• Homemade Soap

    I have been making a lot of soap!  I have about 80 bars now, I think that will be enough for some time.  I plan to give some for Christmas presents. My first attempt was a simple recipe I found for equal amounts of coconut oil and olive oil.  That soap is very hard!  Then […]

    Oct 27th, 2011 | Filed under Household Recipes
  • A General Purpose Cleaner

    4 cups hot water mixed with 2 teaspoons borax 1 teaspoon washing soda 4 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon Murphy’s Oil Soap The water has to be hot in order to dissolve the borax and washing soda

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Household Recipes
  • Wall Cleaner

    I used this recipe on our walls, with a little Murphy’s Oil Soap added, and it did an excellent job of cleaning off the yellow smoke gunk. Wipe it on and let it set a minute or two, then I used some rinse water (although if you don’t smoke, you don’t really need to rinse) […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Household Recipes
  • Buttermilk White Bread

    5 – 6 cups flour 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 package dry yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons) 1 cup water 1 1/3 cup buttermilk Directions: 1. Add buttermilk and water to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until lukewarm (110 degrees). 2. In a large bowl add 2 […]

    Sep 13th, 2008 | Filed under Household Recipes
  • Mosquitos & Catnip

    Since I have a large uncontrolled catnip plant and plenty of mosquitos, I am going to have to give this a try! Grow Your Own Mosquito Repellent CATNIP MOSQUITO SPRITZ MAKES ABOUT 3 CUPS * 2 cups catnip, stemmed * 3-4 cups mild rice vinegar Rinse herbs, roll lightly with a rolling pin, then place […]

    Jul 20th, 2008 | Filed under Gardening, Household Recipes, Save The Earth Stuff
  • Make Cheap Laundry Detergent

    Good Sudless Laundry Detergent Ingredients: 5 gallon bucket – I use the big bucket that came filled with cat litter 1 bar Fels Naptha soap, grated 1 cup Arm & Hammer washing soda (NOT baking soda) 1/2 cup borax 1 large pan 1 big spoon Directions: Put 4 cups water into pan and warm on […]

    May 1st, 2008 | Filed under Household Recipes, Save The Earth Stuff
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