Have you ever noticed that over time and use your clothes don’t seem to be as clean as you’d like them to be? Most of us don’t think to “wash” our washing machine, but it really is one of those … Continue reading
Since my wife and I have just moved (currently still in the process), I decided to gather a few helpful tips to help if you are also preparing for a big move. Start Early! ” The early bird gets … Continue reading
Okay, so we’ve all been there: Standing in the laundry isle looking for that prefect detergent that will do wonders on your clothes, but all you can see is dollar signs! Then is hits you – why not make my … Continue reading
I just ran out of laundry softener, but didn’t want to shell out the big bucks for more. So, I made my own! Here is how I did it. What you’ll need: 2 cups conditioner -of your choice. (The Dollar … Continue reading
This is a SUPER EASY recipe for a natural homemade dishwasher soap.
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
2 packs of lemonade FlavorAid ((no sugar)
Use 1 tbs per load and white vinegar as a rinse aid. (The vinegar, also helps with the gross mildew smell that washing units develop over time.)
This was the fastest mix I’ve ever made, seriously 2 minuets- max! This works so much better than the leading store bought soaps and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper! I was really skeptical at first but it smells great and most of all it works FANTASTIC too. If you wanted you could even add in a few drops of essential oil for a touch more of fragrance.
Overall I would say this cost about 7 dollars for the supplies and made roughly 35 loads (about 2qts).
If you do that math (I’m awful at math) this batch costs around .05 cents per load. Talk about savings! I even had PLENTY of supplies left over.
I recently gathered a recipe for a homemade brown sugar scrub, with products you already have in your pantry!
Here is what you’ll need:
Olive Oil/Vegetable Oil
Vanilla Extract (optional – but it smells yummy!)
Sifter (optional – Makes the chucks of brown sugar easier to manage)
Jar – I used an 8 oz canning jar I had left over from Jelly Bellies – jams n jellies (will be available on Etsy soon).
Bowl (I used a large measuring cup, which made it A LOT easier to get the perfect amounts.)
Add the sugars to the bowl at about a 1:1 ratio. I sifted the sugars into the bowl to help with the larger clumps in the brown sugar.
After you’ve put your sugars into your jar, add your oil. It will saturate the mixture.
Stir it until its at the constancy you like. ( Now is a good time to add the vanilla extract or essential oil for that extra KICK of fragrance.)
Clean up the jar and add your lid.
Decorate and enjoy!
Lets face it, if you have gauged ears then I’m sure you know all about that awful smell!
Finally I’ve found a super SIMPLE solution to banish that grossness for good!
In a small dish add one part warm/hot water, one part rubbing alcohol, and 1-2 drops of soap. Swish it around and use the solution to thoroughly clean your ear holes. Then add your plugs. Let it soak for about 10-15 minuets.
After you’ve waited your 10-15 minuets, you’re ready to put your “smell good” plugs back in! (Make sure you dry the jewelry completely, to avoid the mildew smell.)