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Happy Mother's Day Weekend! Enjoy spending time with the loves in your life, and maybe get a little extra sleep, and some pampering too!
This afternoon I went to get my fingers and toes painted. When I went to pick up my husband's contacts yesterday, I noticed the poster on the wall of the model that was sporting Fendi sunglasses was wearing a similar color, and I liked it! Not sure I'm quite as chic as a Fendi model, but I thought the color was fun.
I realized the other day that most of the store-bought cleaning products no are no longer in our home. They've been replaced with homemade versions. My laundry room shelves look like this:
Homemade laundry detergent is in the jelly jars. It's eco-friendly, great for sensitive skin and much less expensive! The recipe is only three things:
1 cup Borax
1 cup washing soda
2 cups of grated Fels-Naptha soap
I'll admit that I would spend a really long time grating that blasted Fels Naptha soap (with the fine Parmesan section of my grater) until my dear friend Melissa informed me that I could shove that bar in the food processor. That little helpful nugget has added hours to my life!
The stain treater was Katie's Mama Loves from several months ago. One part Dawn dish soap and two parts hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide has bleached the color out of the soap, but it's in there, I promise. That recipe is a gem! Gets of lots of food stains when the girls miss their mouths (and their bibs).
I'm also loving our shower/sink cleaner made of equal parts vinegar and Dawn dish soap.
Friends, let me tell you, I am the laziest shower/sink cleaner. I want something that I can spray on, walk away, and rinse clean. I detest scrubbing anything. Till now, the only things I found that had that kind of cleaning power were harsh chemicals. This recipe is awesome! The vinegar gets off, even the hard water build-up. Just spray it on, and rinse it off after 30 minutes or so. I do sometimes use a rag to make sure I get all the soap off, but definitely don't scrub anything. Ever.
While the vinegar is definitely a strong smell, I love that it's not chemical smell, and it's completely safe to use around the girls.
Since I hate scrubbing, to clean the toilet I put a cup of baking soda in there for an hour, swish it around with the brush and flush. It deodorizes and cleans beautifully! Sometimes I add in some vinegar too----we always have lots of vinegar on hand.
I also sprinkle baking soda on the rugs before I vacuum sometimes. We keep lots of baking soda on hand too.
I have a few other "projects" to add to our homemade cleaning repertoire:
If you're interested, here's my Pinterest page for DIY household stuff.
How about you? What DIY household cleaners to you use?
Can't wait to see what you're loving!