Borax Free Castile SOAP Dishwashing Liquid Formula

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Homemade dishwashing liquid soap. How I loathe thee… Oh, but now … I got you finally figured out! Remember when I was not very impressed with how castile soap in my homemade dishwashing liquid soap was behaving? It left a cloudy film on my dishes and I was not too happy. You may have experienced… 

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Make Your Own Homemade Washing Soda

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I use Washing Soda in my laundry detergent recipes, with and without Borax. I also use it to wash dishes in my dishwasher, clean bathtubs, scrub burnt pots, wash moldy shower curtains, make dishwashing soap, and etc… As you can see, Washing soda is a key ingredient for cleaning jobs at my house and I… 

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5 Non-Toxic Cleaning Tips with Vinegar

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When you have to clean the kitchen or the bathroom, are you using a non-toxic cleaning method? What do you use to clean safely around the kitchen and bathroom? In my house, vinegar is the weapon of choice in germ warfare like many households, for obvious reasons. And pair that with its sidekick baking soda,… 

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Vinegar or Chlorine? Which is better for cleaning?

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As the flu season approaches, I’m thinking … “d.i.s.i.n.f.e.c.t.”¬†anything I can get my hands on. But I’m wondering if my obsessive vinegar use is good enough to fight those nasty germs that can wreak havoc during winter. My kids get sick at least once, like clockwork, no matter how many times they wash their hands… 

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How to Clean Your Microwave Oven Without Trying

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Broken Microwave Oven My microwave oven broke in the winter of 2010-2011, during one of the many intermittent power outages we had. Some were brown outs and some were multiple days of black outs. So when the microwave stopped working at some point, we thought the power surge killed its circuitry. So we unplugged it… 

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Non-Toxic Radiant Range Top and Stove Cleaning Formula

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Don’t judge me but there is nothing sexy about cleaning a dirty stove top or an oven. It’s as glamourous as cleaning a burnt stainless steel pan or an iron skillet. Who needs to break a nail when cleaning? So I was thrilled when I came up with a way to clean my disgusting stove… 

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