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#1 of 13 Old 01-28-2006, 04:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was wondering if people could share some of their favourite recipes and/or dierect me to an existing thread... didn't have too much time to look ds is hungry!
tia!

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I love most of the recipes in Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan. You could probably even check it out from the library

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We use vinegar and baking soda to clean virtually everything in this house. I mix vinegar and water about 75/25 (more vinegar) and I add some tea tree oil to it -- it kills mold and bacteria and works awesome!! For scouring jobs like the tub, toilet etc I sprinkle baking soda in, then pour some vinegar and watch the awesome fizzy explosion, then scrub...

Those two things, coupled with a bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap which will last forever because you dilute it so much... cleans everything from my dishes to my toilet....
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I KNOW this has been discussed before... I'm trying to find some links for you.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=382270
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=368361

For floors, I just pour vinegar in a bucket of hot water and mop.
I keep a spray bottle with 1.5-2 cups water, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 teaspoon dish soap, and a few drops essential oil- I use this for mirrors, countertops- basically everything.
For scrubbing the sink, I use Bon Ami.

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Same here. Vinegar, baking soda, and Bon Ami are all I need to clean my house.
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This forum might be helpful.
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OK, so I can't get that to work and DH is asleep.

It is under this same heading of "natural family living" and "mindful home management". It is called "natural home and body care".
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I second "Clean House, Clean Planet" for recipes. I basically use a vinegar and water solution for most cleaning. To shine glass or ss I use club soda.

Baking Soda comes in handy for sinks and bathrooms.

Check out the book...
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I third " Clean house, Clean planet". I love my book. I use pretty much baking soda and vinegar for everything.
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Someone posted some recipes not too long ago... I'll see if I can find the post. She posted the following recipe (and I love it!):

All purpose cleaner:

1 Tbsp. Borax
2 Tbsp. vinegar
16 oz. warm water
10 drops tea tree oil
1/4 cup liquid soap (like dish soap)
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Here is the link to all of the recipes that Vanilla posted.
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hi, just wanted to add , you can make liquid dr bronners (1 gal) out of a bar of dr bronner soap. just melt the bar carefully over low heat then put it in a one gallone container. Slowly add warm water till full....it will be gloopy but agentle up and down , or back and forth will mix it andyou can use it as you would liquid dr. bronners castille. I love it because even the most economical liquid castille is a bit out of my budget...so making it myself is even cheaper!
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Wow, thanks for all the replies and references! I haven't been able to check out the book Clean House, Clean Planet yet, but I'm looking forward to a trip to the library soon!

thanks!

me, wife to dh, the movie geek (7/01), mama to ds1, budding Star Wars geek (10/05), dd, budding princess of the dirt (03/08) and ds2, budding extrovert. watch out! (8/10).
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