BORAX VS. WASHING SODA Washing soda more of a laundry booster (water softener); Borax more of a general cleaner as well as laundry booster. When you use borax in the washing machine, do not add bleach because of the danger of toxic fumes. Both are safe for septic, plumbing and machines.

Make your own cleaning products #gogreen

$11....using supplies from the Dollar Store! This whole website is full of Dollar Store tutorials! One day I will have time for all of this!

Add a cup of baking soda to the toilet, leave it for an hour, and then flush. It will clean the toilet and absorb the odor. This site also has 75 other uses for soda

The ONLY stain remover that actually worked on a seriously set in stain! Mix one part Dawn dish washing liquid with two parts hydrogen peroxide; pour or spray it directly on the stain, and watch it disappear like MAGIC....will need to try this out

Homemade dishwasher detergent: 1 c Borax - 1 c Washing Soda - 1/2 c salt - 1/2 c Citric Acid (Lemishine) - Use 1 T in each load

How to Prevent Water Spots on Shower Doors! ~ at TheFrugalGirls.com - this simple little trick works like a charm on showers! #thefrugalgirls

Yes, to a 4-ingredients, natural dishwasher detergent.

(great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.... good to do every 6 mths

Washing machine cleaner

refresh dingy whites with 1 cup laundry detergent, 1 cup liquid or powder dishwasher detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1 cup white distilled vinegar, 3/4 cup borax

ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water , very warm.)

Mix baking soda with fabric softener and spread on mattress every one or two months. Leave on an hour and vacuum off. Kills dust mites and freshens mattress.

DIY dish detergent with out borax

Homemade, natural Febreze: BrownThumbMama.com-this recipe uses baking soda

Make it yourself miracle cleaner

20 Mule Team Borax - 100% natural laundry booster

Vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide work together to create a just as effective, natural alternative

Making your own homemade laundry detergent [soap] is easy, inexpensive, and effective in both regular and HE washers. Save money and avoid chemicals.

Homemade Laundry Detergent

HE washing machine cleaner, DIY