Everybody wants to make extra money but let’s face it we are either working two jobs already or just don’t have the energy to take on another job. So how are we going to make the extra money?
By saving money from products we use often and spend too much on.
Natural products have been around for years. I’ve honestly just been too lazy and too skeptical to even try them.
Until now. I’m tired of watching my girlfriend search and clip coupons for products that I need to wear gloves to use and even with a coupon still cost more than it should.
So I purchased all the ingredients I need to make laundry soap, dryer sheets, bathroom cleaner, window/mirror cleaner, all purpose cleaning sheets for the kitchen, air freshener, an dusting product.
I was hooked after making the laundry supplies and comparing the prices.
Using my store bought laundry detergent and fabric sheets I found that the cost was .18 cents per load. Not bad right?
My natural homemade laundry detergent and fabric sheets cost .05 cents per load!
Now .13 cents might not seem like a lot to you but over time that adds up. I wash 3 loads of clothes twice a week. I spent $26.00 in products and made a years worth of laundry detergent and fabric softener. Think of the savings and that’s just in laundry! Add in the savings from the other products and watch your income increase!
You will spend less than an hour making the products and using your favorite essential oil will give you the exact scent you want. I choose to use lemon in all my products for two reasons. One I didn’t want to spend the money on several different essential oils and I like the smell of lemon.
Mix all ingredients together; use 1 tablespoon per wash load
1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax
1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
2 (5.5 oz) Bars of Fels-naptha
1 tub oxygen bleach (like oxyclean or the dollar tree brand)
20 drops Essential oil
When using the detergent, start the washing machine, let it fill up with a little water, then add 2 Tablespoons. It can also be used in front loading HE washing machines! Since homemade laundry detergent doesn’t contain a sudsing agent it is safe for a high-efficiency washer. For front-loading machines, use about two tablespoons of your homemade detergent and mix the detergent with two tablespoons of hot water before adding to the dispenser.
These are great because they are reusable and inexpensive to make and use.
1 cup Fabric Softener (I used Fabric Softener from the Dollar Store then I spent the extra $3 and bought Downy and used only 1 capful)
1 cup of water/ or 1 capful of water
In the container add the fabric softener and water; add sponges.
When you are ready to use squeeze out excess liquid from a sponge and add the sponge to your dryer along with your clothes.
1 Paper towel roll, cut in half to fit container
12 ounces of water
1/4 cup Rubbing alcohol
4 drops of dish washing liquid
Place cut paper towel roll inside of container; mix the water, alcohol and dish washing liquid together.
Pour slowly over the cardboard in the paper towel sheets. Pull out the wet cardboard and pour the rest of the liquid over the sheets. Close container and Use when needed.
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup Rubbing Alcohol
5-10 drops Essential Oil
1 Squirt dish soap
Plastic spray bottle
Mix all ingredients together and put in spray bottle. I use this in the bathroom but of course this can be used in every room you’d like.
2 cups Water
2 tablespoons Vinegar
2 tablespoon Alcohol
5 drops Essential oil
Empty spray bottle
Place all ingredients in a spray bottle shake and use. I use a newspaper to clean the mirrors and windows.
1/4 cup Fabric softener
4 teaspoons Baking soda
1 cup Water
Essential oil ( only if you want it)
Combine all ingredients and pour into spray bottle. Use anywhere.
1 cup water
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
10-15 drops essential oil of your choice
2 1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon Borax
1 tablespoon Washing soda
2 tablespoon White Vinegar
1/2 cup Liquid Castile soap
10 drops Essential Oil
This soap doesn’t suds a lot.
Take an afternoon and mix up some homemade cleansers for your home. I’ve been using them for a short while now and I love the results and even more I love the savings. After you’ve made some tell me what you think of them. Also if your already using homemade cleansers comment below with your favorite essential oil mixes.
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