Punch a hole in the top of a bottle of vinegar and sit the bottle in your toilet tank. In doing this you will save water, as the tank wont fill as much, the vinegar will clean your toilet AND tank on each flush, it leaves the bathroom smelling fresh and it doesn't harm any component of your toilet OR the environment when flushed.
Magic #Oven Cleaning Method - so easy to get your oven clean so fast! Do your 5 minute prep the night before, wake up the next morning, wipe it clean and you are done! AWESOME!!
Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar & 1 Cup of Baking Soda directly into the drum and use HOT water for washing. Then, I add about ½ cup of vinegar into the fabric softener compartment and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent compartment. Set the wash on “Quick Wash” with HOT water and High Spin Cycle. If the mold situation is really bad,use bleach instead of vinegar and baking soda. But make sure you run a few empty cycles just with hot water before doing a load of wash.
Dish Soap: 1 ¾ cups boiling water, 1 Tbsp borax, 1 Tbsp grated bar soap ( castile, Ivory, any natural bar you prefer), 15-20 drops essential oils, optional. 1.Heat water to boiling. 2.Combine borax & grated bar soap in a medium bowl. Pour hot water over mixture. Whisk until soap is completely melted. 3.Allow mixture to cool on countertop 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally. Dish soap will gel upon standing. 4.Transfer to a squirt bottle, & add essential oils (if using). Shake well to combine.
Soft Scrub. 1/2 cup borax / 4 Tablespoons liquid soap(Murphy's oil soap) / essenrial oil Put borax in a container w/a lid. Add liquid soap a bit at a time. The borax won't dissolve. Mix w/a fork. When mixture is the consistency of frosting it is ready to use. Add essential oils if desired. Scrub away! Keep covered to keep from drying out.
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Add orange peels (or any citrus peel) to a quart of white vinegar in a closed container and let it set for two weeks. Combine citrus/vinegar solution half/half with water and use for cleaning. Works on floors, tile, fixtures, etc. Smells good and is tough on scum!