar for Cleaning

How to Make Infused Vinegar for Cleaning

If you want to clean using natural, green cleaning products, but miss the fragrant smells of conventional, store-bought cleaners, then this is a great idea for you. Scent-infused vinegar is a really great, and cheap way, to make your own fragrant cleaners that actually work. We’re definitely fans of essential oils here, but we understand a lot of people aren’t ready to make the dive into buying them, or aren’t sure how to use them properly. This recipe is cheap, easy, involves no essential oils, and cleans amazingly well. You even can most likely make your own custom cleaner with […]

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Reducing Your Electric Bill   

Reducing Your Electric Bill  

If you have an electric dryer you may be able to reduce your electric bill this time of year and still stay warm.  This video demonstrates and explains how get heat and a comfortable level of humidity in your home using a simple device that you can manufacture yourself at home.  The only material you need is a 5-gallon bucket with lid, dryer hose dock, and hose clamps.  The only tools you need are a box cutter and a drill.  The basic premise of the device, called a dyer lint box or lint bucket, is to use the hot air […]

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Homemade Dish Soap Recipe

Homemade Dish Soap Recipe

I love to DIY everything, but dish soap is something I’ve had trouble with in the past. It always streaks on dishes, doesn’t lather, or leaves a horrible film that’s difficult to remove. However, I really hate buying dish soap from the store, because if it’s not super expensive, it usually contains harmful chemicals. Even the supposedly natural and eco-friendly brands like Seventh Generation still contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which is something I try to avoid, if I can. However, I found this recipe recently and really liked it! The key ingredient is Sal’s Suds, which is a Dr. Bronner’s product. […]

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15 Household Uses for Borax

15 Household Uses for Borax

Borax, or sodium borate, is a very cool old-school natural cleaning agent that has many uses around the home. It is most commonly used as a laundry booster or as a base for DIY laundry detergent, and it’s great for this. But there are actually many household uses for borax! A box of borax is easy to find, typically sold in four-pound boxes at your hardware store or Walmart (in the laundry section) and will last a long time. You can use it for all kinds of DIY cleaning agents, many of which will replace toxic, expensive cleaning products that […]

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Vinegar Does it All

Vinegar Does it All

When most people think of vinegar they probably think of salad dressings, or pickling, or the quintessential baking soda and vinegar volcano for kids.  But most people would still underestimate vinegar, and in doing so they could waste money and expose them and their families to needless amounts of toxins.  Here are a few ways you can use vinegar in your home to save money on commercial products and reduce the amount of toxins in your home.   Toilet Cleaner Pouring vinegar in the toilet bowl and letting sit overnight will stop water lines from forming and help disinfect your […]

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