You might want to make your own cleaners to save money, or to avoid toxic chemicals, or just for fun to try it out. I have NOT tried all the recipes I'm collecting here. I do note which ones I have tried. And I welcome your feedback about the ones you try or alternate recipes you have to share.
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Laundry Detergent

Mix up your own clothes soap and save an armful and eliminate the dyes that might bother some folks.
Homemade laundry soap
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Glass Cleaner

Add some blue food coloring if it makes you feel better, but vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water is all you need.
Homemade glass cleaner
bath salt

Bath Salts

Bath salts are said to soften your skin and reduce water being drawn out of your skin (that lovely "pruning"!)
Make your own bath salts
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General Purpose Cleaner

Great for kitchen and bathroom cleaners. This smells fantastic.
Clean it with castile


burned frying pan

Cleaning Pots and Pans

Are you stuck with some burned on food that will not come off? Try the tips here. A little dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar might save that favorite pan.
How to clean pots and pots
carpet spill

Cleaning Up Carpet Spills

What do you do when you spill liquid on your carpet? Do NOT pour more liquid on it or you'll just spread the stain. Instead, grab this item you'll find in every household ...
How to clean up carpet spills
carpet spill

Taking Care of Cloth Diapers

Learn how to save money by using cloth diapers. Some even say your child will toilet train faster if they're using cloth diapers!
How to soak and wash cloth diapers

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies

Use apple cider vinegar and dishsoap to combat fruit flies.
Controlling fruit fles

Getting Rid of Fleas

Here are step by step instructions for getting rid of fleas on your dogs and in your home.
Less toxic flea fighting.