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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Cleaning- the homemade way

It's time for SPRING CLEANING!  So it's a great time to share my favorite CLEANING RECIPES with you all.  We've all seen them before....I've probably tried them all.  But here are the 3 recipes I call my favorites.  All three come from MaryJanes Farm magazine, which also happens to be one of my favorites! 


Powdered Laundry Soap

1 bar (4-6 oz) Castile Soap, grated (Fels Naptha can be substituted)
2 cups Borax
2 cups washing soda
1 cup baking soda
Combine and use 1/4-1/2 per load.  This is low sudsing.

I often double or triple this recipe just for convenience.  Also, with this batch, I used Fels Naptha Soap because it's easier to find in my area. 


All Purpose Cleaner

1 T white vinegar
1 T lemon juice
1 T liquid Castile soap
1 T Borax
1 cup distilled water
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle
(I usually triple this recipe)


Window Cleaner

1/4-1/2 t liquid Castile soap
3 T white vinegar
2 cups distilled water
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle.  Shake gently before using.

Castile soap and other interesting items can be purchased online at Lehmans.

And Remember............Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Col 3:23

Happy Cleaning.............

1 comment:

  1. I saw your post at SugarPieFarmhouse Facebook page. Thanks for sharing your recipes :) I have just in the last couple years discovered the joys of cleaning with vinegar and also with lemon juice. Who knew they would actually take off spots left by hard water?! I'm intrigued by your recipe that uses both vinegar and lemon juice. Now I have to check out the liquid castile soap and figure out just what that is :)




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