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Household tips and recipes

Household tips and recipes

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Homemade Lotion Bars- none of the yucky chemicals, parabens, formaldehyde, petroleum, etc. that you'll find in store-bought lotions! Use coconut and olive oil.

DIY Lemon Rosemary Gardener's Hand Scrub

Homemade Lemon & Rosemary Gardener's Hand Scrub

A headlamp around a gallon of water = ambient light for your tent and a great night lamp when the power is out. Love this!!!!

bouncing bubbles...bubbles that don't pop!

homEmaDe OxYCleaN


I put 1 cup of Bi-Carb ( or baking soda as it is known to some of my readers ) into a glass bowl and added 20 drops of essential oil ( I did 10 drops sweet orange, 6 drops ylang ylang, 4 drops patchouli it’s my signature scent for the house ) and mixed well followed by 3 or 4 rounds through my sifter. Once the essential oils were well combined with no clumps I transferred the mix into an old talc bottle. I then proceeded to shake it all over my carpet concentrating on the smelly area.

homemade glycerin soap. easy to make one:-)

chalk paint recipe

simple cleaning tricks

Surprising Cleaning New Uses

If you get yellow nails after wearing dark polish, try scrubbing your toenails with a nail brush and whitening toothpaste. It gets rid of the yellow color...weird but interesting.

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat. To really make scramble...

Seriously? Awesome! Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.

smart way to serve ice cream.

Add baking soda to the water when you hard boil eggs. It raises the pH of the water and makes them easier to peel by reducing the albumen's ability to stick to the shell. Nice tip!

Food Science: Why Are Hard-Boiled Eggs So Hard to Peel?

Pour water on top of lemons and freeze - perfect way to refresh pitchers of water - and looks pretty too! YES!

DIY Lipbalm

Oatmeal Exfoliating Bath bag

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! Best of all there are no chemicals.

rub with waxed paper, water doesn't leave a mark anymore. I need to try this in the bathroom

Use uncooked spaghetti to light candles. No need for extra long matches.

For sour smelling dish cloths Mix 1 TBSP of liquid dish soap and 3 cups of white vinegar - soak for an hour and wash like normal.

Cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff to save your wrapping paper.

Homemade air freshener.

So cool, need to do this!