Fabric Softener 1 quart glass bottle of white vinegar, add 25 drops of Lavender essential oil + 1 tsp rubbing alcohol (for emulsion). You now have a quart of naturally softening fabric softener! Good for your skin, good for your appliance and good for the planet! Pour 1/2 cup into the rinse cycle or into a fabric softener receptacle and start the wash cycle.
Buy meat on sale and make freezer meals out of them.
Another recipe for liquid and powder dishwasher mixes 1 cup vinegar, 2TBSP lemon concentrate, 1 cup borax, 1 cup baking soda. that is all. that's for the liquid version. if you want it dry, skip the vinegar and lemon.