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Dishwasher Sign

Don’t buy a clean / dirty dishwasher sign just make one.   Simply design your graphic of a clean or dirty sign – print – laminate or tape the sides together – 3 hole punch the top and hang it from a suction hook on your dishwasher.

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Natural Household Cleaners

by daisyblue     Safe and Clean Information    |   PDF Version of 7 Safe Cleaners – DIY

Our favorite 7 natural cleaners, using ingredients found in your home!

What you will need:  empty bottle / spray bottle, water, vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, Kosher salt, natural soap, and a lemon!

  1. TOILETS

½ cup Baking Soda

10-20 drops Tea Tree Oil (#2507)

Add the above ingredients to your toilet.Next, add ¼ cup white vinegar to the bowl, and scrub away while the mix fizzes.

  1. DISINFECTANT SPRAY / MILDEW SPRAY

White vinegar – in a spray bottle

Spray direct on areas of mildew, and let sit 1 hour.Rinse with warm water, and use a sponge to remove any lasting bits of mildew.

  1. TUB/SHOWER/SINK SCRUB

¼ cup Baking Soda

¼ cup Natural Soap(DB Laundry Soap)

Mix together, and create a paste.Use paste as a natural scrub.

  1. CUTTING BOARDS

Cut a lemon in half, and run it over the surfaces.Let sit for 15 minutes, and rinse!

  1. POTS & PANS

Use Kosher salt as an abrasive on your pots and pans to naturally remove left on food & grease.

  1. NATURAL FABRIC SOFTENER

Mix 20-30 drops of essential oil of choice (we like lavender or a citrus) to a one-gallon jug of white Vinegar.  Add 1/3 cup to each load of laundry.Shake before use.

  1. OVENS

Heat the oven to 125°F. Once the oven is warm, grab your spray bottle of white Vinegar, and spray directly onto the affected areas.Turn off the oven and let it cool.Use a towel to scrub away the mess. If you need more cleaning, sprinkle baking soda or salt on the area, and spray with vinegar.Follow with a good rinse/wipe.

Cleaning should be FUN, not toxic.

Not ready to mix up your own cleaners?  Here are some options for you!

  • Daisy Breeze Laundry Soap – this all purpose, concentrated, laundry soap works for more than just laundry!  Laundry, Bubble Bath, Dish Soap, Doggie Shampoo, Deck Cleaner, Automobile Soap….and more!

Ingredients:Water, Saponified Olive Palm, Castor, and Coconut Oils, Essential Oils, Potassium Sorbate.

DB Citrus Laundry Soap, #7202, $20

APRIL ONLY Earth Day Sets (read more below, or in the Monthly Promos Article).

  • DB Clean Natural Cleaning Concentrate – natural cleaner that makes up to 48 gallons of cleaning power!  Works great for kitchen, bathroom, mirrors, windows, dishes, and floors!

Ingredients:Water, Saponified Olive & Coconut Oils, Orange Valencia, Tea Tree, Pink Grapefruit & Eucalyptus Essential Oils, Neem Oil, Rosemary Oil Extract.

DB Clean, #7209  $16

  • Lemon Oil – natural Citrus Limon Peel (lemon essential oil), is cold press extracted from the rind of lemons grown in California, and diluted to a safe to use amount in natural vegetable oil.  Safe to apply direct to the skin, making it a perfect companion to jazz up your cleaning.  Use as a furniture polish, add to your soaps for an added citrus boost, and add a few drops to water and make a refreshing room mist.

Lemon Oil, #2504  $19

 

 

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The many uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

The benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $2.00 at any drug store. (seen on the internet)

  1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle).
  2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of “Peroxide” to keep them free of germs.
  3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dish rag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
  4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
  5. A friend had a fungus on their feet for years – until they sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
  6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
  7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
  8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.
  9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
  10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.
  11. Put half of a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
  12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
  13. Some people use peroxide to clean mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this. I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I’m glad there’s a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner.
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Items that do not need to be refrigerated

Top 10 Items That Don’t Require Refrigeration

Keep your fridge more organized by not storing these items in there.  Article by Windtraveler.

Pancake Syrup, mustard, ketchup, chocolate syrup, bread, pickles sweet & dill, hot sauces, olives, sauerkraut, bbq sauce, tortillas, pies & pastries, non-dairy creamers, anything containing vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce, lemons / limes, peppers, onions, apples, tomatoes, cheese, jam, oil based salad dressing, butter, eggs

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Reuse stretch cords

stretch-cords(hint sent in by a fan of the site)

I’ve discovered that the stretch-cord which is used as wrapping around Xmas presents is useful to use as elastic. One is on my tablet to hold it in place. One is around a pair of silk Long Johns. I will look for some on sale to use on lots of other stuff. The elastic I put around stuff like form mattress etc. always break, but I think these Xmas stretch ties will last a long time.

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Rubber Glove Hints

Do your rubber gloves seem too long?

Do they slip down and make it harder to grasp things?

When you have a sweatshirt on, because the sleeve gets in the way?

Well, wait no longer, just cut the dang cuffs off.  My Aunt did, to just above the wrist knuckle (not the thumb knuckle) and prestooooooooooo they work great. no more slips, and easier to take off……….

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