Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Money Saving Recipes!
Home-Made Hardwood Floor Cleaner:
Mix 2 Tablespoons of baby shampoo with 1 gallon of water.
I usually just add a teaspoon of baby shampoo to a spray bottle of water. Seems to work really well. Makes my hardwood floors shiny and spotless! I have tried the recipes with vinegar, but don't like nearly as well.
Home-Made Dishwasher Detergent:
In a large container with lid add 1/2 of jar of baking soda and 1/2 a jar of borax. Stir well. Use 2 Tablespoons of detergent in dishwasher. Great recipe for those who have hard water! I just started using this recipe and am hoping over time I will have a cleaner dishwasher.
HOME-Made Fabric softener:
Makes about a gallon. I used a washed gallon milk jug.
1 cup baking soda
6 cups distilled white vinegar
8 cups water
10-15 drops of essential oil of choice (lavender, rose, peppermint)
Mix all ingredients in large bowl then using a funnel add to gallon sized jug. Make sure to add the vinegar slowly so it doesn't bubble over.
Do any of you have any money-saving recipes to share?