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Old 06-11-2009, 06:53 PM   #151
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OK, So now after using the laundry detergent with grated FelsNaptha, I want to change to Dr. Bronners grated soap. ANYONE tried this???

I want to use the baby mild. My son has sensitive skin and I think the Fels is bothering him and my grandmother. I can order in Dr. Bronner's in bulk, and wanted to get some tea tree and the baby mild. One for sensitive and one for disinfection. I was hoping someone had tried Dr. B bar in the laundry before I place my order. Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:41 AM   #152
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I havent used the grarted Dr. B's, but I have used the liquid (cant find the bar around here) It works great and has a nice clean scent. i think as long as the bar dissolves, it should be fine.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:18 PM   #153
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I havent used the grarted Dr. B's, but I have used the liquid (cant find the bar around here) It works great and has a nice clean scent. i think as long as the bar dissolves, it should be fine.
ITA. I used some other soaps besides Fels Naptha in making my own laundry powder, and they did fine. I love Dr. Bronner's, but the weird religious rantings all over the packaging skeeve me out.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:23 AM   #154
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I love Dr. Bronner's, but the weird religious rantings all over the packaging skeeve me out.
Yea, that. I have found that our Trader Joe's has their own brand which is almost identical to Dr. B's. we have been using that.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:43 AM   #155
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SO funny, I have not read the label, just want the co-op bulk discount .
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #156
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Putting this here for future reference...

NATURAL SINK DECLOGGER
pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain, then half a cup of vingegar and cover drain with a wet rag. After five minutes pour some boiling water down.

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Cleaning a porcelain sink:
mix together 2 parts all purpose cleaning liquid to one part lemon juice and scrub! You can also rub the sink out with a cloth soaked in borax. When sinks needs a fresher, fill with hot water and some rosemary sprigs, let it soak overnight.

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cleaning a coffeemaker:
pour equal parts white vinegar or lemon juice and water into reservoir. run a cycle then run to more with hot water to flush out.

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Washing a burned pot:
fill the pot with equal parts water and white vinegar, add some salt, heat the mix over med heat until vinegar boils and remove from heat and soak overnight.

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removing mildew from bathroom tub caulk:
mix together equal parts lemon juice and baking soda to get that tile caulk nice and white. dip cotton balls into the solution, line them up along the crevice and let them sit there for a few minutes. Wipe clean with a cloth.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:04 PM   #157
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We use lemon EO on a rag over our broom to sweep cobwebs and deter spiders

We also use clove oil (5-10 drops in a spray bottle of water) to clean mould from wood/furniture/laminate. We have just had 3 weeks of rain and live on a mountain so have had a serious mould problem. This really has helped kill the spores
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:39 AM   #158
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Unless I totally missed it:

What do you all use for cleaning your floors? Just vinegar and water?
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:32 PM   #159
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I use just vinegar and water to clean my floors.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:14 AM   #160
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Whoo hoo! So glad to have found this thread! I'm telling you, this site could be seriously addicting! I keep finding great things.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:37 PM   #161
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I have a book called Green Home Clean Home that has a lot of homemade cleaning recipes, plus many great tips on cleaning and general housekeeping with natural products. It's my go to book for just about everything - laundry, floor cleaners, pest control...
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:42 PM   #162
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Has anyone come up with a homemade detergent that is HE and front loader usable?
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:39 AM   #163
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I think the Duggars recipe say that the dry detergent is front loader friendly? I use the liquid version and I just use Ivory instead of Fels-Naptha.

I just recently made my own Dishwasher detergent. Equal parts Super Washing Soda and Borax. I put it in an old pop bottle and shake it to mix and then use two little capfuls in the locking wash cup. Then I add a little bit of hot water to that and close it up. It has cleaned very well and no dry soap on any of the dishes! I also use vinegar in the rinse section.

I use vinegar.for.EVERYTHING. I have probably four bottles that are mainly vinegar and water with a dash of soap. This is my main cleaner but I m soooo excited to try some of the other ones that have been mentioned. The vinegar sprays are great because my DS (5) can help clean if he wants

Does anyone know if the peppermint scrub will take off soap scum and rings from the tub?
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:30 AM   #164
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Thanks for sharing! These are great, and I can't wait to try them!
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:25 AM   #165
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Thanks so much for this thread, I've spent the past week attempting to throw out all my Lysol, Mr. Clean etc and go natural. My hubby things I'm nuts, but with a little one now licking everything it makes me a bit uneasy to be using harmful stuff. I'm trying to get to the point where I have zero chemical cleaners in my home but it's hard!
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