Need to do dishes or wash your clothes but you just ran our of detergent? Gosh thats annoying. Especially when youre broke, or too lazy to go to the store, or its too late at night...
Keep some Borax, washing soda, and vinegar (If youve read any other posts in this blog you probably aready have a lifetime supply of vinegar just waiting to be used in so many ways!) around!
Now some other ingredients are super handy, but not ENTIRELY necessary in a pinch.
Dishwashing detergent: (remember you can make as much of this as you want)
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup salt
1 tbl citric acid, unsweetened lemon kool-aid, or 20 drops lemon essential oil.
Put vinegar in your rinse aid/jet dry dispenser... or you could just throw it in the bottom of the dishwasher.
For laundry detergent you should get ready to make BIG batches. THIS WEBSITE does a FABULOUS job going into detail about how much you'll same, how the quality is, and more.
As a sneak peak youll need the following for that recipe:
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax
1 bar soap (You should go to the cleaning isle of your grocery store and get a NAPTHA bar of soap. Its CHEAP and the most natural.)
Approximately 3 gallons water
*ALSO ABOUT THE ABOVE LINK*'
You can make this recipe a powder (skip the water) if you prefer prefer powdered detergent... same recipe as above except leave out the water. No cooking necessary. Grate the soap, mix in the washing soda and borax, then grind it in a food processor).
Vinegar can also be tossed in there as a fabric softener!
Monday, August 26, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Fat Flush and Detox water!So simple! Even if you arent trying to flush fat or just toxins, or maybe you are pregnant... this is always a good source of vitamins and it just so HAPPENS that it cleans you out and helps your body function!
1 bunch of mint
Slice them all and divide the ingredients between drinking receptacles such as bottles or a large pitcher. Let it sit overnight, but then do your best to finish it throughout the day. Leaving it for 2 nights or more can allow bacteria to grow and then you'll be making negative progress!
Not only does this taste delicious and help flush fat, but it also counts toward your daily water intake!
Lemons: Help in the absorption of sugars and calcium and cuts down your cravings for sweets.
Limes: promote a healthy digestive tract.
Cucumbers act as a diuretic and flush fat cells. It is alkalizing to the body (if you have an alkaline body, no diseases can live there), and increase your energy levels.
Mint is a natural appetite suppressant that also aids in digestion.
You can add things if you want to help it taste good like strawberries or peaches... but if you add these be especially dilligent to dump anything you dont drink by the end of the day! Sugars grow bacteria FAST.