Monday, February 1, 2010

Homemade ~ Made Simple

My friend, Angie at Good To Be A Queen, Welcome To My Palace, has gotten be motivated to make some of my own household products. I had a couple of recipes for laundry spot remover and a mold/mildew remover for the shower/tile that I've been using but I made my 1st batch of laundry soap today. My whole house smells wonderful. I am excited...so I wanted to share with you the 3 recipes that I shared with my Facebook friends today. One is Angie's laundry recipe and the other two are one that I found in my Homemade recipe book.

Mold and Mildew Remover - Safe For Clothes

1 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoon borax
4 cups hot water
1 clean 32 oz. spray bottle

Combine all the ingredients together and shake to mix well.

I used this on a shirt of Roger's that got left in the bottom of the laundry basket under some wet towels. It had those nasty pink mildew stains all over it. It was a khaki color shirt that couldn't be bleached. I searched my Homemade book for a soluation. I knew that I couldn't ruin it because it already was. I sprayed this all over the shirt...directly and washed it. It was all gone with the 1st treatment and washing.


Tile Mold and Mildew Remover

1/4 cup of chlorine bleach
1 tablespoon of borax
1 1/2 cups of water
1 clean 16 oz. spray bottle

Combine all ingredients together in the bottle and shake to mix. I use this in my shower now instead of store bought shower bleaches.

I got the picture idea from Angie...yeah, I copied! :)



Laundry Detergent:

6 cups of Borax Laundry Booster
6 cups of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda...Not Baking Soda!
4 Bars of Fel Naptha - only found at Kroger


1 1/2 cups of Oxy-Clean or Clorex Stain Fighter

Take bars of Fel Naptha, put in heavy ziplock bag, take hammer and crush it into small pieces. Put it in a blender to turn into powder. Mix Borax, Washing Soda, Oxy-Clean/Clorex Stain Fighter in with powdered Fel Naptha soap. Wha La!..You have laundry detergent and I think it smells good. I am washing a load of clothes now with it.

USE ONLY 1/8 CUP PER LOAD. Make just a bit over 4 quarts...that should last for awhile.

MY HOUSE SMELLS WONDERFUL...FRESH AND CLEAN...JUST FROM WASHING CLOTHES. MY WHITES ARE SO MUCH WHITER, BRIGHTS ARE DEFINITELY BRIGHTER AND EVERYTHING SMELLS FRESH AND CLEAN!!! I will never use store bought detergent again!!!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. i have been wanting to make my own detergent.

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  2. Jennifer,

    I love using Borax for almost everything. It works great on cleaning off the cooked on stains if you make a paste out of it for your painted stovetops!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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