Sunday, May 25, 2008


Yesterday was spent doing much of the 'odds and ends' sort of jobs around here.

-the pulleys and clothesline was strung (then I rushed to wash some sheets to string out on it!)

-laundry detergent was made*using 1 bar of Ivory(grated), 1 cup soda, 1 cup Borax and a pot full of boiling water

-hand soap was made- scraps of bar soap approx equal to one bar of soap, dissolved in 3 to 4 cups boiling hot water --Bottles were filled and the rest stored in the old gallon container

-(all-purpose) lemon-vinegar spray was put into bottles* a quart of vinegar with the remainder of a lemon rind, steeped for days--then fill up with warm water


Here's a neat site with some other recipes:
Here's one I found that sounded good, but I haven't tried it yet.
Glass cleaner: 1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 quart of war water

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