Mom's Homemade Super Laundry Sauce One Single tablespoon does a whole load of wash! $1.76 for 128 loads of laundry? Safe for HE machines. ~ This makes 1/2 Gallon of concentrate ~ 1 bar Fels Naptha (Yes, the ENTIRE Bar!) 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax 1 cup Arm Hammer Washing Soda (NOT BAKING SODA!!) 4 cups of hot water
Boil a big saucepan of water and add a half cup of baking soda (but only one tablespoon at a time - it fizzes). Drop the filter in and watch the grease slide off. Rinse. (No need to repeat on other side.)
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.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.
APW: "The appliance repairman told me using the self-cleaning feature takes years off the life of an oven. The best oven cleaner! Cover bottom of oven with baking soda, then pour vinegar so it's all wet. Let sit around 20 minutes or so then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. I leave my oven door open too. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again." -trying this to avoid nasty chemicals with oven cleaners -- NICE! good to know!!!
DIY dishwasher detergent (not only frugal, but Eco-friendly too!) - 1 cup Washing soda - 1 cup Borax - ½ cup salt - ½ cup citric acid Mix together and store tightly covered in a Mason Jar. Use one tablespoon per load. Add vinegar to the rinse dispenser for the best results.