Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Homemade Dishwasher detergent

Last year I made a batch of homemade powdered dishwasher detergent also. It turned out great and works very well. It lasted a year so I just made another batch!


2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda
1 Cup Kosher salt
10 packages unsweetened lemonade (citric acid)
A container to store it in

Mix all ingredients in a container that you are going to store it in.

Put a 1 Tbsp measuring scoop in the container.

Each load takes 1 Tbsp (put in the powder cup of your dishwasher). 

Can put white vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser for streak-free dishes.

One batch lasts 9-12 months and averages 6 cents per load!

TIP: Mine got a little bit clumpy the first time I made it. Now I'm saving the little absorbing plastic things that come in some medications and plan to put 2-3 in the container to avoid the clumps!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Homemade Fabreze

I saw this posted on the internet tonight and it is my next "project" to try at home! I'm very happy with my homemade laundry soap and homemade dishwasher detergent, so should try this!

*** Homemade Febreze *** 

What you'll need:
1/8 Cup of fabric softener (like Downy April Fresh)
2 tablespoons Baking Soda
Hot tap water
Spray bottle (an empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle)

Using a funnel, pour fabric softener and baking soda into your spray bottle. Fill spray bottle with hot tap water and shake well. Don't forget to twist the nozzle over to the LOCK position if you're using a Febreze bottle. 

Can spray every fabric surface in your house so it smells great!

Store-bought Febreze: $5.59
Homemade Febreze: $0.15
Total Savings: $5.44 OR 97.3%!