DIY ~ Alcohol Free All Natural Hand Sanitizer

Okay, to use hand sanitizer or not use hand sanitizer….THAT is the question LOL Well, my family LOVES using hand sanitizer, but we hate the way it leaves our hands so dry! We found a great recipe for DIY alcohol-free hand sanitizer and tweeked it a bit to fit our needs :) This on smells great and does not dry out your skin.

Gather your ingredients:
Aloe Vera Gel
Tea tree essential oil
Cinnamon essential oil
Lemon essential Oil
Clove essential oil
eucalyptus essential oil

Mix your ingredients:
2 cups aloe vera gel
1/4 tsp each: tea tree, cinnamon, lemon, clove, & eucalyptus oil.

After mixing your ingredients, use a funnel to pour the mixture into
recycled hand sanitizer bottles or bottles you purchased :)

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14 everyday uses for Hydrogen Peroxide!

Hydrogen peroxide is a great way to safely kill bacteria! This is a short list
of uses for this “wonder liquid” that I have used in my household. Feel free to add your
own to the list too :)

  • Whiten teeth ~ Make a paste with baking soda and peroxide!
  • Sanitize your toothbrush ~ Soak your toothbrush in peroxide between brushing!
  • Mouth wash ~ Use equal parts water and peroxide as a great antibacterial rinse!
  • Kitchen sanitizer ~ Sanitize your counter tops and cutting board with hydrogen peroxide.
  • Pan Scrub ~ Remove baked on food from pans with a solution of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide!
  • Sponge sanitizer ~ Soak sponges in equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria!
  • Toilet bowl scrub ~ Let 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide sit in your toilet bowl for 30 minutes before scrubbing!
  • Floor brightener ~ Add 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon of water to brighten dull floors!
  • Plant fungicide ~ Keep fungus away from your plants by adding a little Hydrogen Peroxide to your plant water spritzer!
  • Keep salad green ~ Mix 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, spray on greens and refrigerate!
  • Clear up acne ~ Blot a little Hydrogen Peroxide on problem areas to help clear it up!
  • Sanitize Shower ~ Spray shower and curtain with Hydrogen Peroxide to kill bacteria!
  • Musty towels ~ Soak towels in 1/2 cup peroxide and 1/2 cup vinegar for 15 minutes before you wash!
  • Remove blood from fabric ~ Dab a little peroxide on the blood stain!

* Be sure to test your fabric before using hydrogen peroxide to clean it.

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Homemade dish washing liquid ♥

After using the homemade laundry detergent for over a year and loving it, I decided to try dishwasher detergent and I love it too!  Next on my agenda was to try homemade dish washing liquid.  I can tell you that I am also loving it ♥  Here is the simple, recipe to follow to make your own dishwashing liquid.  This recipe makes 1 1/2  gallons which will probably last my family of 5 at least 6 months :D

Gather your supplies:
Large stock pot (3 gallons or larger)
1/2 bar grated soap (octagon works best)
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup washing soda (not the same as baking soda)
1/4 cup lemon juice
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Homemade laundry detergent ♥

I love this recipe and have been using it for about a year!  This recipe costs me about $19.00 annually to make.  1 batch will last my family of 5, 3 months.  I just made a fresh batch yesterday and used Zote soap.  I’ve always used the Fels Naptha in the past, but wanted to try something new to see how it does.  So far so good :)   Enjoy!
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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

So, you want to be thrifty, but coupons aren’t enough or you simply want to save more!  If you ‘re like me, you just like trying new stuff :)   Well, today I tried a recipe I have been wanting to try for a while.  Homemade laundry detergent.  There are countless variations of this recipe, but if you know me; you know that I go for simple and efficient.  This recipe is BOTH!   My dishes came out cleaner than with the brand name detergent I normally use. Are you ready for this?!
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