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    Healthy Housekeeping

    Cover photo is of Homemade Dishwasher Detergent by LEEZAH4. I'd like to get away from using chemicals to clean my house. I'm looking forward to trying these recipes!
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    19 Reviews |  By Geema

    Oatmeal is a healthful way to start your day and these muffins are full of nutrition and good taste.

    Recipe #84869

    This is a safe and effective insecticide for plants.

    Recipe #249312

    2 Reviews |  By txgammi

    Another helpful tip from a book by Jerry Baker. Here's a laundry challenge that's been around as long as laundry itself: getting yellow perspiration stains out of shirt underarms. To treat white shirts, there's nothing better than this recipe.

    Recipe #100634

    by Carol Martino This mixture is non-toxic and it will not harm any animal, but will succeed in keeping them away. This probably will not work for birds (birds do not have a sense of smell.) Recommended by our local wildlife rehabber.

    Recipe #139376

    Use Orange Glass Shiner to polish any glass or mirror to a lovely finish and shine. This is a joy to use and really works. I have a my 2-year olds grubby fingerprints to clean everyday. This works and is all natural. For a more antiseptic clean, substitute a little orange or lemon oil with some tea tree oil. The smell won't be that pleasing though. :-)

    Recipe #185303

    From Grassroots magazine #160

    Recipe #100906

    Use every 4 to 6 weeks to nourish your plants. Servings depend on amount of plants and usage, so I just put 10.

    Recipe #249307

    Use this spray on plants that are being attacked by caterpillars and other chewing pests. Caterpillars would rather starve than eat leaves sprayed with this. this also has been used by some as a possum repellent. From "Organic Vegetable Gardening" by Annette McFarlane and the Gardening Australia team

    Recipe #68329

    This recipe found in the Toronto Star. It comes from Green Clean by Linda and Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin. Quote: "For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death." Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962 Note: After the reviewers' comments, I've changed the number of drop of essential oils)

    Recipe #233245

    4 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Underarm stains can be difficult to remove completely. Soak as soon as you remove clothing.

    Recipe #83109

    This is an option for those who might be allergic to Grapefruit.

    Recipe #204229

    Get that swiffer out and attach an old clean rag to it and use this to mop down those walls...

    Recipe #65800

    3 Reviews |  By byZula

    A natural antibacterial cleanser that helps you clean your home without hurting the planet. The aroma of the essential oils makes the cleaning experience a pleasure. (Use only essential oils.)

    Recipe #185505

    Another option if you cannot use vinegar. Found on a website.

    Recipe #204230

    This natural sedative will help you relax and drift off into a deep and restful sleep. Enjoy my favourite pillow recipe! This is from the book 'Spa' Glow Guide: Simple steps for health and well being by Andrea Mc Cloud.

    Recipe #112627

    1 Reviews |  By txgammi

    Jerry Baker's books have the most amazing household tips and helpful hints. Here's another good one! If you can't get to a blood stain right away and it's had a chance to make itself at home, hydrogen peroxide may not do the trick. Try this instead:

    Recipe #100957

    A quick way to save those special shoes.

    Recipe #70981

    1 Reviews |  By Evamyth

    An ecologically sound alternative to Ajax or Comet. I found this recipe in a booklet of eco-friendly housekeeping and gardening put out by my municipality.

    Recipe #71296

    2 Reviews |  By Evamyth

    An eco-friendly to shower and tub cleansers. I found this recipe in a booklet of eco-friendly housekeeping and gardening put out by my municipality.

    Recipe #71299

    I know people love their roses. If you have some you may want to try this home brew. From Woman's Day 4/20/99

    Recipe #49604

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