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  1. Green Living
    Hi All! Long-time lurker, first time poster. Just wanted to share my own sustainability/safety/MacGyver story that has made a significant impact (in a good way!) on our family. tl;dr hated the cleaning chemicals we had around the house, discovered Bioperoxide from my research work, made...
  2. General Chat
    Okay... I would like to know how to make my own cleaners...with things that i have in my house...I am sitting here making my budget as the new school year begins and i can pretty much guarantee income until june of next year...so i need to save as much as possible and i figure if i have the...
  3. Question and Answer
    Help, I have made homemade dishwasher detergent and it works better than my re-formulated store bought, but it isn't cleaning all the way. Any thoughts?
  4. Question and Answer
    Two years ago my mom and sister bought me a bathroom vanity for my 20th wedding anniversary. It has a granite countertop. Are there any homemade cleaners that will not pit the granite? What works best for you?
  5. Green Living
    Anyone here tried the 'Method' or 'Seventh Generation' eco cleaning products? Are they just as strong as the nasty smelling chemicals? Do you need to put more elbow into it when using these? The reviews I've found all say the same thing...smells great, pleasant to use and works but not as well...
  6. Question and Answer
    Does anyone have recipes for natural cleaners that you can make from everyday or easily accesible ingredients? I want to save money and have less toxic fumes in my house. Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions.
  7. Stockpiling
    I'm turning an unused basement room into a big storage pantry! I would like to store all my stockpile, food and household cleaners, etc, in this one place. My concern is: will the fumes from the cleaners(lysol kitchen cleaner, toilet bowl cleaners, dishwashing and dishwasher det. etc) get into...
  8. Question and Answer
    I would like a recipe for a homemade cleaner to clean the bathtub and showers. I feel like I'm just wasting my money when I buy something that claims to "work like magic" and then come to find out that it doesn't do a good job at all. TIA!
  9. Make It Yourself
    I'm new to the board and I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes for cleaning the house. 1) General cleaner: 2:1 Vinegar and water add 10 drops eucalyptus oil. 2) Shoe Deodorizer: 1/2 cup water, 2 tbsp vodka (or grain alcohol), 10 drops tea tree oil, 10 drops lavender oil 3)...
  10. Freebies
    http://freegreencleaners.com/signup.asp You can get a free green cleaner to try, but they would like for you to write a review. I figure that's not a problem for me to tell them what I think if they will send it to me for free.
  11. Home Environment
    I know there have been a couple threads about homemade cleaner recipes, but I couldn't find them. I am really looking for a hardwood floor cleaner, I have a good window, and multi-purpose cleaner but I'm really needing something to use on my hardwood floors. I know vinegar would work, but I...
  12. Laundry
    I use to work for a professional dry cleaners company. I go this recipe from them. It's for regular washing maching cleaning...... NOT FOR DRY CLEAN ITEMS !!!!! Laundry Pre-Treater If nothing else, you can wash out and re-use on old windex bottle or just get one of those mayo or mustard squeeze...
  13. Green Living
    Hi - I am interested in seeing some of your recipes for home-made, nontoxic cleaning products. I have been maintaining a chemical-free household for the last 4 years, but for the first 3 I used a lot of purchased cleaners (Like 7th Generation and Ecover) unless I was cleaning something that...
  14. Home Environment
    I had to go and buy a new vacuum just now. My old one is terribly clogged and I am thinking I will let Dh work on it but if it is a loss then it was worth what I paid for it 1 1/2 years ago. You see it got me thinking about all of these high end vacuum cleaners and what the better deal really...
  15. News you can use
    Scam Alert: Avoid ?dirty? duct cleaners The scenario: You get a flyer in the mail from a company offering to clean the air ducts at your home for only $99. Intrigued by the low price, you contact the company and set up an appointment. When the company arrives at your house, the rep tries to...
  16. Make It Yourself
    I have found that one cup of vinegar, and a drop or two of tea tree oil in a bucket of hot water makes a great floor cleaner. I also scrub the tub, sink, and toilet with a paste made from baking soda ,vinegar, and a dab of castille soap. I am really into natural cleaning, and would love to...
  17. Green Living
    <TABLE borderColor=#dda328 height=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width="100%" border=0>Are your household cleaners doing more harm than good? By Linda Jones I admit it: I'm not much of a housekeeper. I try to keep my home and family clean -- well, as clean as preschoolers can be anyway. Did I...
  18. Frugal Living
    http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/home/design/14446363.htm You can save a lot by making your own cleaners. :brainy:
  19. Green Living
    http://www.homemakingcottage.com/home/dangers_cleaners.htm :)
  20. Green Living
    I have been making my own facial cleaners and toners for a while now and wondered who else does and what they feel works best for mild adult acne? Also, what is your best homemade moisturizer?
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