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    Default Household Recipes

    Blue Window Cleaner recipe
    3 tablespoons ammonia
    3/4 cup water
    1 tablespoon white vinegar
    2 drops blue food coloring

    Put into a clean spray bottle.
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    Clogged Drain Remedy recipe
    1 cup salt
    1 cup baking soda
    1 cup vinegar

    Mix, then pour down the drain. Follow with 2 quarts boiling water.
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    Dishwashing Gel recipe
    1/2 pound plain white bar soap
    1/2 gallon water

    Grate soap into flakes and place in large pot with water. Stir to
    dissolve flakes. Boil 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour into a
    glass jar and allow to cool without a lid. Once cool, cover to
    prevent soap from drying out. As soap sits it will thicken to a gel
    consistency.

    To use, pour into a squirt bottle, filling bottle 1/4 full. Fill
    bottle with hot water and shake before using.
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    "Elmers" Glue recipe
    1 quart skim milk
    3/4 tablespoon baking soda
    1 tablespoon white vinegar
    10 ounces water

    Place milk and vinegar in a double boiler. Cook on low heat and stir
    as curds form. Drain off liquid. Wash remaining mass with water until
    the vinegar smell is gone. Put into a clean bowl. Dissolve baking
    soda in water. Pour over curds and stir until a white paste forms.
    Seal in suitable containers.
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    Homemade Laundry Soap recipe
    Submitted to Recipe Goldmine by Nanette Hummel

    1 bar Ivory Soap (plain, pure soap - no fragrance)
    1 cup washing soda (not baking soda)

    Fill a large bucket or container with hot tap water. Set aside.

    Grate the bar of soap into a saucepan. Add water just to cover the
    grated soap. Heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until the soap is
    dissolved. Add the soap-water mixture to the hot water in the bucket.
    Stir to combine. Then add washing soda and stir. As this cools it
    will turn into a white gelatinous soap. The thickness will vary
    depending on the size of container used.

    To use: Pour one cup into soiled laundry load.

    This bucket of soap does a lot of laundry for a very small price and
    more soap is just 15 minutes away. One batch washes 24 loads of
    laundry
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    Microwave Cleaner recipe
    1 cup water
    1 quart warm water
    1/4 cup baking soda

    To loosen dried-on food, put 1 cup water in a microwavable cup and
    heat in the microwave until it boils; turn off the microwave and let
    the water sit for 1 minute. Dissolve baking soda in 1 quart warm
    water and, using a sponge or cloth, wash the interior of the
    microwave with this solution to clean and deodorize it.
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    Nonstick Cookware Stain Remover recipe
    2 tablespoons baking soda
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup vinegar

    Boil this mixture in the affected cookware for 10 minutes. Re-season
    the cookware with salad oil.
    ---Paper Glue recipe
    1/4 cup flour
    3/4 cup hot water
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 teaspoon powdered alum
    1/4 cup cold water
    5 drops clove oil (optional)

    Mix flour and sugar in a saucepan. Add cold water and whisk until
    mixture is smooth. Add hot water. Place mixture over medium heat and
    stir constantly until it comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from
    heat. Stir in alum. Add clove oil for a pleasant scent, if desired.
    Allow paste to cool before using. Store tightly sealed.
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    Perspiration Remover recipe
    4 tablespoons salt
    1 quart water

    Soak garment in this solution, then rinse and wash garment as usual.
    --------------------

    Sink or Tub Whitener recipe
    This will temporarily whiten yellowed sinks or tubs.

    1/2 cup turpentine
    2 tablespoons salt

    Scrub with a terry cloth rag.
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    Windshield Wiper Spray recipe
    Water
    1/4 cup vinegar

    Put vinegar in dispenser first, then fill with water.
    -----------------
    Windshield Cleaner (extra-strength) recipe
    1/2 cup whiting
    1 cup fuller's earth
    1/4 cup baking soda

    Mix, and add enough water to make a paste. Apply with a sponge.
    Polish with a dry lint-free cloth.
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    Window Cleaner (for warm weather) recipe
    2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
    2 quarts water
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    Window Cleaner (for cold weather) recipe
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1 quart warm water
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    White Sock Soap recipe
    1/4 cup liquid chlorine bleach
    1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent
    1 gallon hot water

    Use a plastic, enamel or stainless steel container (not aluminum) or
    the kitchen sink. If the fabric or material cannot take hot water,
    let it cool. Let socks soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Check them and, if
    needed, soak a little longer. Rinse well and then wash as usual.
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  3. #2
    Kelly
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    Default HouseHold Recipes

    All-Purpose Tree Fertilizer recipe

    3 parts cottonseed meal, soy meal, or blood meal

    2 parts finely ground raw phosphate rock or steamed bone meal

    3 parts wood ashes, granite rock or greens

    1 part dolomitic limestone



    Mix all materials. Apply 1 pound of fertilizer for each foot of the

    drip line diameter of the tree (3 feet = 12 pounds).

    ---------------

    Aluminum Pot Cleaner recipe

    2 tablespoons cream of tartar

    1 quart water



    Mix; boil in the aluminum pot for 10 minutes. Scour lightly if needed

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    Anti-Static Spray recipe

    1/4 cup commercial liquid fabric softener

    1/4 cup ammonia

    2 cups water



    Mix ingredients and store in a spray bottle. Spray liberally on the

    rug, your shoes, chair, desktop, or file cabinet, but do not spray

    directly onto your computer system

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    Appliance Cleaner Spray recipe

    1 teaspoon borax

    3 tablespoons vinegar

    2 cups hot water



    Combine in a spray bottle. Shake to mix and dissolve borax. Spray on

    appliances and wipe off with a soft cloth or sponge.

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    Aromatic Carpet Cleaner recipe

    2 cups baking soda

    1/2 cup cornstarch

    4 to 5 bay leaves

    1 tablespoon cloves



    Mix all ingredients together and keep in a closed container. Sprinkle

    on carpet and let sit for a couple of hours. Vacuum carpet in usual

    manner.

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    Automatic Dishwashing Soap recipe



    Like Cascade and Sun Light



    Homemade natural formula will safely cut through grease and sanitize

    your dishes as well.



    1/2 cup liquid castile soap

    1/2 cup water

    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

    3 drops tea tree extract

    1/4 cup white vinegar



    Combine water and liquid Castile soap. Stir and then add lemon juice,

    tea tree extract, and vinegar. Stir until blended evenly and store in

    a squeeze bottle.

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    Baby Wipes recipe

    2 cups warm water

    2 tablespoons baby shampoo

    2 tablespoons baby oil



    Mix these ingredients. Soak heavy, white paper towels in this

    solution and tuck into used baby wipes containers or plastic bags to

    use in the nursery.

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    Barbecue Fire Starters recipe

    1 pound paraffin

    Sawdust



    Melt paraffin and mix with sawdust. Pour into an empty cardboard egg

    carton. After the wax is set, the 12 cubes are cut from the egg

    carton. To start the charcoal, place one cube in the barbecue

    container and cover with briquettes. Light, then relax until the

    coals are ready.

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    Bathroom Window Frost recipe

    4 tablespoons Epsom salt

    1 cup beer



    Dissolve Epsom salt in beer. Apply with a 2-inch wide brush to the

    inside of the windowpanes. It dries well, lasts a long time and, when

    washed off, is easily re-applied. Also, you can get prettier

    crystallization by dipping a terry cloth in the above mixture and

    dabbing it on.

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    Beeswax Furniture Polish recipe

    4 ounces beeswax

    2 tablespoons carnauba wax

    2 1/2 cups odorless turpentine or mineral spirits



    Melt the waxes on HIGH in a microwave or in a double boiler. Remove

    the waxes from the heat and stir in the turpentine or mineral

    spirits. When cool, store in a tightly capped container.



    Apply the polish with a clean cloth and rub in small circles. Turn

    the cloth as it becomes dirty. Allow the polish to dry, then buff

    with a clean cloth. If more than one coat is desired, wait two days

    between applications.

    --------------------

    Better Baby Wipes recipe



    This recipe is from a pediatrician.



    I've seen some recipes on Dollar Stretcher for baby wipes, but none

    mentioned boiling water! When you boil the water it cuts down on the

    bacteria and the wipes are good for months, not weeks! I used this

    recipe for my two babies and it worked great! I saved a lot of money

    doing it this way. Keeping a container of wipes in the car is

    convenient, too.



    2 cups boiling water

    2 tablespoons baby bath

    2 tablespoons baby lotion (any lotion may be used)

    1/2 roll of Bounty Paper Towels (This brand holds together well.)



    Boil water; pour water, baby bath and lotion in round container.

    (Look at Wal-Mart for a round Rubbermaid 10-cup plastic container.)



    Put in 1/2 roll of Bounty. Invert container after a few minutes for

    even distribution.



    Take out cardboard; unroll from center.

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    Bleach (heavy-duty) recipe

    1 gallon water

    2 cups chlorinated lime

    3 cups washing soda



    Mix in an old plastic bucket. Stir well. Let stand, uncovered, for 24

    hours. Strain into storage containers. Use as any commercial bleach.

    AVOID CONTACT WITH SKIN AND FUMES WHEN MIXING.

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    Christmas Snow recipe

    1/3 cup liquid starch

    1 cup soap flakes or detergent granules

    1 to 2 tablespoons water

    Blue food coloring



    Mix liquid starch into the soap flakes. Add the water and beat with a

    rotary beater until the mixture has the consistency of marshmallow

    fluff or thick meringue.



    Beat in the blue food coloring drop by drop to achieve a white, icy

    effect. Using a clean paintbrush, dab the snow onto the tops of your

    green branches in various artistic patterns.



    You can also sprinkle sequins, glitter or confetti over the Christmas

    Snow.



    CAUTION: Make certain that children realize the snow is made of soap

    and should not be handled or played with.

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    Clogged Drain Remedy recipe

    1 cup salt

    1 cup baking soda

    1 cup vinegar



    Mix, then pour down the drain. Follow with 2 quarts boiling water.

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    Cockroach Control recipe

    4 parts borax

    2 parts all-purpose flour

    1 part cocoa powder



    Mix; sprinkle where pets and children cannot get to it.

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    "Elmers" Glue recipe

    1 quart skim milk

    3/4 tablespoon baking soda

    1 tablespoon white vinegar

    10 ounces water



    Place milk and vinegar in a double boiler. Cook on low heat and stir

    as curds form. Drain off liquid. Wash remaining mass with water until

    the vinegar smell is gone. Put into a clean bowl. Dissolve baking

    soda in water. Pour over curds and stir until a white paste forms.

    Seal in suitable containers.

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    Fireplace Logs recipe

    4 pounds copper sulfate

    3 pounds rock salt

    1 gallon water



    Dissolve copper sulfate and rock salt in water in a 5-gallon crock.

    Wrap old newspapers tightly and tie. Soak the newspapers in the

    solution, then dry them well and stack away for future use. These

    logs will burn a beautiful blue for a long time.

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    Leather Upholstery Cleaner recipe

    1/2 cup isopropyl alcohol

    1 1/2 cups water

    1/2 cup vinegar



    Mix ingredients. Store in a clean glass jar with a tight-fitting

    cover. Apply solution to leather upholstery with a soft cloth. Buff

    dry with another clean, soft cloth. If you want to waterproof the

    clean leather, apply 1 tablespoon castor oil to a soft cloth, then

    buff vigorously.

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    Makeup Brush and Sponge Solution recipe

    2 parts water

    1 part fine fabric cleanser

    Baking soda



    Combine two parts water and one part fine fabric cleanser. Dip makeup

    brushes into the solution. Rinse in clean water. Submerge brushes

    again into a baking soda and water mixture to soften the bristles.

    Rinse again in clean water. Blot excess and allow to dry.



    You can also wash them with shampoo and conditioner once a month.

    Squeeze out excess water, lay them flat overnight and reshape them

    when dry.

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    Oopsie" Cleanup recipe

    To clean pet urine from the carpet, blot up what you can with paper

    towels.



    Mix one teaspoon mild dish-washing detergent in one cup warm water,

    dip a clean towel in the liquid and, working from outside in, dab at

    stain. Do not over-wet.



    Rinse with fresh water and blot dry.



    Mix one-third cup white vinegar with two-thirds cup water and dab on

    stain. Rinse with water; blot until dry.



    Once area is totally dry (after at least 24 hours), sprinkle entire

    carpet with baking soda (Bicarbonate of soda) or rug deodorizer.

    Vacuum after a few hours.

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    Potpourri Molds recipe

    1 cup all-purpose flour

    1/2 cup salt

    1 cup potpourri (old or new), cut finely

    1/3 to 1/2 cup water

    Cookie cutters (the open kind, not closed)



    Mix all of the ingredients together and refrigerate for 5 minutes.



    Flatten the dough either with your hands or a slightly floured

    rolling pin. Cut the dough with cookie cutters. Or you can use the

    dough like clay and make a sculpture.



    If using as a hanging ornament, punch a hole in each shape. Set on a

    wire rack to dry thoroughly.

    ---------------

    Salty Fish Bait recipe



    Bring a pint of sweet milk to a boil. Add 3 tablespoons salt. Heat

    until milk starts to foam, and add enough cornmeal until the mixture

    is thick and tough enough to stay on the hook. You can add bits of

    cotton to hold it together.

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    Sweet Fish Bait recipe



    Mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal and 10 tablespoons of thick molasses.

    Mix into stiff dough and roll into bait balls. Drop into boiling

    water. Boil 10 minutes. Remove and drop into cold water.

    -----------------

    Swiffer Refill Cloths recipe

    This works well for both the wet and dry Swiffers!



    Cut up an old receiving blanket or other similar heavy fabric in the

    size needed for your "Swiffer." Use and toss in the washing machine

    to be used again

    ---------------

    White Sock Soap recipe

    1/4 cup liquid chlorine bleach

    1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent

    1 gallon hot water



    Use a plastic, enamel or stainless steel container (not aluminum) or

    the kitchen sink. If the fabric or material cannot take hot water,

    let it cool. Let socks soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Check them and, if

    needed, soak a little longer. Rinse well and then wash as usual.

    ------------

    Windshield Cleaner (extra-strength) recipe

    1/2 cup whiting

    1 cup fuller's earth

    1/4 cup baking soda



    Mix, and add enough water to make a paste. Apply with a sponge.

    Polish with a dry lint-free cloth.

    ------------------

    Windshield Wiper Spray recipe

    Water

    1/4 cup vinegar



    Put vinegar in dispenser first, then fill with water.



    ***This works great for mirrors too I only use this!!***

    -----------------

    Wonder Spray recipe

    1/4 cup white vinegar

    2 teaspoons Borax

    1/4 cup liquid soap

    32 ounces hot water

    20 drops essential oil*



    Combine all ingredients. Use as you would any other cleaning spray.



    * Lavender is an antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial.

    ------------



    Kelly in IL












  4. #3
    Jill Coughlin
    Guest

    Default HouseHold Recipes

    Hi,



    Just wondering where you can find Castile soap...



    Thanks!



    Jill





    >---------------

    >Automatic Dishwashing Soap recipe

    >

    >Like Cascade and Sun Light

    >

    >Homemade natural formula will safely cut through grease and sanitize

    >your dishes as well.

    >

    >1/2 cup liquid castile soap

    >1/2 cup water

    >1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

    >3 drops tea tree extract

    >1/4 cup white vinegar

    >

    >Combine water and liquid Castile soap. Stir and then add lemon juice,

    >tea tree extract, and vinegar. Stir until blended evenly and store in

    >a squeeze bottle.










  5. #4
    Sharon Young
    Guest

    Default HouseHold Recipes

    >WOW! these recipes are awsome! Thanks for sharing those.

    With school starting in about a month I'll have to start worrying

    about my daughter bringing home uninvited "guests" again! Head lice!!

    They can be a problem at our school when parents just don't care enough

    to treat their child's hair. Do you have a homemade recipe to kill,

    get rid of or prevent them? Thanks! moonflower









    > All-Purpose Tree Fertilizer recipe

    > 3 parts cottonseed meal, soy meal, or blood meal

    > 2 parts finely ground raw phosphate rock or steamed bone meal

    > 3 parts wood ashes, granite rock or greens

    > 1 part dolomitic limestone

    >

    > Mix all materials. Apply 1 pound of fertilizer for each foot of the

    > drip line diameter of the tree (3 feet = 12 pounds).

    >








  6. #5
    Liss
    Guest

    Default HouseHold Recipes


    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">>>I'll have to start worrying about my daughter bringing home uninvited "guests" again! Head lice!!<SPAN class="468313616-22072007"><<
    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">
    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">Visit our forums and view the tons of posts on this topic:
    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">
    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">http://www.budget101forums.com/search.php?mode=resultsand type in Lice
    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">
    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">You'll find lots of suggestions of what TO do and what Not to do.
    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">
    <SPAN class="468313616-22072007">~Liss



  7. #6
    Jill Coughlin
    Guest

    Default HouseHold Recipes

    OKAY... found the castile soap... but it's NOT cheap!!! How much do
    you all pay for it, what size and where do you get it? I finally
    found it at a natural food store and it was 15.00 for a quart.
    YIKES!!!


    Thanks in advance for your replies!


    Jill


    At 12:38 PM 7/22/2007, you wrote:


    <blockquote type="cite" class="cite" cite>
    >> I'll have to start worrying about my daughter
    bringing home uninvited "guests" again! Head
    lice!! <<



    Visit our forums and view the tons of posts on
    this topic:




    <a href="http://www.budget101forums.com/search.php?mode=results">
    http://www.budget101forums.com/search.php?mode=results</a> and type
    in Lice



    You'll find lots of suggestions of what TO do and
    what Not to do.



    ~Liss

    [/quote]



  8. #7
    donnalawn@verizon.net>
    Guest

    Default HouseHold Recipes

    I hope this doesn't come off as being flip, but thats probably a bargain

    compared to the cost and time involved in getting rid of a case of lice. I live

    in fear of those pests. So far we've been lucky and not had any problems. I

    usually use a bit of hair gel in my girl's hair and maybe a small spritz of hair

    spray. I have heard that lice are most attracted to squeaky clean hair so I

    figure putting a little something on them might keep them away. It seems to have

    worked so far.



    Our district built a new elementary school a few years ago and all classrooms

    now has a separate cubby for each child. It used to be their hats and coats

    would all be squished together on hooks at the back of the room. The incidents

    of lice do seem to have greatly come down since then. Give your children strict

    orders never to share combs or brushes or share hats, scarves or jackets with

    other children. My girls even use their own personal softball helmet, not the

    ones provided by the league and shared with the team. I'm REALLY paranoid of

    lice. My head itches just thinking about it!



    Good luck!!



    Donna NJ











    =====================

    From: Jill Coughlin <jscoughlin@roadrunner.com>

    Date: 2007/07/22 Sun PM 02:40:16 CDT

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: RE: Budget101.com : Re: HouseHold Recipes





    OKAY... found the castile soap... but it's NOT cheap!!!テつ How much doyou all

    pay for it, what size and where do you get it?テつ I finallyfound it at a

    natural food store and it was 15.00 for a quart.テつYIKES!!!



    Thanks in advance for your replies!



    Jill



    At 12:38 PM 7/22/2007, you wrote:



    テつ>> I'll have to start worrying about my daughterbringing home uninvited

    "guests" again! Headlice!! <<

    テつ

    テつVisit our forums and view the tons of posts onthis topic:

    テつ

    http://www.budget101forums.com/search.php?mode=results and typeinテつテつ Lice

    テつ

    You'll find lots of suggestions of what TO do andwhat Not to do.

    テつ

    ~Liss










  9. #8
    Kelly
    Guest

    Default HouseHold Recipes

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Sharon Young"

    <moonflower5985@...> wrote:

    >

    > >WOW! these recipes are awsome! Thanks for sharing those.

    > With school starting in about a month I'll have to start worrying

    > about my daughter bringing home uninvited "guests" again! Head

    lice!!

    > They can be a problem at our school when parents just don't care

    enough

    > to treat their child's hair. Do you have a homemade recipe to

    kill,

    > get rid of or prevent them? Thanks! moonflower

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > > All-Purpose Tree Fertilizer recipe

    > > 3 parts cottonseed meal, soy meal, or blood meal

    > > 2 parts finely ground raw phosphate rock or steamed bone meal

    > > 3 parts wood ashes, granite rock or greens

    > > 1 part dolomitic limestone

    > >

    > > Mix all materials. Apply 1 pound of fertilizer for each foot of

    the

    > > drip line diameter of the tree (3 feet = 12 pounds).

    > >

    >

    Mayo will kill head lice. Just grease up there head in it and it

    suffocates the lice.

    Wash it out very good.

    Very cheap!

    Mayo also will condition your hair. So it will not hurt you at all.



    Kelly in NJ








 

 
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