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How to Create Jewelry Cleaner in Minutes

DIY Natural Jewelry Cleaner

Women's jewelry
I have been using this DIY cleaner for the last several years and love it. So far it has worked on all types of jewelry. It is natural and therefore I don’t have to worry about it wreaking havoc on even some of my less expensive pieces.

I have spent more than I want to comment on for jewelry cleaners. As I make a lot of my own jewelry, I have a lot of it. To keep it clean and sanitized takes only a bit of time, but a lot of money for commercial cleaners.

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Nix Those Stains

Nix Those Stains

spilled glass of red wine

I don’t know about you, but my house seems to collect more stains in winter. Wine, Coffee, butter are not exempt from staining clothes & furniture.

I don’t like buying most commercial cleaners, as you know, so making my own is always the best for me. Making your stains go away for pennies on the dollar is always something everyone likes. Better yet, some of these tips will have you use things that you already have around your home!

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DIY Home Cleaners

A Tart Way to Clean

The magic of plain vinegar is amazing. I don’t know how anyone could do without this inexpensive liquid gold. vinegar bottle

Yes, I am talking about the regular vinegar you use to make salad dressing. It can be used for so much and costs less than chemical-laden cleaners and products.

I am looking forward to spring and with that comes spring cleaning. It is not as much of a chore when you have a product that works on almost everything

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Homemade Cleaning Products

chemical cleaning products

Everyone knows that today’s cleaning products, for the most part, are made with harsh chemicals. I recently found out that a floor product I used before vacuuming was actually a carcinogen to my pets.

All cleaning products still need to be kept out of the reach of pets and children. However, the natural products used to make your own, will leave your house with no carcinogens and cost less.

Here are some easy, inexpensive recipes for cleaning products that are natural and chemical free:

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Handy Hints for Lemons

Lemons are used to put into tea, squeeze over fish, and zest into salad dressings. But did you know there are about a hundred more uses for this little fruit?Handy tips for lemons

  • Strengthen finger nails – Soak your fingers in lemon juice for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water. This helps strengthen and brighten the nails.
  • Soften calluses – rub feet, hells and elbows with half of a lemon
  • Curb appetite – Mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice with 1 tablespoon safflower oil. Take before each meal.
  • Cold sore – dab a little lemon juice on the sore. It acts as an astringent and promotes healing
  • Hiccups – cut off a small slice of lemon (without peel). Place it under your tongue and suck once. Hold the juice for 10 seconds, then swallow the juice.

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Spice Up Your Chores

I was going through a box of my daughter’s best art projects that we kept. It brought back a lot of memories. At the bottom of the box was at least ½ cup of loose glitter and salt from all the decorative projects.spilled salt and shaker

The salt reminded me of all the wonderful things you can do with it; from children’s projects to loosening soot in a fireplace. I thought you might be interested in some of the ways table salt can help make chores easier. Read More→