How to Make Your Own Fabric Softener

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If you haven’t given up drier sheets yet, you really should. (They’re icky…for a lot of reasons that I won’t go into here.) The best kind of fabric softener to use is the liquid kind, and this formula from Recipezaar is not only environmentally friendly it’s CHEAP! All it takes is…….

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 6 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 8 cups water
  • 10 to 15 drops of essential oil, OPTIONAL
  • 1 1-gallon container

To read how to mix it and use it, follow this jump. Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash.

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Whether your produce is treated or straight from your own organic-method backyard, it’s always wise to wash it before consuming. If commercial, washing will remove any chemicals, waxes, or supplements, and if natural, it can help rid your goodies of dirt or insects. A quick spray ‘wash’ helps save water, plus “most chemicals used on produce won’t be washed off with a simple application of water—if they were, they wouldn’t be very effective in the face of growing season rainfall.” Continue Reading