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I do this now and its amazing! Previous pinner said: A few months ago I stopped using facewash. I use a scrub of baking soda and coconut oil every few days. On the days in between, just coconut oil. I use tiny amounts - a pinch of soda, and a bit of coconut oil the size of a pencil eraser. Wash in gentle, circular motions and rinse very well. Your face may seem oily afterward, but within a few minutes the oil is absorbed and your skin is glowing. My face used to break out regularly. Now…

Natural Face Wash

It may seem like a bizarre combination, but a concoction of baking soda and coconut oil creates a natural face wash which is gentle enough not to irritate break-out-prone skin, but potent enough to wash away any impurities which will really cleanse your skin and let it breathe.

A tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it.

You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.) - The Beauty Thesis

You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it.…

NEVER EVER wash your cast irons with soap...scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry. FINALLY!!!!

Washing your washer. Another pinner said: Seriously easy, no wonder our clothes were not getting clean... after the second soak, the water was GROSS!!! -- pin now, look later

How to Clean a Washing Machine (Front Load or Top Loader)

Keeping your washer clean is crucial to keep it running effectively and efficiently. Learn how to clean your washing machine in just a few simple steps!

Chemical-Free Cleaners Hiding in Your Pantry

6 Chemical-Free Cleaners Hiding in Your Pantry

6 Chemical-Free Cleaners Hiding in Your Pantry

Jet-Dri? You don't need that chemical-y stuff! Fill your dishwasher's rinse aid compartment with good old-fashioned white vinegar and I guarantee your dishes will be sparkling :)

Jet-Dri? You don't need that chemical-y stuff! Fill your dishwasher's rinse aid compartment with good old-fashioned white vinegar and I guarantee your dishes will be sparkling :)

Don't throw away your old cookie sheets. Use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean them with NO scrubbing! How cool is that?

Make Your Old Cookie Sheets Look Like NEW Again!

See how my favorite cleaning combination – baking soda and hydrogen peroxide – works its magic on seriously stained old baking pans!

Homemade "Shout" Stain Remover  . . . Better Than The Real Thing!

4-Ingredient Homemade Stain Remover

Every "laundry professional" (ie. anyone who does laundry) needs a good stain remover in their laundry arsenal! It helps if that stain remover is cheap and

Who knew? This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains.  Unattractive grout driving you batty?  Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac?  Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits?  Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.

Cream of Tartar — The Cleaner You’ll Swoon Over

In my little world, items like cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate) are not simply a super way to stabilize egg whites but also scandalously inexpensive cleaning secrets. This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn…

The Holy Grail of DIY Cleaning: 400+ Recipes for Various Household Items- Cleaners, Detergents, Pest Removal Recipes, Laundry Care- stain removal, pet care, and more in Alphabetical Order.

How to Clean Pillows- this site has lots of cleaning tips.

How to Clean Your Pillows! - Clean My Space

Pillow talk. It's usually sexy and almost never about how clean or dirty your pillows actually are. We get asked all the time here at the CMS HQ about how to clean pillows properly. Well, I've investigated the situation, and have discovered the best way to clean a pillow—an often overlooked cleaning task!

Magic Eraser uses... did you know you can cut a piece off and float it in your toilet overnight and voila! no more toilet ring! -clean window screens (even when they are still in the window) The website has a list of about 100 uses!

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: Creative Uses For These Household Cleaning Blocks That Truly Work Magic!

A list of a zillion great uses for Mr Clean Magic Erasers from people who actually use them. See what makes a Magic Eraser cleaning block work so well & what this magic sponge is made of. What's the secret that enables Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to work miracles?

After being told to NEVER EVER wash your cast irons with soap...scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry. FINALLY!!!!

Your bathtub will never be whiter!! Works great on glass shower doors too- no more soap residue! Martha Stewart's Tub Scrub--works better than any other cleaning product to get off hard water and soap residue

Cleaning the Bathroom

The bathroom is an area where upkeep can easily fall victim to neglect. Cleaning it isn't usually a person's favorite job, and many of us tend to do it only after it becomes obvious that the bathroom needs attention. But a better strategy is prevention; mount short and frequent campaigns against dirt and soap buildup, and the task will never be insurmountable. ...

Peroxide gets rid of mold and mildew that appears in the grout of your tub/shower--and some other homemade cleaning tips!

Natural Cleaning - Sew Like My Mom

I haven’t done much sewing in the last few days, instead I’ve been cleaning. I’m not really nesting, per se, more like getting the last things done I HAVE to do before bringing home a new baby and having lots of people in my house. I’m due in less than 3 weeks and I’m starting to feel really exhausted every day! But alas, things need to be cleaned, organized, and put away, so I’ve been…