Saturday, August 7, 2010

Making Your Own Cleaning Products?

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I just recently realized how freaking much money we are spending on cleaning products, laundry detergent, etc.

I know a lot of you mommies out there make your own stuff like this.

Any reccomendations of what to use?

And, tell me the truth, does it work as good? Thanks ladies! :)

27 comments:

  1. Hey! I just posted a few simple thing on my blog last week. You can do a million and one things but these are the basics and they are eco friendly! I hope it helps!

    http://mommyminded.blogspot.com/2010/08/homemade-cleaners.html

    Megan
    Mommyminded.blogspot.com
    mommyminded@gmail.com
    Win a $25 Target GC!

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  2. following back:)!! I have never made my own stuff..I tend to be a bleach or pinesol and water gal..:)!!!

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  3. Hi! Thanks for stopping by!!

    I use this recipe for laundry detergent. I got it from the Duggar's website. I made my first batch in Feb and it has lastest until now. I have one bottle left so I'll be making another batch in a few days. I love it & it smells so good :)


    Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value

    4 Cups - hot tap water
    1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
    1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
    ½ Cup Borax

    - Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

    -Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

    -Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)

    -Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

    -Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

    -Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

    -Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

    *Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda" - in some stores or may be purchased online here (at Meijer.com). Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm & Hammer Detergent - It must be sodium carbonate!!

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  4. I like vinegar with water to clean surfaces, bathroom. I like to use baking soda and vinegar in the disposal to clean it and also in toilets. I don't know if it is less expensive. I use Lysol for everything and bleach in toilets other wise. It all depends what i have on hand.
    Following you back and have a great week end,
    Frenchy

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  5. I make my own laundry detergent from this recipe, and it works great, at about a tenth the price of store-bought: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/laundrysoap

    For all-purpose cleaning, baking soda, vinegar, and elbow grease will do most jobs. The only thing I haven't found a good substitute for is my Dawn dish soap.

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  6. Great blog! Thanks for following us; we're following you back! I just ran across this great idea in the newspaper today. Check out this link- http://www.womenandenvironment.org/greencleaning/!

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you back now.
    I don't make my own cleaning products, but am interested in "reading" about others who do.
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

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  8. Hey thanks for commenting! Following you back!

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  9. I am following you right back and I love your blog and your humor! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Hi. I think homemade cleaners made with vinegar and baking soda work BETTER than what you can buy in the store. The best thing EVER for mopping floors is 50/50 vinegar and water, and I add essential oil to make it smell nice. Have always used lavender, but have run out and been using peppermint oil instead, and it smells SO NICE.

    The best thing in the world for scrubbing the tub and tile is baking soda, with a little liquid soap added (Dr. Bronner's or other liquid castile soap, not dish detergent)....add a little bit of water and stir with a fork....it gets all creamy and soft, then add a little vinegar, it will bubble and froth. I have never seen anything work as good as this, even for cleaning really dirty tubs. If you add lavender oil it will smell so yummy and make you smile...

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  11. Following back from FF! Thanks for stopping by www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com. I don't make my own cleaning products but I may have to try out some of these recipes!

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  12. Thanks for following! I'm now following you back! :)

    -Jessica
    And Then There Were 4..
    http://giveawaysandlife.blogspot.com/

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  13. Yes I do hope they work as well, Ajax works good for me, etc.
    kim

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  14. Baking soda, and a little vinegar and water does the trick for a quick and simple cleaning job.

    Thanks for the follow! Following back. :)

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  15. Well hello there lady!
    Thank you for following my blog! I just read about 12 of your posts, and I must admit, damn your funny!!! And I hae to agree with almost all of it! :) Especially about the hubby who gets 2 30-min. silent car rides a day, lucky. I see a great bloggy friendship bubbling up! K, well thanks for reading my blog. ::Kristin::

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  16. Hello I am returning the favor. Thank you for dropping by. Have a great weekend.

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  17. Hi There! Thanks so much for following my blog. Stopping by to say hi and to follow you back! I have mixed vinegar and water in equal parts to clean glass like windows. I would love to read about more recipes because so many cleaners out there are so toxic. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    - Shelli from Style Ingenuity

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  18. I'm actually reading other people's comments because I was going to tell you: "Just stick with Mr.Clean!" haha But these ladies here are full of great advice. Honestly though, I think I'm too lazy to concocte anything. Just give me a premixed squirt bottle and I'm happy!

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  19. Hello! Following you back. Totally agree on the Vinegar thing. That's my basic cleaner of choice!

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  20. I've used vinegar for all sorts of cleaning, even mirrors! And don't worry, once it dries, you don't smell it anymore! Very, very cheap! I've also made laundry detergent with a combo of Borax, Fels Naptha soap, and baking soda. I don't make it all the time, but When I run out of detergent,and don't have any on hand, I just pour in some borax (1/4 cup?) and grate some fels naptha soap with a fine cheese grater and add about a tbls. of that and it seems to work just fine!
    Following you back from FF! Thanks!

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  21. I've used vinegar for all sorts of cleaning, even mirrors! And don't worry, once it dries, you don't smell it anymore! Very, very cheap! I've also made laundry detergent with a combo of Borax, Fels Naptha soap, and baking soda. I don't make it all the time, but When I run out of detergent,and don't have any on hand, I just pour in some borax (1/4 cup?) and grate some fels naptha soap with a fine cheese grater and add about a tbls. of that and it seems to work just fine!
    Following you back from FF! Thanks!

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  22. hey thanks for visiting me @ k-kronicles! ur blog is super versatile...love it.

    i really can't help in terms of making ur own soap..i'll be sure to follow up on these comments though cuz i'm curious to wanna try it too! i read an article online a few months ago about it..the writer said it worked the same as the store bought kind. anyway, good luck!

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  23. Hello! Thanks for the follow.

    We use homemade cleaners made from vinegar and water. We also just started using castile soap. We're all about cleaners being kid-friendly and safe. I use vinegar in the rinse aid compartment of my dishwasher too.

    I also really like Seventh Gen products. You can find coupons online.

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  24. wow what a lot of great tips, thanks everyone. They'll come in handy when we eventualy get to move, later this month.
    cheers Pippa from Pippas Web

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  25. Thanks everyone! I am super excited to try all of these! !! I had no idea it was so easy :)
    Dawn

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  26. Baking soda and vinegar mixed makes a great drain cleaner, just make sure your right next to the drain when you combine the two!

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  27. Other than using watered down bleach to make my own disinfectant/cleaner I stick to the storebought cleaning products.

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