This is a post from Jennifer Leibert of The Adventures with the Leiberts
Here is another round of homemade household cleaners. If you would like to read part 1 click on link.
The first thing I would like to share with you is one of my favorites, and saves me so much money. Laundry soap. I actually use the Duggars (19 kids and counting) recipe so I will just link it to you. Duggars Laundry soap I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. It makes so much for so little of a cost! You can’t go wrong.
Spray and wash
Now for those stains that you do not want set int your clothes. I take the homemade laundry soap and add it to a spray bottle and just spray my clothes and throw them in the hamper until wash time.
Now there are 2 different ways I wash produce. My first and favorite way to wash produce is to fill my sink with cold water and then add about 30 drops of pure lemon essential oil and let them soak for a few minutes then wash gently with your hands. I have noticed when I use the lemon essential oil my produce stays fresher the longest.
Another way you can wash your produce is with vinegar and water. Do the same as above with the sink of cold water now at about 1/4 cup of vinegar and let them soak then wash gently with your hands. This will also help your produce last longer then if you just wash with water. They both help to get all that yucky pesticides and whatever else is on them. You can check Extra resources, for the best pest removal solutions.
This I use Peroxide. You can either put it directly on to the area or dilute it. For my laundry I always have a glass measuring cup in my laundry room and I use about 1 cu of water then I add about 2+ tablespoon of peroxide depending on what kind of load you are doing. If I am doing whites I add more. Also soaking clothes in a sink of water and peroxide. Do not dump peroxide directly onto colored clothes it may fad them.
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
3 cups water
Pour all three ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Shake well and spritz on furniture. Wipe with a towel or old t-shirt.
If you feel like you’re missing out on a lemony scent, you can chop a lemon and drop it into a small saucepan of simmering water or add essential oils
I hope you give some of these a try.
We can keep our homes clean by using safe products that keep our budget from breaking by making our own using few simple ingredients.