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Strip towels of detergent buildup and make them smell brand new. Wash towels in hot water with one cup distilled white vinegar. Wash towels again in hot water with 1/2 cup baking soda. Run through dryer and towels smell better than ever!
10x10x10 Green & Thrifty Cleaning Products--this is really cool! Just 10 different household items mixed 10 different ways can make 10 awesome cleaners (enough to clean your whole house!)
Rather use this than candles: 1 apple 1 orange 1 lemon 2 T whole allspice 2 T whole cloves 4 cinnamon sticks Slice fruit into rings. Place all ingredients into a crock-pot or in a pot on the stove, fill with water. Simmer on low. Refill with water as needed. Set a timer to remember to check the water level.
Witches Brew. This will leave your whole house smelling like fall!
Clean Stove Burners with Ammonia: take 1/4 cup of ammonia and seal it up with one of the burners in a large ziploc bag. You only need a little ammonia in the bag. It is the fumes from the ammonia that dissolves all of the grease and hardened oil. You don't need to soak it, it just needs to be sealed up with the ammonia fumes. Leave it outside on a cookie sheet overnight.
An easy cleaning tip for one of the worst jobs in the house!
Homemade laundry detergent. We have friends that tried this and won't use anything else. They say it smells fantastic.
My grandma taught me this many years ago. Refreshing towels I use this trick all the time since I noticed my towels smelling funky. It works! - Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelly. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and 1cup vinegar, then a 2nd time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
Interesting black-head remover: use half lemon from the fridge (doesn’t matter if some juice is already squeezed from it) and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Rub the lemon on your face, emphasizing trouble areas. Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash it with cold water. You will be able to see the results immediately. Additionally, lemon juice will also fade other marks/spots on the face and honey will moisturize.
Once a week: Heat olive oil and honey to boil. cool then comb through your hair. This is supposed to help your hair grow faster and make it super smooth.