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Recipes for Natural Cleaning Products You'll Actually Enjoy Using!

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Below are recipes for Natural Cleaning Products you'll actually want to use. Buffalo Girl Soaps carries a complete assortment of essential oils to enhance the cleaning, sanitizing and pleasing smell of all these products. We'd like to thank www.livingwellspendingless.com for these great recipes.

1. Bathroom Cleaner: 

3/4 c. baking soda
juice from 1/2 a lemon (about 1/4  c)
3 tablespoons salt
 3 tablespoons liquid dishwashing  soap
1/2 cup vinegar
10 drops essential oil (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl to  make a paste; use scrub brush or sponge to apply to tub, shower walls, &  sinks.  (Be sure to test a small area to make sure paste does not scuff tub  surface; if so, eliminate the salt from the mixture!  Rinse well with water  and a wet rag, then dry with a clean rag or old towel.

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2. Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

1 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar
10 drops essential oil (optional)

Turn off flow valve to toilet & flush 1 or 2  times until water is drained.  Pour in baking soda, then slowly pour in  vinegar, being sure to get vinegar to cover as much of the bowl surface as  possible, then add essential oil.  The baking soda will react with the  vinegar–this is normal!  Use your toilet brush to scrub surface &  remove any rings or stains.  Turn water back on and flush.

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homemade furniture polish

3. Furniture Polish

3/4 cup olive oil
juice from 1/4  lemon
1 tablespoon vinegar
3-4 drops lemon essential oil  (optional)

Dampen rag & squeeze out excess water.   Dip damp rag into furniture polish, the wipe on surface of furniture.   Buff off with an old dry towel.  Can also be used to polish stainless  steel!

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4. Glass Cleaner

1 1/2 cups vinegar
1 1/2  cups water
5-10 drops essential oil  (optional)

Mix vinegar, water, & essential oil together in  spray bottle.  Spray on glass & use squeegee, crumpled newspaper (Tip:  use newspapers that are at least 2 weeks old to avoid black fingers!), or a  lint-free rag to get a streak-free shine.  Also works well to shine chrome  and countertops after you’ve disinfected them.

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homemade cleaners5.  All Purpose Cleaning Spray

1 tablespoon borax
1 tablespoon washing soda
1 teaspoon dishwashing soap
1 cup vinegar
4 cups hot water
25-30 drops essential oil  (optional)

Whisk all ingredients together well in large bowl,  then pour into spray bottle.  Spray on, then wipe surface clean with a damp  cloth.  Can be used to clean and disinfect almost any surface!

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6. Stainless Steel Cleaner

2 tablespoons baking soda
1/2 cup vinegar
2 cups warm water

Mix ingredients in spray bottle.  Mixture will  foam up; when it stops bubbling, put on cap and spray stainless steel surface,  then wipe clean & dry with lint-free rag.  To add extra shine, use  furniture polish above.

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7. Homemade Dishwasher  Detergent

1 cup baking soda
1 cups borax
1/2 cup salt
vinegar (add to rinse  compartment!)

Mix first three ingredients well & store in airtight container.  To  use, add 1 tablespoon to each of the 2 compartments in your dishwasher and 2  tablespoons of vinegar to your rinse compartment.

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8. Floor Cleaner

1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup baking soda 
8-10 cups hot water
1 tablespoon borax
1 tablespoon washing soda
30 drops essential oil (optional)

Mix vinegar & baking soda together in bucket;  add hot water, Borax, washing soda, & essential oil and mix until all powder  is dissolved.  Use mop or sponge to wipe down floor; wipe dry with clean  dry towel.

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homemade laundry detergent

9. Homemade Laundry  Detergent

1 bar Buffalo Girl Soap
1 cup borax
1 cup washing powder

This homemade laundry detergent is so cheap and  easy to make that you will kick yourself for not trying it until now.   Place Ivory soap in a large microwave safe bowl.  Heat in the  microwave for 2 minutes, until soap turns to foam.  Quickly stir foam until  it becomes small soap chips, then mix well with borax and washing powder.   Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight container.  Use 1-2  tablespoons per load.  (Tip:  This detergent works best in warm or hot  water; for cold water washing you may want to first dissolve in 1/4 c. of hot  water.)

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10. Fabric Softener

vinegar
essential oil (optional)

Add 1/4-1/2 cup vinegar with several drops of your favorite essential oil to  the rinse cycle (or simply place in fabric softener compartment of your front  load washer.)

 

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