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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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    From the Thursday magazine; this was submitted by Jyoti S. Mehta.

    Recipe #59326

    13 Reviews |  By Kimke

    I believe this originally came from Heloise. I always lose it so I thought posting it here was a good idea.

    Recipe #56515

    One way to get shiny results without the chemicals.

    Recipe #70980

    44 Reviews |  By Fauve

    An inexpensive alternative to the store-bought variety. To check for color-fastness: test a bit of cleaner on an inconspicuous area of the carpet before using the first time.

    Recipe #101568

    Make your own dishwasher detergent.I found this on a DIY site.

    Recipe #83592

    From the Thursday magazine, this works like a charm and is so easy to put together! Enjoy!

    Recipe #82410

    51 Reviews |  By Tish

    Thanks to Bev's recipe for cleaning my clothes washer I thought maybe someone would also enjoy a shiny clean dish washer!

    Recipe #66665

    This is a very cheap way to make wipes to use around your home. Great for the pocketbook!

    Recipe #81091

    I have not personally had to try this YET, but understand this works better than tomato juice for neutralizing the skunk solution. Use this first, as it won't work if you have already bathed the dog with something else.

    Recipe #65711

    Now how come no one mentioned this snazzy little trick in high school chemistry all those years ago?

    Recipe #49932

    A few household items that amazling cleans silver. I had a badly tarnished dish that these few items cleaned right up.

    Recipe #155590

    48 Reviews |  By Tish

    The name brand is expensive but this is an inexpensive alternative and less harmful to your clothes than bleach!

    Recipe #32716

    34 Reviews |  By Bergy

    This is really good for between patio stones or rock areas that tend to sprout weeds. Do not use it on your lawn. The weeds will grow back but then just spray them again

    Recipe #37424

    I couldn't believe how dirty my watch and silver jewelry were when I tried this. Yuck! This saves money and is safe for you and the environment. The solution can be very drying to your hands so consider using rubber gloves or even tweezers to handle the jewelry. This recipe is from wire-sculpture.com.

    Recipe #180133

    Environmentally friendly, no harsh chemicals! We tried the expensive cleaners and found our floors still looked streaky and dull. This homemade cleaner makes them look bright, streak free and beautiful!

    Recipe #138101

    Make your own laundry detergent! This is really easy and really does save money! Great for people with allergies or fragrance sensitivity. This lasts a long time!

    Recipe #70088

    This makes an excellent gift. Make sure you make some for yourself too though because it really smells wonderful. Please note, you need to use whole cloves. Ground cloves are much stronger and will definitely overwhelm the other scents. If you aren't a fan of cloves, feel free to leave them out entirely. I do sometimes.

    Recipe #102950

    This will help take care of those fruit flies that gather around the stuff you have to take out to the compost pile or those bananas you haven't gotten around to baking with yet. The photo I posted (the one with the cherry & grape tomatoes) shows several fruit flies on the paper already (and a couple are in the vinegar, though you can't see them)--not even three minutes after making the trap! Some kinds of cider vinegar work better than others--typically, I find the darker the vinegar, the better it works. I know some people have said they prefer to use plastic wrap over the top, but I find that the paper cone (though it takes some fiddling to get it to fit just right) works best.

    Recipe #187531

    Found this on a MYO cleaners website and love how cheap it is to make! It's so easy to make, too! I keep mine in a quart sized jar and it takes up so little room on my shelf.

    Recipe #76779

    This is by far the best all purpose cleaner I've found. It is fabulous on windows and mirrors, degreases wonderfully, and cuts gunk on sinks etc. and shines, shines, shines. I use it for everything but wood.

    Recipe #26191

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