Homemade Recipes, save and non-toxic cleaner for cheap
For Your Home
Homemade Air Freshener
Homemade Deodorize and clean the garbage disposal
Homemade clean and deodorize a drain
Homemade clean and disinfect baby toys (environmental friendly)
Homemade clean counter tops (not to be use on marble)
Homemade cleaning for large appliances
Homemade cleaning Concrete & Stain Removal
Homemade Deck Wash Recipes Homemade DIY Polish
Homemade fireplace glass doors Cleaner
Homemade Fragrant Home
Homemade Furniture Polish
Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaner Recipes
Homemade Metal Polish
Homemade Mouse Repellents & Baits
Homemade Multipurpose Citrus Vinegar
Homemade Multipurpose Herb Vinegar
Homemade Multipurpose with Lavender
Homemade neutralize Urine Odors on Mattresses
Homemade patios weed-free
Homemade Pet Hair Clean up
Homemade Poisoned Bait
Homemade porcelain, enamel, stainless steel and concrete scrub
Homemade Remove Permanent Marker
Homemade Removal the smell of a dead mouse or other rode
Homemade Scratch Repair
Removing Scuff Marks
Homemade scouring cleanser
Homemade Silver Polishing Cloths
Homemade Soap Scum Busters
Homemade Spot Cleaning Tips & Stain Removers For Suede
Homemade Surface Disinfectants
Homemade To Get Rid Of Insect
Homemade Wall and Floor Cleaner
Homemade Washing a Dishwasher or Washing Machine or toilet bowl
Homemade Window Cleaner & Mirror Cleaner
Homemade Wipe grease off exhaust fan grids
Homemade Remove Sticky Adhesive
72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit
Guide To Spring Cleaning
Household Uses For Salt
Household Uses For Baking Soda
Household Uses For Lemons
Household Uses For Borax
For Your Home
Make a few poke holes in the lid of a small canning jar or nice little box. Use your imagination and make a nice shape. Make Your Own Color & Smell Combinations for all special occasion like Christmas time
Recipe#1 1/4–cup baking soda 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil Mix together in a jar, once in a while, give a shake to boost it’s air freshening power
Recipe#2 2-cups water (1 cup of hot water + 1 cup of cool water) 4 packages Gelatin (plain) 15 to 20 drops Essential Oil (adjust to personal preference) 1 to 2 TBS salt Food Coloring
Recipe#3 2-cups of liquid potpourri (1 cup of hot + 1 cup of cool) 4 packages Gelatin (plain) 2-TBS salt 2-cup water In a small pot, mix 1-cup water, 2-cups of liquid potpourri and food coloring When it starts to boil, put aside Add the gelatin in this hot water to be dissolve and add salt add the other cup of water (cold)–stir well Pour into jars and let it sit for a couple days so the gelatin can completely set or put in your refrigerate to make it cool faster
Recipe#4 Super Smelly Jelly 1-cup boiling water 4-packages Gelatin (plain) 2-Tbsp. vodka 2-Tbsp. dish soap (like washing soda) 10-15 drops of Essential Oil or Fragrance In a small pot, mix: 1-cup boiling water
Add the gelatin in this hot water to be dissolve and add dish soap, vodka and the essential oil stir well Pour into jars and let it sit for a couple days so the gelatin can completely set or put in your refrigerate to make it cool faster
Recipe: Pouring: 1-cup baking soda one-cup hot white distilled vinegar. Let this sit for 5 minutes or so, and then run hot water down the drain.
Recipe: 1/2-cup white distilled vinegar 1 tsp. liquid soap water Mix, shake and clean
Recipe: Just spay undiluted white distilled vinegar and dry with a soft cloth Homemade cleaning for large appliances (Dishwashers and laundry washing machines) Use a cup or two of household vinegar into the appliance and run an empty load with hot water (Toilet rings & stains) Use a cup or two of household vinegar into the appliance and run an empty load with hot water
If you or your guest spills coffee or red wine, try to clean it ride away before it dry. That will help you! Repeat this recipes if needed Use stiff brushes or brooms, but no wire bristles–these can deteriorate the surface with permanent scratches If you use a pressure washer be careful not damaging the surface of the concrete
Recipe#1: 2-cups of hot water a splash of dish soap liquid 2-cups of vinegar (careful not good for your plant) Scrub with a stiff brushes or brooms, Rinse with the hot water
Recipe#2: 1/2-cup of Hydrogen peroxide 1/2-cup sodium per carbonate (careful Hydrogen peroxide or sodium per carbonate is not good for your plant) 1/2-cup of hot water Scrub with a stiff brushes or brooms, Rinse with the hot water
Recipe#3: Liquid dish detergent On the stain and brush it, rinse with clear water
Recipe#4: Washing soda detergent hydrogen peroxide or bleach (like Parisian bleach) Make a paste and applied on a stain, cover with plastic. Leave for few hours until dry then brush Always try on a small surface to make sure the concrete does not discolor
Recipe#5: Spray water then squeeze fresh lemon juice over the spot Let set for 5-10 minutes, scrub with a brush. Rinse with clear water
Recipe#6: Spray water then pour white household vinegar over the spot Let set for 5-10 minutes, scrub with a brush. Rinse with clear water
Recipe#7: Oil spill Cover as soon as possible with sand, kitty litter, table salt to soak as much of the oil, as soon as possible to prevent from seeping deeper into the concrete. Leave for 24 hours, sweep clear, and then proceed with one of the methods below: Spray water squirt a bit of liquid dish detergent on a stain scrub with a brush. Rinse with clean water Or 1-cup of cleaner (trisodium phosphate) 4-cups water leave for about 20 minutes Scrub then rinse with clear water Homemade Drip-proofing candles Tip: Soak new candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours, then dry them well. When burned they will not drip
Be careful for damage or discoloration, the type of wood, stain, or paint can each respond differently to a treatment. If you or your guest spills coffee or red wine, try to clean it ride away before it dry. That will help you! Repeat this recipes if needed Use stiff brushes or brooms, but no wire bristles–these can deteriorate the surface with permanent scratches If you use a pressure washer be careful not damaging the surface of the wood
Recipes#1 4-cups of water 1/2-cup washing soda detergent or Borax 1/2-cup oxygen bleach Mix well together pours over on the stain Scrub lightly with a broom or brush Leave for 10 to 15 minutes then scrub again Rinse well with warm water
Recipes#2 4-cups of water 2-cups white household vinegar Mix well together pours over on the stain Scrub lightly with a broom or brush Leave for 10 to 15 minutes then scrub again Rinse well with warm water
Recipes#3 4-cups of water 1-cup oxygen bleach Mix well together pours over on the stain Scrub lightly with a broom or brush Leave for 10 to 15 minutes then scrub again Rinse well with warm water
Recipes#4 4-cups of water 1 cup washing soda detergent
Recipes#5 4-cups of water 1-cup oxygen bleach 1-cup of T.S.P. Trisodium Phosphate Powder Mix well together, pours over on the stain Scrub lightly with a broom or brush Leave for 10 to 15 minutes then scrub again Rinse well with warm water
Recipes#6 (for Mold and Rust) 4-cups of water 2-tablespoon of oxalic acid crystals (wood bleach) Mix well together pours over on the stain Scrub lightly with a broom or brush Leave for 10 to 15 minutes then scrub again Rinse well with warm water
Recipe#1 Pouring: 1/2-cup baking soda 1/2-cup hot white distilled vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes then run hot water down the disposal
Tip#1: Add some citrus peels to refresh
Tip#2: White distilled vinegar ice cubes, frozen in an ice cube tray. Run a few cubes down the disposal when flushing cold water.
Wash floor and dry it. Apply polish to surface then wipe dry with a soft cotton towel to make it shine
Recipe #1 Mix 50/50 olive oil and white household vinegar. Mixed well & polish
Recipe #2 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive oil) 1 TBS cider vinegar 3 TBS vodka Mixed well & polish Recipe #3 1/4 cup TBS olive oil 3 TBS lemon juice. Mixed well & polish
Recipe#1 1-cup of white distilled vinegar 2-cups of water Mix in a Spray bottle, spray and wipe with a dry cloth
Recipe#2 1/2-cup of lemon juice in a Spray bottle, spray let it sit and rinse with water wipe with a dry cloth
Tip: Home Make your own potpourri to fill your home of natural and good smell. You can use different amounts and mix up ingredients like Cinnamon Sticks, citrus peels, and Spices
Recipe #1 Cinnamon sticks Apple peels Orange rinds Whole cloves Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #2 Apple juice Cinnamon sticks Whole cloves Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #3 few drops of essential Vanilla or use a vanilla bean Orange peels Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #4 Christmas Potpourri Simmering Pot 4 sprigs evergreen or handful pine needles 2 cinnamon sticks 2 tsp. whole cloves 2 bay leaves 2 pieces orange rind 2 pieces lemon rind Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #5 2 tsp. whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 6 star anise 1 orange peel Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #6 Whole cloves 1 tsp. nutmeg Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #7 Peel from a whole orange Whole cloves 2 Cinnamon sticks Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #8 6 bay leaves 1 tsp. whole cloves 2 sticks cinnamon Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #9 Peel from 1 lemon Peel from 1 orange 2 bay leaves 3 cinnamon sticks 2 tsp. whole cloves Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #10 3-tsp cloves 3-tsp allspice 2 cinnamon sticks Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #11 6 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick few drop of vanilla Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #12 1 cup dried lavender 1 tsp. anise 1 TBS nutmeg 1 tsp. whole cloves 1 Cinnamon stick Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove
Recipe #13 2 sticks cinnamon Peel from one lemon Fresh rosemary Whole cloves Water Fill a pot with water, add ingredients, and simmer all day Caution: Set your timer to make sure you do not forget on a stove Tip For the Oven: Fill a loaf pan with water and your favorite recipe from above. Set in oven on high heat until it starts filling your home with lovely smells. Turn off oven, and then prop the door open. (Top of the page)
Recipe 1-cup olive oil 1/2-cup lemon juice Mix and use as a furniture polish for your hardwood furniture.
Make sure you give a good rinse to your floor, do not let sit the recipe to long because that can cause spotting or discoloration
Recipe #1 1/2-cup vinegar 2 TBS castile soap 4 cups warm water
Recipe #2 1 cup white household vinegar 4 cups warm water
Recipe #3 1/2-cup borax 1-teaspoon mild dish detergent (liquid) 4 cups warm water
Recipe #4 1-cup vinegar 10 drops of peppermint or lemon or orange or rosemary or lavender essential oil 4 cups warm water
Recipe #5 2-teaspoon mild liquid dish soap 1/2-cup vinegar 4 cups warm water Make sure you damp mop the floor with clear hot water to give a more shinny finish Wood
Tip: use lemon juice
It is very important for any contamination to clean every day. These little mice carry disease or are infested with fleas and mites. It is very important to get rite of them before they do damage in your house. Don’t live any food like an open buffet for them, safely secure your food in a sealed container, metal bins and glass jars, don’t live any crumb, make sure in you’re garde-manger all dry food is safely secure and all clean, remove everything the mice open or chewed For Outdoors
Recipe #1 3-TBS Castor oil 6-TBS liquid dish washing soap 1 1/2 tsp. Tabasco 2 minced garlic clove 1/2-cup of water Mix together pours around the rodent hole. Reapply after each rain
Recipe #2 3/4-cup liquid detergent 1 1/2-TBS Tabasco sauce 4-cups of water Mix and spray around rodent holes and in areas where they have been spotted. Apply after each rain Around your house in you garden Certain plants are repellents Peppermint or sage Plant, place in flowerbeds along the house that should help having mice go away For Indoors
Recipe #1 Use commercial mousetraps; the best that work well for me, was the sticky pad trap. The mice like to be warm, so around the dishwasher, the stove, your garde-manger and around your computer are the best place to put your trap
Recipe: Citrus peels (such as lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruits) white distilled vinegar Fill a jar of the citrus peels in and cover with the vinegar let macerate two to three weeks, just give it a shake ones in a while. After, strain and pour the citrus fragrance vinegar into a spray bottle
Uses: as a laundry booster, window cleaner, floor cleaner, counter tops, appliances If to strong, Can be Dilute in water–1/2 cup per gallon of water works well
Tips#1: If using No-Organic citrus, please wash carefully the peel with baking soda and warm water to remove any chemicals or pesticides
Tip#2: it is a good time to make your favorite citrus or lime pie, orange cake or grapefruits sorbet and using the peels to make your fragrance vinegar
Homemade Multipurpose Herb Vinegar 1 cup finely chopped mixed fresh herbs (try basil, chives, mint, cilantro, Rosemary) 2 cups white wine vinegar Chopped herbs and put with the vinegar in a pot bring to boiled poor in a wide mason jar and Leave it for a two to three weeks, just give it a shake ones in a while. After, strain out the herbs and pour the herb vinegar into a spray bottle Uses: Combat odors by spritzing in the air, clean glass
Recipe: 1 cup of Lavender flowers 4 cups White Vinegar Combine lavender and vinegar; let it sit for 3 to 4 weeks in a seal jar, Strain and Poor it in a spray bottle Uses: for Cleaning, Combat odors by spritzing in the air, Pet deodorizer, Use to clean floors, mirrors, glass (smells wonderful), and Laundry rinse
Tip: Add some to the rinse cycle. Your bedding will have a light lavender scent and will help sleeping Use when ironing, spray on the items and iron. That will add a nice scent to your cloth
Recipe #1 Mason Jar Lavender Buds Vodka Fill the glass jar with lavender and cover completely with vodka. Seal jar and live it for three weeks Give it a shake one’s in a while, strain the buds from the vodka and seal the liquid in a clean glass jar or a spay bottle
Recipe #2 2 cups distilled water (Find at you Pharmacy) 1/-cup vodka 10-15 drops Lavender essential oil Mix. Seal in a jar or spray bottle, keep in a dark place for 2 weeks before using
Tip#1: Dampethe soiled areas with water. Sprinkle borax over the areas. Rub, Let dry Vacuum or brush off any remaining borax powder
Tip#2: 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar 1/4 cup of water solution after sprinkle the area with baking soda and let dry. Brush and vacuum
Tip: carefully spread salt between the bricks and blocks, then sprinkle with water or wait for rain to wet it down.
Tip#1: Take a spray bottle, 1 tsp. of liquid Downy, and fill the rest of the bottle with warm water. Shake to mix well, and then spray area. Let dry and vacuum
Tip#2: Spray with Static Guard, dry then sweep, vacuum or sponge the area
Tip#3: Use a clear tape; use the sticky side to pat your furniture or clothing
Tip#4: Use a wet sponge or a rag and past it on the hairy area in a circular/rotating motion. That will make the hair on a ball it is easier to pick up
Tip#5: Look in pet stores for special pet hair cleanup sponges–they need to be quite dense to work best
Homemade Poisoned Bait 1/2-cup Dry cement powder 1/2-cup Corn flour Mix and place it where the rodents are use to pass. So, they can smell it and eat it, when they drink water the cement powder will react, and killing them
Recipe #1 Make a paste with: 1 cup borax 1/4 cup lemon juice Use a sponge or cloth; rub the stain with the paste. Rinse with warm water
Recipe #2 Make a paste with Lemon and baking soda gently rub into sink. Wash well with hot soapy water
Tip: If Color over stain: use a dry erase marker, a pencil eraser. Or try, sanitizer gel rubbed into the spot then washed away
Tip: use glove and remove all animal remnants, wash the area with white distilled vinegar or bleach. Rinse well with hot water. You can place a fabric softener sheet in the area to remove the odours or spay with a fragrance essential oil.
Homemade Scratch Repair Use a wax crayon that is the same color as the flooring.( you can buy at Home Depot or RONA) Rub it into the scratch, seal it with a hair dryer to soften the wax, allow to cool for a few seconds then buff with a soft cloth.
Recipe #1 60/40 vinegar, water, and about 15 drops of essential oil.
Recipe #2 If you need an abrasive use baking soda with vinegar, make a past, rub and rinse after
Homemade Soap Scum Busters Recipe#1 1/2 cup of boiling water 1 1/2 cups of white household vinegar 1-tsp. liquid dish soap. Spray area generously with this mixture let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Scrub and then rinse well with water
Recipe#2 Spray surface with hot water baking soda on a large damp sponge Scrub (baking soda is a gentle abrasive)
Recipe#3 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup liquid dish detergent 1/8 cup – 1/4 cup vinegar Scrub surface then rinse well with water
Recipe#4 Spray surface with hot water Borax on a damp sponge Scrub, let it sit for and rinse well
Homemade Spot Cleaning Tips & Stain Removers For Suede You can get a professional cleaned or try a few of these Homemade Spot Cleaning test on a small area first to make sure no discoloration or damage
Recipe#1 Cornmeal or corn flour Use as an absorb grease and grime. Simply sprinkle over area, leave for several minutes then rub gently. Let it dry then brush clean. Tip: Suede needs to breathe to stay soft and supple. Use cloth bags or pillowcases as covers for seasonal storage
Recipe #1 1/4-cup Hydrogen Peroxide 1/4-cup Vinegar Spray surface lightly with hydrogen peroxide then spray a layer of vinegar over top. Wipe and rinse with water
Recipe #2 3 cups water 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide 4 TBS lemon juice 8-10 drops tea tree essential oil.
Recipe #3 3-cups water 1/4-cup white vinegar 8-10 drops rosemary essential oil
Recipe #4 1/3-cup cinnamon essential oil 1/3-cup tea tree essential oil Distilled water Mix the essential oils and add water in a medium spray bottle, Shake well, before using Recipe #4 2 stick of cinnamon essential oil 7-10 cloves apple cider vinegar Mix them all together in a jar let it sit for 30-40 days, strain and put in a medium spray bottle, Shake well, before using
Recipe #5 1-cup of water 15-20 drops lavender essential oil Mix well together put in a spray bottle, shake well before using
Recipe #6 1/4-cup Lavender buds 1/4-cup mint 1/4-cup rosemary 1/4-cup sage White distilled vinegar Fill a large jar with the herbs (can be fresh or dried). Fill it with the vinegar, seal jar and allow infusing in a sunny window for 30-40 days. Strain and put in a medium spray bottle, Shake well, before using
Recipe #7 1/2 cup of Borax 8-cups of water Mix well before each use
Recipe #8 2-tsp. Borax 4-TBS vinegar water Mix well before each use
Recipe #9 2-tsp. rosemary essential oil 3-cups of water Mix well together put in a spray bottle, shake well before using
Recipe #10 12 drops of pine essential oil 2-teaspoon white vinegar 2-cups water Mix well together put in a spray bottle, shake well before using
Recipe #11 2-cup water 1/2-cup vinegar 1-TBS liquid castile soap 8-10 drops lemon essential oil Mix well together put in a spray bottle, shake well before using
Recipe #12 Citrus peels (such as lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruits) White vinegar Fill a large, wide mouth mason jar with the citrus peels add the vinegar, infuse for 30-40 days, shake ones in a while, put in a spay bottle (if to strong some other recipe suggest to add white vinegar to it) but I prefer this way.
Recipe #13 3 cups water 1-cup of Rosemary or thyme or Basil or oregano (fresh or dried) 3/4-cup of white vinegar 1 tsp. of liquid castile soap Boil water with the herb. Let it Simmer for 2 hours over medium-low heat, covered. Cool, then strain. Pour the water into a spray bottle; add the white vinegar and castile soap. Shake well before using
Recipe #14 1 tsp. Liquid castile soap 1/4-cup of vodka 8-10 drops any kind of essential oil 4-cups of water Mix well together put in a spray bottle, shake well before using, spray surface.
Recipe #15 1-cup water 1-cup white vinegar Mix well together put in a spray bottle, shake well before using, spray surface.
Homemade To Get Rid Of Insect spraying undiluted white distilled vinegar outside doorways and windowsills fruit flies: setting out a small dish of undiluted white distilled vinegar kill germs: spray full-strength white distilled vinegar on doorknobs and then wipe them dry Mosquito repellent, or itchy bite: see Homemade Lavender Water Recipes Treating mosquito and chigger bites: Soak in saltwater, then apply a mixture of lard and salt Relieving bee stings: wet the spot and cover with salt to relieve the pain Treating poison ivy: Soaking the exposed part in hot saltwater helps hasten the end to poison ivy irritation
Recipe#1 4-cups of warm water 1/3 cup Borax 1-teaspoon liquid dishwashing detergent Mix in about 1-tablespoon bleach. (Mix together)
Recipe#2 3-5 drops dishwashing liquid 1/4 part white distilled vinegar 1/4 part alcohol 1/4 part water Mix, Spray and mop
Homemade carpet stains can be removed 3 tablespoons white distilled vinegar 1/4-cup baking soda. Make a paste, Rub into the carpet stain and let dry after Vacuum the excess (some cheep carpet can change the colour just try on a corner of the room) Tip: carpet steam cleaner machine: add 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar with the soap, and add 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar for the rinse, the carpets will stay fresh longer, and the vinegar will bring out the colour in carpet
Tip: Also very effective with outdoor carpet Homemade Clean up after pet accidents Tip: Use rag or paper towel to absorb the liquid Recipe: 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar 1/4 cup of water solution Mix in a spay bottle, spray over and sprinkle baking soda over the area and let it dry. Vacuum Homemade Cleaners For The Bathroom Tip: Spray white distilled vinegar and wipe with a dry cloth.
Tip#2 1 cup of white distilled vinegar inside the empty machine, and running it through, a whole cycle Do monthly to remove the bad smell.
Recipe #1 2 cups rubbing alcohol (70 percent isopropyl) 1/4-cup ammonia few drop of dish detergent (liquid) 1 3/4-cup of water
Recipe #2 2 cups water 1/2-cup vinegar 1/2 tsp. dish detergent (liquid)
Recipe #3 4-cups water 1/2-cup vinegar 1 tsp. dish detergent (liquid)
Recipe #4 4-cups water 1/2-cup vinegar 1/3 cup lemon juice few drop of dish detergent (liquid)
Recipe #5 1-cup white vinegar 4-cups warm water Recipe #6 1-cup cold strong black tea 1/4-cup of vinegar
Tip: soaked in white distilled vinegar
I remember when my mom was making salt dough, it was so much fun. It was a simple way to do dough. Only with common household ingredients in your cabinet, it is inexpensive, friendly environmental free
*Mix food coloring with the water before adding to dry ingredients *When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator (will keep for a couple days).
*You may also paint your ornaments and sculptures after they dry.
*Can be baked in slow oven (200°F) for several hours until done or left to air dry for a few days.
1 cup of fine salt
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of water (may add more)
few drops of food coloring
Combine the salt and the flour in a large bowl, mix well before adding water Ready to go
Tip: To get softer dough you can add more flour. Adding more salt will lend a more granulose affect. Use wallpaper glue and the dough will be more cohesive. If it is too crumbly, add a spoonful of water at a time until the right consistency
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup salt
few drops of food coloring
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup salt
2/3 cup water few drops of food coloring
1-cup table salt 1-cup flour
1/2 cup water few drops of food coloring
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
1 1/2 cups water few drops of food coloring
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cup water
1-tablespoon vegetable oil
few drops of food coloring
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Household Uses For Salt
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- Rub salt on fruit stains while still wet, then put them in the wash.
- For mildew spots, rub in salt and some buttermilk, and then let dry in the sun.
- If you spill wine or fruit juice on your tablecloth, pour salt on the spot immediately to absorb the stain.
- Apply a paste of salt and olive oil to ugly heat rings on your table. Let sit for about an hour and then wipe off with a soft cloth.
- To improve your iron, sprinkle salt on a piece of paper and run the sticky iron over it a few times while the iron is hot.
- To restore some of the color to faded fabric, soak it in a strong solution of salt and water.
- Mix a tablespoon of salt into the water of a vase of cut flowers to keep them fresh longer.
- A mixture of salt and vinegar will clean brass.
- Salt on the fingers when cleaning meat or fish will prevent your hands from slipping.
- To kill unwanted weeds growing in your driveway or between bricks and stones, pour boiling salt water over them.
- For perspiration stains, add enough water to salt to make a paste, then rub into the cloth. Wait for an hour, and then launder as usual.
- Cover spilled eggs with salt, then wipe clean with a paper towel.
- To freshen smelly sneakers (or any canvas shoe) sprinkle their insides with salt. Wait 24 hours for the salt to absorb the odor, and then shake them out.
- Pour salt directly onto a grease spill and come back to it later.
- A new broom will last longer if you soak the bristles in hot salt water before using it for the first time.
- Stainless steel can be cleaned by rubbing it with a gritty paste of two tablespoons of salt mixed with lemon juice. Rinse well and pat dry with a soft cloth.
- Rub two to three tablespoons of salt onto the stains inside your glass vases, and then scrub clean with a damp bristle brush.
- Gargle with warm salt water (1/4 teaspoon salt to one cup water) to relieve a sore throat.
- Sprinkle salt on carpets to dry out muddy footprints before vacuuming.
- When silk flowers get dusty, put them in a paper bag with several tablespoons of salt and shake gently for two minutes to clean them.
- Refresh household sponges by soaking them in cold salt water for ten minutes.
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- Add baking soda to your bath water to relieve sunburned or itchy skin.
- Make a paste of baking soda and water, and apply to a burn or an insect bite for relief.
- Clean your refrigerator with a solution of one-teaspoon baking soda to one quart of warm water.
- Pour a cup of baking soda into the opening of your clogged drain and then add a cup of hot vinegar. After a few minutes, flush the drain with a quart of boiling water.
- To remove perspiration stains, make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Rub paste into the stain, let it sit for an hour, and then launder as usual.
- If you crave sweets, rinse your mouth with one-teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a glass of warm water. Don’t swallow the mixture; spit it out. Your craving should disappear instantly.
- Add a pinch of baking soda to boiled syrup to prevent it from crystallizing.
- To remove pesticides, dirt, and wax from fresh fruits and vegetables, wash them in a large bowl of cool water to which you’ve added two to three tablespoons of baking soda.
- Soak toothbrushes in baking soda and warm water overnight to clean bristles.
- Gasoline and oil odors can be removed by putting clothes in a trash bag with baking soda for a few days before washing them.
- Lay down barrier of baking soda under sink-pipe openings and along basement windows to keep carpenter ants, silverfish, and roaches from invading. Roaches eat the baking soda, dehydrate, and die.
- A light baking soda paste on a damp cloth will remove bugs and tar from cars without damaging the paint. Let paste sit for a few minutes before wiping and rinsing clean.
- To remove stains from your coffee and tea cups, wipe them with a damp sponge dipped in baking soda paste.
- Keep your rubber gloves dry and smelling good by sprinkling baking soda inside them. They’ll slip on more easily too!
- Sprinkling baking soda on your front steps will provide traction and melt the ice. Unlike rock salt, kitty litter, or sand, it won’t damage outdoor or indoor surfaces or shoes.
- Boil two inches of water in a pan with a burned bottom, turn off the heat, then add half a cup of baking soda. Let it sit overnight. In the morning it will be easy to clean.
- Sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda on the bottom of your toaster oven to eliminate the burned smell from drippings and crumbs.
- A paste of baking soda removes red sauce stains from plastic.
- Carpet Cleaning Use a 1/2 cup of Borax per gallon of water in carpet steam cleaning machines.
- Fruit Trees Sprinkle a cup of borax around a full-sized apple tree (or a couple of tablespoons around a young tree) every 3-4 years to add boron, a trace mineral, to the soil. It is needed for good cell wall and for fruit and seed development.
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner Pour 1 cup of borax into the toilet bowl at night before you go to sleep. The next morning clean out the toilet bowl with a brush. The borax will loosen all the grime buildup.
- Pests Keep roaches, waterbugs, and ants away by sprinkling a combination of equal parts all-natural borax and sugar.
- Flea Killer Sprinkle borax on dog beds, carpets, and other areas where you suspect that fleas are hatching. Borax releases boric acid, which is a poison (note that very high doses would need to be ingested to harm a pet or human).
- Mice Deterrent Sprinkle borax on the floor along the walls (mice like to run along the side of walls). They don’t like getting the borax on their feet, so they are less likely to return to that area of the house.
- Preserving Flowers Fresh-cut flowers of many varieties may be permanently preserved. Borax removes moisture from blossoms and leaves, thereby preventing the wilting which would normally result. Two different mixtures (by weight) are recommended: two parts 20 Borax and one part dry white sand, or one part Borax and two parts corn meal.
- Violin String Saver If you play violin or an instrument with a bow, when the hairs get gummed with rosin, instead of having it rehaired, dampen a toothbrush, dip it in borax, and scrub the bow hair in small sections. Try not to get the soap on the wood. Wipe clean and then re-rosin.
- Remover gummy adhesive residue Mix together borax and water in a 2-to-1 ratio. Rub on to get rid of sticky, gooey, gummy adhesive residue.
- For a sore throat or bad breath, gargle with some lemon juice.
- Clean discolored utensils with a cloth dipped in lemon juice. Rinse with warm water.
- Toss used lemons into your garbage disposal to help keep it clean and smelling fresh.
- Use one part lemon juice and two parts salt to scour chinaware to its original luster.
- A few drops of lemon juice in outdoor house-paint will keep insects away while you are painting and until the paint dries.
- Remove scratches on furniture by mixing equal parts of lemon juice and salad oil and rubbing it on the scratches with a soft cloth.
- To make furniture polish, mix one part lemon juice and two parts olive oil.
- To clean the surface of white marble or ivory (such as piano keys), rub with a half a lemon, or make a lemon juice and salt paste. Wipe with a clean, wet cloth.
- To renew hardened paintbrushes, dip into boiling lemon juice. Lower the heat and leave the brush for 15 minutes, then wash it in soapy water.
- To remove dried paint from glass, apply hot lemon juice with a soft cloth. Leave until nearly dry, and then wipe off.
- Rub kitchen and bathroom faucets with lemon peel. Wash and dry with a soft cloth to shine and remove spots.
- Fresh lemon juice in rinse water removes soap film from interiors of ovens and refrigerators.
- Create your own air freshener: Slice some lemons, cover with water, and let simmer in a pot for about an hour. (This will also clean your aluminum pots!)
- Fish or onion odor on your hands can be removed by rubbing them with fresh lemons.
- To get odors out of wooden rolling pins, bowls, or cutting boards, rub with a piece of lemon. Don’t rinse: The wood will absorb the lemon juice.
- Save lemon and orange rinds to deter squirrels and cats from digging in the garden. Store rinds in the freezer during the winter, and then bury them just under the surface of the garden periodically throughout the spring and summer.
- After a shampoo, rinse your hair with lemon juice to make it shine. Mix the strained juice of a lemon in an eight-ounce glass of warm water.
- Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with two tablespoons of salt to make a rust-removing scrub.
- Before you start to vacuum, put a few drops of lemon juice in the dust bag. It will make the house smell fresh.
- Get grimy white cotton socks white again by boiling them in water with a slice of lemon.
- Clean copper pots by cutting a lemon in half and rubbing the cut side with salt until the salt sticks. Rub the lemon onto the metal, rinse with hot water, and polish dry.
- Suck on a lemon to settle an upset stomach.
- Bring a solution of one-cup vinegar and four tablespoons baking soda to a boil in teapots and coffeepots to rid them of mineral deposits.
- A solution of vinegar and baking soda will easily remove cooking oil from your stovetop.
- Clean the filter on your humidifier by removing it and soaking it in a pan of white vinegar until all the sediment is off.
- Vinegar naturally breaks down uric acid and soapy residue, leaving baby clothes and diapers soft and fresh. Add a cup of vinegar to each load during the rinse cycle.
- Saturate a cloth with vinegar and sprinkle with baking soda, and then use it to clean fiberglass tubs and showers. Rinse well and rub dry for a spotless shine.
- To remove chewing gum, rub it with full-strength vinegar.
- For a clean oven, combine vinegar and baking soda, then scrub.
- Clean and deodorize your toilet bowl by pouring undiluted white vinegar into it. Let stand for five minutes, then flush. Spray stubborn stains with white vinegar, then scrub vigorously.
- Clean windows with a cloth dipped in a solution of one part white vinegar and 10 parts warm water. This works for dirty TV screens, too!
- For brunettes, rinsing hair with vinegar after a shampoo makes hair shinier. Use one-tablespoon vinegar to one-cup warm water.
- Soak paint stains in hot vinegar to remove them.
- To clean drip coffeemakers, fill the reservoir with white vinegar and run it through a brewing cycle. Rinse thoroughly by brewing two cycles with water before using.
- To remove bumper stickers from car chrome, paint on vinegar and let it soak in. Next, scrape off the stickers. Decals can be removed similarly.
- Rid your refrigerator and freezer of bad odors by cleaning the insides with a solution of equal parts vinegar and water, then wiping dry.
- Apply full strength vinegar to mosquito or other insect bites to relieve the itching. (Caution: Do not do this if the affected area is raw.)
- To remove smoke odors on clothes, hang them above a steaming bathtub filled with hot water and a cup of white vinegar.
- To prevent mildew, wipe down surfaces with vinegar.
- Place a vinegar-soaked brown bag on sprains to ease pain and aid recovery.
- Use a sponge dampened with vinegar to clean shower curtains.
- To remove salt and water stains from leather boots and shoes, rub with a solution of 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 1 cup water. Wipe over the stained area only, and then polish.
- To loosen a stuck jar lid, hold the jar upside down and pour warm vinegar around the neck at the joint between the glass and the top.
- Rub cider vinegar on your skin to repel insects.