Archive for non-chemical

13 Unconventional Uses for Baking Soda

Why DIY Beats Commercial Every Time!

baking soda on spoon

When I get in a mood for baking, I always make sure I have baking soda on hand.  Then the box sits on the shelf.  Well, no more!  There are so many uses for baking soda, they are too numerous to list.

I have found, however, a list of 13 that I use on a regular basis.  They are quick, easy and so inexpensive to the chemical-laden commercial options.

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Do You Clean Like Mom?

Cleaning As Cheap as Mom

jar of borax and jar of washing soda

I remember my mother and grandmother always had a box of Fels Naptha, a bar of Lava soap and a container of 20 Mule Team Borax.   They believed in cleaning naturally.

I have a number of ways to use Borax that will be just as fast and less expensive than commercial brands.

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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 Carpet Cleaner

Making Your Own Carpet Cleaner

spilled coffee

It is hard enough to get everything done in a day, so why make your own household cleaners? Because your family’s health is at stake.

Today’s cleaners are loaded with chemicals, may which have been shown to cause cancer in animals. Why not take a short bit of time to make a month’s supply and clean with healthy alternatives. Not to mention it is much less expensive than the commercial brands.

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