Make Liquid Hand soap in under 5 minutes!
1 bar soap- I use scented so I do not add fragrance
1 Tsp glycerin- any pharmacy carries
1 Tbs Honey
5-6 cups water
Start by grating the soap into small flakes and put it in to your blender, add one cup of boiling water and whip on high.
Then add 1/2 cup room temp water and whip again, add honey and glycerin and whip again. Let the soap cool for about 20minutes then add 5-6 cups of cold water and whip until mixed.
Fill jars or containers and label, leave lids off for about 1 hour before sealing.
Shake before using
You can also experiment with essential oils for fragrance or herbal tea in place of the water.
Cheap and Great Laundry Detergent
1/2 Cup Borax - Grocery store laundry isle
1 Cup Washing soda - Grocery store laundry isle
1 Bar of soap - any kind you like - shredded
3 gallons of Water
Shave the bar of soap until its flakes, add them to about 4 cups of water on the stove and heat until the soap flakes melt over low heat. Have ready a container with a lid that holds 5 gallons. Add 3 gallons of water to the container. When the soap mixture is melted add to the water and stir for 2-3 minutes, then add the washing soda and borax and mix well. Let this sit over night with the lid on and in the morning you will have a large container of great laundry detergent.
Use one cup per load and you can also add essential oils to increase the smell. I just use scented soap.
Baking soda is a product most households have on-hand, but few individuals think to use as a cleaning product. Not only does baking soda effectively eliminate odors and stains on many bath and kitchen surfaces, it is also completely biodegradable and earth-friendly. To use baking soda as a cleaner, mix water with a tablespoon of baking soda to make a paste. Apply this paste to a damp cloth or sponge and scrub the surface being cleaned. After you finish scrubbing, wipe away any excess baking soda with a clean damp cloth or sponge.
The acid in white vinegar is perfect for household cleaning. Acids are effective at removing dirt and tarnish and dissolving thick buildup on surfaces. Not only is white vinegar not harmful to humans, it is also biodegradable and eco-friendly. To clean with white vinegar, mix together a solution that contains half vinegar and half water. Spray the solution on carpet stains, dirty windows, gummy buildups, dirt or tarnishes; let the solution sit for several minutes and wipe the area dry with a clean cloth.
Multi-purpose Bathroom Cleaner
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup baking soda
2 liters water
Empty Plastic Bottles
Small Tub or Bucket
For an all-purpose bathroom cleaner, mix the vinegar, baking soda and water together in a tub or bucket. Use a large spoon to mix. There is no need to wear gloves. Be aware that the smell of vinegar is quite strong and may require you to open windows.
Next, fill an empty spray bottle or other reusable bottle with the cleaner. Store the extra cleaner mix in the bucket or tub with a lid.
You can reuse old cleaner bottles or buy them new at large retailers.
Spray an area to be cleaned with the home-made bathroom cleaner. Scrub or rub with a paper towel, or sponge