Gentle Christian Mothers Community
 
Random Quotes from Wise Mamas

~* Please help keep GCM free by using our
Amazon.com affiliate link. Thank you! *~


Go Back   Gentle Christian Mothers Community > Blessing our Family > Joyous Homekeeping *Public*
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Joyous Homekeeping *Public* A public forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #166
pirandellian
Deactivated
 
on moderated status
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 2,617
pirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond reputepirandellian has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

rebecca, you can do it! Honestly, the best way is to make sure you have the right tools (basically just vinegar and a sink and a spray bottle) and then just GET RID of the rest. If it's out of your house and you'd have to pay to buy more, you're not going to do it, you are just going to use what you've got.
pirandellian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 10:29 AM   #167
rebecca
Guest
 
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

Thanks Rachel! I should just pour it all down the drain! I have vinegar and then I'd have all these empty spray bottles to fill!

I may have missed it in this thread, but is there a recipe for homemade dish soap? I'm talking the wash-by-hand stuff, unfortunately I don't have a dishwasher. Really want one though, hehe!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 05:39 PM   #168
MaleikasMum
Guest
 
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

Awesome thread!!! Just made homemade laundry detergent yesterday and am going to start using it tomorrow. I used the Fels Naptha, but found the scent so strong and I'm thinking about switching to Ivory next time. Hopefully it will clean just as good. Also, the recipe I have calls for Baking Soda along with Washing Soda and Borax. Just wanted to put that out there, where I see a lot of recipes says washing soda only.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 09:51 AM   #169
Grace78
Guest
 
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

I'm so interested in this!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #170
Butterflynjesus
Rosebud
 
Conservative in theology, liberal in love. Born-again, to God be the glory. Baptist (GARBC) denominationally
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Milwaukee area (WI)
Posts: 65
Butterflynjesus will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

Hi there, I'm new to posting, but wanted to say thanks for these recipes. I have many of my own, but I always like trying new natural cleaning recipes.

I was going to ask if you're aware of a shelf expiration (so to speak) on these recipes> I'm wondering if some of the products need to be used faster than others.

Also, I'd love to know where y'all buy your essential oils, as they're rather pricey -I'm always looking for a good bargain.

Thanks!
Butterflynjesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #171
graciousmomma
Rose Garden
 
It'd be nice if you could pull me into town.
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 8,956
graciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond reputegraciousmomma has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

I buy my essential oils on vitacost.com
__________________
INFJ, Ninja Extraordinaire
graciousmomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 05:47 AM   #172
Momma2Luke
Rose Bouquet
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 695
Momma2Luke is a glorious beacon of lightMomma2Luke is a glorious beacon of lightMomma2Luke is a glorious beacon of lightMomma2Luke is a glorious beacon of lightMomma2Luke is a glorious beacon of lightMomma2Luke is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mothering by Heart View Post
I wish vinegar came scented
I've been reading through this amazing thread this morning looking for a good shower cleaner... and saw that someone wished for scented vinegar...

Here is a great orange vinegar how-to:
http://heart-hands-home.blogspot.com...e-cleaner.html

Instead of throwing out your orange peels, throw them in a vinegar filled jar for a few months to make Orange Vinegar. As an added bonus, the orange oils break down to help with degreasing.
__________________
Trace; Wife to dh John and Momma to ds Luke (Sept 2006)
Momma2Luke is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Momma2Luke For This Useful Post:
Redeemed (06-19-2012)
Old 12-16-2011, 07:45 PM   #173
renjac
Rosebud
 
Blessed Wife,and Mom
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: ~Texas~
Posts: 76
renjac is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

I make my own laundry soap do to allergies,and I make my own all purpose cleaner
renjac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 04:51 PM   #174
peep
Seedling Rose
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 17
peep is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

WOW! I had no idea so many people were into making their own! Thanks for sharing everyone
peep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 05:32 PM   #175
natural_mama
Rosebud
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 83
natural_mama is a glorious beacon of lightnatural_mama is a glorious beacon of lightnatural_mama is a glorious beacon of lightnatural_mama is a glorious beacon of lightnatural_mama is a glorious beacon of lightnatural_mama is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaleikasMum View Post
Awesome thread!!! Just made homemade laundry detergent yesterday and am going to start using it tomorrow. I used the Fels Naptha, but found the scent so strong and I'm thinking about switching to Ivory next time. Hopefully it will clean just as good. Also, the recipe I have calls for Baking Soda along with Washing Soda and Borax. Just wanted to put that out there, where I see a lot of recipes says washing soda only.
I use 50% baking soda and 50% soda ash (a type of washing soda) for my laundry. I've tried pretty much every recipe I've been able to get my hands on and this is the easiest and most effective. Its awesome on nappies too.
natural_mama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #176
tnaallen
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,776
tnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant futuretnaallen has a brilliant future
Default Re: Natural Cleaning Recipes

A newbie here, but I had a silly question. I see alot of people using baking soda and vinegar for laundry. Um... isn't this the combination used to create the explosion part of a homemade volcano experiment? how does that play out in the washer?


Any laundry detergent recipes that don't use borax or that are completely natural? Like just vinegar and baking soda? Or do those things not get laundry really clean or leave a good smell?
__________________
Amy
Life Partner to
Mom to 1/2004, 7/2006, Baby boy 6/16/08-6/20/08, 4/2010, 2/2014
tnaallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 08:56 AM   #177
made4more
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8,232
made4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond reputemade4more has a reputation beyond repute
Default







**********************
Amy
Probably on my phone, I don't type well on this thing. Forgive me.
__________________
~aMy~
ISFP Mom to
K 10, D 9, K 7, J 5, A 3, 1yr



made4more is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:52 AM.


A variety of opinions and ideas are shared on GCM. Personal experiences, suggestions, and tips found here are in no way intended to substitute for medical counsel from a healthcare professional. Always use your own good judgement and seek professional advice when in doubt about a health concern.

Amazon.com affiliate link

Copyright 1997-2017 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
An alternative-minded, evangelical Christian community supporting attachment parenting and natural living.

Do not post content elsewhere.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/community/

Some smilies created and copyrighted by Mazeguy.
Some smilies and avatars created and copyrighted by flowermama and children -- do not use elsewhere.

Soli Deo Gloria
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 16:27 (KJV)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.